UKHO releases new API offering easy access to UK tidal data

6 June 2018

The UK Hydrographic Office has released a new ADMIRALTY application programming interface (API) that puts UK tidal data in the hands of software developers.

The UK Tidal API gives developers access to accurate data from the UK's largest authoritative network of tidal stations, allowing them to build tidal height and time predictions into their own online applications. This information can help to give businesses a clear picture of coastal conditions around the UK to support a range of tasks ranging from maritime infrastructure development to assisting emergency services to plan rescue operations.

The UKHO's UK tidal database contains height data from over 600 tidal gauges around the UK, making up the UK's largest network of tidal stations. The database also includes over 40 stations in the Environment Agency's UK National Tidal Network and stations from Port Authorities at many of the UK's primary and secondary ports. With access to all this data, any applications using the ADMIRALTY API will be able to generate tidal predictions for up to six days in advance at a wide range of locations around the UK coastline.

Having recently completed beta testing with key partners and technology companies, including the National Coastwatch Institution, the ADMIRALTY API is now being released to the public.

UK Hydrographic Office
Admiralty Way
Taunton
Somerset TA1 2DN
UK
T: +44 1823 337900
F: +44 1823 284077

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