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Data set name

Galway Bay 1/4 Scale Wave Energy Test Site observations Ireland since 2008

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodFrom 2008 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Spiddal; Inner Galway Bay; Galway Bay; An Spidéal

Observations 
Parameters

Quality control flags; Horizontal spatial co-ordinates; Date and time; Wave direction; Other wave statistics; Temperature of the water column; Wave height and period statistics; Transport in the water column

Instruments

Wave recorders; water temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

Designated wave energy test site for supporting ocean energy device research and development at 1/4 scale. The Galway Bay 1/4 scale wave energy test site is located 1.5km from Spiddal pier within inner Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. Data has been collected in Galway Bay since 2008. Data is collected from current meter sensors, wave device sensors and water temperature sensors. Data has been collected to support ocean energy research technological innovation and development. Data has been collected by the Marine Institute in association with SmartBay Ireland. Data has been incomplete given periods of outage of wave energy sensors. Data has been complete and quality controlled for period devices are observing and measuring in the marine environment.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/galway-bay-14-scale-wave-energy-test-site
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactAlan Berry (Team Leader)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway
H91 R673
Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fe1-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1991
Last revised2017-12-04