Station Information

Station ID: 47
Latitude: 58.974339
Longitude: 5.730121
Coastline code: 40
Station code: 261
Country: NORWAY
Time span of RLR data: 1919 – 2023
RLR completeness (%): 91
Time span of metric data: 1881 – 2023
Metric completeness (%): 70
Date of last update: 18 Jan 2024

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: STAS
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: stav

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Stavanger 040/261 RLR(1964) is 9.9m below BM B38N16

Documentation added 1995-03-30

tide gauge network modernised, new equipment installed in 1987

Documentation added 2009-01-28

Following the input of revised data values station made Metric awaiting datum information.

Documentation added 2009-04-06

2007/8 mean sea level values entered as METRIC only awaiting confirmation of a datum query.

Documentation added 2009-10-29

The Norwegian Mapping Authority have revised their datasets.Whole dataset for Stavanger now refers to TGBM B38 N37 9.697m above TGZ. A value for RLR 2008 was calculated.

Documentation added 2010-04-19

Several datapoints have been removed from the record these are April 1922 and October 1933 these were data spikes. Also January - August 1970 as these appear to be approximately 1m lower than the rest of the record. None of these datapoints are available on the Norwegian website.

Documentation added 2012-09-05

For information on sea level rise along the Norwegian coast see paper "Contributions to sea leve; variability along the Norwegian coast for 1960-2010"by K. Richter, J.E.O. Nilsen and H. Drange.

Documentation added 2015-11-17

The PSMSL has been notified by the Norwegian Authority that the tide gauge at Stavenger is sinking. The rate of sinking has been confirmed as 0.71mm/year. With the supply of the 2014 sea level data a revised dataset beginning January 1988 has been supplied. Future data will be supplied with the correction applied.

Documentation added 2018-01-30

Using updated values supplied by the Norwegian Mapping Authority data points for September-December 1987 have been revised.

Data Authority

Norwegian Mapping Authority
Hydrographic Service
Po. Box 60
4001 Stavanger