SmartBay Observatory Video Camera Data (Raw)

Published by: Marine Institute
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The SmartBay Observatory in Galway Bay is an underwater observatory which uses cameras, probes and sensors to permit continuous and remote live underwater monitoring. It was installed in 2015 on the seafloor 1.5km off the coast of Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland at a depth of 20-25m. Underwater observatories allow ocean researchers unique real-time access to monitor ongoing changes in the marine environment. The Galway Bay Observatory is an important contribution by Ireland to the growing global network of real-time data capture systems deployed in the ocean.

Data relating to the marine environment at the Galway Observatory site is transferred in real-time through a fibre optic telecommunications cable to the Marine Institute headquarters and then made publicly available on the internet. The data includes a live video stream, the depth of the observatory node, the water temperature and salinity, and estimates of the chlorophyll and turbidity levels in the water which give an indication of the volume of phytoplankton and other particles, such as sediment, in the water. Maintenance take place on the observatory every 18 to 24 months.

Video data is streamed in near-real-time from the observatory and this dataset describes the video footage that is available for download.

Data Resources (8)

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Marine Institute home page
Marine Institute Ocean Energy Programme home page
Marine Institute home page
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland home page
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland home page
Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2019-07-26
Date dataset updated 2020-06-15
Dataset conforms to these standards See the referenced specification
Rights notes ['Consult license for use limitations', 'otherRestrictions', 'otherRestrictions']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type": "Point", "coordinates": [-9.26629, 53.22733]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:3857)
Provenance information Data supplied by Marine Institute.
Period of time covered (begin) 2015-10-01
Period of time covered (end) 9999-12-31

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