RIJEKA – TheHydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia has set up a new permanent tide gauge station at Rijeka. The station is located in the vicinity of the Port control centre at the Rijeka breakwater. The station is fitted with a radar sensor for measuring sea level heights.
The data obtained will be particularly important for the regulation of navigation in the port of Rijeka. In addition to enhancing the safety at sea, it will facilitate the production of new navigational charts of a wider sea area of Rijeka. The collected data are essential for studying and estimating the rising trend of mean sea level and determining reference surfaces for the hydrographic and land surveys.
The Hydrographic Institute carries out the hydrographic activity of interest to the Republic of Croatia, covering scientific research, development and professional tasks relating to the safety of navigation, hydrographic-geodetic survey of the Adriatic, marine geodesy, construction and production of nautical charts and publications, oceanographic research, submarine geology research and other activities. The Institute is also responsible for the development of navigational safety service in the Adriatic, within the worldwide navigational safety system, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, port authorities.