Waves are one of the most important oceanographic parameters for research, maritime service providers and shipping. The BSH operationally collects measurements of the parameters wave height, peak period and wave direction. These can be used for the following maritime purposes:
In addition to the current time series, monthly and annual statistics are provided. The data are collected with specially anchored wave-tracking buoys, ADCPs (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) and radar equipment at various locations in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.