BSH - The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany is an important information provider for navigation, the economy and the marine environment. The BSH, which currently operates 10 automatic measuring stations, provides forecasts regarding tides, water levels and storm surges. They cover a wide range of tasks - for example, the BSH also publishes nautical charts and books for professional and recreational navigation and the annual tide calendar.
In its archives, the BSH maintains probably the largest message in a bottle collection in the world. Including about 660 letters, which were found between 1864 and 1933.
BSH sports boat charts for your yacht
- Always up to date -
Reliable, first-hand information is provided by the BSH fleet of five modern survey vessels, which systematically register and monitor all changes in the German sea areas. All the latest surveying results and significant nautical changes are factored into the production of these boat chart sets. The charts are published at regular intervals. They are created according to the international signal code and the contents are only shown in German. They cover scale ranges from 1:12 500 to 1:50 000. See also www.bsh.de.
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The BSH tide calendar was SVB's best-selling item in 2019. Order your copy of the 2021 BSH tide calendar for the coming season now.