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Conference Proceedings

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton

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Environment

Topics
detectors algal blooms smartbay natural resources galway bay sensor networks small companies marine science

Protecting the bay: weaving the strands to protect Galway Bay (2010)

Abstract Ireland's greatest natural resource, apart from its people, is its ocean territory, comprising 220,000,000 acres and representing ten times our landmass. Our oceans are rich in natural resources and hold huge potential for energy generation. Yet our oceans face threats, some of which can be monitored, and perhaps addressed, using ICT. In this presentation I give an overview of one small part of our ocean, Galway Bay, and I introduce the SmartBay project, a pilot which brings together industry (both large and small companies, indigenous and multi-national) researchers, and government agencies into a platform project for developing ocean technologies. I describe the work on one kind of sensor developed within our research centre CLARITY, and describe how it can be used to monitor phosphate emissions from lakes and rivers as they ingress into Galway Bay and how this in turn can lead to the development of harmful algal blooms within the bay area.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Detectors
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Unpublished
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

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