the British Community Council, Lisbon

The British Community Council, Lisbon

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Cascais Tide Gauge

(Date posted: 2012-06-21 | Organizer: | Category: Culture and Sports)

Invitation to visit the Cascais Tide Gauge.

We would like to know if you would be interested in a guided visit to the Cascais Tide Gauge.

What is a tide gauge?

It is an instrument that measures the changes in sea surface that are caused by tides. They monitor the sea level despite the fact that the ocean is in constant motion and produce precise and lengthy records.

Where is it situated?

The tide gauge of Cascais located near the Citadel Fort on the D. Maria Pia Walkway. It was built in 1882 and is today considered a historical landmark.

Why are tide gauges still important?

The Cascais tide gauge is one of the few in the world that has been recording since the 19th century. The tide gauge is used to study the sea level changes and other geophysical phenomenon that the world is going through. Even when new modern digital acoustic tide gauge was installed in the Cascais marina, the old tide gauge was used to calibrate the data of the new one.

Visit details

Visiting days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15.00h. As the building itself is small, the ideal size group would be 10, if more people would like to visit the group can be split into 2.

Booking is through Sta. Marta Lighthouse Museum.

The visit would be held in Portuguese with an simultaneous English translation.

Length of visit - approximately 40 minutes.

Meeting Point - Tide Gauge (Passeio D. Maria Pia, parallel to the Cidadel)

Looking forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Maggie Martinho
Farol Museu de Santa Marta
Rua do Farol de Santa Marta
Tel. 214815328
Ext. 4328