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The demotape shows the development and the employment of measuring buoys of the Coastal Ocean Monitoring Center (COMC) of the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan. The COMC establishes an oceanographic observation network around Taiwan. The measuring system consists of pile stations and buoys which were developed by COMC to fit the needs of the local oceanographic environment. The stations are located in shallow and in deeper water.
The measured data are: Wave energy spectra and respective wave heights, periods and directions, as well as wind speed and direction, water and air temperature, and atmospheric pressure.
The measurements will lead to improvements in: Coastal zone management, disaster prevention, weather forecasting, design of offshore and coastal structures, and navigation.
Made within the research project: "Analysis of wave measurements and assessment of field data" of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst - German Academic Exchange Organisation) and the NSC (National Science Council, Taiwan - R.O.C.).