Second deployment of AWAC gauge in St Vincent

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The second deployment of a Nortek AWAC (Acoustic Waves and Currents) gauge for a two month period (Jan-Mar 2019) has taken place. The device, purchased for St Vincent and the Grenadines through the CME programme, was deployed by a team from Coastal Dynamics Ltd, based in Trinidad and Tobago.

Before the deployment, the team provided a briefing on the setup of the instrument, at the Serenity Dive Shop in Calliaqua, which provided a boat and divers for the deployment. The briefing was attended by the SVG Ministry of Transport and Works and it is hoped that future deployments can be organised by local government departments.

This deployment follows the initial successful deployment in July-Oct 2018, off Georgetown on the east coast of St Vincent. Good wave data were obtained showing typical mean wave conditions as well as occasional swell generated by hurricane events at some distance. These data were later presented during the training workshop 16-18 Jan 2019 at the Grenadine House Hotel.