CDIP water level forecasts estimate the vertical elevation to be reached for a given coastal location, using a simple, computationally fast model that requires little information beyond wave conditions.
The Coastal Flooding Reporting Tool originally developed by PacIOOS and funded by Sea Grant has been re-purposed to help record flooding events up and down the California coast. This tool is open to the public. We encourage everyone to submit photos and text of flooding events in their area.
The California coastal wave monitoring and prediction system. Nearshore (20 m depth) modeled wave conditions based on offshore buoy observations along the California coast.
Since 2010 CDIP has been taking geo-tagged photos of the coastline from Imperial Beach to Dana Point by piggy-backing on yearly Coast Guard Helicopter missions. This photographic database provides a record of coastal change over the years.
Find other interesting projects in our CDIP authored publications. In addition, we list publications by other researchers and organizations that make extensive use of our data.
The network of CDIP wave buoys have recorded a number of extreme wave events from August 2007 to the present.
Tsunami events recorded by CDIP's Scripps pier pressure sensor from October 1994 to the present.
The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System is one of eleven regions that contributes to the national U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).
The objective of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wave Information Studies is to provide high-quality coastal wave hindcast model estimates, wave analyses products and decision tools nationwide. CDIP buoy data is critical for model validation.
CDIP provides a summary of wave conditions from 3 local buoys for the Port of Long Beach Marine Exchange.