CUGRI,  in collaboration with the former Istituto Universitario Navale, now Parthenope University,  has arguably  the longest experience in  handling wavemeter  buoys among the Italian Academic Institutions (see OGS Paper),



CUGRI has operated and supervised wave measurement buoys for many years.


Some of the data are available on the RESEARCH HOME PAGE

A Datawell Directional Waverider, owned by the Salerno Provincial Authority is now operating under the scientific supervision of CUGRI (prof. Fabio Dentale) 

A   Datawell Directional Waverider  was deployed off Salerno for three months in 2001 and eventually for some time in 2011 off Sorrento, jointly  with the Parthenope University of Naples. At the time it was the only directional wave meter to have operated off the Campania Region coast . Data were used together with  ECMWF WAM forecasts,  satellite altimeters and Campania Region Stack wave meter to test the integration of different data sources in the vicinity  of the coast

Mark II

Coordinates  of the mooring point:   40 36.68 N  1447.01 E Mooring depth 40 m

 Receiving station was located in the  "Masuccio Salernitano" Marina in Salerno

Some of the data are available on the RESEARCH HOME PAGE

Wave data from  CUGRI Wave meter and Campania Region  Civil Protection Foce Sele (SIMN)- A comparison.

Data from two the CUGRI wave meter were instrumental in correcting some inconsistencies in the  Foce Sele measurements : See the difference between the first diagram (corrected) and the second (raw)



CUGRI also operated on joint project with of Impresa Ambiente, a MkII Waverider buoy which is available for contract work

Other instruments are available, both for contract work and basic research.

For instance, a Doppler Bottom Wavemeter (SONTEC TRITON) has been extensively used in the  Riposto Marina, in Sicily, and is now temporarily on loan to the Universities  of Catania and Reggio Calabria.


Two ADCPs and a Current meter are also available



Last revised 2023 EPC