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The BSH calculates forecasts for tides, water levels, water temperature, currents and seasonal ice cover for the German North Sea and Baltic Sea. These data are of fundamental importance for shipping and, especially in the summer months, for tourism and water sports.

In extreme weather situations, the BSH warns the public of possible storm surges. In this way, alarmed emergency centres can take the necessary steps in good time to protect the infrastructure, the economy and the people in an area at risk.