This experiment was part of the Surface Current And Wave Variability EXperiment (SCAWVEX), an EC MAST project to study the variability of waves and currents. Central to the project was the use of HF Radar to measure waves and currents simultaneously. Also fundamental was the intercomparison of different measurement techniques. The WERA radar was developed during this project.
OSCR HF radars were deployed at Holderness in the winters of 1994/5 and 1995/6. In the first winter the NERC system was used. In the second winter the Fugro-Geos system was used.