anyTide UK is a mobile app for tidal height and current predictions created by the National Oceanography Centre. The App provides tidal predictions around the world, and tide and current information for the British Isles. Future updates are planned to provide global tidal currents.
There are three types of tidal predictions in the App.
· Height predictions based on data from tide gauges located at sites around the world
· UK height predictions based on computer models developed at NOC. This simulates the coastline at 1.8-km intervals and allows tidal predictions at any grid point around the coastline (and in major estuaries).
· Global height predictions, the tidal heights and currents are computed from the tide model FES2014 developed in collaboration with CLS, LEGOS, NOVELTIS and within a CNES funded project. This simulates the coastline at 7-km intervals and allows tidal predictions at any grid point around the coastline (and in major estuaries).
· UK current predictions based on computer models developed at NOC, enabling tidal current predictions at any grid box in the surrounding shallow seas. Tidal currents in areas other than the UK are in the works for future updates.
The model, based on a 1.8-km grid (UK only) or 7-km (Rest of the World), are a novel feature of the App and allow users to obtain tide predictions in a much wider range of locations (e.g., in areas away from ports with tide gauges) and ‘fill in the gaps’ between observation points. Using the App, you are able to get tidal predictions for known ports and observation points around the world. You are also able to obtain predictions for points not covered by port data, which are calculated by the tidal model. Frequently used locations can be bookmarked for ease of access.
The free version of anyTide includes tidal height predictions for up to 21 days and tidal currents for any given day. In-App purchases allow the user to purchase a calendar year’s worth of data predictions for either tidal heights or currents.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
NERC is the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences.
Our work covers the full range of atmospheric, Earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic science, from the deep oceans to the upper atmosphere and from the poles to the equator.
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
NOC is a fully-owned research laboratory of the Natural Environment Research Council.
Our world-class research includes:
* physics of estuarine, coastal and shelf sea circulation
* wind wave dynamics & sediment transport processes
* global sea level science and geodetic oceanography
* marine technology & operational oceanography
* We live on an ocean dominated planet - two thirds is covered by water. The oceans directly affect our planet's climate and ecosystems. They are all undergoing massive changes; we need to discover and understand more about them. Our science and research is now more important and relevant than ever.
The National Tidal and Sea Level Facility (NTSLF)
NTSLF was established in 2002 to reflect the importance of national sea level monitoring to the public and government, as well as to the academic community.