anyTide UK is a mobile app for tidal height and current predictions created by the National Oceanography Centre. The App provides tidal predictions around the North Western European Shelf, with particular focus on the British Isles. It is available for both Android and Apple mobile devices.
There are three types of tidal predictions in the App.
- Height predictions based on data from tide gauges located at sites around the British Isles
- Height predictions based on computer models developed at NOC, Liverpool. This simulates the coastline on 1.8-km intervals and allows tidal predictions at any grid point around the coastline (and in major estuaries).
- Current predictions based on computer models developed at NOC, Liverpool, enabling tidal current predictions at any grid box in the surrounding shallow seas.
The models, based on a 1.8-km grid, are a novel feature of the App and allow users to obtain tide predictions in a much wider range of locations (e.g., in areas away from ports with tide gauges) and ‘fill in the gaps’ between observation points. Using the App, you are able to get tidal predictions for known ports and observation points around the UK. You are also able to obtain predictions for points not covered by port data, which are calculated by the tidal model (which calculates tides across a grid system of 1.8-km increments). Frequently used locations can be bookmarked for ease of access.
The free version of the App includes tidal predictions for the current day. In-App purchases allow the user to purchase a calendar year’s worth of data predictions.
* The anyTide App is not to be used for navigation purposes.
Contact us for further details or for App support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acknowledgements – anyTide was developed in conjunction with Winchester Innovation. For further information, see www.winchesterinnovation.co.uk For further information about the NOC’s business development and commercialisation activities, contact us at email@example.com.