25 miles from shore (E1)
E1 is an ocean monitoring station located 25 miles offshore from Plymouth, where oceanographic conditions on the open shelf have been monitored by marine scientists in Plymouth for over a century
A scientific buoy
is operated at the station by Plymouth Marine Laboratory
which is equipped with an array of sensors to autonomously measure a suite of marine and atmospheric parameters every hour. This information then feeds into the models on which MyCoast is based. See the Western Channel Observatory
website for further details.
The table below summarises our forecasts of today’s and tomorrow’s surface ocean and atmospheric conditions.