The Western Channel Observatory (WCO) is situated in the Western English Channel and comprises of long-term sustained observations at a number of stations.

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The aim of the Western Channel Observatory (WCO) is to draw together long-term in situ measurements made at L4 and E1; ecosystem modelling studies; and Earth Observation (EO) and integrate these using web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.

Positions of the Stations

L4: 50° 15.00′ N, 4° 13.02′
E1: 50° 02.00′ N, 4° 22.00′ W

Map of L4 and E1 StationsData collection buoy