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Data set name

INFOMAR Seabed Survey Sound Velocity Profiles around Ireland

Data holding centreGeological Survey Ireland
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodSound Velocity Profiles
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Irish Continental Shelf

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Sound velocity and travel time in the water column

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. A Sound Velocity Profile is a measurment of the speed of sound in water. SVP data is collected during multi-beam surveying for calibration purposes to ground-truth the bathymetric and backscatter data collection.

OriginatorsGeological Survey Ireland
Marine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.isde.ie/#/b53a26df-cb85-47bf-9c2e-6e5590789733
Availability 
OrganisationGeological Survey Ireland
AvailabilityLicence
ContactGSI (Geologist)
Address

Geological Survey Ireland
Beggars Bush Barracks
Haddington Road
Dublin 4
D04 K7X4
Ireland

Telephone+353 1 678 2000
Facsimile+353 1 668 1782
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierGE.IE.GSI.INFOMAR.SoundVelocityProfile
Global identifier6501
Last revised2015-09-14