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SmartBay Project December 16, 2009

Posted by Kristina O'Regan in Uncategorized.

Our IBM team from the Water Management Centre of Excellence will be demonstrating the Smarter Water technology behind the SmartBay Project at our stand.

The ‘SmartBay’ Project
IBM and the Marine Institute Ireland have completed the SmartBay pilot information system to monitor wave conditions, marine life and pollution levels in and around Galway Bay. This realtime advanced analytics pilot is turning mountains of data into intelligence, paving the way for smarter environmental management and development of the bay.

The vision for SmartBay is a marine research infrastructure of sensors and computational technology interconnected across Galway Bay collecting and distributing information on coastal conditions, pollution levels and marine life. The monitoring services, delivered via the Web and other devices, benefits tourism, fishing, aquaculture and the environment.  The pilot, which includes a move from manual to instrumented data gathering, will allow researchers to deploy quicker reactions to the critical challenges of the bay such as pollution, flooding, fishing stock levels, green energy generation and the threats from climate change.

Advanced sensors and realtime analytics are making the bay in Galway, Ireland, smarter.
Watch the video

Marine Institute Ireland
Find out more information about the Marine Institute Ireland.



1. bodonovan - December 17, 2009

I have often swam in Galway Bay, so this project is of practical interest to me. I am looking forward to seeing the equipment first hand.

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