|Tool name *||Terobuoy wave action gauge|
The Terobuoy wave action gauge is a tool designed to provide a reliable proxy measurement of wave energy intensity and direction within the intertidal zone on high energy coastlines. It consists of a mechanical device and analysis methodology to provide direct comparisons of wave energy levels between specific locations.
|Category||All, Impact Assessment|
|What step(s) in analysis framework||2b|
|What step(s) in Governance framework|
Temporal, spatial and directional data of wave energy impacting specific study areas.
|Data Quality Required|
Little technical expertise needed for data analysis but fieldwork collection of data requires trained personnel
|Spatial and Temporal||
Multiple devices require a separation distance of 60cm. Temporal scale depends on average wave energy levels at the site with a minimum of one week monitoring resolution per site up to several months.
Assessment of shoreline wave energy due to natural and anthropogenic changes to the wave regime, such as adjacent wave energy developments. Economical long term monitoring of study sites
|License cost issues||
No: Not available
A poster on the tool is available online http://www.academia.edu/358092/_Whats_the_effect_of_your_WEC_-_ICOE10_Poster
|Literature: References & Manuals *||
Papers, conference proceedings and explanatory information available from Heriot-Watt University (ICIT). Email firstname.lastname@example.org