The IDSL installed in Sagres is located in the commercial port, close to an existing obsolete mareograph. In order to keep the installation as compact as possible a 1 m arm (reduced respect to the standard 1.5 m) has been adopted. Even if the old mareograph partly cover insulation, it did not cause relevant impediment to the correct battery charging.
The station is equipped with 1 solar panel of 50 W and a battery pack of 42 Ah. The consumption is about 7 W. The data are automatically transmitted to JRC.
SURVEY REPORT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF JRC TIDE GAUGES