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UKHO launches Tidal API platform


Mark Say Managing Editor


The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched its new Tidal API platform with expanded coverage for the coastlines of the British Isles and the Republic of Ireland.

Tide on beach

The new service, which updates UK Tidal API, also includes new tidal data information to support mariners in British and Irish waters.

UKHO said it will support app developers and small craft users, providing links to data from the UK’s largest authoritative source of tidal height predictions for standard and secondary tidal level stations. It provides users with the ability to acquire tidal stream information and tidal height graphs.

Commenting on the launch, Simon Hampshire, product manager at UKHO, said: “Tidal API is a significant step forward from its UK-only predecessor, offering wider geographic coverage that includes the Republic of Ireland, as well as new tidal stream data to provide a richer understanding of tidal conditions.

“We have listened to feedback from customers and are confident that Tidal API will provide a much enhanced service that ensures app developers and small craft users have access to the tidal data they require.”

This is the latest step in UKHO’s programme of enhancing its tidal product portfolio. In September it released the Admiralty EasyTide platform to provide users with free access to seven days’ tidal predictions for more than 600 UK port locations.

It has also encouraged customers to explore Admiralty Tidal Prediction Service, Admiralty TotalTide, Tidal Stream Events and its leisure charts.

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