The NCA has established a web camera that transmits live images from Saltstraumen – one of the strongest maelstroms in the world. Live video transmission is an additional service to the automated current forecast, established in September 2017.
Note that you must have an updated browser to gain access. The video is not accessible in some older versions of Internet Explorer.
«The web camera in Saltstraumen provides a realtime image of current conditions, especially for those who plan to sail through the sound. The camera provideds visual confirmation of the automated current forecast,” says Senior Engineer John Morten Klingsheim in the Norwegian Coastal Administration.
The automated current forecast in Saltstraumen provides vessels with easy and fast access to important information on current conditions at all times, to ensure efficient and safe voyages through the area.
Whirlpools in Saltstraumen are strong, several metres wide and have large and prominent troughs. Except when the tide changes, they are impassable by small boats and vessels, which lack plenty of reserve power.
The automated current forecast in Saltstraumen provides updates twice daily and up to seven days. The forecast is available at Barentswatch.no.
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