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Guest lecture

Join us in the Geological Survey Ireland for a guest lecture -
"The seafloor geodiversity revealed from flight MH370 search data" by Geoscience Australia
Monday 2nd October 4-5pm

Published: 14/09/2017
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Visit our Research Vessels. Come on-board for a tour!

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We will be in Arklow, County Wicklow for RNLI Arklow Maritime Festival this coming Sunday 6th August.


We will be in Kilmore Quay, County Wexford on Sunday 20th & 27th August for Heritage Week.

 

Published: 03/08/2017
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Follow Our Boats - Celtic Sea

The RV Celtic Explorer has commenced the CE1701 survey in the Celtic Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cork, around the Labadie Bank. The survey started on the 22/07/2017 and is due to finish on the 06/08/2017. Read all about the survey in the INFOMAR blog.

Here's an image of the survey area in the yellow boxes.

 


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Published: 27/07/2017
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Press Release: New expedition finds deepest ever Irish corals.

A team of scientists have discovered the deepest known occurrence of a cold water coral reef known as Solenosmilia variabilis in Irish waters at depths of 1600m as part of a multiagency and university collaboration using video mapping with the Marine Institute’s Remotely Operated Vehicle ROV Holland I.

Read the press release here

The story featured on RTE News.

Published: 26/07/2017
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INFOMAR seabed survey 2017 inshore progress

The inshore fleet is based in Arklow.

The RV Lir, our newest addition to the survey fleet is now fully operational.

RV Lir

The Keary and the Lir are currently working around the Blackwater Banks. The RV Geo is in dry dock undergoing some repairs but should be back surveying in the next couple of days.

Blackwater Banks seabed survey - Sandwaves

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Wexford Coast can be found here.

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Published: 12/07/2017
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INFOMAR seabed survey 2017 progress

Inshore fleet now based in Arklow.

RV Mallet, RV Keary, RV Lir & RV Geo will be surveying the pink hatched areas in south east.

 

Published: 26/06/2017
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2017 Geological Survey Research Short Calls now open

Funding is available for educational and research institutes, companies, and/or other organisations to carry out geoscience research in Ireland.

Projects must be of less than 12 months duration and funding requested must be less than €25,000.

Short call information.

 

Published: 21/06/2017
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Jobs - New permanent positions in the Geological Survey Ireland

Would you like to work in the Geological Survey Ireland?

New permanent positions

1 Principal Geologist (INFOMAR Manager) http://bit.ly/2sGmA7k

4 x Senior Geologists http://bit.ly/2rDsQrL

Published: 21/06/2017
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Follow Our Boats - South Coast, Co Waterford

The RV Celtic Voyager has commenced the CV1702 survey in the Celtic Sea, south of Waterford. The survey started on the 01/06/2017 and is due to finish on the 16/06/2017.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved.

The vessel is currently in Cork Harbour for a crew change. Weather windows over the last couple of days have allowed some mapping of the Kinsale Gas Fields.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Waterford Coast can be found here.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Cork Coast can be found here.

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Published: 08/05/2017
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Follow Our Boats - East Coast, Howth, Skerries area

The RV Keary and RV Geo are currently surveying along the east coast, north of Howth. The RV Keary survey started on the 19/04/2017 and the RV Geo started on the 07/05/2017.

The survey include areas being mapped for the Cherish Project. One of the Cherish areas is Loughshinny which has some great examples of folding which can be seen below. Two members of the Discovery programme who are also involved in the Cherish project were onboard the RV Keary yesterday to see the systems and vessel operating.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

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Survey of Howth Harbour

Loughshinny Folding

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Dublin Coast can be found here.

Published: 02/06/2017
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Product Access - Charts Updated - Cork & Waterford

The charts for the Cork and Waterford coast in the Youghal and Dungarvan areas have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief.

View Cork Charts

View Waterford Charts

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Cork Coast can be found here.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Waterford Coast can be found here.


Published: 08/05/2017
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Follow Our Boats - South Coast, Co Waterford & Co Wexford

The RV Celtic Voyager has completed the CV1701 survey in the Celtic Sea, south of Waterford. The survey started on the 18/04/2017 and finished on the 01/05/2017.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved.

Read the blog.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Waterford Coast can be found here.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Wexford Coast can be found here.

Published: 02/05/2017
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Follow Our Boats - East Coast, Portmarnock

INFOMAR seabed survey 2017 has commenced. The RV Keary is currently surveying along the east coast, off Portmarnock. The survey started on the 19/04/2017.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Dublin Coast can be found here.

Published: 21/04/2017
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Follow Our Boats - South Coast, Co.Waterford

INFOMAR seabed survey 2017 has commenced. The RV Celtic Voyager is currently surveying in the Celtic Sea, south of Waterford. The survey started on the 18/04/2017 and is due to finish on the 01/05/2017.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Waterford Coast can be found here.

Published: 19/04/2017
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Shipwreck Data updated

The shipwreck database has been updated.

There are new images available for a large number of shipwrecks.

There are some new pdf information sheets available.

There are some new locations.

There are links to our 3D models.

You can download the data in kmz format which can be viewed in Google Earth.

You can download the data in shapefile format which can be viewed using GIS software from our download site. Select Vector Data - Offshore - Offshore Shapefiles - Shipwrecks.shp

Take a look at the shipwrecks in our webmapping viewer.

Published: 06/04/2017
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INFOMAR Phase 1 Post-Project Evaluation by Risk Solutions

Risk Solutions was commissioned to carry out a post implementation evaluation of Phase 1 of the INFOMAR programme to provide a high level overview of the outputs and impact of the INFOMAR Phase 1 programme and make recommendations for improving the Programme to assist in planning Phase 2.

This was a light touch review, drawing on stakeholder, staff and management interviews, a user survey and review of documents, including INFOMAR Activity Reports and the 2013 interim evaluation of the programme by PWC1.

Download the report.

Published: 04/04/2017
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INFOMAR assists with #Rescue116

The RV Celtic Voyager is assisting with the search operation this morning (15th March) approximately six miles west of Blacksod.

Staff from the INFOMAR team, (the national seabed mapping programme) are assisting with the search using specialist multibeam sonar equipment onboard the national research vessel, RV Celtic Voyager.

Follow Our Boats http://bit.ly/1FEnflv


Press Release http://bit.ly/2najQwh

INFOMAR Blacksod Data http://bit.ly/2c7QutK

Published: 15/03/2017
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INFOMAR proposed survey areas 2017


Published: 16/02/2017
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Temporary Scientific and Technical Officer (STO) - Hydrographic Data Processor (INFOMAR)

Summary of the Role:

The STO Hydrographic Data Processor will build on the capacity existing in the Marine Institute in the area of hydrographic data processing, acquisition, and quality control. The individual’s duties will include the processing and integration of hydrographic data sets acquired during multiple hydrographic surveys, and for the production of composite data and chart products. In addition the individual may be required to support seagoing activities, and on-board hydrographic data quality control and data processing. While improving and streamlining data workflows, the outputs will contribute to UKHO navigation charting, ongoing INFOMAR GIS chart production, as well as downstream digital web-mapping and data delivery services. The STO Hydrographic Data Processer will also support relevant seabed mapping and data analytics R&D initiatives undertaken by the team, as well as development of seabed classification and water column products associated with acoustic data analysis.

a) This will augment existing skill sets, underpin operational programme needs, and support future R&D initiatives. The work focus will be on: Processing and integration of hydrographic data (primarily multibeam, LiDAR & interfometric);

b) Output of integrated hydrographic datasets for development of chart products and integration to GIS data services;

c) Acquisition and quality control of multibeam survey data.

You can now only apply for this job via the Marine Institute Website.


The closing date for applications is Friday 17rd February.

Published: 09/02/2017
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Change in CHERISH job application process

All previous advertisements have been rescinded forth with.

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In compliance with EU funded projects and Tender thresholds based on the total cost of the services over the entire length of the 5 year CHERISH Project we are now obliged to redirect all job applicants to the revised CHERISH Project contract services advertisement now housed on the Official Journal of the EU (OJEC) website.

All applications will now be only processed and accepted via this EU TED tendering web interface.

All those who have applied already will now have to re-apply again via this EU TED tendering web interface.

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You can now only apply for these jobs via this EU web public tender portal:-

Apply Here

You must first register your interest on the site and then make your application by tendering via the site methodology.

All questions and answers related to the tender or the process will only be answered in broadcast mode (so all tenderers receive the same information) via this EU web public tender portal (found at the URL above).

If you have applied already via the Geological Survey website or the INFOMAR site, then you must re-apply via the EU website.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

CHERISH – Climate Change and Coastal Heritage

CHERISH is a 5 year project that will employ cutting-edge technologies to analyse coastal and island archaeology, past environments and maritime heritage sites most affected by climate change, coastal erosion, storminess and rising sea levels.


We are looking for a Project Co-ordinator at GS responsible for ensuring the effective implementation, administration and management of the project and a Project Geologist at GS who will be responsible for carrying out, and assisting in, the investigation, analysis and presentation of coastal archaeological sites in Wales and Ireland.


The closing date for applications is Monday 6rd March at 12:00 Noon 2017.

Published: 02/02/2017
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Irelands EuroGeoSurveys End of Year Report 2016

The Geological Survey Ireland is actively involved with the EuroGeoSurveys, an organisation that represents the 37 National Geological Surveys across Europe. EuroGeoSurveys provides a collaborative platform from which the contributing surveys can share knowledge and best practice. The organisation offers advice and information as an aid to problem-solving, policy, regulatory and programme formulation for the terrestrial environment as well as the marine.

Focus groups such as the Marine Geology Expert Group, of which the Geological Survey Ireland is a member, offer high-quality information and advice to decision-makers. The group meet annually and interact regularly on cross-cutting issues such as data acquisition and interpretation; sustainable use of natural resources; climate change; habitat mapping; natural hazards and the long term maintenance of marine databases.

Each participating survey produces an end of year report that summarises their year's activities.
Download Irelands 2016 end of year report.

Published: 19/01/2017
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INFOMAR a partner in new EU project, CHERISH

The project is supporting collaboration on coastal and heritage sites in Wales and Ireland.

The five-year project will be led by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales in partnership with Aberystwyth University, the Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland and Geological Survey, Ireland.

Read the press release here

Published: 13/01/2017
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Data Access - IWDDS - Wexford - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for areas off Wexford. Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

The area was jointly surveyed on board survey vessels R.V. Tonn (cruise Ton1503)R.V. Geo (cruise GEO1503) & R.V. Keary (cruise KRY1503) between 18th & 27th September 2015.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of files:

Merged_KRY_GEO_TN_15_Wexford_5m_WGS84

GEO_15_03_Wexford_2m_WGS84

KRY_15_03_Wexford_2m_WGS84

TN_15_03_Wexford_2m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files:

Merged_KRY_GEO_TN_15_Wexford_5m_WGS84

GEO_15_03_Wexford_2m_WGS84

KRY_15_03_Wexford_2m_WGS84

TN_15_03_Wexford_2m_WGS84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files:

Merged_GEO_KRY_TON_15_Wexford_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NE Merged_GEO_KRY_TON_15_Wexford_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NW

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

eg Name of files:

BS_GEO_15_03_Wexford_2m_U29_3B

BS_TON_15_03_Wexford_2m_U29_3B

BS_KRY_15_03_Wexford_2m_U29_3B


Published: 11/01/2017
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - RFT_2016_08_Marine_Inshore_Survey_Vessel: A supply or charter of a shallow-draft (less than 2.0m) diesel powered boat to be used as a platform for Hydrographic Survey activities.

TENDER REQUEST
Tenders are requested for 2 Lots:-

Lot. 1 for the supply of a shallow-draft (less than 2.0m) boat to be used as a platform for deployment of scientific instrumentation. It should be a suitable inshore craft of less than 24m in length. Any proposed vessel if new, it should have the manufacturers certification, or if second hand it must be accompanied by a service history document. Evidence of the right to sell the proposed vessel either as being the vessel owner or as an agent for the owner will be required.

Lot. 2 for the supply of a multi-year charter option. The span of the charter would be over 5 years, each individual year would entail charter of the same shallow-draft (less than 2.0m) boat to be used as a platform for deployment of scientific instrumentation from March until September, inclusive. It should be a suitable inshore craft of less than 24m in length. Any proposed vessel, should have the Irish Department of Transport’s Marine Survey Office (MSO) appropriate certification for survey operation of the vessel within Irish waters. Scope must exist for owner approved modifications to the vessel to support effective science operations (equipment mounting etc.,).

Closing date: Thursday 19th January 2017 at 1200hrs.

To obtain additional information please click here

Published: 15/12/2016
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Follow Our Boats - Kenmare, Co Kerry.

The RV Geo has completed the last INFOMAR seabed survey of 2016.

Here's the coverage image. Areas in pink have been previously mapped.

 

Published: 02/12/2016
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INFOMAR Apps

Free INFOMAR Story Map App for Apple phones

Discover the seabed features that INFOMAR have mapped in your area. Currently story maps are available for Galway, Kerry & Waterford.

Find out More

Published:18/11/2016
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Third Party Apps

Avenza PDF Maps

 

Use this app created by Avenza to store INFOMAR bathymetry maps offline on Android & iOS Mobile devices. You can then access the maps offshore and locate yourself on the map using the built-in GPS on your mobile device.

Find out More

Published:20/10/2016
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INFOMAR Apps

Free INFOMAR Story Map App for Android phones

Discover the seabed features that INFOMAR have mapped in your area. Currently story maps are available for Galway, Kerry & Waterford.

Find out More

Published:19/10/2016
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - RFT_2016_02_Geoscience_Vessel - A diesel powered vessel suitable for inshore geoscience applications and capable of meeting the Department of Transport passenger licence category P5, or equivalent.

The GSI invites tenders from qualified organisations to supply marine equipment as follows:- A shallow-draft (less than 1.0m) diesel powered boat to be used as a platform for Geoscience activities. It should be a suitable inshore craft of less than 15m in length. Any proposed vessel if new, it should have the manufacturers certification, or if second hand it must be accompanied by a service history document.

Closing date: Friday 21st October 2016 at 1300hrs.

To obtain additional information please click here

Published: 07/10/2016
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New release of European Bathymetry DTM 2016

The September 2015 version of the EMODnet Digital Bathymetry (DTM) has been updated again in the last year and a new October 2016 version has been released. Areas around Ireland which have been updated include Donegal, Blacksod, Galway, Clare, Tralee, Cork & Louth.

The new DTM release covers again all European seas. However many new surveys and composite DTMs have been gathered and included. This way the number of source data sets has increased from circa 7000 to more than 7700. These data sources are provided by 31 data holders from 18 countries.

References to the used data and their data holders can be found in the source references layer. The resolution of the DTM is a grid with 1/8 * 1/8 arc minutes (circa 230 metres). In addition, there is a layer showing high resolution bathymetry for selected coastal waters in Europe to test the concept of a multi resolution product. High resolution data is available for the German North Sea coast, the French Mediterranean coast and Dunmanus bay in Ireland.

Altogether the EMODnet DTM contains 1.092.115.678 data points (28.799 rows x 37.922 columns) which are divided over 16 tiles which can be downloaded freely in various formats. You can view and browse through the DTM using the Bathymetry Viewing and Download service, which also allows you to download tiles. The NetCDF format can be used in combination with the 3D viewer software.

When trying the Bathymetry Viewing and Download service, please clear your browser cache.


Open EMODnet Bathymetry Portal

Published: 7/10/2016
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CARIS World Tour 2016

Marine Institute, Galway – November 15th to 17th, 2016

This year CARIS have launched the CARIS World Tour 2016, which includes workshops in nine countries around the world. The CARIS World Tour 2016 represents a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends in ocean mapping, marine GIS and CARIS software through hands-on trainings, demonstrations, and information sessions.


Galway has been selected as one of the European workshop locations on the World Tour. The workshop will be 15th – 17th November and will be hosted at the Marine Institute.

It is recommended that participants stay in Galway City and transport will be arranged from a central location to and from the Marine Institute.


Participants can register to attend one, two, or all three days of the workshop.


Day 1 is free to attend and will focus on the future direction of the hydrographic industry and CARIS software. It will include demonstrations of emerging technologies, and also highlight organizational benefits.
Days 2 and 3 offer a low cost training opportunity where technical experts will lead hands-on training sessions on the latest features in CARIS software for hydrographic survey, ocean mapping and nautical charting.

Registration closes 18th October 2016.

For more information and Registration

Published: 03/10/2016
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Follow Our Boats - Celtic Explorer - Celtic Sea

The RV Celtic Explorer has commenced it's first INFOMAR leg since 2007.

The survey started on the 14/09/2016 after a bit of transit from Falmouth and is due to run until the 22/09/2016. The first block of the survey has started which is just west of the EEZ border with UK water and it will continue to expand the block over the next few days. There is one student onboard as part of the Smart Training program.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Published: 16/09/2016
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Follow Our Boats - South of Hook Head

The RV Celtic Voyager has commenced its fifth INFOMAR leg of 2016.

The survey started on the 12/09/2016 and is due to run until the 25/09/2016. The survey is currently concentrating on the area south of Hook Head in the south-east of Ireland.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here.

Published: 14/09/2016
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INFOMAR Seminar 2016

The upcoming seminar agenda will be circulated shortly, and will focus on the following;

  • A look back on the development & impact of seabed mapping in Ireland
  • Plans for completion of our coastal & shelf mapping
  • Optimising the use and value of the knowledge extracted from seabed mapping data
  • Overview of the live INFOMAR related R&D projects and activity

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 from 09:00 to 17:30

Marine Institute - Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway.

Free Registration


Published: 12/09/2016
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Press Release - Geoscience and Marine research and travel funding under US Fulbright scheme, sponsored by GSI and MI

Read More


Published: 01/09/2016
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Follow Our Boats - Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

The RV Keary, RV Tonn & RV Geo are currently based in Arklow.

Here's the latest coverage image. Areas in reddish/pink have been previously mapped.

The RV Geo is currently out of the water for repairs and maintenance.

The RV Keary is working along the Glasgorman Banks south of Arklow. The RV Tonn is working north of Arklow.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Charts page.

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Google page.

Published: 31/08/2016
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Data Update – August 2016

The bathymetry Webmapping services used in the http://maps.marine.ie/infomar and http://maps.marine.ie/infomarbathymetry websites have been updated with new data in the following areas:

Offshore Cork

Bannow Bay, Waterford

Skerries and Lambay Island

Lough Swilly and Sheephaven Bay

North and West of Donegal - Reprocessed Bathymetry Data

Offshore Dublin - Reprocessed Backscatter Data

Published: 25/08/2016

Follow Our Boats - Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

The RV Keary, RV Tonn & RV Geo are currently based in Arklow.

Here's the latest coverage image. Areas in reddish/pink have been previously mapped.

The RV Geo is working south of Arklow.

The RV Keary is also working south of Arklow. The RV Tonn is working north of Arklow.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Charts page.

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Google page.

Published: 10/08/2016
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Follow Our Boats - South Coast, Co.Cork & Co.Waterford

The RV Celtic Voyager has completed its current survey leg along the south coast, south of Galley Head Co. Cork and south of Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved. The total coverage is roughly 833 sq km.

Here's an image of the total coverage achieved along the south coast by the Celtic Voyager this year. The total coverage of the previous two surveys was roughly 1050 sq km. The overal total coverage of the three survey legs is roughly 1900 sq km which is roughly the equivalent surface of County Waterford.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Cork Coast can be found here.
All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Bantry and Dunmanus Bays can be found here.
All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here.

Published: 08/08/2016
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Product Access - Charts - Updated Waterford Harbour & Bannow Bay Charts

Updated 1:50,000 scale charts for Waterford Harbour & Bannow Bay can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here.

Published: 05/08/2016

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Follow Our Boats - Arklow, Co. Wicklow. New Shipwreck images.

The RV Keary, RV Tonn & RV Geo are currently based in Arklow.

The RV Geo is working south of Arklow.

The RV Keary is working on the Arklow Bank. The RV Tonn is working north of Arklow.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

While the RV Keary was working on the Arklow Bank, some new shipwreck images of the Anna Toop were obtained.

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Charts page.

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Google page.

Published: 29/07/2016
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Follow Our Boats - South Coast, Co.Cork

The RV Celtic Voyager commenced its current leg on the 25/07/2016 and is due to finish on the 08/08/2016. The survey area is along the south coast, south of Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the Cork Coast can be found here.
All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Bantry and Dunmanus Bays can be found here.

Published: 26/07/2016
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EMODnet in the news

On a recent visit to the EMODnet Secretariat Office in Oostende, Belgium, the EU commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella reflected on the importance of the EMODnet network, also known as the ‘Blue data network’;
“EMODNet is one of the most important achievements of the EU's integrated maritime policy”.

Find out more

Published: 26/07/2016
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Follow Our Boats - Wicklow

The RV Keary, RV Tonn & RV Geo have completed the survey taking place around the Greystones area.

Here's the final survey coverage image.

Here's a map which shows the gaps filled by the Greystones survey.

All the vessels have moved to Arklow for the next survey leg where they plan to fill any gaps in that area (see map below).

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

RV Tonn tracklines 18/07/2016

Follow Our Boats Here

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Charts page.

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Google page.

Published: 18/07/2016
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Galway beneath the waves

Our Story Maps combine interactive maps and multimedia content and are aimed at everyone, that is, anyone with access to the Internet and a curiosity about the sea. We hope they will help explain the work INFOMAR carries out and the features we have discovered.

Galway beneath the waves

Discover a new 3D view of Galway. What features lie on the seafloor? How were they discovered?

Click Here to view the Galway beneath the waves Story Map

Published: 30/06/2016
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Data Access - IWDDS - Bannow Bay & Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford.

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Bannow Bay & Kilmore Quay. Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.


This area was surveyed by INFOMAR on board survey vessels R.V. Tonn (cruise TN_15_01), R.V. Geo (cruise GEO_15_01) & R.V. Keary (cruise KRY_15_01) between 22nd May & 15th June 2015. See options below.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID

Name of files: KRY_15_01_Bannow_2m_WGS84
GEO_15_01_Bannow_2m_WGS84
TN_15_01_Bannow_2m_WGS84

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of files: Merged_KRY_GEO_TN_15_Bannow_5m_WGS84
Merged_KRY_GEO_TN_15_Kilmore_5m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: KRY_15_01_Bannow_2m_WGS84
GEO_15_01_Bannow_2m_WGS84
TN_15_01_Bannow_2m_WGS84
Merged_KRY_GEO_TN_15_Bannow_5m_WGS84
Merged_KRY_GEO_TN_15_Kilmore_5m_WGS84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: Merged_GEO_KRY_TN_15_Bannow_5m_Wgs84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NE
Merged_GEO_KRY_TN_15_Bannow_5m_Wgs84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NW
Merged_GEO_KRY_TN_15_KILMORE_QUAY_5m_Wgs84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NE
Merged_GEO_KRY_TN_15_KILMORE_QUAY_5m_Wgs84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NW

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

BS_GEO_15_01_Bannow_2m_U29_3B
BS_KRY_15_01_Bannow_2m_U29_3B
BS_TN_15_01_Bannow_2m_U29_3B

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Wexford Coast can be found here.


Published: 27/06/2016
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Follow Our Boats - Wicklow

The RV Keary, RV Tonn & RV Geo are currently operating out of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. They're surveying the Codling Bank and a stretch of unsurveyed area along the coast between Bray Head and Wicklow Head.

Here's the latest survey coverage image. We are hoping to survey all areas within the red outlines.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

RV Keary tracklines 21/06/2016

RV Tonn tracklines 21/06/2016              RV Geo tracklines 21/06/2016

Follow Our Boats Here

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Charts page.

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Google page.

Published: 21/06/2016
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Product Access - Charts - Updated Dublin Bay Charts

Newly updated 1:100,000 & 1:50,000 scale charts for Dublin Bay have been produced and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Dublin Bay can be found here.

Published: 16/06/2016

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Data Access - IWDDS - Lambay Island & Surrounds Data, Dublin.

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for the coast around Lambay Island. Two surveys were carried out by the RV Geo and the Cosantóir Bradán in 2013. These are available for download. CB_13_01 & Geo_13_01

Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded for CB_13_01.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme -Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID

Name of files: CB_13_01_Lambay_5m_WGS84

geo_13_01_malahide_5m_wgs84

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: CB_13_01_Lambay_5m_WGS84

geo_13_01_malahide_5m_wgs84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CB_13_01_Lambay_5M_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth_color_WGS84
CB_13_01_Lambay_5M_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_earth_color_WGS84
geo_13_01_malahide_5M_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth_color_WGS84
geo_13_01_malahide_5M_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_earth_color_WGS84

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CB_13_01_Lambay_2m_U29N_3B

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Dublin Bay can be found here.


Published: 15/06/2016
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Find out all about INFOMAR in our new video

INFOMAR YouTube

Published: 13/06/2016
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Free INFOMAR Diving App now available for iPhone & iPad

The INFOMAR CFT Dive Guide App is now available on iOS in addition to Android.

Access INFOMAR ocean data while planning your snorkel or dive in Ireland. This diving app is designed in collaboration with Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (CFT) / the Irish Underwater Council, and the INFOMAR seabed survey programme - and using a simple map viewer to display useful dive and snorkel site info to the user. Designed by Compass Informatics. Enjoy!

Find out more.

Download App here from the the Google Playstore.

Download App here from iTunes.

Published: 08/06/2016
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Follow Our Boats - Co. Mayo - Completed

The RV Celtic Voyager has completed its current leg which started on the 26/05/2016. The survey area covered 984 km square, west of Erris Head, including outer Blacksod Bay, parts of the West Connacht SAC. Water depths range from 30 metres to 150 metres.

Read all about the survey in the blog

INFOMAR Blog 1 - Visiting Students

INFOMAR Blog 2 - The Science Team, Deep Sea Features, and a Morning in Killybegs

INFOMAR Blog 3 – End of the Voyage

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Broadhaven Bay can be found here.
All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Blacksod Bay can be found here.
All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Achill Sound & Clew Bay can be found here.

Published: 08/06/2016
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Product Access - Charts - New Lough Swilly, Mulroy Bay & Sheephaven Bay Charts

New 1:100,000 & 1:50,000 scale charts for Lough Swilly, Mulroy Bay & Sheephaven Bay have been produced and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Mulroy Bay can be found here.


All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Lough Swilly can be found here.

Published: 03/06/2016

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Data Access - IWDDS - Lough Swilly, Mulroy Bay & Sheephaven Bay (2014)

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for parts of the Donegal Coastline. Two surveys were carried out by the RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán in 2014. These have been merged together and are available for download.

Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of file: KY_14_01_CB_14_01_Lough_Swilly_Mulroy_5m_Bathy_WGS84

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of file: KY_14_01_CB_14_01_Lough_Swilly_Mulroy_5m_Bathy_WGS84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: KY_14_01_CB_14_01_Lough_Swilly_Mulroy_5m_Bathy_WGS84_NE
KY_14_01_CB_14_01_Lough_Swilly_Mulroy_5m_Bathy_WGS84_NW

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CB_14_01_Swilly_2m_U29_3B
BS_KY_14_01_Swilly_2m_U29_3B

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Mulroy Bay can be found here.


All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Lough Swilly can be found here.


Published: 02/06/2016
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Follow Our Boats - Wicklow

The RV Keary, RV Tonn & RV Geo are currently operating out of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. They're surveying the Codling Bank and a stretch of unsurveyed area along the coast between Bray Head and Wicklow Head.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

RV Tonn tracklines 30/05/2016

RV Keary tracklines 30/05/2016              RV Keary tracklines 31/05/2016

Follow Our Boats Here

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Charts page.

Check out INFOMAR's seabed surveys along the East Coast on our Google page.

Published: 31/05/2016
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Follow Our Boats - Co. Mayo

The RV Celtic Voyager commenced its current leg on the 26/05/2016 and is due to finish on the 08/06/2016. The survey area is west of Erris Head, including outer Blacksod Bay, parts of the West Connacht SAC. Water depths range from 30 metres to 150 metres.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Broadhaven Bay can be found here.


All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Blacksod Bay can be found here.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around Achill Sound & Clew Bay can be found here.

Published: 30/05/2016
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Minister Denis Naughten visits the Geological Survey Ireland.

Koen Verbruggen(Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland) presents a copy of the Real Map of Ireland to Minister Denis Naughten during a visit to Geological Survey Ireland.

Published: 25/05/2016
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INFOMAR feature on the Anton Savage Show on Today FM

Charise (INFOMAR) and Koen (Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland) featured on the Anton Savage Show on Today FM today. The broadcast was from a boat moored at the Hodson Bay Marina on Lough Ree. They discussed the Irish National Seabed Survey, INFOMAR and shipwrecks.

You can listen to the interview using the link below between 24:30 and 33:56.

http://bit.ly/1WU5hXW

Published: 28/04/2016
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INFOMAR Survey plans for 2016

Here's an image of our plans for 2016.

Download our 2016 survey plans as a pdf with all the details here.

Published: 26/04/2016
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INFOMAR feature on Irish Tech News

BUSINESS SHOWCASE : INFOMAR

Find out all about INFOMAR in this showcase. Our long term plans, our favourite tech gagdets and loads more.

http://bit.ly/1YH8HM0

Published: 20/04/2016
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV16_02 - Offshore Cork

The Celtic Voyager has completed surveying offshore Cork. The survey began on the 16th April and finished on the 23rd April.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved.

Published: 25/04/2016
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INFOMAR feature on Irish Tech News

BUSINESS SHOWCASE : INFOMAR

Find out all about INFOMAR in this showcase. Our long term plans, our favourite tech gagdets and loads more.

http://bit.ly/1YH8HM0

Published: 20/04/2016
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV16_02 - Offshore Cork

The Celtic Voyager has started surveying offshore Cork. The survey began on the 16th April and is running until the 23rd April. You can follow the Celtic Voyager progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the survey lines completed to date.

Follow Our Boats Here

Here's an image of the coverage achieved to date.

Published: 19/04/2016
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Product Access - Charts - New Broadhaven Bay Charts

New 1:50,000 scale charts for Broadhaven Bay have been produced and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Find out more about Broadhaven Bay.

Published: 08/04/2016

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Product Access - Charts - New Blacksod Bay Charts

New 1:50,000 scale charts for Blacksod Bay have been produced and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Find out more about Blacksod Bay.

Published: 07/04/2016

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Data Access - IWDDS - Blacksod & Broadhaven Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Blacksod & Broadhaven Bays. Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.


The area was jointly surveyed on board survey vessels M.V. Cosantóir Bradán during (cruise CB14 03) R.V. Geo (cruise GEO 14 01) & R.V. Keary (cruise KY 14 03) between 4th July & 21st August 2014. There are also R.V. Keary (cruise KY 11 04 & KY 10 04) surveys from 2010 & 2011. See options below...Open IWDDS Website

The areas highlighted are the new surveys available.

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of files: CB_14_03_Blacksod_5m_wgs84

GEO_14_01_Blacksod_2m_wgs84 & GEO_14_01_Blacksod_5m_wgs84

KY_14_03_Blacksod_2m_WGS84 & KY_14_03_Blacksod_5m_WGS84

KY_11_04_Blacksod_2m_WGS84

KY_10_04_Blacksod_2m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: CB_14_03_Blacksod_5m_WGS84..DIR

Geo_14_01_Blacksod_5m_WGS84..DIR

KY_14_03_Blacksod_5m_WGS84..DIR

KY_11_04_BLACKSOD_5m_WGS84..DIR

KY_10_04_Blacksod_5m_WGS84..DIR

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CB_14_03_Blacksod_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE
CB_14_03_Blacksod_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW
GEO_14_01_Blacksod_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE
GEO_14_01_Blacksod_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW
KY_14_03_Blacksod_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE
KY_14_03_Blacksod_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW
ky_11_04_blacksod_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE
ky_11_04_blacksod_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW
ky_10_04_blacksod_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE
ky_10_04_blacksod_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW

New data available All data available

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: BS_CB_14_03_Blacksod_2m_U29_3B
BS_GEO_14_01_Blacksod_2m_U29_3B
BS_KY_14_03_Blacksod_2m_U29_3B
BS_KY_11_04_Blacksod_2m_U29_3B
BS_KY_10_04_Blacksod_2m_UTM29N_3B

Open IWDDS Website


Published: 04/04/2016
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Data Access - EMODnet Geology Minerals Web Map Services (WMS) Update

The GSI (INFOMAR), is partner and Work Package 7 (Minerals) leader of EMODnet Geology Phase II. The aim is to identify and map areas of minerals (including aggregates, oil and gas and metalliferous minerals) in each of the participating countries based on information available to the project partners, including publicly-available information (published scientific papers etc.) To arrange web-mapping services with holders of data on mineral resources.

The Aggregate Deposits, Aggregate Deposits Points, Gas Hydrate Deposits, Hydrocarbon Deposits, Marine Placer Deposit Points and Polymetallic Sulphides (PMS) layers have been updated.

You can view this data using this WMS link.

https://secure.dcenr.gov.ie/arcgis/services/EMODNET/EMODnet_Geology_WP7_Minerals/MapServer/WMSServer?

View the EMODnet bathymetry data alongside the Geology data

http://ows.emodnet-bathymetry.eu/wms?

View the data directly through your desktop GIS application, and also view the data in a variety of free Open Source Viewers (e.g Gaia)

Instructions are available to view our WMS in ArcGIS and Gaia.

Find out more

Visit the EMODnet Geology Portal for further information and additional WMS services.

Visit the EMODnet Bathymetry Portal for further information and to download the bathymetry data.


Published: 16/03/2016
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - RFT_2016_01_Marine_Survey_Ship_Hydrographic_Mapping Services

The INFOMAR Project in the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), a division of the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, seeks proposals for Hydrographic Mapping Services to carry out survey ship, marine deep water mapping on behalf of the INFOMAR Project. This is the national marine mapping programme, which is a continuation of the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and is being undertaken as a joint venture between GSI and the Marine Institute (MI). (www.infomar.ie)

Closing date: Monday 18th April 2016 at 1200hrs.

To obtain additional information please click here

Published: 08/03/2016
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Product Access - Charts - New Mannin Bay Charts

New 1:50,000 scale charts for Mannin Bay have been produced and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published: 08/02/2016

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Product Access - Charts - New Killary Harbour Charts

New 1:50,000 scale charts for Killary Harbour have been produced and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published: 08/02/2016

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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images, xyz and ers files

You can now download all of our updated grids from our Interactive Web Data Delivery System (IWDDS).

Please note that a lot of these datasets have very large filesizes and may take some time to download (in particular the Vector xyz).

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of files: Bathymetry_LIDAR_Ireland_30m_WGS84

Bathymetry zone 3a Hatton Bank 55m wgs84

PAD Bathy Irish Continental Margin 111m Interpolated wgs84

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Entire Area ArcGIS GRID

Name of files: irish_bathymetry_lidar_111m_wgs84 (Entire Area)

irish_bathymetry_lidar_250m_wgs84 (Entire Area)

irish_bathymetry_lidar_500m_wgs84 (Entire Area)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: irish_bathymetry_lidar_250m_wgs84..DIR

irish_bathymetry_lidar_500m_wgs84..DIR

bathymetry_lidar_zones_1_2_100m_wgs84..DIR

bathymetry_lidar_zones_1_2_30m_wgs84..DIR

bathy_zone3_pad_111m_interpolated_wgs84..DIR

bathy_zone3_pad_250m_interpolated_wgs84..DIR

bathy_pad_111m_interpolated_wgs84..DIR

Bathy_Zone_3A_Hatton_55m_WGS84..DIR

For Bathymetry ers (These grids will be clipped to your area of interest)

Data Type - Gridded

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry

Name of files: bathy_zone3_pad_111m_interpolated_wgs84

bathymetry_lidar_zones_1_2_30m_wgs84

irish_bathymetry_lidar_250m_wgs84

irish_bathymetry_lidar_500m_wgs84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: bathymetry_lidar_zones_1_2_30m_wgs84

bathymetry_lidar_zones_1_2_100m_wgs84

irish_bathymetry_lidar_111m_wgs84 (Entire Area)

irish_bathymetry_lidar_250m_wgs84 (Entire Area)

irish_bathymetry_lidar_500m_wgs84 (Entire Area)

bathy_zone3_pad_111m_interpolated_wgs84

Spot the difference between the 2015 version and the new 2016 version?

The new 2016 version has extra datasets. Zone 3 (the large offshore area) has new improved data for Zone 3A & Zone 3B. Also, the PAD data along the continental margin has been interpolated to remove some gaps.

Open IWDDS Website


Published: 04/02/2016
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated ESRI Shapefiles Available

You can now download all of our Updated ESRI Shapefiles from our Interactive Web Data Delivery System (IWDDS).

Data Type - Vector Datasets

Region - Offshore

Theme - Offshore Shapefiles

Updated files include Survey_Coverage.shp, Non_INFOMAR_Coverage.shp, Shipwrecks.shp, Samples_PSA.shp, Samples.shp, Non_INFOMAR_Samples.shp, Tracklines_gen_2015.shp & Tracklines_gen_2014.shp

Open IWDDS Website


Published: 28/01/2016
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Data Access - New Web Map Services (WMS) Available

You can access INFOMAR's GIS data directly through your desktop GIS application, and also view our data in a variety of Open Source Viewers (e.g Gaia)

Instructions are available to view our WMS in ArcGIS and Gaia.

Find out more


Published: 21/01/2016
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Data Access - A Brief Review

Seeing the restoration of the gorgeous Abraham Ortelius: Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip. prompted us to highlight a few of the ways our marine mapping data is published and accessed. Link

Our new dynamic viewer allows users to inspect the three dimensional shape of the sea floor (bathymetry) while changing the colours (symbology) and adjusting the lighting and vertical exaggeration to reveal features. A great place to start for the curious. Link

Irelands marine data is shared and harmonised to comprise part of the European EMODnet Portal. This portal shares marine data across a wide range of themes including Bathymetry and Geology. Link

INFOMAR pass forward bathymetry data and safety alerts (H-Notes) to the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, this data is incorporate into Nautical Charts. Link

Users interested in interrogating INFOMAR data in greater detail can download individual survey leg datasets for bathymetry, backscatter and shaded relief. These users may also be interested in magnetic, gravity and grab sample datasets as well as contextual data such as survey tracklines. A resource worth exploring for researchers and students. Link

For a complete list of our data and products please follow this link


Published: 15/01/2016
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Stakeholder Feedback

INFOMAR are looking for feedback from Stakeholders regarding INFOMAR acquisition from 2016 onwards.

Where would you like us to survey? It will only take a couple of minutes to complete.

Which of the remaining mid-water areas would you like us to survey in your order of preference?

Which of the remaining coastal-water areas would you like us to survey in your order of preference?

Which of the sub-program objectives should be focus on in your order of preference?


Download the questionaire here

Please email your answers to Archie.Donovan@gsi.ie


Published: 16/11/2015
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Product Access - Augmented Reality Sandbox Launched

The Augmented Reality Sandbox was launched at the INFOMAR conference November 3rd at the Geological survey of Ireland. An INFOMAR initiative this ‘AR Sandpit’ is the first of its kind in Ireland.

The AR sandbox was first developed as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project lead by visualisation collaboration, KeckCAVES, at the University of California. The augmented reality (AR) sandbox is a scientific educational tool which INFOMAR believes will help users to explore the importance in of topography, contouring, geology and hydrography.

The AR sandbox consists of a computer running simulation and visualisation software, a Kinect 3D camera which detects depth data and a projector which essentially projects the topography to match the real sand topography.

This AR sandbox was constructed as part of the education and outreach program for INFOMAR and we believe that this will help share the story, the science and the adventure that is INFOMAR, Vera Quinlan “

Article on Wired


Published: 13/11/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS – Killary Harbour - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Killary Harbour. Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.


The area was jointly surveyed on board survey vessels M.V. Cosantóir Bradán during (cruise CB14 04) R.V. Geo (cruise GEO 14 02) & R.V. Keary (cruise KRY 14 04) between 22nd August & 8th September 2014. See options below...Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of files:

Merged_CB_GEO_KRY_14_Killary_5m_WGS84

CB_14_04_Killary_2m_WGS84

GEO_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84

KRY_14_04_Killary_2m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files:

Merged_CB_GEO_KRY_14_Killary_5m_WGS84

CB_14_04_Killary_2m_WGS84

GEO_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84

KRY_14_04_Killary_2m_WGS84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files:

Merged_CB_GEO_KRY_14_Killary_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NE

Merged_CB_GEO_KRY_14_Killary_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NW

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

eg Name of files:

BS_CB1404_Killary_2m_U29_3B

BS_Geo1402_Killary_2M_U29_3B

BS_KRY1404_Killary_2M_U29_3B


Published: 11/11/2015

Data Access - New Dynamic Bathymetry Web Mapping Viewer

NEW INFOMAR Dynamic Web Mapping Viewer allows users to manipulate and analyse the bathymetry data within the browser.

The viewer enables dynamic rendering of the bathymetry data so it can be manipulated to best suit each individuals requirements.

It is also possible to extract water depths for specific points and carry out basic analysis of the bathymetry data such as slope and aspect analysis....Open Viewer


Published: 06/11/2015
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Product Access - Charts - New Tralee Charts

1:50,000 scale charts for Tralee Bay have been created and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published: 05/11/2015
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Product Access - Charts - New South West Coast Charts

1:100,000 scale charts for the South West Coast have been created and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published: 05/11/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Lough Foyle, Co. Donegal & Co. Derry

The RV Keary is now based in Greencastle for the Lough Foyle survey.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here


Published: 27/10/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Carlingford Lough, Co. Louth & Co. Down

The RV Tonn and RV Geo are are now based in Carlingford for the Carlingford Lough survey.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Tonn or RV Geo boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Louth Coast can be found here


Published: 27/10/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Boyne Estuary (Drogheda) - completed

The Boyne survey is now complete and the vessels have moved on to the next survey areas.

Coverage achieved during the Boyne Survey

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Louth & Meath Coast can be found here


Published: 23/10/2015
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Dún Laoghaire Data 2009/2010

Download a zip file containing a Fledermaus SD file which can be viewed with the free iView4D viewer.

Instructions to view the file and some images of the Dún Laoghaire data is also included in the download.


Published: 07/10/2015
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GSI Geoscience Research Programme (Short Calls)

The Geological Survey of Ireland is pleased to announce the first Short Call of the GSI Geoscience Research Programme. The call is open to companies, Higher Education Institutes and other organisations involved in geoscience research.


Please download and read the(i) the application template and (ii) Terms and Conditions.

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully as these will form the basis of contracts for successful applicants.

Further information is available on the GSI website http://www.gsi.ie/Geoscience+Initiatives/Griffith+Geoscience+Research+Awards.htm

Key information

Funding available: Maximum €25,000
Deadline for applications: 5pm, November 3rd 2015
Expected start date: January 2016
Submission: By email
Duration: Maximum 12 months
Research themes: see Terms and Conditions


For queries, please contact Dr Aoife Braiden aoife.braiden@gsi.ie


Published: 07/10/2015
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INFOMAR Annual Seminar 2015 - 3rd November

The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to announce the 2015 Annual INFOMAR Seminar.

The event will take place in the Geological Survey of Ireland, Dublin on November 3rd.

The theme of this event is "INFOMAR - Mapping our Maritime Future".

Presentations will focus on programme activity and impact, and an afternoon session will focus on the development of Phase 2 of INFOMAR, commencing January 2016.

The seminar is free to attend but advance registration is essential.

The agenda is being finalised and will be posted shortly.

To register for free please click on this link


Published: 05/10/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Boyne Estuary (Drogheda)

The boats are now based in Clogherhead for the Boyne Estuary survey.

The RV Geo is surveying the estuary and coast off the mouth of the estuary.

The RV Keary is surveying the coast between Clogherhead and Laytown in Meath. The RV Tonn is surveying the coast north of the mouth of the estuary.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Tonn or RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

 

Follow Our Boats Here

Current survey status of Boyne Estuary (Click image)

INFOMAR will be surveying the areas coloured on the map within the black boundary. The different colours represent different depth contours. The areas coloured with the diagonal hatch have been previously surveyed and the data can be downloaded from our website.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Louth & Meath Coast can be found here


Published: 02/10/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Wexford

The boats are now based in Kilmore Quay for the Wexford survey.

The RV Keary is acquiring data around Tuskar Lighthouse today.

The RV Geo is working to the east of Rosslare Harbour and the RV Tonn is acquiring crosslines and filling data gaps to the east of Rosslare.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Tonn, RV Geo or RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here


Published: 25/09/2015

Product Access - Charts - New Donegal Bay

New 1:50,000 scale charts for Donegal Bay have been produced and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published:21/09/2015

Follow Our Boats - Wexford

The boats are now based in Kilmore Quay for the Wexford survey.

The weather is changing on a day-by-day basis, with the result that we are surveying more or less every second day. Due to a poor weather outlook today the RV Tonn is operating on the Kilmore Quay side of Carnsore Point in case they need to return to base quickly should the sea state worsen. The RV Keary, on the other hand, is acquiring data north of Rosslare.

Coverage image for all vessels to date

The image above includes older data in the area, shown as slightly transparent so that you can differentiate it from the data that has been acquired on the current leg.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Tonn or RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

 

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here


Published: 21/09/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Wexford

The boats are now based in Kilmore Quay for the Wexford survey.

The RV Tonn has been surveying the coast off Carne/Carnsore Point and the RV Keary is surveying around Rosslare.

The RV Tonn in transit yesterday

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Tonn or RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

 

Follow Our Boats Here

Current survey status of Wexford(Click image)

INFOMAR will be surveying the areas coloured on the map within the black boundary. The different colours represent different depth contours. The areas coloured with the diagonal hatch have been previously surveyed and the data can be downloaded from our website.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here


Published: 02/09/2015
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Product Access - Charts - New Sligo Bay

New 1:50,000 scale charts for Sligo Bay have been produced and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published:31/08/2015

Follow Our Boats - Dungarvan, Co. Cork

We have had a busy week transiting the boats from Youghal and Dungarvan to Kilmore Quay for the next stage of the survey.

In the first of the two images below you can see overall coverage achieved to date by the R.V Tonn and R.V. Geo for Dungarvan. The highlighted area towards the bottom is blown up in the second image to show a significant shoal (sand or gravel bank) discovered by the R.V. Keary and surveyed by the R.V. Tonn.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here


Published: 28/08/2015

Follow Our Boats – Youghal, Co. Cork and Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Latest coverage image from Youghal.

Latest coverage image from Dungarvan.

3D profile of a section of the channel in Dungarvan.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here


Published: 13/08/2015

Data Access - IWDDS – Donegal - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

This area was jointly surveyed by INFOMAR on board survey vessels R. V. Keary and R.V. Cosantóir_Bradán during cruise CB_14_02 and KRY_14_02 between 27-May-2014and 27-Jun-2014.

2M ARC ESRI GRIDS and 5M Backscatter GeoTIFFS are available for the area surveyed by each research vessel. A merged 5M ASCII.dat, 5M ARC ESRI GRID and two Shaded Relief GeoTIFFS are available for the entire survey area. See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of files:

MERGED_CB_KRY_14_02_Donegal_5m_WGS84

CB_14_02_Donegal_2m_WGS84

KRY_14_02_Donegal_2m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files:

Merged_CB_KRY_14_02_5m_Donegal_WGS84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files:

Merged_CB_KRY_14_02_Donegal_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NE

Merged_CB_KRY_14_02_Donegal_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_Earth_Colour_NW

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

eg Name of files:

BS_CB_14_02_Donegal_5M_U29_3B

BS_KRY_14_02_Donegal_5M_U29_3B


Published: 12/08/2015

Follow Our Boats – Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

While waiting for the weather to turn our survey crews have been maintaining the boats and pre-processing survey data for Western Bay, Dungarvan. This is when features first emerge, including what may be an outfall pipe covered with rock armour below the lighthouse on Ballinacourty Point.

Below is a map showing the coverage for Dungarvan with the lighthouse towards the centre of the image.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here


Published: 10/08/2015

Follow Our Boats - Youghal, Co. Cork and Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Rain, gales and maintenance problems have slowed but not stopped our survey of the Youghal and Dungarvan coast. The smallest of the boats the R.V. Tonn was able to survey further up the Blackwater River during a break in the weather and is currently surveying off Dungarvan.

The first of the images below shows a bird’s eye view from Google Earth of the coverage for Youghal to now. The second is a map showing the coverage for Youghal and Dungarvan, completed coverage in the area is in bright colours and previous survey data is in darker shades.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here


Published: 07/08/2015

Graduate Geologist Tender

GSI is seeking to fill 5 one-year positions for Graduate Geologists working in its Tellus, INFOMAR (Marine), Landslide, Land Mapping and Geological Heritage programmes. See details here

The Request for Tenders document can be downloaded here

Application involves sending by email, CV and letter of suitability for each post being applied for.

Closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday August 25th. Applications can be sent to Tenders@gsi.ie or viaEtenders.


Published: 31/07/2015 Updated 07/08/2015

Preliminary Data Shows Folding on Seafloor off Youghal

During the ongoing survey of Youghal being carried out by the R.V. Tonn, R.V. Keary and R.V. Geo preliminary examination of the data has revealed these striking examples of fold structures in submerged Carboniferous limestones South of Youghal town. This feature displays curved beds of limestone indicative of a syncline structure. The syncline extends from Cork, in an East-West striking direction. The oldest lithology of the region is the Devonian Old Red Sandstones which are exposed on the anticline, while the limestones are exposed on the syncline.

The first image shows the area at a resolution of around 1 meter per pixel. The second image shows the area from which the detail is taken.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here


Published: 30/07/2015

Follow Our Boats - Youghal, Co. Cork

All boats are currently based in Youghal for the current survey. Despite heavy weather the R.V. Tonn, R.V. Keary and R.V. Geo have been collecting some exciting data which we will be sharing a detail of tomorrow.

Here's an image of the overall coverage achieved to date. The completed coverage in the area is in bright colours and previous survey data is in darker shades.(brown,yellow,green).

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here


Published: 30/07/2015

Local News Coverage – Archie Donovan explains the context of the INFOMAR survey in Youghal.

Archie Donovan explains the INFOMAR survey in Youghal within the context of the Geological Survey of Irelands other programmes. Interview begins 33 minutes into Monday the 27th of July’s edition of “Youghal Ready for This” for Community Radio Youghal.

Go to Community Radio Youghal 104FM Player

Download the MP3 file

Published: 28/07/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Tralee - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for an area in Tralee Bay. Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

The data was collected in 2014 by the Cosantóir Bradán 2014 Leg 5, RV Keary 2014 Leg 5 and RV Geo 2014 Leg 3. The data fills in some of the shallower areas which was too shallow for the Celtic Voyager to survey.The surrounding legs were surveyed by the Celtic Voyager in 2014 (CV_14_02), 2011 (CV_11_02) & 2009 (CV_09_02). Lidar data was also acquired in 2008.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of files: 2014_Merged_KRY_CB_GEO_Tralee_2014_5m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: 2014_Merged_KRY_CB_GEO_Tralee_2014_5m_WGS84..DIR

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: 2014_Tralee_Bay_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth_color_WGS84
2014_Tralee_Bay_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_earth_color_WGS84

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

eg Name of files:BS_CB_14_05_Tralee_5m_UTM29_3B
BS_GEO_14_03_Tralee_2m_Area2a_UTM29_3B
BS_GEO_14_03_Tralee_2m_Area3_UTM29_3B
BS_GEO_14_03_Tralee_2m_Area4_UTM29_3B
BS_KY_14_05_Tralee_5m_UTM29_3B


Published: 20/07/2015

Data Access - IWDDS - Cork Fastnet - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for the area immediately surrounding Fastnet Rock. Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

The data was collected in 2013 by the RV Keary during Survey Leg KRY_13_03. The data fills in a small gap which was too shallow for the Celtic Voyager to survey.The surrounding legs were surveyed by the Celtic Voyager in 2013 (CV_13_02) & 2014 (CV_14_03).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of files: KRY_13_03_Cork_Fastnet_2m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: KRY_13_03_Cork_Fastnet_2m_WGS84..Dir

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: KRY_13_03_Cork_Fastnet_2m_WGSS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE.tif KRY_13_03_Cork_Fastnet_2m_WGSS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW.tif

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

eg Name of files:BS_BS_KRY_13_03_Cork_Fastnet_2m_U29_3B.tif


Published: 17/07/2015

Follow Our Boats - Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and Youghal, Co. Cork

All boats are currently based in Youghal for the current survey. The current approach is to focus on the Dungarvan area when the weather is settled, and then to focus on Youghal when the weather windows are narrower. Good coverage of Dungarvan was achieved this week during a period of good weather.

Here's an image of the overall coverage achieved to date. The completed coverage in the area is in bright colours and previous survey data is in darker shades.(brown,yellow,green).

Here's a close-up image of the Youghal coverage.

Here's a close-up image of the Dungarvan coverage.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here


Published: 16/07/2015

Check out our new Storymap - The Atlantic Transect

Our Story Maps combine interactive maps and multimedia content and are aimed at everyone, that is, anyone with access to the Internet and a curiosity about the sea. We hope they will help explain the work INFOMAR carries out and the features we have discovered.

The Atlantic Transect

To better understand the North Atlantic Ocean and to promote the sustainable management of its resources.

In June 2015 the first transatlantic survey took place under the auspices of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. A multi-national team of ocean exploration experts acquired data during a passage between St John's, Newfoundland and Galway, Ireland. Seabed and water column data were acquired and previously uncharted features on the Atlantic seabed were uncovered.

To undertake the transatlantic survey, an INFOMAR led seabed mapping team joined the vessel in Newfoundland, comprising experts from Canada (Marine Institute of Memorial University), the US (NOAA), and Europe (IPMA-Portugal, Marine Institute, Ireland).

The survey onboard Ireland's national research vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer, is one of the first projects to be launched by the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and aims to join resources of its three signatories to better understand the North Atlantic Ocean and to promote the sustainable management of its resources.

They uncovered 235km2 of iceberg scarred seabed and buried sediment channels on the Newfoundland and Labrador shelf. They charted a 15km long down-slope channel feature on the western Atlantic continental slope, most likely formed by meltwater run-off associated with ice cap grounding during the last glaciation, approximately 20,000 years ago.

They crossed the dramatic Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge creating a 3D visualisation of a 3.7km high underwater mountain. Continuing eastward a straight asymmetric ridge feature came to life standing proud from the flat seabed over 140km long, peaking at 1108m high, taller than Carrauntoohil.

Join the team as we take you through the highlights of this historic survey and explore the diverse and dramatic North Atlantic Ocean through this interactive story map.

Click Here to view The Atlantic Transect Story Map

Published: 09/07/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland(SEAI) - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for 4 separate area called CV14_SEAI_Offshore Clare/Galway Bay/Clare Kilkee and Aran.


Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.


The data was collected in 2014 by the Celtic Voyager Leg CV_14_SEAI.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of files: CV_14_SEAI_Aran_5m_U29Nu
CV_14_SEAI_Aran_5m_WGS84
CV_14_SEAI_Clare_Kilkee_2m_U29
CV_14_SEAI_Clare_Kilkee_2m_WGS84
CV_14_SEAI_Galway_Bay_1m_U29
CV_14_SEAI_Galway_Bay_1m_WGS84
CV_14_SEAI_Offshore_Clare_5m_U29
CV_14_SEAI_Offshore_Clare_5m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: CV_14_SEAI_Aran_5m_WGS84..DIR
CV_14_SEAI_Clare_Kilkee_2m_WGS84..DIR
CV_14_SEAI_Galway_Bay_1m_WGS84..DIR
CV_14_SEAI_Offshore_Clare_5m_WGS84..DIR

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CV_14_SEAI_Aran_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE.tif
CV_14_SEAI_Aran_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW.tif
CV_14_SEAI_Clare_Kilkee_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE.tif
CV_14_SEAI_Clare_Kilkee_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW.tif
CV_14_SEAI_Galway_Bay_1m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE.tif

CV_14_SEAI_Galway_Bay_1m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW.tif
CV_14_SEAI_Offshore_Clare_10m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE.tif
CV_14_SEAI_Offshore_Clare_10m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW.tif

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

eg Name of files:BS_CV_14_SEAI_Aran_2m_U29_3B.tif
BS_CV_14_SEAI_Clare_Kilkee_1m_U29_3B.tif
BS_CV_14_SEAI_Galway_Bay_50cm_U29_3B.tif
BS_CV_14_SEAI_Offshore_Clare_2m_U29_3B.tif


Published: 09/07/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Donegal - Merged 29m Bathymetry - ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download merged 29m bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Donegal.

This area was surveyed as part of the Irish National Seabed Survey (Subsequently the INFOMAR project), a joint seabed mapping project between the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute.

The data was collected during surveys between 2002 and 2005.

The surveys were CE03_01, CE03_02, CE03_03, CE03_04, CE03_05, CE04_02, CE04_03, CE04_04, CE04_05, CE05_01, CE05_02, CE05_03, CE05_04, CV02_01,

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of files: CE_2003_2004_2005_Donegal_Merged_29m_WGS84, CE_2003_2004_2005_Donegal_Merged_29m_Interpolated_WGS84

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: CE_2003_2004_2005_Donegal_Merged_29m_WGS84..DIR, CE_2003_2004_2005_Donegal_Merged_29m_WGS84_Interp..DIR

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CE_2003_2004_2005_Donegal_Merged_29m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth_color_WGS84
CE_2003_2004_2005_Donegal_Merged_29m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_earth_color_WGS84 CE_2003_2004_2005_Donegal_Merged_Interpolated_29m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth CE_2003_2004_2005_Donegal_Merged_Interpolated_29m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth


Published: 08/07/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and Youghal, Co. Cork

All boats are currently based in Youghal for the current survey. Despite a sustained period of southerly bad weather, making operations outside of Youghal Harbour impossible, both inshore craft the RV Tonn & the RV Geo have remained operational when not restricted by tide.

The weather forecast remains bad, so the plan is to continue work further up the river, which is tidal up to 18km away. The RNLI and Coastguard are particularly interested in this work as it is very shallow and they often receive call outs along the river.

Here's an image of the overall coverage achieved to date.

Here's a close-up image of the Bay.

Here's a close-up image of the Harbour and River Blackwater.

Here's a close-up image of the River Blackwater.

 

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here


Published: 06/07/2015

Product Access - Charts - Updated Galway Bay

The 1:120,000 and 1:50,000 scale charts for Galway Bay have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published:30/06/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Zone 3b - Rockall - 30m Bathymetry & Backscatter Data

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, ascii .dat & shaded relief images for Zone 3b Rockall in 30m resolution. Backscatter images 50m resolution can also be downloaded.

The dataset was generated by Fabio Sacchetti. The data were reprocessed using the hydrographic software CARIS Hips&Sips versions v6.1 and v7.0. Particular attention was given to the removal of data related to erroneous soundings, vessel motion, navigation jumps and sound velocity refraction artefacts. Calibration offsets were also assessed and modified and line-to line mismatches were aligned when required.

Additional information can be found:

Sacchetti, F., Benetti, S., Georgiopoulou, A., Dunlop, P., Quinn, R., 2011. Geomorphology of the Irish Rockall Trough, North Atlantic Ocean, mapped from multibeam bathymetric and backscatter data. Journal of Maps, 2011, 60-81. doi:10.4113/jom.2011.1157

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

There are 7 grids available

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

eg Name of file: Zone_3b_Rockall_Chart_1_30m_wgs84

 

You will need to download the vector data in small lots (1-3 datasetss at a time)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

eg Name of file: Zone_3b_Rockall_Chart_1_30m_wgs84..DIR

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

eg Name of file: Zone_3b_Rockall_Chart_1_30m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_Inter_UTM28N

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

eg Name of file: Zone_3b_Rockall_Chart_1_50m_Backscatter_UTM28N

Published: 29/06/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and Youghal, Co. Cork

All boats are currently based in Youghal for the current survey. The survey will focus on Youghal harbour and Dungarvan.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved to date.

The RV Tonn and RV Geo are surveying the shallower areas.

The RV Keary is surveying the deeper waters.

The Cosantóir Bradán is docked in Youghal and is acting as the data processing and accommodation centre for the crew.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Tonn or RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

 

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here


Published: 24/06/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and Youghal, Co. Cork

All boats are currently based in Youghal for the current survey. The survey will focus on Youghal harbour and Dungarvan.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved to date. The completed coverage in the area is in bright colour and previous survey data is in darker shades.(brown,yellow,green).

The RV Tonn and RV Geo are surveying the shallower areas.

The RV Keary is surveying the deeper waters.

The Cosantóir Bradán is docked in Youghal and is acting as the data processing and accommodation centre for the crew.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Tonn or RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

 

Follow Our Boats Here

Current survey status in Dungarvan and Youghal (Click images). INFOMAR will be surveying the areas coloured on the map within the black boundary. The different colours represent different depth contours. The areas coloured with the diagonal hatch have been previously surveyed and the data can be downloaded from our website.

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Youghal Coast can be found here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Waterford Coast can be found here


Published: 22/06/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Zone 3 - 25m Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & ascii .dat for Zone 3 in 25m resolution.

The dataset was generated by Boris Dorschel for the book. Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabed (2010). Authors: Boris Dorschel, Andrew J. Wheeler, Xavier Monteys, Koen Verbruggen ISBN: 978-90-481-9375-2 (Print) 978-90-481-9376-9 (Online)

Please Note: The grids are created using the entire multibeam soundings available and interpolation has been used to fill the gaps, in particular in areas deeper than 2000 m. The density of the multibeam data points is sufficient to model full coverage DTMs of 25 m resolution down to a water depth of approximately 2000 m (depending on morphology and slope angel). Below 2000 m wd, an increase in artefacts is observed.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

There are 30 grids available

You will need to download the ArcGIS GRIDS in two lots.

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Entire Area ArcGIS GRID

eg Name of file: Bathymetry_Zone_3_48n11w_25m_WGS84

 

You will need to download the vector data in small lots (1-4 datasetss at a time)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

eg Name of file: Zone_3_48n11w_25m..DIR

Published: 19/06/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Bannow Bay, Co. Wexford

We have finished the Bannow Bay survey.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved. The completed coverage is in colour and previous survey data is in darker shades.

The next survey will focus on Youghal harbour and Dungarvan.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here


Published: 17/06/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Bannow Bay, Co. Wexford

All boats are based in Kilmore Quay for the Bannow Bay survey. We're hoping to finish the survey this evening.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved to date around Hook Head & Bannow Bay.

The RV Keary is surveying around Hook Head and the shallower waters on the east side of the pennisula.

The RV Tonn and RV Geo are surveying in Bannow Bay. They must work with the high tide to finish off the survey area - when the tide is not suitable they are carrying out crosslines where they can.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here


Published: 15/06/2015
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News Coverage - A team of scientists have completed a transatlantic sea bed mapping exercise which revealed previously uncharted features.

The project is one of the first to be carried out by the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, set up two years ago.

View RTE News Coverage


Published: 10/06/2015
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Press Release - Mountains in the Atlantic Ocean mapped by multinational team on Celtic Explorer

Read More


Published: 09/06/2015
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INFOMAR Newsletter Issue 2

The newsletter highlights news and events relating to the INFOMAR programme and related subjects.

Download a copy of the issue by clicking here.


Published: 05/06/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Bannow Bay, Co. Wexford

INFOMAR Survey Season has begun. All boats are based in Kilmore Quay for the Bannow Bay survey. Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been suitable for surveying over the last few days but we are hoping that will change on sunday.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved to date around Hook Head, Bannow Bay and Kilmore Quay approaches.

Hook Head coverage in colour and previous survey data collected in darker shades.

Follow Our Boats Here

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here


Published: 05/06/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - South West Cork - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for the South West Cork area.

A backscatter geotiff can also be downloaded.

The data was collected in 2014 by the Celtic Voyager Leg 3.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of file: CV_14_03_SW_Cork_5m_WGS84

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of file: CV_14_03_SW_Cork_5m_WGS84..DIR

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CV_14_03_SW_Cork_5M_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth_color_WGS84.tif
CV_14_03_SW_Cork_5M_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_earth_color_WGS84.tif

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CV_14_03_SW_Cork_2m_U29_3B.tif


Published: 29/05/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Killary Harbour - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Killary Harbour.

Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

The data was collected in 2014 by the Celtic Voyager Leg 2.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of file: CV_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of file: CV_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84..DIR

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CV_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE.tif
CV_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW.tif

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CV_14_02_Killary_2M_U29_3B.tif

To download the survey report

Data Type - Reports

CV_14_02_Galway_Tralee_Killary_Survey_Leg_Report


Published: 27/05/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Tralee Bay - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Tralee Bay.

Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

The data was collected in 2014 by the Celtic Voyager Leg 2.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of file: CV_14_02_Tralee_5m_WGS84

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of file: CV_14_02_Tralee_2m_WGS84..DIR

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CV_14_02_Tralee_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE.tif
CV_14_02_Tralee_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW.tif


For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CV_14_02_Tralee_2M_U29_3B.tif

To download the survey report

Data Type - Reports

CV_14_02_Galway_Tralee_Killary_Survey_Leg_Report


Published: 27/05/2015
Page Type: Web page

Data Access - IWDDS - Killary Harbour - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Killary Harbour.

Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

The data was collected in 2014 by the Celtic Voyager Leg 2.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of file: CV_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of file: CV_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84..DIR

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CV_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE.tif
CV_14_02_Killary_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW.tif

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CV_14_02_Killary_2M_U29_3B.tif

To download the survey report

Data Type - Reports

CV_14_02_Galway_Tralee_Killary_Survey_Leg_Report


Published: 27/05/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Galway Bay - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiff images & xyz files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Galway Bay.

Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

The data was collected in 2014 by the Celtic Voyager Leg 2.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of files: CV_14_02_Galway_Bay_2m_WGS84

CV_14_02_Galway_Bay_Outer_2m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: CV_14_02_Galway_Bay_2m_WGS84..DIR

CV_14_02_Galway_Bay_Outer_5m_WGS84..DIR

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of files: CV_14_02_Galway_Part_1_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE
CV_14_02_Galway_Part_1_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW
CV_14_02_Galway_Part_2_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE
CV_14_02_Galway_Part_2_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NW

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CV_14_02_Galway_Part_1_2M_U29_3B
BS_CV_14_02_Galway_Part_2_2M_U29_3B

To download the survey report

Data Type - Reports

CV_14_02_Galway_Tralee_Killary_Survey_Leg_Report


Published: 27/05/2015
Page Type: Web page

Data Access - IWDDS - Dundalk - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for the Dundalk area.

The data was collected between 2011 and 2013 and comprises several survey legs: Celtic Voyager 2011 Leg 6, Cosantóir Bradán 2013 Leg 2, RV Keary 2012 Leg 1 & 2011 Leg 6 and RV Geo 2013 Leg 2, 2012 Leg 1 and 2011 Leg 6.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of file: INISHydro_Dundalk_2011_2013_5m_UTM29N

Name of file: INISHydro_Dundalk_2011_2013_5m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

Name of file: 2011_2013_INISHydro_Dundalk_5m_WGS84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of file: Dundalk_2011_2013_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_Earth_Color_WGS84

Name of file: Dundalk_2011_2013_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_Earth_Color_WGS84


Published: 19/05/2015
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Follow Our Boats - Bannow Bay, Co. Wexford

INFOMAR Survey Season has begun. All boats are based in Kilmore Quay for the Bannow Bay survey.

The RV Tonn started surveying in Bannow Bay on the 22nd May. On the 24th May it carried out a small survey of the Kilmore Quay entrance, due to concerns about the siltation on the approaches and near the entrance, observed recently. This needed to be done in advance of the RV Keary's arrival. The RV Tonn is currently back surveying in Bannow Bay.

The RV Keary arrived yesterday and will start surveying the deeper waters of Bannow Bay tomorrow.

The Cosantóir Bradán is docked in Kilmore Quay and is acting as the data processing and accommodation centre for the crew.

The RV Geo is currently in Dublin undergoing some final checks and will hopefully arrive in Kilmore Quay before the weekend.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the RV Tonn or RV Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to view the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Current survey status in Bannow Bay (Click image)

All information about INFOMAR's seabed surveys around the Wexford Coast can be found here


Published: 26/05/2015
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INFOMAR Survey Operations Plan 2015

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Published:25/05/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Galway Bay - Bathymetry & Backscatter ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Galway Bay.

Backscatter geotiffs can also be downloaded.

The data was collected in 2014 by the Celtic Voyager Leg 1.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

Name of files: CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_5m_UTM29N, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_5m_WGS84, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_Aran_5m_UTM29N, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_Aran_5m_WGS84, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_East_2m_UTM29N, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_East_2m_WGS84, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_Energy_Buoy_50cm_UTM29N, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_Energy_Buoy_50cm_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

Name of files: CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_5m_WGS84..DIR, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_East_2m_WGS84..DIR, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_Energy_Buoy_50cm_WGS84..DIR, CV_14_01_Off_Aran_5m_WGS84..DIR

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of file: CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_Aran_5m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE, CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_East_2m_WGS84_Shaded_Bathymetry_NE,
CV_14_01_Galway_Bay_Energy_Buoy_50cm_WGS84_shaded_Bathymetry_NE

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CV_14_01_GALWAY_2M_U29_3B, BS_CV_14_01_GALWAY_Aran_2M_U29_3B, BS_CV_14_01_GALWAY_EAST_2M_U29_3B,
BS_CV_14_01_GALWAY_ENERGY_BUOY_1M_U29_3B

To download the survey report

Data Type - Reports

CV_14_01_Galway_Survey_Leg_Report


Published: 20/05/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Dundalk - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for the Dundalk area.

The data was collected between 2011 and 2013 and comprises several survey legs: Celtic Voyager 2011 Leg 6, Cosantóir Bradán 2013 Leg 2, RV Keary 2012 Leg 1 & 2011 Leg 6 and RV Geo 2013 Leg 2, 2012 Leg 1 and 2011 Leg 6.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of file: INISHydro_Dundalk_2011_2013_5m_UTM29N

Name of file: INISHydro_Dundalk_2011_2013_5m_WGS84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

Name of file: 2011_2013_INISHydro_Dundalk_5m_WGS84

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of file: Dundalk_2011_2013_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_Earth_Color_WGS84

Name of file: Dundalk_2011_2013_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_Earth_Color_WGS84


Published: 19/05/2015
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Product Access - Charts - Updated Dingle Bay

The 1:100,000 and 1:50,000 scale charts for Dingle Bay have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published:15/05/2015
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Product Access - Charts - Updated Shannon Estuary

The 1:50,000 scale charts for Shannon have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published:11/05/2015
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INFOMAR Images and Data feature on News Channels and Newspapers.

INFOMAR's 3D model of the RMS Lusitania shipwreck featured on Channel 4 News.

Download and explore the model using the link in our previous post.

Click the link below to view the feature
http://www.channel4.com/news/catch-up/display/playlistref/070515/clipid/070515_4ON_SHIP_0705

INFOMAR's 3D image of the RMS Lusitania shipwreck featured on RTE ONE's Six One News.

Click the link below to view the feature
http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10415948/#pos=2021

The images also featured in a special report on the RTE website

http://www.rte.ie/news/special-reports/2015/0506/699127-lusitania/

Sky News also featured the images in a report on their website

http://news.sky.com/story/1479000/doomed-ship-lusitania-revealed-in-new-images

Big News Network.com

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/232640777

The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/sonar-images-of-lusitania-emerge-ahead-of-sinking-s-centenary-1.2202186

Mirror

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rms-lusitania-sinking-incredible-new-5650272

thejournal.ie

http://www.thejournal.ie/government-new-pictures-infrared-interesting-killed-deaths-2087564-May2015/

Siliconrepublic.com

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/41912-lusitania-sinking-marked-on

The Southern Star

http://www.southernstar.ie/News/Sonar-images-of-Lusitania-wreck-are-unveiled-07052015.htm

The Clare Herald

http://clareherald.com/2015/05/06/new-imagery-details-wreck-of-rms-lusitania-5464/

Westmeath Examiner

http://www.westmeathexaminer.ie/news/roundup/articles/2015/05/06/4037497-new-sonar-imagery-of-wreck-of-rms-lusitania-100-years-after-its-loss/


Published: 08/05/2015
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Comparison of Sonar images of the RMS Lusitania 2002 - 2014

The first RMS Lusitania survey was undertaken in 2002 by the S.V. Bligh as part of the testing of a new multibeam echosounder (MBES) system (Kongsberg Simrad EM1002S), which at the time was considered an advanced system for mapping shallower waters.

(2002 - Irish National Seabed Survey, Geological Survey of Ireland)

Following the launch of the R.V. Keary in 2009, the GSI’s shallow water survey vessel, further surveys were conducted in 2010 using a more up-to-date MBES system (Kongsberg Simrad EM3002), designed for high quality object detection. This imagery proved very useful in the visualisation of the wreck where details of the condition and slow deterioration of the Lusitania could now be seen.

( 2010 - A 3D image of the RMS Lusitania using Fledermaus 3D visualisation software ©INFOMAR)

In 2013 the R.V. Keary was refitted with a Kongsberg Simrad EM2040 system which provides even higher resolution mapping of the seabed. On 5 July 2013 the R.V. Keary conducted a small survey of the wreck using this system.

( 2013 - A 3D image of the RMS Lusitania using Fledermaus 3D visualisation software ©INFOMAR)

A full site survey was conducted in 2014 using the same EM2040 MBES system on the R.V. Celtic Voyager. Survey conditions were favourable on the day and so the 2D and 3D imagery produced from the 2014 survey is by far superior to any of the earlier visualisations

( 2014 - A 3D image of the RMS Lusitania using Fledermaus 3D visualisation software ©INFOMAR)

( 2014 - A 3D image of the RMS Lusitania using Fledermaus 3D visualisation software ©INFOMAR)

( 2014 - A 3D image of the RMS Lusitania using Fledermaus 3D visualisation software ©INFOMAR)

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Published: 07/05/2015
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Press Release - New sonar imagery of wreck of the RMS LUSITANIA one hundred years after its loss

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Published: 06/05/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Dingle - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for the shallow areas of Dingle Bay.

The data was collected in 2013 and comprises three survey legs: Cosantóir Bradán 2013 Leg 3, RV Keary 2013 Leg 4 and RV Geo 2013 Leg 3.

You can also download backscatter geotiffs for the survey legs - Cosantóir Bradán 2013 Leg 3 (CB_13_03), and the RV Keary 2013 Leg 4 (KY_13_04).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of file: 2013_Dingle_Bay_2m_wgs84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

Name of file: CB_13_03_KY_13_04_GEO_13_03_Dingle_5m..DIR

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of file: 2013_Dingle_Bay_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth_color_WGS84

Name of file: 2013_Dingle_Bay_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_earth_color_WGS84

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CB_13_03_Dingle_2m_UTM29_3B

Name of file: BS_KY_13_04_Dingle_2m_UTM29_3B


Published: 08/04/2015
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Product Access - Charts - New South Coast Charts

1:100,000 scale charts for the South Coast have been created and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published: 02/04/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Shannon Estuary - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for the shallow areas of Shannon Estuary.

The data was collected in 2013 and comprises three survey legs: Cosantóir Bradán 2013 Leg 4, RV Keary 2013 Leg 5 and RV Geo 2013 Leg 5.

You can also download backscatter geotiffs for the survey legs - Cosantóir Bradán 2013 Leg 4 (CB_13_04), RV Keary 2013 Leg 5 (KY_13_05) and RV Geo 2013 Leg 5 (GEO_13_05).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

Name of file: 2013_merged_shannon_estuary_5m_wgs84

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

Name of file: 2013_merged_shannon_estuary_5m_wgs84..DIR

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of file: 2013_Merged_Shannon_Estuary_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NE_earth_color_WGS84

Name of file: 2013_Merged_Shannon_Estuary_5m_Bathymetry_Shaded_Relief_NW_earth_color_WGS84

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Shaded Relief Geotiffs

Name of file: BS_CB_13_04_Shannon_5m_UTM29_3B

Name of file: BS_GEO_13_05_Shannon_2m_UTM29N_3B

Name of file: BS_KY_13_05_Shannon_5m_UTN29M_3B


Published: 01/04/2015
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Science Foundation Ireland Investigators Programme 2015 – Call Open

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in collaboration with the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland, Teagasc, the Geological Survey of Ireland, the Marine Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Irish Research Council, is pleased to launch the SFI Investigators Programme 2015.

The SFI Investigators Programme supports the development of world-class research capability and human capital in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that demonstrably support and underpin enterprise competitiveness and societal development in Ireland. A major objective of the 2015 Investigators Programme (IvP 2015) call is to stimulate and catalyse strong participation by Ireland’s researchers in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research framework programme (H2020).


Further information on the Investigators Programme 2015 call can be found here.

Webinar – 17th April 2015, 11:00 (Participation strongly advised, register here)

Information Session for SFI-DEL Applicants – 14th April 2015, 11:00, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 26th June 2015 at 13:00 Dublin Local Time.

Should you have any queries, please email investigators@sfi.ie


Published: 01/04/2015
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Data Access - IWDDS - Cork Harbour 2012 - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 2m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for Cork Harbour.

The data was collected in 2012 and comprises three survey legs: Cosantóir Bradán 2012 Leg 1, RV Keary 2012 Leg 5 and RV Geo 2012.

You can also download backscatter 2m geotiffs for two of the survey legs - Cosantóir Bradán 2012 Leg 1 (CB_12_01)& RV Keary 2012 Leg 5 (KY_12_05).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 27/03/2015
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Product Access - Charts - Updated Bantry & Dunmanus

The 1:50,000 and the 1:100,000 scale charts for Bantry and Dunmanus Bays have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published: 27/03/2015
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Press Release - Ireland gets new High Tech survey vessel

Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Resources at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Joe McHugh T.D., today formally commissioned the INFOMAR Programme’s new survey vessel, naming her the RV TONN at the Poolbeg Yacht, Boat Club & Marina.....Read more here

Published: 26/03/2015
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Product Access - Charts - Updated Cork

The 1:100,000 scale charts for Cork have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief. Also, the 50,000 scale charts for Kinsale and Cork Harbour...View


Published: 27/02/2015
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Product Access - Charts - South West

The 1:100,000 scale charts for the South West of Ireland have been completed and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 12/02/2015
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Product Access - Charts - Achill Sound

The 1:50,000 scale charts for Achill Sound have been completed and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 12/02/2015
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Free INFOMAR Diving App for Android phones

Have you checked out our new diving app the “INFOMAR CFT Dive Guide”. It was released in
December 2014. The app was designed in collaboration with Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (CFT) / the Irish Underwater Council. Designed by Compass Informatics, a Dublin-based information and location technologies company.

A simple map viewer displays useful dive and snorkel site information to the user.

INFOMAR and other marine data are central to the app. Seabed (Shaded Relief), Seabed (depth), wave height, surface temperature, salinity and shipwrecks are combined with blueways and dive and snorkel site locations.

The development has been funded by the INFOMAR programme.

Download App here

Published: 04/02/2015
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INFOMAR feature in “An Long Chaillte/The Lost Ship - TG4 Player

Did you miss An Long Chaillte/ The Lost Ship on Wednesday 28th January?

Catch up on the TG4 Player

Click Here

 

Published: 04/02/2015
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INFOMAR to feature on upcoming documentary “An Long Chaillte/The Lost Ship”,
Wednesday 28th January at 9.30pm on TG4

It documents the excavation of the Rutland Island Wreck off Burtonport, Co. Donegal in which the RV Keary and its crew were involved.

An Long Chaillte/ The Lost Ship is a history /science docudrama. A film crew follows a team of Underwater Archaeologists and Scientists for three years as they explore the hull of an ancient shipwreck of the coast of Donegal. As the wrecked vessel and its contents are unearthed and preserved, the viewer will take a journey into the past.

You can view the trailer and find out more information using the link below

http://tilefilms.ie/productions/mystery-lost-ship/

Published: 26/01/2015
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INFOMAR on Nationwide - RTE Player

Did you miss Nationwide on Friday 23rd January?

Catch up on the RTE Player

http://www.rte.ie/news/player/nationwide/2015/0123/

 

Published: 26/01/2015
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INFOMAR to feature on Nationwide Friday 23rd January at 7pm on RTE1

Tune into Nationwide this Friday, the 23rd January at 7pm on RTE1.

 

Published: 19/01/2015
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INFOMAR participates in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Come and visit the INFOMAR team on the Geological Survey of Ireland's stand at the BT Young Scientist
& Technology Exhibition in the RDS. See Eoin MacCraith's amazing models which displays how we map
the seabed and also his new Earth Model.

Our team will be on hand to explain all aspects of mapping Ireland's seabed.

Please come and visit our stand in the EcoZone on January 8th, 9th, or 10th, at the RDS from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) will present this prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition to the project that best demonstrates the use of geological data .

Published: 07/01/2015
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GSI Tender for Geoscience Research Manager

GSI requires the services of a Geoscience Research Manager to assist with the development of a strategic research plan for the next 4-6 years in order to prioritise areas and modes of future GSI funded research. It requires a Research Manager to complete a final review of the impacts of the Griffith Award Programme and develop and implement a roadmap for a possible future Griffith programme and other GSI research areas, nationally and at an EU level.

Full details at https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=82773&B=&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/
publictenders

Tender closes 12.00 on 10/01/2015

Published: 25/11/2014
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GSI Tender for Groundwater Consultants issued

The Groundwater Programme (GSI) will be embarking on a Hydrogeological Mapping and Characterisation Project to provide more detailed, higher resolution groundwater resource and pathway (vulnerability) 3D models and 2D maps for specific hydrogeolgical regions. This will be a multi-annual project (4-6 years) with a planned start date of early 2015 and we are now seeking a team of consultants to aid us with the delivery of this project.
Services sought are

Lot A covering Hydrogeologist (groundwater resource/protection mapping) and Project Management Services;
Lot B covering Geoscientist (subsoils/geomorphology) Services;
Lot C covering Hydrogeologist/Geoscientist Services (up to two positions);
Lot D covering Data Manager/GIS Services;
Lot E covering Graduate Geologist/Geoscientist Services

Tender closes 13.00 on 9/01/2015

For further information, please register online at: https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publicpurchase_frameset.asp?PID=82487&B=&PS=1&PP=ctm/Supplier/
publictenders

Published: 25/11/2014
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Check out our new Storymaps now available in the ESRI Story Maps Gallery

These Story Maps combine interactive maps and multimedia content and are aimed at everyone, that is, anyone with access to the Internet and a curiosity about the sea. We hope they will help explain the work INFOMAR carries out and the features we have discovered.

Click here to go to the ESRI Story Maps Gallery and view INFOMAR Story Maps or see the links below to go directly to our Story Map page.

Waterford beneath the waves

Discover a new 3D view of Waterford. What features lie on the seafloor? How were they discovered

 

INFOMAR Story Maps Click here

Published: 10/11/2014
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INFOMAR develops Trans-Atlantic Co-Operation, providing training to
USA seabed mapping programme

George Hanna, a student of the Benthic Acoustic Mapping and Survey (BEAMS) programme in the USA, recently joined the Irish INFOMAR team on the research vessel RV Celtic Voyager during an inshore survey of Mizen head, County Cork.

The INFOMAR team provided fieldwork training on board the RV Celtic Voyager using the newly installed EM2040 state of the art multibeam technology to develop detailed maps of the seafloor, as well as a sub-bottom profiler to identify and characterise layers of sediment and rock and surrounding habitat.  

Training support is hugely beneficial in developing academic and career opportunities in bathymetric and seafloor habitat mapping on both sides of the Atlantic.  “With the rapid growth of new technologies used in ocean surveying, it is important that undergraduate students get fieldwork experience which focuses on strengthening their skills that can be used in the workforce,” said Thomas Furey, manager of Advanced Mapping Services at the Marine Institute, and joint INFOMAR programme manager with the Geological Survey of Ireland. 

Collaboration with the College of Charleston and University of Washington’s BEAMS programme came about after focussed development of international INFOMAR industry and research relations in recent years. This was instigated following the Trans-Atlantic co-operation agreement, the Galway Statement signed at the Marine Institute in 2013. INFOMAR also supported the nomination of Jay Calvert, University of Ulster, who was recently awarded a Fulbright-Marine Institute Scholarship to attend three months each at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, and Northeastern University in Boston.

The BEAMS programme is widely recognised internationally for the output of many academically qualified ocean surveyors, however gaining vessel experience can be challenging.  Volunteering as a survey technician through the programme, George Hanna highlighted the benefits of working with INFOMAR onboard the RV Celtic Voyager stating, “I was extremely lucky to come to Ireland to get hands on experience on the Voyager and to work with some of the best sonar technology equipment out there.  Getting real experience during survey operations and deploying numerous ocean-survey related instruments certainly helps support me in expanding my academic opportunities and also getting future work in the area of seabed mapping”.

George Hanna gets hands on experience working with a range of equipment while on the RV Celtic Voyager


Published: 03/11/2014
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GEOSCIENCE 2014 - Wednesday November 5th - Dublin Castle

The Geological Survey of Ireland annual showcase will feature updates on key activities in the sector; INFOMAR, Tellus, Groundwater, Minerals and Geological Mapping.

A dedicated Research session will focus on the conclusion of the Griffiths I programme.

In addition a number of new GSI products and initiatives will be launched.

Download the agenda Click Here


Published: 03/11/2014
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GSI web endeavour supports Transition Year (TY) Students

This INFOMAR TY Students Education Outreach and Development Programme (EODP) initiative aims to provide INFOMAR with an IT Platform allowing transition year students to collect marine and geoscientific data using their Mobile phones, thus raising the profile of INFOMAR data, making it more freely available to the general public and exposing students to GIS Technology and open data concepts.

Engaging students, through their learning environment, particularly at second level, demonstrates to them how GIS can benefit society, business and the environment.

These students will act as early adopters providing the use case for wider social interaction with INFOMAR through the new technical platform provided under this project.

Click Here to read more

Published: 31/10/2014
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Annual Seminar 2014- Download the Presentations

The INFOMAR Annual Seminar 2014 held in the Tower Hotel in Waterford gave updates on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme including survey operations and coverage, future plans, and associated research along with poster sessions. It also launched the Dive App, Education Outreach Development Programme (EODP), TY project, “Follow the Boats”, STAMAR, The Real Map of Inishbofin and the INFOMAR Story Map of Waterford.

Click Here to download the presentations in a .pdf format.

Figure: The Story map of Waterford, INFOMAR team at the Annual Seminar, Ocean Exploration Centres ‘Dive into the Depths’ simulator and The Real Map of Inishbofin.

Click here

Published: 31/10/2014
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Check out our new Storymaps

These Story Maps combine interactive maps and multimedia content and are aimed at everyone, that is, anyone with access to the Internet and a curiosity about the sea. We hope they will help explain the work INFOMAR carries out and the features we have discovered.

Waterford beneath the waves

Discover a new 3D view of Waterford. What features lie on the seafloor? How were they discovered

 

Click here

Published: 24/10/2014
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Watch INFOMAR on TV3’s “Our Island” on the 3player

TV3’s “Our Island” is a 4 part documentary, with every episode giving an insight into Ireland’s coastline in each of the four provinces. Presented by Dick Warner, an environmentalist and broadcaster, the third episode deals with the province of Munster from Passage East to Doolin. In this episode the INFOMAR team were interviewed by Dick aboard the RV Keary along the Dingle coastline. There they described how we map the seabed, and the importance of understanding the diverse geological landscape beneath the water while correlating it with the geology we see on land.

The documentary aired on Wednesday 22nd October.

Click on the image to view. INFOMAR feature at 22.08.

Photo: Dick Warner aboard the RV Keary

Published: 24/10/2014
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INFOMAR will feature on TV3’s “Our Island” Wednesday 22nd October at 22.05

TV3’s “Our Island” is a 4 part documentary, with every episode giving an insight into Ireland’s coastline in each of the four provinces. Presented by Dick Warner, an environmentalist and broadcaster, the third episode deals with the province of Munster from Passage East to Doolin. In this episode the INFOMAR team were interviewed by Dick aboard the RV Keary along the Dingle coastline. There they described how we map the seabed, and the importance of understanding the diverse geological landscape beneath the water while correlating it with the geology we see on land.

The documentary will be airing next week Wednesday 22nd October at 22.05, so be sure to take a look!

Photo: Dick Warner, Sean Cullen and Maria Judge on the stern of the RV Keary, demonstrating how INFOMAR take Conductivity Temperature and Depth (CTD) samples to calibrate our multibeam data, that results in high resolution imagery of the seabed.

Published: 20/10/2014
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INFOMAR and Esri Ireland win Irlogi @GISIreland Space and Place Award #GISIreland2014

The Award was given at the annual Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI) GIS Ireland Conference for Best use of Location Based Application for Mobile or Tablet.

As part of INFOMAR's data dissemination programme we recently initiated an Education Outreach Development Programme (EODP). INFOMAR staff are working with consultants from mapping software company ESRI Ireland and Dublin Business Innovation Centre to develop products for schools.

The first such app is aimed at Transition Year students, and delivered via the web, allowing the students to make their own digital map of their coast, and then carry out a survey of the coast and record both seaweed types and presence of litter. This data is then both recorded on their map and stored remotely, on the cloud, as a form of “crowd sourcing” and “citizen science”. Presence of seaweed species type is an indication of the health of the environment and litter presence is actually reportable under the new EC Marine strategy framework Directive. However the app is merely intended to make the students aware of their environment, utilise some basic programming (building on Coder Dojo popularity) and make them aware of the INFOMAR Programme. The app, which has not yet been rolled out is currently being tested at a number of pilot schools. It will be rolled out once the test is complete.

Archie Donovan, INFOMAR programme manager GSI, seated in centre.

Published: 17/10/2014
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Follow our Boats - Boyne Estuary

The Cosantóir Bradán is currently surveying in the Boyne Estuary area. Here's an image of the coverage achieved on the 13/10/14.

Published: 14/10/2014
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INFOMAR 2014 - Free Registration - 22nd and 23rd October

The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to announce the 2014 Annual INFOMAR Seminar.

The two day event will take place in the Tower Hotel Waterford on October 22 -23rd.

The seminar will include an update on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme including survey operations and coverage, future plans, associated research along with poster sessions.

Details of logistics and the programme agenda will be available soon.

To register for free please click on this link


Published: 13/10/2014
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Geological Survey of Ireland’s ‘Real Map’ of Inishbofin launched

Marine scientists from the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) have created a new offshore map of the island of Inishbofin, County Galway, which was launched on the 11th October 2014 at the community centre on the island. The map was developed from work carried out as part of Ireland’s national marine mapping programme, INFOMAR, and will result in increased awareness of the island’s surrounding marine landscape.

Dubbed the ‘Real Map’ of Inishbofin, GSI’s involvement stems from hydrographic survey work carried out in that area for the INFOMAR project, which is a cooperative project between the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute (MI), funded by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

This hugely ambitious project began in 2006, and in its first 10 years will successfully map 26 priority bays and 3 priority offshore areas. Using INFOMAR resources, skilled experts based at the GSI and MI develop data products, primarily hydrographic and geological maps that detail the Irish marine territory. These maps are now available, together with additional data, at http://www.infomar.ie/data.

In addition to the Bofin area that was surveyed as part of the INFOMAR 2012 plan, the team also provided support in various formats to other projects. These include work off the Copper Coast GeoPark as part of the Atlanterra project and completion of Blacksod Bay Assistance to Deep water aquaculture projects at Inishbofin and Inisturk. Following on from the successful collaboration in 2011 with the National Monuments Service in Donegal, the RV Keary once again provided vessel support for the Underwater Archaeology Unit for shipwreck diving and surveying in the Burtonport area off Donegal.

Welcoming the launch, Minister for Natural Resources, Joe McHugh T.D. said, “ In addition to the many economic and research benefits of the INFOMAR programme, such initiatives like the ‘Real Map’ allow people in communities like Inishbofin to gain greater insight and have a better understanding of the landscape around them, making real and tangible what lies beneath the waves.”

The Minister pointed out that the long term benefits to Ireland, as a result of INFOMAR’s offshore mapping are significant, and include:
• Datasets that feed directly into updated nautical charts via the United Kingdom Hydroghaphic Office.
• Up-to-date advanced mapping, facilitating greater awareness of Irish marine opportunities.
• Planning of the protection and development of offshore Ireland.
• Highlighting data and knowledge gaps for further exploration and research.
• New international research links have been forged between the surveys and agencies, which is resulting in related projects and employment.

Koen Verbruggen, Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland added that “this new map of Bofin depicting the largest section of the island, the offshore landscape which is covered by the sea, affords a map user an enriched experience when viewing the island in its entirety.”

The release of the map is timely for Ireland, as it adds to the lexicon of local area and bay real maps that will eventually cover the whole of the Real Map of Ireland.

Irish Times Article


Published: 13/10/2014
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Follow our Boats - Tralee Bay

The Cosantóir Bradán, the Geo and the Keary are currently surveying in Tralee Bay. Here's an image of the coverage achieved on the 22/09/14. The coverage image also includes previous Voyager and Lidar coverage.

rocks folding

RV Geo in transit


Published: 24/09/2014
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Follow our Boats - Tralee Bay

The Cosantóir Bradán, the Geo and the Keary are currently surveying in Tralee Bay. Some interesting seabed features are showing up.

Circular Feature - created by rocks folding

A wedge-like feature


Published: 16/09/2014
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INFOMAR 2014 - Free Registration - 22nd and 23rd October

The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to announce the 2014 Annual INFOMAR Seminar.

The two day event will take place in the Tower Hotel Waterford on October 22 -23rd.

The seminar will include an update on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme including survey operations and coverage, future plans, associated research along with poster sessions.

Details of logistics and the programme agenda will be available soon.

To register for free please click on this link


Published: 15/09/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_03 - SW Ireland

The Celtic Voyager is working in the South West of Ireland.

Here's some images of the area around Mizen Head and the coverage achieved.

 

Here's an image of the coverage achieved on the 14/09/2014.

Published: 14/09/2014
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Irish scientists involved in new world class offshore Geological Atlas

Read more here.


Published: 11/09/2014
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Follow our Boats - Killary Harbour Area 07/09/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán, the Geo and the Keary have finished surveying the area around Killary Harbour. Here's an image of the coverage achieved.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved including previous surveys of the area.


Published: 10/09/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_03 - SW Ireland

The Celtic Voyager has completed half of its leg 3 survey.

Here's an image of Fastnet Lighthouse.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved on the 06/09/2014.

Published: 08/09/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_03 - SW Ireland

The Celtic Voyager commenced leg 3 on the 29/08/2014

Here's an image of some rock outcrops showing the bathymetry and backscatter derived from the new EM2040 multibeam.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved on the 02/09/2014

Published: 04/09/2014
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GSI seeks Framework Geoscience Personnel & INFOMAR contractors

Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) wishes to invite tenders under an open procedure with the objective of putting a Framework Agreement in place, for the supply of Geoscience contract specialists.

It can be necessary from time to time during any fiscal year to supplement the existing specialist staff with short term or in some cases longer term contract specialists. Applicants deemed qualified will be placed on a panel that the GSI will draw from over the next four year period to provide such services. With this in mind, a list of specialists positions are outlined under Appendix 1 (A – A1) of this request for tender (RFT).

Applicants will need to Log in/Register on the Etenders site in order to download the tender.

Closing date is 12.00 on Wednesday October 15th.

Click here to access the tender on the eTender website

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), a division of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and situated at Beggar’s Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, issues this Request for Proposals to supply consultancy services to assist it with the delivery of the INFOMAR marine mapping programme and associated Projects.


This tender requests, via seven lots, is for consultancy-based services for the GSI
• Lot A covering Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Web Mapping consultancy to INFOMAR programme;
• Lot B covering Marine Geoscience consultancy to INFOMAR programme
(2 Consultants);
• Lot C covering CARIS Data Processor consultancy to INFOMAR programme;
• Lot D covering Metadata and GIS Expert consultancy;
• Lot E covering Marine Geologist consultancy;
• Lot F covering Marine Geophysicist/Hydrographic Surveyor consultancy;
• Lot G covering Habitat Mapper/Numerical Modeller consultancy

This RFT (Tender ID:- tender #88385:1). One tender document available for all 7 Lots under Lot “GIS and Web mapping consultant”.

Closing date is 12.00 on Wednesday October 15th.

Click here to access the tender on the eTender website

Published: 04/09/2014
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Follow our Boats - Killary Harbour 25/08/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán, the Geo and the Keary are currently surveying Killary Harbour. Here's an image of the coverage achieved on the 25/08/2014

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage Follow Our Boats Here. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Geo latest tracks.


Published: 27/08/2014
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INFOMAR Website - Publications Page Updated

We are pleased to announce that you can now find a list of articles which have been published in Scientific Journals, that have used INFOMAR and or INSS data.

We encourage people to send their citations if they are not included on our list.

Click here to view the new webpage.


Published: 22/08/2014
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Geology Matters Issue 16

The latest Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) Newsletter is now available online. The newsletter highlights news and events relating to the GSI including the INFOMAR programme. Download a copy by clicking here.

Marine related topics in this issue include: Mapping the seafloor, Harnessing our Ocean Wealth, The Irish Maritime Festival 2014 and EMODNET Hydrography 2.


Published: 22/08/2014
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USGS launches new Research Vessel Kaho

USGS (US Geological Survey) launched their newest research vessel which has an aluminium hull similar to the RV Keary. One of two just built for them at a total cost of $8.2 Million. This one, called Kaho is slightly larger than Keary at 70 feet. Read more here.

Photo Credits: USGS-GLSC-LOBS & Josh Miller


Published: 21/08/2014
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INFOMAR launches new newsletter

The newsletter highlights news and events relating to the INFOMAR programme and related subjects. Download a copy of the first issue by clicking here.

We hope the newsletter will afford you the opportunity of engaging with the INFOMAR programme on national, EU and international issues and where applicable, we hope to alert subscribers to opportunities associated with the project.

Registered Users of our data download site IWDDS will automatically be emailed a copy unless they decide to OPT OUT.


Published: 20/08/2014
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Follow our Boats - Broadhaven & Blacksod Bays 20/08/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán and the Keary have completed surveying Broadhaven & Blacksod Bays. They will be heading to Killary Harbour next. Here's an image of the coverage achieved.

 


Published: 20/08/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_02 - Offshore Galway

The Celtic Voyager has completed leg 2.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved offshore Galway.

Here's an image of the coverage achieved in Galway Bay.

Published: 19/08/2014
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV1302 - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for CV 13 02 on the Cork Coast. You can also download backscatter 2m geotiffs for the survey leg. .See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 13/08/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_02 - Tralee Bay

The Celtic Voyager has finished surveying in the Tralee Bay area. Here's an image of the coverage achieved.

Published: 11/08/2014
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GSI seeks Graduate Geologists

GSI is seeking to fill 5 one-year positions for Graduate Geologists working in its Groundwater, INFOMAR (Marine), Landslide, Land Mapping and Geological Heritage programmes.

Application involves sending by email, CV and letter of suitability, indicating post(s) being applied for.

Closing date is 12 noon on Monday August 25th.

Enquiries can be sent to Tenders@gsi.ie

Download tender document here.

Published: 05/08/2014
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INFOMAR is a partner on the BRITICE-CHRONO project.

It is a five-year NERC-funded consortium of more than 40 researchers comprising glaciologists, marine and terrestrial Quaternary scientists and ice-sheet modellers.

Dr. Fabio Sacchetti from the Marine Institute (INFOMAR program) participated on the first leg of the BRITICE-Chrono survey cruise as Irish Observer and multibeam/geophysical support.

Read more about the project here.

Published: 05/08/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_02 - Tralee Bay

The Celtic Voyager has been surveying in the Tralee Bay area. Here's some images and a map of its progress.

Mount Brandon

Brandon Point

Rock slide on the north shore of the Dingle Peninsula

Rock slide on the north shore of the Dingle Peninsula

 

Published: 05/08/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_02 - Galway Bay

The Celtic Voyager has finished surveying in the Galway Bay area and has moved to Tralee. Here's an image of its progress.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Published: 01/08/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_02 - Galway Bay

The Celtic Voyager is currently surveying the outer Galway Bay area. Here's an image of its progress.

Published: 29/07/2014
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Follow our Boats - Mullet Peninsula 25/07/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán and the Keary have been surveying along the west coast of the Mullet Peninsula for the past few days. Here's an image of their progress.

 


Published: 28/07/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_02 - Killary Harbour priority area and surrounds

The Celtic Voyager leg CV 14 02 has been completed. The survey commenced on the 23rd July and was completed on the 26th July. Here are some images of Killary and an image of the coverage achieved. The Celtic Voyager is currently surveying the outer Galway Bay area.

Fish Farm

 

Published: 28/07/2014
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INFOMAR 2014 - Save the Date - 22nd and 23rd October

The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to announce the 2014 Annual INFOMAR Seminar.

The two day event will take place in the Tower Hotel Waterford on October 22 -23rd.

The seminar will include an update on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme including survey operations and coverage, future plans, associated research along with poster sessions.

Details of logistics and the programme agenda will be available soon.


Published: 22/07/2014
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The Mystery of the Moving Boulders - Aran Islands


Published: 16/07/2014
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GEOSCIENCE 2014 - Save the Date - November 5th

The Geological Survey of Ireland annual showcase will feature updates on key activities in the sector; INFOMAR, Tellus, Groundwater, Minerals and Geological Mapping.

A dedicated Research session will focus on the conclusion of the Griffiths I programme.

In addition a number of new GSI products and initiatives will be launched.


Published: 16/07/2014
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Follow our Boats - Blacksod & Broadhaven Bays 13/07/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán and the Keary have been surveying in Blacksod & Broadhaven Bays for the past few days. Here's an image of their progress.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here


Published: 15/07/2014
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Follow our Boats - Blacksod Bay 06/07/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán and the Keary have been surveying in Blacksod Bay for the past 4 days. Here's an image of their progress.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here


Published: 07/07/2014
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Collaborations between the GSI and Irish Universities (DCU, NUIM & TCD)

The Geological Survey of Ireland (DCENR) is pleased to announce that three post-doctoral researchers have been awarded funding within the Irish Research Council's (IRC) Enterprise Partnership Scheme. All three positions are joint collaborations between the GSI and Irish Universities (DCU, NUIM & TCD). The fellowships, which are all for duration of two years, will undertake high level research in groundwater and marine environments.


The two marine research projects will focus on two regions from the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone to better understand the geology and the biogeochemical processes in the deep-water seafloor. Results are expected to add value to the existing public INFOMAR databases and serve as a bridge between the research community and the active marine industry in these areas.


The groundwater project will investigate groundwater flow in karst aquifers, which will greatly increase our understanding of these aquifers supply groundwater for our drinking water and to our rivers and groundwater dependant ecosystems. The outcome will be to provide more information to the general public as well as aid the work of the Local Authorities and Irish Water in their role of providing wholesome drinking water. The research will also support the EPA in meeting our Water Framework Directive commitments.

The Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock announced the awarding of €5.7 million to support 50 new enterprise-academia research partnerships through the Irish Research Council's (IRC) Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The funding of 50 new awards this year marks the 10th year of the Enterprise Partnership Scheme and the engagement of 250 companies.

Project titles:
1. Modelling Karst Hydrogeological Networks (ID: EPSPD/2014/25):
a. HEI: Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
b. Awardee: Ted McCormack
c. Academic Mentor: Laurence Gill (TCD)
d. GSI Mentor: Monica Lee/Caoimhe Hickey


2. Methane Hydrates and Shallow Gas in the Atlantic Irish Waters - Resource Evaluation. (ID: EPSPD/2014/12)
a. HEI: Dublin City University [DCU]
b. Awardee: Michal Szpak
c. Academic Mentor: Brian Kelleher
d. GSI Mentor: Xavier Monteys


3. Mapping the shallow geology of the Porcupine Bank, west of Ireland (ID: EPSPD/2014/15)
a. HEI: The National University of Ireland, Maynooth [NUIM]
b. Awardee: Benjamin Thébaudeau
c. Academic Mentor: Stephen McCarron
d. GSI Mentor: Xavier Monteys

Monica Lee (GSI) , Ross McKiernan (IRC), Ted McCormack (TCD), Eucharia Meehan (IRC), Benjamin Thébaudeau (NUIM), Michal Szpak (DCU), Xavier Monteys (GSI)


Published: 27/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 24/06/2014

Here are some photos of Donegal Bay and the Cosantóir Bradán progress yesterday.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Arch on Rathlin O'Birne Island

Folding in the cliffs

Life after sea for a ship's bridge

Cosantóir Bradán Coverage


Published: 25/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 23/06/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán is surveying Donegal Bay. Here's an image of the progress on the 23/06/2014.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Cosantóir Bradán Coverage


Published: 24/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 22/06/2014

Here are some photos of Donegal Bay and RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán progress over the last few days.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán or Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

 

Cosantóir Bradán Coverage

RV Keary Coverage


Published: 23/06/2014
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RTE Radio 1 Drivetime Report on Our Ocean Wealth 18 June 2014 features INFOMAR

The first annual ‘Our Ocean Wealth Conference’ took place in Dublin Castle the 18th of June with the aim to review the progress of Ireland’s first Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland, Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.


The conference, attended by five Government Ministers and the An Taoiseach demonstrates the Government approach to drive the three goals of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth – a thriving maritime economy, healthy ecosystems and engaging with the sea.


Various topics were addressed during the conference including marine and fisheries sectors plans, new tax regime for offshore petroleum taxation, the development of Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland's first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork) and the development of a new Marine Spatial Planning system.


Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute highlighted the key role of research and innovation in delivering the goals of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. Dr Heffernan also highlighted Ireland’s successful performance in international marine research including EU earnings.


The Conference was attended by over 400 delegates from the public and private sector. The Marine Institute, the GSI and the INFOMAR program were well represented at the event with various interactive stands. This was a great opportunity to meet important stakeholder across various marine sectors

Listen to RTE's Drivetime programme

Thomas Furey, Fergal McGrath, Fabio Sacchetti and Vera Quinlan representing INFOMAR at the event.


Published: 20/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 19/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Donegal Bay. Here's an image of their progress on the 19/06/2014.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán or Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Cosantóir Bradán Coverage

RV Keary Coverage


Published: 20/06/2014
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New 1:1M Bedrock Geology of Ireland Map(includes offshore geology)

The GSI ‘Geology of Ireland’ map (“Schools Map”), which is aimed at secondary school level and accompanies our book on Irish geology, is nearly out of print, so we have taken the opportunity to replace it with a proper 1:1M scale digital data set, as a contribution to international and derived products.

The starting point was the island of Ireland 1:500,000 map, published in 2006 as a collaborative product with the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland. To derive the 1M map, 83 units were grouped into 35 units of related rocks and the outlines smoothed to the new scale.

The 1M map was initially served up online for the international OneGeology map project (www.onegeology-europe.org), coded by IUGS chronostratigraphical age or international lithological classification. A proper island of Ireland map, however, should present the specific geological history and combine age and lithology in a lithostratigraphical scheme. For example, preserving the Dalradian distinct from other Neoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks, or distinguishing the Silurian sandstones of Iapetus-margin Longford-Down from those of post-Grampian basins in Mayo.

For the printed product, we have used the Emodnet project map (www.emodnet-geology.eu) compiled by the Marine section in GSI, plus some British Geological Survey mapping, to continue the geology offshore and fill the white space traditionally seen in the areas covered by sea.

The map has separate onshore and offshore legends but a fairly seamless visual appearance.

The aim is that it is sufficiently attractive and easy to read to be useful in education, while at the same time being sufficiently detailed for use as a technical overview of the bedrock geology of Ireland and a contribution to international projects and derived map products.

A pdf download is available here(9.5Mb) and all the geological data as an ArcGIS geodatabase will be available for download very soon.


Published: 19/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 17/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Donegal Bay. Here's an image of their progress on the 17/06/2014.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán or Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

Cosantóir Bradán Coverage

RV Keary Coverage


Published: 18/06/2014
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INFOMAR @ HOOW14

The INFOMAR stand at the Our Ocean Wealth conference in Dublin Castle today.


Published: 18/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 16/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Donegal Bay. Here's an image of their progress on the 16/06/2014.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán or Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here


Published: 17/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 14/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Donegal Bay. Here's some images of their progress on the 14/06/2014 and some folded and faulted bedrock on the seabed.

You can follow the survey progress on our webpage. Click on the Cosantóir Bradán or Keary boat symbol on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the latest survey lines completed.

Follow Our Boats Here

 


Published: 16/06/2014
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Come and visit Archie, Sean and the RV Geo at The Irish Maritime Festival, Drogheda this weekend.

The festival is running this weekend June 13 to 15th in Drogheda Port, County Louth. Find out all about the INFOMAR ( The INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s MArine Resource) program. Look at our maps and discover how we map the seabed.

 

 

Visit Website


Published: 13/06/2014
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Congratulations to Conor Cahalane (researcher in NUIM) and Charlotte O'Kelly CEO from TechWorks Marine Ltd

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) wishes to congratulate Conor Cahalane (researcher in NUIM) and Charlotte O'Kelly CEO from TechWorks Marine Ltd who were successful in winning funding for a
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Industrial Research Fellowship between industry and academia.

The GSI look forward to them working on the INFOMAR datasets. This project will also involve the Geological Survey of Ireland, who are an active partner on an existing StratAG project. GSI will be a member of the steering group and Xavier Monteys (GSI) will actively participate in the project.

Researcher: Conor Cahalane – NUI Maynooth in partnership with TechWorks Marine Ltd.

Title: Development of automated coastal bathymetric methodology using applied Remote Sensing techniques.

Summary: Decision-makers and industry working in the Irish coastal or marine sector require accurate, timely and affordable near-shore depth information for a variety of applications. The aim of this
project is to develop an automated methodology for bathymetric mapping using satellite imagery and geographically weighted regression models.

Read More

Left to Right: Jenny Hanafin (TechWorks), Conor Cahalane, Charlotte O'Kelly, Xavier Monteys


Published: 12/06/2014
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Come and visit the RV Geo at The Irish Maritime Festival, Drogheda this weekend.

The festival is running this weekend June 13 to 15th in Drogheda Port, County Louth.

The RV Geo outside the GSI office in Beggars Bush, Dublin ready for departure to Drogheda.

 

Visit Website


Published: 12/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 10/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Donegal Bay. Here's some images of their progress
on the 10/06/2014.

Cosantóir Bradán in Killybegs

Folded rocks on the seabed

Folded rocks on the seabed

Interesting seabed features


Published: 11/06/2014
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INFOMAR attend CARIS 2014 - 'Developing the Blue Economy' – Brest, France

Fabio Sacchetti and Vera Quinlan represented INFOMAR at the CARIS 2014, 'Developing the Blue Economy', user group conference.

Caris is one of the largest developers of hydrographic software solutions and it is used by most of the hydrographic organisations around the world.

Read more... INFOMAR Blog

Published: 11/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 07/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Donegal Bay. Here's an image of their progress on
the 07/06/2014.


Published: 09/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_01 - Galway Leg Completed

The Celtic Voyager leg CV1401 has been completed. Here's an image of the coverage achieved.

Published: 09/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 05/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Donegal Bay. Here's an image of their progress on
the 05/06/2014.


Published: 06/06/2014
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RV Keary to the rescue

http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/donegal-news/two-men-rescued-from-inflatable-1-6097870

Read more about the RV Keary


Published: 05/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - Life Onboard

Here are a few photos of life onboard the Celtic Voyager as they survey offshore Galway.

You can follow the Celtic Voyager progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the survey lines completed to date.

Follow Our Boats Here

Published: 05/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 03/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán have moved from Mulroy Bay, Co Donegal and are now
surveying Donegal Bay. Here's an image of their progress on the 03/06/2014.


Published: 04/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager Progress - CV14_01 - Offshore Galway

Here is a photo of Eerragh Lighthouse on Rock Island, Aran Islands and the Celtic Voyager progress over the last few days.

You can follow the Celtic Voyager progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the survey lines completed to date.

Follow Our Boats Here

Published: 03/06/2014
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Follow our Boats - Donegal Bay 03/06/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán have moved from Mulroy Bay, Co Donegal and are now
surveying Donegal Bay. Here's an image of their progress on the 01/06/2014.


Published: 03/06/2014
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Download the InisHydro Newsletter Spring 2014

The InisHydro project was completed in March of this year. Read all about the project objectives and get an overview of the survey results(including the shipwrecks mapped) in the final newsletter for the project.

Download the InisHydro Newsletter Spring 2014

Published: 30/05/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager Progress - CV14_01 - Offshore Galway

Here are some photos of Inishmore, Aran Islands and the Celtic Voyager progress over the last 24 hours.

You can follow the Celtic Voyager progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the survey lines completed to date.

Follow Our Boats Here


Published: 29/05/2014
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Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager Progress - CV14_01 - Offshore Galway

The survey began on the 25 May and is running until the 7th June. The survey is mapping offshore Galway for the INFOMAR program. You can follow the Celtic Voyager progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the survey lines completed to date. The survey is commencing south of the Aran Islands.

Follow Our Boats Here


Published: 28/05/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager - CV14_01 - Offshore Galway

The survey began on the 25 May and is running until the 7th June. The survey is mapping offshore Galway for the INFOMAR program. You can follow the Celtic Voyager progress on our webpage. Click on the Celtic Voyager on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the survey lines completed to date. The survey is commencing south of the Aran Islands.

Follow Our Boats Here


Published: 27/05/2014
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INFOMAR featured on Radio na Gaelteachta 16/05/2014

Eoin MacCraith, an INFOMAR marine geologist, featured on a recent RnaG programme called "Barscéalta" You can listen to the program as Gaeilge here.


Published: 27/05/2014
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Follow our Boats - Lough Swilly & Sheephaven Bay 12/05/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán have been surveying Lough Swilly, Mulroy Bay and Sheephaven
Bay Co Donegal. Here's an image of their progress to date.


Published: 13/05/2014
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Seabed Features Lough Swilly

Here's a few images of some features mapped in Lough Swilly

Ridges South Lough Swilly

Rocks with scouring.

Rocks and some unusual patterns.


Published: 12/05/2014
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Follow our Boats - Sheephaven Bay 10/05/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán is currently surveying Sheephaven Bay, Co Donegal.
Here's an image of its progress.


Published: 12/05/2014
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Follow our Boats - Sheephaven Bay 08/05/2014

The Cosantóir Bradán is currently surveying Sheephaven Bay, Co Donegal.
Here's an image of its progress.


Published: 09/05/2014
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Today May 7th marks the 99th Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania

The RMS Lusitania as surveyed by the RV Keary in 2013 using an EM2040 multibeam system,
sank on May 7th 1915 – 99 years ago today.

You can read about this and other shipwrecks mapped in Irish Waters in the book “Warships, U-Boats & Liners” which can be purchased at http://www.gsi.ie/gsishop/Product.aspx?Productid=366&Catid=3

You can also view some shipwrecks and download shipwreck information sheets on INFOMAR's website.

http://www.infomar.ie/data/ShipwrecksMap.php

http://www.infomar.ie/data/Shipwrecks/Box37/pdfs/RMSLusitania_Final.pdf

Shipwrecks can also be viewed on INFOMAR's map available in Google Maps Gallery.

Click http://maps.google.com/gallery/details?id=zUU2bvNHad1I.k6K6VBrm0Oms&hl=en to open the map.

Published: 07/05/2014
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INFOMAR map features in Staff Picks on Google Maps Gallery

Thanks to everyone who have used and rated our map on Google Maps Gallery. The map is currently appearing on the first page as a staff pick.

Google launched its Maps Gallery on the 27th Feb. 2014, a new way for organizations to share and
publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine.

INFOMAR have made the Bathymetry, LIDAR and Shipwrecks available on Google Maps Gallery.

Click http://maps.google.com/gallery/?hl=en to open the gallery home page

or


Click http://maps.google.com/gallery/details?id=zUU2bvNHad1I.k6K6VBrm0Oms&hl=en to open the map.

 

Published: 06/05/2014
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Follow our Boats - Mulroy Bay 03/05/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán have moved from Lough Swilly and are now surveying
Mulroy Bay, Co Donegal. Here's an image of their progress.


Published: 06/05/2014
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INFOMAR News - Underwater Camera imagery

Underwater Camera imagery. Some images we picked up from the GoPro camera today, deployed with the SVP (Sound Velocity Profiler) probe. — at Fanad Head, County Donegal. See more on our facebook page.


Published: 02/05/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats - Celtic Voyager

You can follow the Celtic Voyager progress on our new webpage. The survey began on the 16 April and is running until the 3rd May. Click on the Celtic Voyager on the interactive map and then click Show Vessels Track to see the survey lines completed to date. The survey is mapping offshore Clare for the SEAI.

Follow Our Boats Here


Published: 02/05/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats - Lough Swilly Progress 01/05/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Lough Swilly, Co Donegal. Here's a screenshot of CHIRP( Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse) data showing bedrock rising towards the seabed.

Here's an image of their progress on the 01/05/2014


Published: 02/05/2014
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Lough Swilly Cave Wreck

Why do INFOMAR survey Ireland's Seabed? So that this doesn't happen. Cave wreck at the entrance to Lough Swilly.


Published: 01/05/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats - Lough Swilly Rock Outcrop 27/04/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Lough Swilly, Co Donegal. Here's an image of a
rock outcrop getting surveyed. Click the image for a better view.


Published: 28/04/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats - Lough Swilly

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Lough Swilly, Co Donegal.


Published: 28/04/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats - Lough Swilly Progress 26/04/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán are surveying Lough Swilly, Co Donegal. Here's an image of
their progress.


Published: 28/04/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats - Daily Progress Report 23/04/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán have commenced INFOMAR's survey season for 2014 in Lough
Swilly, Co Donegal. Here's an image of their progress on the second day surveying.


Published: 24/04/2014
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated Merged Donegal Area - 20m Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS
GRIDS,
xyz (.dat files) & Bathymetry Geotiffs

You can now download bathymetry grids at 20m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, xyz (.dat file) & Bathymetry Geotiffs for a large part of the Donegal area that INFOMAR & INSS have surveyed. There are three seperate areas to download - Donegal North, Donegal & Donegal Bay.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 23/04/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats - Daily Progress Report 22/04/2014

The RV Keary and the Cosantóir Bradán have commenced INFOMAR's survey season for 2014 in
Lough Swilly, Co Donegal. Here's an image of their progress from the first day.


Published: 23/04/2014
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated Merged Donegal Area - 20m Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS
GRIDS,
xyz (.dat files) & Bathymetry Geotiffs

You can now download bathymetry grids at 20m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, xyz (.dat file) & Bathymetry Geotiffs for a large part of the Donegal area that INFOMAR & INSS have surveyed. There are three seperate areas to download - Donegal North, Donegal & Donegal Bay.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry (Survey Leg)

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 23/04/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats


Published: 23/04/2014
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INFOMAR News - Follow our Boats

Between the spring and autumn of 2014, the RV Keary and her sister vessels the RV Celtic Voyager, Cosantoir Bradan and the Geo, will perform a survey of water depths around the coast of Ireland. This is part of the ongoing INFOMAR Project, Ireland’s national marine mapping programme. You can follow the RV Keary & Cosantoir Bradan's progress on our new webpage.

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Published: 17/04/2014
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INFOMAR News - New multibeam on RV Celtic Voyager for seabed mapping

A new multibeam sonar system on the Marine Institute’s Research Vessel Celtic Voyager will allow a new level of detail of seabed features to be captured during mapping surveys.

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Published: 09/04/2014
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Data Access - New Webmapping Viewer

The webmapping viewer has been designed to display large raster datasets. This includes bathymetry (water depth), seabed classification, backscatter and shaded relief datasets.

Vector datasets are also available including shipwrecks, survey areas, tracklines and grab sample data.

Read more

Click on the image to open the viewer


Published: 26/03/2014
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated Entire Area - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS,
xyz (.dat files) & Bathymetry Geotiffs

You can now download bathymetry grids at 111m, 250m & 500m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, xyz (.dat file) & Bathymetry Geotiffs for the entire area that INFOMAR & Related surveys have surveyed to date.

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Entire Area ArcGIS GRID

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 21/03/2014
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Data Access - IWDDS - Zone 3 Areas 111m xyz data

You can now download bathymetry grids at 111m resolution in vector xyz format( .dat) for all the parts which form the Zone 3 offshore area. The parts include Pad_96_legs_1_2_111M, Pad_96_leg3_jcr_111M, Zone_3A_grid_111M, Zone_3b_grid_111M, Zone_3f_etc_grid_111M, Zone_3g_CE0403_grid_111M, Zone_3g_grid_111M & Zone_3h_grid_111M

Select option below..Open IWDDS Website

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg


Published: 18/03/2014
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - RFT_2014_01_ INFOMAR_EODP - Supply of IT consultancy services to carry out an INFOMAR Educational Outreach Development Programme (EODP).

Proposals are requested for provision of Information Technology consultancy Services to develop an INFOMAR Educational Outreach Development Programme (EODP).

The programme will incorporate information technology in the development, execution, management and reporting of this specific thematic project.

INFOMAR is the national marine mapping programme, which is a follow on project to the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and is being undertaken as a joint venture between GSI and the Marine Institute (MI).

This INFOMAR outreach development project aims to engage with society, industry and students in primary, secondary and tertiary levels in order to expose them to marine and geoscience resources made available through the INFOMAR programme. The outreach programme aims to enhance their understanding of science and technology and to deliver useful tools which apply to their social activity and individual fields of study. The programme will incorporate information technology in the development, execution, management and reporting of these individual thematic projects.

Closing date: Wednesday 30th April 2014 at 1300hrs.

To obtain additional information please click here

Published: 19/03/2014
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated Bantry & Dunmanus Bays - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS,

xyz (.dat files) Bathymetry Geotiffs - VORF

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, xyz (.dat file) & Bathymetry Geotiffs for a merged dataset of Bantry & Dunmanus Bays. The datasets were reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

 

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

 

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 18/03/2014
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Data Access - IWDDS - Zone 3 Areas 111m xyz data

You can now download bathymetry grids at 111m resolution in vector xyz format( .dat) for all the parts which form the Zone 3 offshore area. The parts include Pad_96_legs_1_2_111M, Pad_96_leg3_jcr_111M, Zone_3A_grid_111M, Zone_3b_grid_111M, Zone_3f_etc_grid_111M, Zone_3g_CE0403_grid_111M, Zone_3g_grid_111M & Zone_3h_grid_111M

Select option below..Open IWDDS Website

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg


Published: 18/03/2014
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INFOMAR @ Caris User Conference June 2-5, 2014

This year INFOMAR will be presenting a talk and will also be manning a stand at the Caris User Conference in Brest, France from the 2-5th June 2014 ...Conference Details


Published: 10/03/2014
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Product Access - Charts - Waterford Harbour

The 1:50,000 scale charts for the South Coast in Waterford Harbour have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 10/03/2014
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Product Access - Charts - Waterford - Dungarvan Harbour

The 1:50,000 scale charts for the South Coast in County Waterford, Dungarvan Harbour have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 10/03/2014
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INFOMAR data available on Google Maps Gallery

Google have launched their Maps Gallery. Governments, nonprofits and businesses have some of the
most valuable mapping data in the world, but it's often locked away and not accessible to the public. With the goal of making this information more readily available to the world, Google launched its Maps Gallery on the 27th Feb. 2014, a new way for organizations to share and publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine.

INFOMAR have made the Bathymetry, LIDAR and Shipwrecks available on Google Maps Gallery.


Click http://maps.google.com/gallery/details?id=zUU2bvNHad1I.k6K6VBrm0Oms&hl=en to open the map.


Please open and RATE our map.

Read the publicity below

Official Blogs:

Press:

Published: 28/02/2014
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Product Access - Charts - Cork Coast

The 1:100,000 scale charts for the Cork Coast from Kinsale to Ballycotton have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 12/02/2014
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV13 SEAI 4 - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat. You can also download backscatter 2m geotiffs for the CV 13 SEAI survey leg 4 off the Clare coast & Galway Bay.See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 12/02/2014
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INIS-Hydro Completion

Between May and June 2013, INFOMAR survey vessels carried out seabed mapping operations in
Dundalk Bay, finalising their contribution to the INIS-Hydro Project.

INIS-Hydro was a 3 year INTERREG IVA Programme with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in
the UK as lead partners. The project brought together 7 partners to conduct hydrographic surveys in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.......Read More


Published: 11/02/2014
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Product Access - Charts - Shannon Estuary

The 1:100,000 scale charts for the Shannon Estuary have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 03/02/2014
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Product Access - Charts - East Coast

The 1:100,000 scale charts for the East Coast from Dundalk to Wexford have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 03/02/2014
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Product Access - Charts - South East Coast

The 1:100,000 scale charts for the South East Coast from Youghal to Kilmore Quay have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 03/02/2014
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Product Access - Charts - Youghal Harbour

The 1:50,000 scale charts for the Youghal Harbour have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief...View


Published: 03/02/2014
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INFOMAR participates in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Come and visit the INFOMAR team on the Geological Survey of Ireland's stand at the BT Young Scientist
& Technology Exhibition in the RDS. See Eoin MacCraith's amazing model which displays how we map
the seabed! Our team will be on hand to explain all aspects of mapping Ireland's seabed. The exhibition runs from Thursday 9th January until Saturday 11th January.

Published: 09/01/2014
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The INFOMAR Programme features in ‘Our Ocean Wealth’ newsletter

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland Newsletter No. 1 – November 2013
This is the first issue of a six-monthly newsletter to update the stakeholders in Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland [HOOW] on the progress of the Plan. The Plan was
launched by An Taoiseach and myself in July of last year and many diverse actions to support the implementation of the Plan are being undertaken by the Government Departments and State Bodies involved with its implementation and a sample of these actions are outlined in this Newsletter. As this
is the first Newsletter I would welcome any feedback on its content and structure so it can be
developed to suit the information needs of the stakeholders and a contact address is supplied at the
end of the Newsletter.

Simon Coveney, T.D.,
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Chair
Marine Coordination Group

Read More ..Click here

Published:17/12/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated Survey Legs in North West - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS
GRIDS & .dat files Bathymetry Geotiffs - VORF

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & ascii .dat for survey legs in the north west area for Killary Harbour & offshore Donegal CE0504. The datasets were reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 04/12/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated Survey Leg in South East - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS
& .dat files Bathymetry Geotiffs - VORF

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & ascii .dat for survey legs in the south east area off the Waterford and Wexford coast. CV0702. The datasets were reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 04/12/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated Survey Legs in South West - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS & .dat files Bathymetry Geotiffs - VORF

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & ascii .dat for survey legs in the south west area. CE0401, CE0405,CE0504,CE0601,CE0701,CE0702 &CV0702. The datasets were reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 04/12/2013
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Surveying - Vessels - updated

Read all about INFOMAR's latest surveying vessels & equipment.

Click here for information.


Published: 28/11/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated CV09 UCC East Coast - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS &
.dat files Bathymetry Geotiffs - VORF

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & ascii .dat for the CV09 UCC East Coast area. The dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 21/11/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated CV10 01 East Coast - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS &
.dat files Bathymetry Geotiffs - VORF

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & ascii .dat for the CV10 01 East Coast area. The dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 21/11/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated CV10 02 CV 10 03 South East - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS
GRIDS & .dat files Bathymetry Geotiffs - VORF

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & ascii .dat for the CV10 02 CV 10 03 South East area. The dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 21/11/2013
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Product Access - Charts - South East Coast

The 1:100,000 scale charts for the South East Coast from Youghal to Kilmore Quay have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 18/11/2013
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Product Access - Charts - Shannon Estuary

The 1:100,000 scale charts for the Shannon Estuary have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 18/11/2013
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Products - Shipwreck Google Earth kmz and shapefiles updated

You can now download our shipwreck data and view it it Google Earth.Click on a name for further infomation. Shipwrecks in green have pdf infomation sheets which can be downloaded, and shipwrecks in black have images...

Click here to download the Shipwreck .kmz file

You can also view and download the data from our webmapping viewer


Published: 15/11/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV13 North Coast - Resurveyed - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files Backscatter Geotiffs

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & Geotiff & ascii .dat for the CV13 North Coast area. The area was resurveyed for a Sediment Transport Assessment, Irish North Coast. University of Ulster, Coleraine. See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs


Published: 13/11/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV13 NEPHROPS CELTIC SEA- Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS & .dat files Backscatter Geotiffs

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format & ascii .dat for the CV13 NEPHROPS CELTIC SEA area. The data is merged with the 2006 NEPHROPS data. See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Geotiffs


Published: 13/11/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV12 &13 SEAI merged- Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 10m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat for the CV 12 & 13 SEAI survey legs off the Clare coast. See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Merged Survey ArcGIS GRID (eg CV02_01 & CV08_01 Donegal/Sligo)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 07/11/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV13 SEAI - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat. You can also download backscatter 5m geotiffs for the CV 13 SEAI survey leg off the Clare coast. See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 07/11/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV1301- Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files

You can now download bathymetry grids at 5m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat. You can also download backscatter 2m geotiffs for the CV 13 01 survey leg. See options below..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore ArcGIS

Theme - Bathymetry Survey Leg ArcGIS GRID (eg CV_09_01 Shannon)

For gridded vector data (.dat)(xyz)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathymetry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs

For Backscatter Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 05/11/2013
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Annual Seminar 2013 - Download the presentations

The presentations given at our annual seminar in the University of Limerick can now be downloaded in .pdf format.
...Download the presentations


Published: 01/11/2013
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Associated Projects - Geocoast

The GEOCOAST project aimed to develop an online educational resource about Ireland's coastal and marine environments with particular focus on coastal geology and geomorphology.

The GEOCOAST project has produced a dedicated YouTube Channel: GEOCOAST http://www.youtube.com/user/GEOCOAST.

The YouTube channel is accompanied by an online mapping guide (see the “Video Map” tab of http://www.geocoast.ucc.ie) allowing the selection of videos based on their geographical location.

It is hoped that GEOCOAST videos will increase peoples awareness, understanding and appreciation of Ireland's coastal and marine environments.


The GEOCOAST has been supported by the Irish Government funded INFOMAR programme http://www.infomar.ie/

CMRC Logo UCC Logo


Published: 14/10/2013
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Publications - INFOMAR Research Call 2011 - Final Project Reports pdf

The reports are now available to download in our new Research section
...Download the reports


Published: 03/10/2013
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Publications - INFOMAR External Evaluation 2013, PwC

Summary of Findings & Recommendations
PwC was commissioned to undertake an independent mid-term evaluation of the INFOMAR programme 2006 to 2016. INFOMAR is Ireland’s national marine mapping programme. A summary of key findings and recommendations from the PwC evaluation are now presented.
...Download the publication


Published: 02/10/2013
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Coverage Charts updated

The chart showing the latest INFOMAR & other related multibeam coverage can be downloaded here... pdf

Download a chart which outlines the survey leg names..... pdf


Published: 27/09/2013
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Publications

An Inventory of Irish Herring Spawning Grounds.

Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, is an imporant commercial and forage species in Irish
waters. Spawning takes place in coastal waters mostly between September and February
in high energy environments, usually at the mouths of bays and estuaries. Herring are
benthic spawners and require specific substrate, normally gravel and/or rock, on which
to lay their eggs. Because of this reliance, spawning herring can be vulnerable to various
anthropogenic activities. It is important to have information pertaining to these sensitive
spawning grounds available in the public domain. This is the first study to document all
known locations in Irish waters...Download the publication


Published: 24/09/2013
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Product Access - Charts - Cork

The 1:50,000 scale charts for the Cork Coast, Kinsale area have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 05/09/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated - Offshore Shapefiles

You can now download updated shapefiles for Survey Coverage & shipwrecks

....Open IWDDS Website

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Offshore Shapefiles


Published: 30/08/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Updated - Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS, Geotiffs & .dat files
for entire area

You can now download updated bathymetry grids at various resolutions in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format, geotiff & ascii .dat. There are 111m, 250 & 500m bathymetry grids of the entire area surveyed to date. ..Open IWDDS Website

For ArcGIS GRIDS select

Data Type - ArcGIS GRIDS

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Entire Area ArcGIS GRIDS

For gridded vector data (.dat)

Data Type - Vector

Region - Offshore

Theme - Bathymetry Leg

For Bathyemtry Geotiffs

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Bathymetry Shaded Relief Geotiffs


Published: 27/08/2013
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INFOMAR Seminar 2013

Save the Date!

The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to invite all interested parties to attend the 2013 Annual INFOMAR Seminar.

The one and half day event will take place in the Pavilion on October 09 -10th at University College Limerick, Ireland.

The seminar will include an update on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme including survey operations and coverage, future plans, associated research along with poster sessions.

The seminar is free and open to all however numbers are limited so please confirm attendance by by registering on: https://www.eventelephant.com/infomarannualseminar2013

where details of logistics and the programme agenda are also available.

Published: 14/08/2013
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Product Access - Charts - East Coast

The 1:100,000 scale charts for the East Coast, running from Dundalk Bay to Rosslare have been added to the website and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 14/08/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 2009 - Nephrops - CV 2008 SMARTBAY Galway Bay

The bathymetry data for the above surveys can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the reports can be downloaded.

Go to Download Site


Published: 26/07/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 2001 - 2003 SCALLOP - South Coast

The bathymetry data for the SCALLOP survey can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the reports can be downloaded.

Go to Download Site


Published: 26/07/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 07 01 - NWPS - Kish Bank Data

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2007 leg 1 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the reports can be downloaded.

Go to Download Site


Published: 12/07/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 06 02 - ADFISH - Offshore Wexford Data

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2006 leg 2 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the reports can be downloaded.

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Published: 05/07/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - IMAR 06 01 - Bantry Data

The bathymetry data for the SV Rocinante conducted by IMAR 2006 leg 1 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the report can be downloaded.

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Published: 05/07/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CE 06 01 - Kerry/Cork Data

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Explorer 2006 leg 1 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the report can be downloaded.

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Published: 05/07/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Lidar Data - Shaded Relief Geotiffs

The Lidar data acquired for the INSS/INFOMAR projects can be downloaded in Geotiff format from our data download site.

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore

Theme - Lidar Geotiffs

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Published: 28/05/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 08 03 - Dublin Bay Data - VORF

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2008 leg 3 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the reports can be downloaded. The dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

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Published: 17/05/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 03 01 - Dublin Bay Data - VORF

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2003 leg 1 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the reports can be downloaded. The dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

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Published: 16/05/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 02 01 - Donegal Data

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2002 leg 1 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids, vector ascii grids and the report can be downloaded.

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Published: 15/05/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Fledermaus .scene

The INFOMAR survey coverage Fledermaus .scene files have been updated. New 20m resolution .scene files have been created for the east coast, south coast, south west, north west and north coasts. Also, the entire area at 111m resolution can be downloaded.

These files can be viewed and explored by downloading the free iView4D viewer.

iView4D is currently available for Windows XP/Vista/W7 platforms, Linux, and Mac OS X. An OpenGL compatible card with good driver support is also required.

Data Type - Fledermaus Scenes

Region - n/a

Theme - n/a

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Published: 14/05/2013
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Product Access - Google 3D Maps of Galway & Dublin Bay.kmz

You can now download the 3D Maps as a Google .kmz and view the postcards in Goggle Earth.

Go to Google Download Page


Published: 14/05/2013
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Product Access - Google .kmz

The INFOMAR survey coverage Google .kmz files have been updated. New 20m resolution .kmz files have been created for the east coast, south coast, south west, north west and north coasts.

Go to Google Download Page


Published: 26/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV_10_SEAI_BLACKSOD Data UPDATED

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2010 Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Blacksod can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids have been updated and can be downloaded.

Please note the following:

Following installation of a new vessel positioning system in March 2011, hydrographic data acquired were vertically levelled to LAT using the UKHO VORF Model which is based on ellipsoid height. The Tidal height is derived via the Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Data acquired on the R.V. Celtic Voyager prior to March 2011 were levelled to LAT using shifts derived from Proudman Oceanographic tidal model. Tidal height was derived using a network of offshore and onshore tide gauges. As such data are on average 0.54m deeper than the more recent VORF levelled data.

This dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

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Published: 17/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV_09_02_Dingle_Tralee_Kerry Data UPDATED

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2009 leg 2 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids have been updated and can be downloaded.

Please note the following:

Following installation of a new vessel positioning system in March 2011, hydrographic data acquired were vertically levelled to LAT using the UKHO VORF Model which is based on ellipsoid height. The Tidal height is derived via the Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Data acquired on the R.V. Celtic Voyager prior to March 2011 were levelled to LAT using shifts derived from Proudman Oceanographic tidal model. Tidal height was derived using a network of offshore and onshore tide gauges. As such data are on average 0.54m deeper than the more recent VORF levelled data.

This dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

Go to Download Site


Published: 17/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV_09_01_Shannon Data UPDATED

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2009 leg 1 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids have been updated and can be downloaded.

Please note the following:

Following installation of a new vessel positioning system in March 2011, hydrographic data acquired were vertically levelled to LAT using the UKHO VORF Model which is based on ellipsoid height. The Tidal height is derived via the Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Data acquired on the R.V. Celtic Voyager prior to March 2011 were levelled to LAT using shifts derived from Proudman Oceanographic tidal model. Tidal height was derived using a network of offshore and onshore tide gauges. As such data are on average 0.54m deeper than the more recent VORF levelled data.

This dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

Go to Download Site


Published: 17/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV_08_02_Galway_Cork Data UPDATED

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2008 leg 2 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids have been updated and can be downloaded.

Please note the following:

Following installation of a new vessel positioning system in March 2011, hydrographic data acquired were vertically levelled to LAT using the UKHO VORF Model which is based on ellipsoid height. The Tidal height is derived via the Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Data acquired on the R.V. Celtic Voyager prior to March 2011 were levelled to LAT using shifts derived from Proudman Oceanographic tidal model. Tidal height was derived using a network of offshore and onshore tide gauges. As such data are on average 0.54m deeper than the more recent VORF levelled data.

This dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

Go to Download Site


Published: 12/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV_08_01_Blacksod_Sligo_Donegal Data UPDATED

The bathymetry data for the Celtic Voyager 2008 leg 1 can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids have been updated and can be downloaded.

Please note the following:

Following installation of a new vessel positioning system in March 2011, hydrographic data acquired were vertically levelled to LAT using the UKHO VORF Model which is based on ellipsoid height. The Tidal height is derived via the Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Data acquired on the R.V. Celtic Voyager prior to March 2011 were levelled to LAT using shifts derived from Proudman Oceanographic tidal model. Tidal height was derived using a network of offshore and onshore tide gauges. As such data are on average 0.54m deeper than the more recent VORF levelled data.

This dataset was reprocessed to utilise the UKHO VORF (Vertical Offshore Reference Frame) sea surface model. This model allows the use of ‘GPS tides’ and the GSI has gridded this model to a 1km resolution around Ireland to 15km offshore for reducing all soundings to Lowest Astronomical Tide - LAT (VORF).

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Published: 12/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS -

Keary 12 03 & Geo 12 02 Inishbofin, Inishturk & Killary Harbour Bathymetry Data

The bathymetry data for the above legs can be downloaded from our data download site. Bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids can be downloaded.

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Published: 11/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 11 02 - Shannon/Tralee Data

The bathymetry and backscatter data for the Celtic Voyager 2011 leg 2 can be downloaded from our data download site. Backscatter geotiffs, bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids can be downloaded.

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Published: 11/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 12 028 - Clare Coast Data - SEAI

The bathymetry and backscatter data for the Celtic Voyager 2012 leg 028 can be downloaded from our data download site. Backscatter geotiffs, bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids can be downloaded.

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Published: 09/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 12 03 - Cork Coast Data

The bathymetry and backscatter data for the Celtic Voyager 2012 leg 3 can be downloaded from our data download site. Backscatter geotiffs, bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids can be downloaded.

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Published: 08/04/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - CV 12 02 - East Coast Data

The bathymetry and backscatter data for the Celtic Voyager 2012 leg 2 can be downloaded from our data download site. Backscatter geotiffs, bathymetry geotiffs, bathymetry ArcGIS grids and vector ascii grids can be downloaded.

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Published: 08/04/2013
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INFOMAR to feature on RTEs elev8

INFOMAR will feature on RTE 2 elev8 childrens programme. The piece will cover the seabed mapping of shipwrecks and will air at 4pm on Wednesday April 3rd.

Click here to view the programme

Published: 03/04/2013
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Product Access - Google - Shipwreck Data

You can view the shipwreck data in Google Earth

When you click on shipwrecks labelled in white you can view an image and download the Shipwreck Information Sheet

Click here to download the Shipwreck .kmz file


Published: 05/03/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Offshore Charts .pdfs

The Offshore Charts .pdfs which can be downloaded individually from this website have been zipped up together and can be downloaded as one file for each bay from our data download site. Also, the 3D Maps of Ireland, Galway Bay and Dublin Bay can be downloaded in a variety of printing sizes.

Data Type - Offshore Charts .pdfs

Region - n/a

Theme - n/a

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Published: 05/03/2013
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Data Access - INFOMAR raw Multibeam Bathymetry Data Download from NOAA

INFOMAR sends raw multibeam bathymetry data to NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). NGDC is the US national archive for multibeam bathymetric data and presently holds over 15.7 million nautical miles of ship tracklines (1187 surveys) received from sources worldwide. In addition to deepwater data, the multibeam database also includes hydrographic multibeam survey data from NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS).

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Published: 05/03/2013
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Data Access - WMS - ESRI's Ocean Basemap

INFOMAR bathymetry has been incorporated into ESRI's Ocean Basemap. The Ocean Basemap is now available as a cached map service in ArcGIS Online. This map service is designed to be used as a basemap by marine GIS professionals and as a reference map by anyone interested in ocean data. The basemap includes bathymetry, marine water body names, undersea feature names, and derived depth values in meters.

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Published: 05/03/2013
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - 2013 02 Maggy - Supply of two (2) shallow water marine magnetometers and associated ancillary equipment and software.

The chosen tenderer will supply two (2) shallow water marine magnetometers and associated ancillary equipment and software.

The request is divided into two lots, submitted tenders may address both lots or either. Where a tender addresses both lots, each lot must be priced individually & may be assessed individually. Where a tender addresses both lots, consideration will be given where components are interchanegeable between the two lots - to account for equipment failure while deployed. Where Tenders include additional components, such as cable management reels or advanced software, these items should be costed seperately.

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at 1200hrs.

To obtain any additional information please visit the eTenders Web Site.

Click here to go to the e-tenders site.

Published: 22/02/2013
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - 2013 03 SBP - Supply of a shallow seismic or sub-bottom profiling system (SBP).

The chosen tenderer will supply of a shallow seismic or sub-bottom profiling system (SBP). Tenders are requested for provision of a SBP system suitable for use on near-shore research vessels - one 16m monohull vessel and one 7.5m RIB vessel. The vessels are likely to operate in water depths of 2 to 50m - across a range of substrates, from dense glacial sediments to loose muds. Hull or pole-mountable solutions are preferred. Both vessels have existing GPS & MRU systems and are equipped with 220V AC power.

The request is divided into two lots, submitted tenders may address both lots or either. Where a tender addresses both lots, each lot must be priced individually & may be assessed individually. Where a tender addresses both lots, consideration will be given where components are interchanegeable between the two lots - to account for equipment failure while deployed. Where Tenders include additional components, such as cable management reels or advanced software, these items should be costed seperately.

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at 1200hrs.

To obtain any additional information please visit the eTenders Web Site.

Click here to go to the e-tenders site.

Published: 22/02/2013
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INFOMAR Research Workshop

The INFOMAR programme are please to host a workshop with talks from researchers whose projects were funded as part of the INFOMAR 2011 Open Call for funding. The two day event will take place February 27th and 28th at Marine Institute, Oranmore, Co. Galway. It is free and open to interested parties, however registration is required and there will be no admittance if not registered.

Click here to view the programme of events.

Click here to register.


Published: 18/02/2013
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Product Access - Charts - Dingle Bay

The charts for the Dingle Bay have been added to the website and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View


Published: 07/02/2013
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - Supply of a shallow-water multibeam echosounder (MB)

The chosen tenderer will provide a shallow-water multibeam (MB) echosounder – for
deployment on a small vessel during near-shore mapping exercises. It should be suitable for inshore craft and 20m +vessels.

To obtain any additional information please visit the eTenders Web Site.

Click here to go to the e-tenders site.

Link from OJEC TED

http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:34044-2013:TEXT:EN:HTML

Published: 31/01/2013
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Data Access - IWDDS - Backscatter Geotiffs

The Backscatter GeoTiffs have been standardised. All the new geotiffs are 3 band geotiffs with ArcGIS readable metadata available for all surveyed areas in Zones 1 & 2. Data from INFOMAR related projects such as JIBS, IMAGIN, HABMAP etc also available. All the standardised geotiffs are available for download by selecting

Data Type - Offshore Geotiffs

Region - Offshore Geotiffs

Theme - Backscatter GeoTiffs

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Published: 20/12/2012
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Warships, U-Boats & Liners - Book Launch

Ministers Deenihan and O'Dowd launch book on Irelands rich shipwreck heritage
“Warships, U-boats & Liners – A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters”
Dublin, Wednesday 14th November 2012

Read more

Click below to view 6 one news coverage of the Shipwrecks Launch.

The piece begins at 20.22.

http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10086474/

Click here to read the Irish Independent Article

Click here to read the Irish Examiner Article

Click here to read the Afloat Article

Published: 15/11/2012
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The Alien Deep, National Geographic, Sunday, 28 October

Irish research which led to the discovery of smoking vents on the mid Atlantic Ridge will feature in a National Geographic programme to be broadcast next Sunday, 28 October.

National Geographic has produced a five part series, The Alien Deep, which takes viewers into underwater worlds where no human has gone before.

The programme will be broadcast this Sunday 28th October at 6pm on National Geographic channel on Sky (channel 526) and also UPC (channel 215). The programme presenter is Dr Robert Ballard, famed explorer who found the Titanic at its final resting place.

The series takes viewers into an underwater world 3,000m deep, where, on the slopes of the Mid-Ocean ridges that divide the earth’s tectonic plates, chimney- like formations spew black plumes of superheated water packed with chemicals, minerals and dissolved gases allowing life to thrive against the odds. The leader of the scientific team was Dr Andy Wheeler, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork who worked with scientists from the National University of Ireland Galway, Geological Survey of Ireland, the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. “It's great to see Ireland's expertise recognised on TV”, says Dr Wheeler. “Discovering a new volcanic landscape three km below was a thrill.”

The scientists were on board the Irish National Research Vessel, Celtic Explorer and used the Remotely Operated Vehicle Holland 1 for their explorations of the deep and was supported by the Marine Institute under the 2011 Ship-Time Programme of the National Development Plan.

The team named the previously uncharted field of hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the first to be explored north of the Azores, the Moytirra Vent Field. Moytirra is the name of a battlefield in Irish mythology, and appropriately means ‘Plain of the Pillars’. Patrick Collins from the Ryan Institute, NUI Galway led Ireland’s marine biological team on the survey.

For an interview with Dr. Andy Wheeler, conducted by University College Cork, discussing the discovery of the vents, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF_a9hiqt0g

View images in our Image Gallery

Published: 26/10/2012
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Warships, U-Boats & Liners - A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters

It is estimated that up to 15,000 shipwrecks may lie in Ireland’s designated waters, shipwrecks that tell of cruel wars, thwarted ambitions, political machinations and sunken treasures. It is a fascinating hidden history, filled with the best and worst features of human life and existence. Since the commencement of the INSS in 1999 and its successor INFOMAR which began in 2006, a comprehensive database of the shipwrecks that have been mapped has been collated. It is this dataset that has provided in-depth information of known and unknown shipwrecks in Irish waters and has led to collaborative work with the Underwater Archaeology Unit (National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht).

This beautifully illustrated volume presents sixty of those shipwrecks mapped during the INSS and INFOMAR and tells a colourful tale of Ireland’s maritime heritage. This comprehensive guide to shipwrecks mapped brings together factual archaeological information with state-of-the-art bathymetric imagery. It is hoped that this book will be essential reading to those with an interest in Irish maritime history, in particular shipwrecks, and will provide an insight into the history surrounding these vessels and, ultimately, how they met their fate.


Link to GSI Shop:
http://www.gsi.ie/gsishop/Product.aspx?Productid=366&Catid=3

Published: 26/10/2012
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - Satellite Bathymetry

The chosen tenderer will provide Satellite Bathymetry acquisition in selected Irish shallow water bays, with best possible horizontal and vertical resolution derivable from Satellite coverage of these bays. The chosen contractor will be required to provide a Euro best price per bay for Bathymetry acquisition from Satellite data in the inner drying areas of the following Irish Bays:- Bannow Bay; Cork Harbour; Dingle Bay; Dundalk Bay; Dungarvan Bay; Lough Foyle; Shannon Harbour; Youghal Bay; Carlingford Bay; Waterford Harbour and Dublin Bay

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the eTenders Web Site at http://www.etenders.gov.ie/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=OCT392935

Click here to go to the e-tenders site.

Published: 05/10/2012
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - Programme/CBA Review

This is a call for Proposals for a Review Appraisal of the INFOMAR Project spanning the period from the CBA review done in 2007 up to the present. This is the national marine mapping programme, which is a follow on project to the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and is being undertaken as a joint venture between GSI and the Marine Institute (MI).

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the eTenders Web Site at http://www.etenders.gov.ie/Authority/Notice_PubView.aspx?ID=SEP390155

Click here to go to the e-tenders site.

Published: 05/10/2012

 

Open call for Science@Sea Training Courses

The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) has opened the call for applications for Science@Sea research vessel-based training courses aimed at students of marine-related sciences.

The two-day training courses will be held between 7th and 12th November 2012 in waters off Cork and will offer students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience onboard the national research vessel RV Celtic Voyager. “Science@Sea is unique in that it gives students of marine related sciences a complete guide to working at sea. This not only increases national capacity in carrying out research survey operations but provides graduates with a competitive edge on the national and international jobs market” said Dr. Pauhla McGrane, national coordinator of SMART.

“Science@Sea introduces students to the concept of a multidisciplinary ecosystem approach through key disciplines. Teaching focuses on practical, cross-disciplinary skills such as sample collection and processing, operation of equipment and instrumentation and data acquisition and processing. Other areas we look at, which are essential to working at sea, include survey design and planning, safety at sea, and post-survey analysis and assessment. To date students who have participated in Science@Sea have found the course of enormous benefit in securing employment,” Dr McGrane further explained.

Course dates are as follows:

Postgraduate Science@Sea: November 7-8

Undergraduate Science@Sea 1: November 9-10

Undergraduate Science@Sea 2: November 11-12

Applications for Science@Sea and posters advertising the course are available online at: http://www.smartseaschool.com/content/sas2012

Completed applications should be received no later than Friday 5th October 2012.

Please note an administration fee of €50 applies and participants are liable for their own transportation and accommodation costs in Cork.

Queries relating to any aspect of the course can be addressed to info@smartseaschool.com

Science@Sea courses have been running since 2008 and are recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as a means of contributing towards a student’s professional development and career.

Science@Sea is provided by Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) a marine science partnership programme that provides quality offshore training for students of marine science, technology and engineering. Core partners include the National University of Ireland, Galway, University College Cork, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Cork Institute of Technology, the National Maritime College and the Marine Institute, with additional funding by the Higher Education Authority. Science@Sea is carried out under the Sea Change strategy with the support of the Marine Institute and the Marine Research Sub-programme of the National Development Plan 2007–2013.

Contact Details: Dr Pauhla McGrane Mobile: +353 (0)87 950 0911

E-mail: info@smartseaschool.com

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F : http://www.facebook.com/smartseaschool

T: http://twitter.com/smartseaschool

Y: http://www.youtube.com/smartseaschool

Published: 18/09/2012
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INFOMAR Seminar 2012 & GeoSeas International Workshop

Save the Date! Register for free

The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to invite all interested parties to attend the 2012 Annual INFOMAR Seminar.

The two day event will take place October 11-12th at University College Cork, Ireland. The seminar will include an update on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme including survey operations and coverage, future plans, associated research along with poster sessions and vessel tours aboard the RV Keary.

The seminar is free and open to all however numbers are limited so please confirm attendance by emailing linda.grealish@marine.ie by Friday September 28th 2012.

Details of the agenda and logistics to follow.

Make the most of your visit to Cork by attending the GeoSeas International Workshop taking place at the same venue October 9-10th 2012.

Click here for more information

Published: 01/09/2012
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The Tall Ships Races 2012: Dublin

Come and visit us aboard the R.V Keary, our marine research and survey vessel.

View the instruments and the 3D data onboard.

Read more about the R.V Keary
Download our Real Map of Dublin
Read more about the Dublin Tall Ships Festival 2012

Published: 21/08/2012
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INFOMAR to feature in upcoming RTE documentary

The INFOMAR Programme’s joint project manager, Koen Verbruggen was interviewed recently by RTE onboard the Marine Institute’s research vessel the RV Celtic Voyager at Howth, Co Dublin. RTE’s Derek Mooney was onboard to learn about our underwater landscape which has been extensively mapped by the Irish National Seabed Survey and the successor programme INFOMAR.

Koen Verbruggen explains to RTE’s Derek Mooney onboard the RV Celtic Voyager how INFOMAR use acoustic equipment sending sound to the seafloor to describe the underwater landscape in Irish waters (Photo – Niall Finn INFOMAR)

The filming will contribute to a documentary telling the story of how Ireland evolved from a frozen landscape to become this island of ours. Koen describes details of the equipment which are used by INFOMAR to understand our underwater landscape, including the acoustic equipment which sends sound waves travelling to the seafloor to reveal the seafloor topography and vibro-coring equipment to drill into the seabed and recover samples for analysis and interpretation.

The concept behind the ‘Real Map of Ireland’ was highlighted, describing Ireland’s important 220 million acre marine resource, ten times the size of the island of Ireland and a significant portion of the European Union Marine Economic Zone. The INFOMAR programme provides key baseline data sets in support of coastal, inshore and offshore development, delivering on data products that will be of use in the following areas:

• Environmental monitoring and conservation
• Renewable energy -wave, wind and tide
• Cable and pipeline installation
• Coastal zone management
• Aquaculture
• Aggregate (sand and gravel extraction)
• Coastal engineering
• Foreshore licensing
• Inshore fisheries
• Port security and safety
• Oil and gas exploration
• Shipping and navigation

Published: 30/04/2012
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The scientific research vessel the RV Celtic Voyager returns to Howth with an RTE film crew onboard to learn about the ongoing work of the INFOMAR programme. (Photo –Janine Guinan INFOMAR)

Have Your Say on How to Harness Ireland's Ocean Wealth

There are just three weeks remaining to contribute to the Government’s public consultation on how to harness Ireland’s ocean wealth.  The consultation is taking place as part of the development of an Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland and is asking the public for their views on how to harness the potential of Ireland’s 220 million acre marine resource.  

Get informed and join the debate at www.ouroceanwealth.ie 

You can contribute to the consultation process by completing an online survey or joining the online discussion forum where you can share your views, or make an email/written submission.

The consultation is open until 31st March 2012.  Submissions will feed into an Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland which will be launched by the Taoiseach mid-summer.

Published: 07/03/2012
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Product Access - Charts - Dublin Bay

The charts for Dublin Bay have been added to the website and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View
Published: 24/02/2012
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GSI puts specialist personnel framework agreement in place

The GSI is putting a Framework Agreement in place, for the supply of any or all of the specialist geological personnel it may require, in support of its research, national, and commercial programmes. Applicants deemed qualified will be placed on a panel that the GSI will draw from over the next four year period to provide such services. Personnel requirements will be identified for GSI work, and a Mini-Competition process will be used to award relevant positions.

The closing date for tender responses is:- 10/04/2012

NOTE:Interested parties must register themselves on eTenders website at http://www.etenders.gov.ie/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=FEB314076 before they are permitted to respond digitally to the tender. Also, registering will make a registrant privy to all Q&A responses and/or updates related to the tender throughout the tender period right up to the closing date of 10th April 2012.

You can download the tender document here and

the eTenders postbox usage instructions document here

Published: 23/02/2012
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Press Release

Minister O’Dowd announces 20 new high-end Marine Research jobs at BT Young Scientist Exhibition....Read more here

Published: 12/01/2012
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Media Coverage of INFOMAR

The sinking of the stout....Read more here

Published: 12/12/2011
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - Multibeam System-shallow-water multibeam echosounder
and related systems (MB)

This public procurement relates to the provision of a shallow-water multibeam echosounder and related systems (MB).

A shallow-water multibeam (MB) echosounder and related systems – for deployment on a small vessel during near-shore mapping exercises. It should be suitable for inshore craft and 20m + vessels.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the eTenders Web Site at http://www.etenders.gov.ie/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=NOV288415

Click here to go to the e-tenders site.

Published: 18/11/2011
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INFOMAR - Request for Tender - Inertial Navigation System (INS)

This RFT relates to the provision of an Inertial Navigation System (INS). A position and orientation system for marine vessels which integrates inertial motion and GPS sensors to provide highly accurate Attitude, Heading, Heave, Position and Velocity using Real Time Kinematics (RTK) & Post-Processed Kinematics (PPK) technology. It should be suitable for inshore craft and 20m + vessels.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the eTenders Web Site at http://www.etenders.gov.ie/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=NOV288435

Click here to go to the e-tenders site.

Published: 18/11/2011
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INFOMAR Call for Research Proposals 2011

The INFOMAR Programme office is pleased to announce that the 2011 call for applied research proposals is now open.

Included in the objectives of the INFOMAR Programme, under strand 3, Value Added Exploitation is the objective to deliver “A programme of national and international value added research to leverage the skills, expertise and data from the INSS and INFOMAR”.

To this end the programme is engaging in a call for research proposals with the following structure:

  • Work will be completed and reported before end calendar year 2012.
  • Projects will have a budget of c. €30,000 or less
  • The programme is designed largely to fund applied desk studies with an optional field work component.
  • While indicative research topics are given below, any area of activity of the INFOMAR Programme is open for proposals.
  • INFOMAR Call for Research Proposals

    INFOMAR Funding Terms and Conditions

    INFOMAR Project Application Form

    The closing date for receipt of application is Wednesday 9th November at 1600 hours.

    If you have any queries in relation to the call please contact linda.grealish@marine.ie.

    Published: 20/10/2011
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    Media Coverage of INFOMAR

    Sunken Guinness Ship Revealed....Read more here

    Published: 12/10/2011
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    Product Access - Shipwrecks

    It is now possible to download Shipwreck Information Sheets in .pdf format for 7 additional shipwrecks.Three are located off the Dublin Coast (including the SS W.M Barkley in the image below) and four off the south coast. Additional wrecks will be added on an ongoing basis...View

    image of SS W.M Barkley


    Published: 11/10/2011
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    Media Coverage of INFOMAR

    INFOMAR recently featured on national tv highlighting the work of the programme. Read more here

    Published: 30/09/2011
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    INFOMAR 2011 Annual Seminar.

    The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to invite all interested parties to the 2011 Annual INFOMAR Seminar. The 2 day event takes place on the 16th and 17th November 2011 at the Marine Institute, Renville, Oranmore.
    This year's seminar will include a mix of project updates, survey plans, data exchange as well as associated projects and research talks.
    Agenda to follow. The seminar is free and open to all however numbers are limited so please confirm attendance by mailing linda.grealish@marine.ie

    Published: 20/09/2011
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    INFOMAR provide dive platform to underwater archaeologists exploring a wreck off
    the Donegal coast.

    INFOMAR supplied one of its research vessels, the RV Keary, as the main dive vessel to the the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s underwater archaeology unit exploring a possible Spanish Armada ship off Donegal. Read more about the dive in the national media.

    Links to all articles can be found on our Press Releases page..Click here

    Published: 23/08/2011
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    INFOMAR marine geologist describes unique discoveries after returning from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    The VENTuRE Cruise: Researching and Recovering information from the deep. Marine geologist Maria Judge based at the Geological Survey of Ireland describes her trip aboard the national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer which discovered hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Read more... INFOMAR Blog

    Links to all articles can be found on our Press Releases page..Click here

    Published: 04/08/2011
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    The Tall Ships Races 2011: Waterford - Photos

    The R.V Keary, our marine research and survey vessel took part in the Waterford Tall Ships Festival. We provided guided tours of the vessel and took part in the Parade of Sails. View INFOMAR's photo's on our Flickr page

    Published: 11/07/2011
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    The Tall Ships Races 2011: Waterford - RV Keary Articles

    Read articles about the R.V Keary, our marine research and survey vessel which were published for the Tall Ships Festival.

    INFOMAR sets new record in 2011 "inshoreireland"
    A day in the life of RV Keary "inshoreireland"
    INFOMAR Waterford survey "inshoreireland"
    Waterford: Where Tallships and Science Meet "Irishfreepress"
    Waterford: Where Tallships and Science Meet "afloat"
    View the Keary in the Parade of Sails on the Port of Waterford Website

    Published: 11/07/2011
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    The Tall Ships Races 2011: Waterford

    Come and visit us aboard the R.V Keary, our marine research and survey vessel. The R.V Keary along with our 7.5m RIB, the RV Geo mapped the navigational channel in Waterford Harbour in advance of the Tall Ships Festival. View the instruments and the 3D data onboard.
    Read more about the R.V Keary
    Read more about the survey leg of 2011 which took place in Waterford Harbour
    Read more about the Waterford Tall Ships Festival 2011

    Published: 28/06/2011
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    Data Access - IWDDS - 2009, 2010 & Lidar 2010 Data uploaded

    You can download Bathymetry ascii vector data by survey leg & lidar for the 2009, 2010 & Lidar datasets eg KY_09_02_Dublin_Bay. You can also download the data in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format by survey leg at 5m resolution. The datasets available include East Coast - Dublin\Wicklow, Kinsale and the Lidar datasets include Mulroy Bay, Mannin Bay, Lough Swilly, Kilkerrin Bay, Broadhaven & Blacksod Bays, Bertraghboy Bay, Belmullet, Ballyconneely Bay & Achill Sound......Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 20/05/2011
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    Data Access - IWDDS - Seabed Classification

    The seabed classification grids for Bantry & Dunmanus Bays, Cork Coast, Donegal & Sligo Bays, East Coast, Galway Bay, Waterford Coast & Wexford Coast have been modified and can be downloaded in ArcGIS GRID format....View
    Published: 09/05/2011
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    Data Access - Viewer - Seabed Classification

    The seabed classification grids for Bantry & Dunmanus Bays, Cork Coast, Donegal & Sligo Bays, East Coast, Galway Bay, Waterford Coast & Wexford Coast have been modified and can be viewed in ArcGIS GRID format....View
    Published: 09/05/2011
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    Product Access - Charts - Seabed Classification

    The seabed classification charts for Bantry & Dunmanus Bays, Cork Coast, Donegal & Sligo Bays, East Coast, Galway Bay, Waterford Coast & Wexford Coast have been modified and can be downloaded in .pdf format....View
    Published: 09/05/2011
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    Data Access - Viewer - New Priority Bays and Areas Shapefiles

    The boundaries of the Priority Bays and Areas have been reshaped into more logical shapes. The initial shapes were merely indicative and drawn on a large scale map of Ireland, and often did not cover all of intended Bay or in the case of offshore areas, included extensive onshore. Priority areas have been redrawn to more accurately reflect the actual areas to be surveyed. They can be viewed and downloaded from the webmapping viewer...Open Viewer
    Published: 15/04/2011
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    Product Access - Charts - Wexford Coast

    The seabed classification chart for the Wexford Coast has been added to the website and can be downloaded in .pdf format. ...View
    Published: 15/04/2011
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    Product Access - Charts - Wexford Coast

    The charts for the Wexford Coast have been added to the website and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View
    Published: 24/03/2011
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    INFOMAR - Request for Tender

    The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), a division of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and situated at Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, issues this Request for Proposals to supply consultancy services to assist them with the delivery of the INFOMAR marine mapping programme and associated marine projects. This tender requests, via seven lots, is for consultancy based services for the GSI....Download .pdf

    Click here to go to the e-tenders site.

    Published: 23/12/2010
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    New Seabed Atlas launched today

    The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan launched a new and innovative marine publication, the Atlas of the Deep Water Seabed of Ireland, at Dublin Castle today. This Atlas, by prestigious Scientific publisher Springer, is a detailed compilation of stunning three-dimensional imagery featuring the submarine canyons, underwater mountains and abyssal plains that make up Ireland’s seabed territory, an area ten times that of our land mass. The Atlas was produced by researchers at University College Cork, working on marine datasets with the collaboration of GSI, supported by INFOMAR and drawing on a wide range of sources for photography that bring this hidden world to life. In launching the book, the Minister noted that
    “This is the first such Atlas of its kind world-wide, reflecting our leading role in this field...

    It will be a valuable resource as we seek to utilise our vast ocean resources in the years ahead. As we develop ocean energy, offshore wind and further oil and gas prospecting, an accurate map of the deep seabed will be vital.”

    Click here to view the RTE news item

    http://www.rte.ie/news/av/2010/1104/atlas_av2848922.html#

    Click here to read the Irish Times Article

    Read more about the Atlas and where you can purchase one...click here


    Published: 04/10/2010
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    Geoscience 2010 Conference

    A two-day conference on the Geoscience Sector will take place in Dublin Castle on the 3 and 4 November 2010. It will provide an in-depth overview of how the sector is flourishing even in these recessionary times. It will also undoubtedly be greatly welcomed by all those individuals and organisations that provided much important input into a process of evaluation of the sector that has been undertaken during the last two years. While there is no charge for attending, those interested should confirm their interest by
    e-mailing michael.o'mahony@gsi.ie
    Click here to view the conference agenda
    Published: 13/09/2010
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    Data Access - IWDDS - 2007 Data uploaded

    You can download Bathymetry ascii vector data by survey leg for the 2007 datasets eg CV_07_01_Galway_Bay. You can also download the 2007 data in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format by survey leg at 5m resolution and also it is possible to download offshore geotiffs (high resolution bathymetry & backscatter geotiffs). Reports are also available for each survey leg. The 2007 datasets are available which include West Kerry, Galway Bay, Bantry & Dunmanus Bays, Cork Harbour, Loop Head & Waterford Coast. There is also merged CV_07_01 & IMAR 07 Galway Bay data available. Further datasets will be available shortly ....Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 13/09/2010
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    Data\Product Access - Google - Files uploaded

    Three new Merged survey data in .kmz format are now available for download. Areas include: North Donegal, Inshore Southwest & Offshore West Kerry. Entire area datasets at 100m, 250m & 500m are also available..Download Google .kmz
    Published: 25/08/2010
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    Data Access - IWDDS - 2008 Data uploaded

    You can download Bathymetry ascii vector data by survey leg for the 2008 datasets eg CV_08_03_Dublin_Bay. You can also download the 2008 data in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format by survey leg at 5m resolution and also it is possible to download offshore geotiffs (high resolution bathymetry & backscatter geotiffs). Reports are also available for each survey leg. The 2008 datasets are available which include Blacksod Bay, Donegal & Sligo Bays, Cork Coast & Dublin Bay. Further datasets will be available shortly ....Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 23/08/2010
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    Data Access - IWDDS - New Download Option - Magnetics ArcGIS GRIDS

    A New Data Download Option has been added to our download system. You can download Magnetic ArcGIS GRIDS for Zone 3 and some parts of Zone 2. ....Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 19/08/2010
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    Data Access - IWDDS - New Download Option - Gravity ArcGIS GRIDS

    A New Data Download Option has been added to our download system. You can download Gravity ArcGIS GRIDS for Zone 3 and some parts of Zone 2. ....Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 17/08/2010
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    Data Access - IWDDS - New Download Options & 2009 Data uploaded

    New Data Download Options have been added to our download system. You can download Bathymetry ascii vector data by survey leg for the 2009 datasets eg CV_09_03 Wexford. You can also download the 2009 data in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format by survey leg at 5m resolution and also it is possible to download offshore geotiffs (high resolution bathymetry & backscatter geotiffs). Reports are also available for each survey leg. The 2009 datasets are available which include Shannon Estuary, Dingle & Tralee Bays, Wexford & East Coast (Dublin - Louth). Further datasets will be available shortly ....Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 11/08/2010
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    Product Access - Shipwrecks

    It is now possible to download Ship Wreck Information Sheets in .pdf format for 4 additional wrecks. 2 are off the Dublin Coast, 1 in Dingle Bay and 1 in the Shannon Estuary. Additional wrecks will be added on an ongoing basis...View
    Published: 13/07/2010
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    Product Access - Charts - Cork

    The charts for Cork have been added to the website and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View
    Published: 09/07/2010
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    Data Access - IWDDS - Zipped ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS

    Th metadata for the Zipped ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS has been updated. It can be viewed in ArcCatalog, once you have downloeded a grid...Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 08/07/2010
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    Product Access - Charts - Bantry, Donegal, Dunmanus, Galway, Shannon, Sligo & Waterford

    The charts for the areas above has been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format...View

    Published: 08/07/2010
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    Product Access - Charts - Bantry, Dunmanus, Galway, Shannon & Waterford

    The charts for the areas above has been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format...View

    Published: 26/05/2010
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    Data Access - IWDDS - Zipped High Resolution LIDAR ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS

    You can now download LIDAR grids at 6m resolution in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format. Metadata can be viewed in ArcCatalog...Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 21/05/2010
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    Data Access - IWDDS - Zipped High Resolution Bathymetry ESRI ArcGIS GRIDS

    You can now download bathymetry grids at various resolutions in ESRI ArcGIS GRID format. There is a 100m & 500m bathymetry grid of the entire area surveyed to date. There are several high resolution grids available for the inshore areas eg Cork coast, North Donegal, Donegal & Sligo Bays, Galway Bay, East Coast, Inshore South West, West Kerry, Waterford and Wexford. Resolutions vary between 5m and 15m. Metadata can be viewed in ArcCatalog...Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 19/05/2010
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    Product Access - Google - Merged Surveys available to download

    Merged survey data in .kmz format is now available for download. Areas include: Bantry & Dunmanus Bays, Donegal & Sligo Bays, East Coast around Dublin Bay and also Galway Bay...Download Google .kmz
    Published: 20/04/2010
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    Product Access - Google - Survey 2008 & 2009

    The survey data for 2008 & 2009 is now available for download ...Download Google .kmz
    Published: 19/04/2010
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    Product Access - Charts - East Coast

    The seabed classification chart for the East Coast has been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format...View

    Published: 04/03/2010
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    Data Access - Viewer - 2009 .shps updated

    The survey coverage area, linework and tide data for 2009 are now available to view and download on the INFOMAR webmapping viewer...Open Viewer
    Published: 12/02/2010
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    INFOMAR Website - Surveying pages updated

    The INFOMAR website has been updated. You can now find out details about the Ireland’s latest marine research vessel, the RV Keary....Open Page

    Published: 25/01/2010
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    Data Access - Viewer - Sample Locations & SVP .shps updated

    The most up to date sample location points and Sound Velocity Profiles point locations are now available to view and download on the INFOMAR webmapping viewer...Open Viewer
    Published: 27/11/2009
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    Product Access - Charts - Bantry, Dunmanus, Galway, Shannon & Waterford

    The charts for Bantry, Dunmanus, Galway, Shannon and Waterford have been updated and can be downloaded in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View
    Published: 27/11/2009
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    Data Access - Viewer and IWDDS- Survey Coverage for 2009 updated

    The most up to date survey coverage completed in 2009 is now available to view on the INFOMAR webmapping viewer and also on the IWDDS home page...Open Viewer.......... Open IWDDS
    Published: 13/11/2009
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    Product Access - LIDAR Charts - 2008, 2006, 2005 & 2003

    It is now possible to download all LIDAR charts for Bantry, Dunmanus, Blacksod, Clew, Donegal, Foyle, Galway, Killala, Mulroy, Sligo and Tralee Bays in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry and Shaded Relief ...View
    Published: 05/11/2009
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    Call for Research Proposals 2009

    The INFOMAR Programme office is pleased to announce that the 2009 call for applied research proposals is now open.

    Full details of the funding call can be downloaded here Download

    Download application form here Download

    The closing date for receipt of application is Wednesday 18th November at 1200 hours.


    Published: 04/11/2009
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    INFOMAR - Request for Tender

    Request for Tender (RFT) for the provision of hydrographic services in connection with the seabed mapping of Ireland’s offshore. The GSI (or its partners and agents as the GSI may specify) invites tenders to supply the GSI with a Hydrographic Service to collect bathymetric data. The objective of the survey is to produce bathymetric data for Mannin Bay, Co Galway and Achill, Co. Mayo and Blacksod Bay, Co. Mayo and Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal, and Broadhaven Bay, Co Mayo, and Lower Lough Foyle, Co. Donegal and Shannon Estuary, Co. Limerick, and Inner Dingle Bay, Co. Kerry....Download .pdf
    Published: 27/10/2009
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    Product Access - Charts - Galway

    The seabed classification chart for Galway has been updated....View
    Published: 23/10/2009
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    Product Access - Charts - Cork

    It is now possible to download a seabed classification chart for Cork in .pdf format....View
    Published: 23/10/2009
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    Product Access - Charts - Shannon Estuary

    It is now possible to download all charts for the Shannon Estuary in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter and Shaded Relief ...View
    Published: 22/10/2009
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    Home Page - INFOMAR Coverage Chart updated

    A chart showing the latest INFOMAR & other related multibeam coverage can be downloaded here....Download Chart in .pdf
    Published: 09/10/2009
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    Publications - INFOMAR Options Appraisal Report

    INFOMAR Options Appraisal Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is available for download...Download Report in .pdf
    Published: 05/10/2009
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    Data Access - IWDDS - Offshore DTM's & Vector .shps

    You can now download bathymetry & backscatter grids at various resolutions. There is a 50m bathymetry grid of zone 3 & lidar for some bays at 5m. Select Gridded Datasets, Offshore, DTM.You can also download the vector data such as survey coverage areas, linework, shipwreck locations in shapefile format.Select Vector datasets, Offshore, Shapefiles...Open IWDDS Website
    Published: 28/09/2009
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    Data Access - Viewers - New Image Webmapping Viewer

    The INFOMAR image webmapping viewer has been designed to display the large raster datasets. This includes bathymetry (water depth) and seabed classification grids, backscatter and shaded relief charts.Vector datasets are also available including survey areas, tracklines and grab sample data.  A WMS (Web Map Service) link is also provided. You may use this link to view the same data displayed in this viewer in a variety of Open Source Viewers. There are also links to Google Earth .kmz files which allow you to view the data in Goggle Earth....Open Viewer
    Published: 25/09/2009
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    SEABED 10 Conference - October 6th and 7th 2009

    Ireland’s seabed mapping programme is now 10 years old and SEABED 10 is a two-day conference that will celebrate its achievements. The partners in the initiative - the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute – are delighted to invite all interested parties to attend the conference.....More Details
    Published: 31/08/2009
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    Product Access - Bays - Shannon Estuary and Approaches

    Find out about The Shannon Estuary. View photos, images, a 3D Movie Flythrough and text relating to this survey....Open Page
    Published: 31/08/2009
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    INFOMAR Blog updated - CV09_03 Survey off Wexford Coast

    View photos and text relating to this survey....Open Page
    Published: 26/08/2009
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    Product Access - Charts - Bantry and Dunmanus Bays

    It is now possible to download all charts for Bantry and Dunmanus Bays in .pdf format. Charts include Bathymetry, Backscatter, Shaded Relief and Seabed Classification...View
    Published: 06/08/2009
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    Data Access - Viewer - Survey 2009 Leg 1

    The survey linework for Leg 1 completed in 2009 is now avail

    able on the INFOMAR webmapping viewer. The polygon coverage for all surveys completed between 2003 and 2009 has also been added...Open Viewer
    Published: 14/07/2009
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    Product Access - Google - Lidar 2008

    The Lidar data for 2008 is now available for download ...Download Google .kmz
    Published: 09/07/2009
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    Data Access - Viewer - Shipwrecks

    The shipwreck database is now available on the INFOMAR webmapping viewer. There are only 3 reports available at present but more will be added as they become available. You can download the database in .shp or .xls formats. Ship Wreck Information Sheets in .pdf format for 3 wrecks off the Dublin Coast are also available to download...Open Viewer
    Published: 08/07/2009
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    Product Access - Shipwrecks

    It is now possible to download Ship Wreck Information Sheets in .pdf format for 3 wrecks off the Dublin Coast. Additional wrecks will be added on an ongoing basis...View
    Published: 02/07/2009
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    Data Access - Viewer - Lidar 2008 and Surveylines 2008

    The Lidar coverage area for 2008 and the survey lines completed in 2008 are now available on the INFOMAR webmapping viewer. You can download the files in .shp format...Open Viewer INFOMAR Datasets (WGS84 Projection) in .shp format are also available for download on the GSI's Spatial Download Page... View
    Published: 19/06/2009
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    Data Access - Viewer - INFOMAR Web Mapping Service (WMS)

    A WMS button has been added to the viewer which provides a link to the INFOMAR WMS. The WMS can be added to your desktop GIS, allowing you to view our data alongside your data. A link is provided outlining how you can do this in ArcGIS. You can also view the WMS in a variety of open source viewers e.g. Dapple...Open Viewer
    WMS Link http://spatial.dcenr.gov.ie/wmsconnector/com.esri.wms.Esrimap/INFOMAR?
    Published: 19/06/2009
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    INFOMAR Blog updated - CV0902 Survey of Dingle, Tralee, St. Finan's and Ballinskelligs Bays

    View photos and text relating to this survey....Open Page
    Published: 17/05/2009
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    INFOMAR Website - Home page updated

    The INFOMAR website had been updated. Links are provided which allow you to download our most requested maps. There is also a link to the new INFOMAR Blog...Open Page

    Published: 11/05/2009
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    INFOMAR Blog Created

    The idea of the Blog is to provide a short overview of a survey leg soon after it has been completed. It will consist of photos and some general text. The ground truthing CV09_23 in Bantry and Dunmanus is described here....Open Page

    Published: 08/05/2009
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    INFOMAR Website - Surveying pages updated

    The INFOMAR website had been updated. You can now find out details about the progress of INFOMAR surveys. Get information on a bay basis. An overview of the bay and the data collected to date. Images, videos, google .kmz's are available. Information is available about the vessels we use, the data acquisition systems, tides etc....Open Page

    Published: 07/05/2009
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    INFOMAR Website - Data and Products pages updated

    The INFOMAR website had been updated. You can now find out details about the Data Processing & Interpretation. Links are provided which allow you to download and view our data in a variety of options and formats....Open Page

    Published: 07/05/2009
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    INFOMAR Supported Research on RTE's 'The Investigators'

    The Investigators is a new series shown on RTE1 that examines Ireland's scientific contribution to the world.

    It covers a range of current topics from some of the top minds in the country and examines the
    potential impacts of Irish science on our lives. One of the episodes takes a look at what scientists in Ireland are doing to understand climate change and features cutting edge research being undertaken
    by three glacial geologists from the Marine Institute, the University of Ulster and Durham University
    (UK).

    Glaciers are dynamic systems that are sensitive to changes in the global climate system. The deposits
    left behind by glaciers from the past ice ages can be used to tell us about the nature and timing of
    major climatic events. Dr Sara Benetti from the Marine Institute, Dr Paul Dunlop (Ulster) and Prof
    Colm Ó Cofaigh(Durham) have been analysing the high resolution bathymetric data collected offshore northwest Ireland by the Irish Government as part of the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS). From
    these data, they have identified the same glacial features that we see on land, like drumlins and moraines, scattered on the continental shelf. In August 2008 on the R.V. Celtic Explorer, they lead the first scientific cruise off the northwest coast of Ireland to core through these landforms and retrieved cores from waters as deep as 2.5 km. The cruise was funded by the SSTI ship time programme 2008
    with the INFOMAR Programme (co-managed by the Marine Institute and the Geological Survey of Ireland) providing technical support and equipment. Sediments recovered from the seabed are now being analysed by the team to provide new detailed information about the nature and timing of glacial cycles across the North Atlantic. The work will provide a critical new record on climate change for the region and new proxy data on how the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets may respond to global warming.

    Click here to view the episode.

    For more details see http://www.theinvestigators.ie/

    Call for Research Proposals 2008

    The INFOMAR Call for research proposals or collaborative value added work has now closed.

    The deadline for the receipt of proposals was 31st October 2008. Successful applicants will be notified shortly.

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