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griddap Subset tabledap Make A Graph wms files Title Summary FGDC ISO 19115 Info Background Info RSS Institution Dataset ID SmartBay Observatory Fluorometer data The SmartBay Observatory in Galway Bay is an underwater observatory which uses \ncameras, probes and sensors to permit continuous and remote live underwater monitoring. It was installed in 2015 \non the seafloor 1.5km off the coast of Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland at a depth of 20-25m. Underwater \nobservatories allow ocean researchers unique real-time access to monitor ongoing changes in the marine \nenvironment. The Galway Bay Observatory is an important contribution by Ireland to the growing global network of \nreal-time data capture systems deployed in the ocean. Data relating to the marine environment at the Galway \nObservatory site is transferred in real-time through a fibre optic telecommunications cable to the Marine \nInstitute headquarters and then made publically available on the internet. The data includes a live video \nstream, the depth of the observatory node, the water temperature and salinity, and estimates of the chlorophyll \nand turbidity levels in the water which give an indication of the volume of phytoplankton and other particles, \nsuch as sediment, in the water. Maintenance take place on the observatory every 18 to 24 months. A WetLabs \nECO-FLNTU is installed on the observatory infrastructure. It measures the fluorescence of the seawater to give \nan estimate of the volume of chlorophyll present (indicative of the amount of phytoplankton in the seawater) and \nit measures turbidity, or the 'cloudiness' of the seawater, caused by the presence of particles such as sediment \nfrom the seabed suspended in the water. The sensor is deployed on the EMSO Smartbay Cable End Equipment Node in \nGalway Bay in approx. 25m depth of water.\n\ncdm_data_type = Point\nVARIABLES:\ninstrument_id\n... (13 more variables)\n (external link) Marine Institute galway_obs_fluorometer

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