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General
Data set name

Wave Buoy Network around Ireland

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period16/07/2008 - 06/04/2011
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Galway Bay Test Site and Belmullet Test Site.

Observations 
Parameters

Wave direction; Temperature of the water column; Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Wave recorders; water temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

As part of the Ocean Energy Programme, the wave climate is monitored continually at the 1/4 scale Ocean Energy Test Site in Galway Bay and at the full scale Wave Energy Test Site off Belmullet Co. Mayo. The wave data from wave rider buoys is available in real time. View the current wave height, wave direction and maximum wave height for Galway Bay and Belmullet from the Real Time Observations on the Marine Institute site.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.marine.ie/datarequests
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactPaul Gaughan (Team Leader)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville Oranmore
Co. Galway


Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emailinstitute.mail@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierMarineInstituteWaveRider
Global identifier5715
Last revised2016-04-04