In future, the BSH will publish its tidal predictions on the Internet for
three-day periods only. This decision was made against the background that the
BSH has to recover part of its considerable expenses for data collection and
processing through proceeds from its sales of tide tables and calendars and
by charging fees for the use of BSH tidal data for commercial purposes.
Tidal predictions for an entire year covering the German Bight and its estuaries
are published by the BSH in its handy
Gezeitenkalender (tide calendar). The
Gezeitentafeln (tide tables), which are also published once a year with tidal
predictions for the European waters, provide more detailed information than
the Gezeitenkalender and contain not only the computed times of low and high
water but also the predicted water levels. Both the Gezeitenkalender and Gezeitentafeln
are available in bookshops or from the BSH’s official distribution
The Usage fees for
general terms and conditions for the delivery and use of tidal data
are only accessable in German.