NCI Rame Head is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS)
NCI Rame Head is one of 50 National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) stations operating around the British Isles from Rossall Point in the North West, through Wales, to Wearside in the North East.
NCI is an entirely voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores and each station assists in the protection and preservation of life at sea and around the UK coastline.
Whilst high technology and sophisticated systems are aids to improved safety, a computer cannot spot a distress flare, an overturned boat or a yachtsman or fisherman in trouble. Other vulnerable activities like diving, wind surfing and canoeing are made safer with visual surveillance. NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies, offering a variety of skills and experience and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.
We operate a weather station and a webcam at the lookout so why not have a look at the current weather at Rame Head at www.nci-ramehead.org.uk/weather/Current_Monitor.htm
2-day weather data archive files are available here
The National Coastwatch Institution is a Registered Charity - No. 1045645