How do we measure sea level? Video by Matthew Wadey.

Dr Matthew Wadey is a postdoctoral researcher in Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton. In this video he describes how we measure sea level.

In SurgeWatch we use sea level records from the UK National Tide Gauge Network. This network consists of 43 operational tide gauges and was set up as a result of the sever flooding in 31 January – 1st February 1953. The network is owned by the Environment Agency and operated by the the National Oceanography Centre. Quality controlled time series of sea levels can be downloaded from the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) archive.