Sea state

Current measurements in North Sea and Baltic Sea

The purpose of the measurements is to gather wave data serving the following purposes:

  • Safety in shipping, ferry services, surveying operations and information services,
  • Continual verification of the numerical wave forecasting model of the German Weather Service (DWD),
  • Verification of model results for future climate development,

    General description of wave conditions and wave climate.

The measured values on the map are uncorrected raw data.
CET = UTC+1 h, CEST = UTC+2 h

Sea State Portal

The quality-controlled measurement data and further statistics can be accessed via the sea state portal (Seegangsportal). Please register at BSH-Login to access this data.

BSH Login (Direct link)

Real-Time Data Quality Control for Sea State Measurements (PDF, 718KB, Not barrier-free file.)

Current forecasts in North Sea and Baltic Sea

With its numerical models, the German Weather Service (DWD) calculates a forecast for wind and waves several times a day.

For the German Bight and the western Baltic Sea we provide this wave forecast of the German Weather Service.

Additional Information


Sea state

Dr. Christian Senet +49 40 3190-3222


Measurement technology

Kevin Hett +49 40 3190-3234


Questions about the sea state portal

Dr.-Ing. Mayumi Wilms +49 40 3190-3288

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