Irish Marine Institute
Insights from sea-based sensing data help drive the emergence of a blue-water economy
Irish Marine Institute: Nurturing Ireland’s emerging “blue economy” by listening to sensors in the sea
By monitoring and analyzing the pulse of the ocean, a cluster of innovators are turning insights into a new economy.
Instrumented: Floating buoys equipped with sophisticated sensors monitor physical, chemical, and organic changes in the waters of Galway Bay and send it to a central repository.
Interconnected: With all that data accessible through a web-based portal, the bay area’s cluster of innovators can use it to solve problems and create sensing-driven services that benefit the maritime and surrounding communities.
Intelligent: Combining real-time ocean data with algorithms has enabled cluster members to develop predictive models that have increased navigational safety, enable more accurate flood planning and faster response to environmental crises like phosphate plumes.