SmartBay Ireland (marine innovation research center)

SmartBay Ireland (marine innovation research center)

SmartBay Ireland manages the national marine test facility for the development of innovative products and services for the global maritime sector. This includes the trial and validation of novel marine sensors, prototype equipment and the collection and dissemination of marine data to national and international users of the facility. The Marine Institute deployed a number of new sensor platforms in thebay to gather and distribute near-r eal- time data about environmental conditions, pollution levels and marine life. The new water resource management solution is based on an open architecture that integrates sensor data with other sources such as geographical information systems. Now researchers, the harbor master, and other users can access compiled data through customizable portals that support trending and modeling. They also can set alarms to notify them when certain conditions arise, such as a potential flood or sudden increase in pollution. The information now supports a broad range of activities from climate change research to commercial fishing. 


Marine Institute, IBM