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Data set name

INFOMAR Seabed Survey LIDAR Chart Boundaries around Ireland

Data holding centreGeological Survey of Ireland
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period1999-2015
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Irish coastline.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Bathymetry and Elevation

Instruments

Multi-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

The INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland's MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme is a joint venture between the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute (MI). The programme is the successor to the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and concentrates on creating integrated mapping products related to the seabed. Lidar (also written LIDAR or LiDAR) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. The term lidar comes from combining the words light and radar. LIDAR technology has been employed in the INFOMAR programme to seabed map coastline areas where the technique is more viable than using research vessels in shallow waters. The chart boundaries represent the areas mapped using LIDAR.

OriginatorsGeological Survey of Ireland
Marine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.isde.ie/#/b480a51c-131e-4aca-b8e9-7df0bce30011
Availability 
OrganisationGeological Survey of Ireland
AvailabilityLicence
ContactArchie Donovan (Geologist)
Address

Geological Survey of Ireland
Beggars Bush Barracks 25 Haddington Road
Dublin

Dublin 4
Ireland

Telephone+353 1 678 2000
Facsimile+353 1 668 1782
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierGE.IE.GSI.INFOMAR.LidarChartBoundary
Global identifier6516
Last revised2015-09-14