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‘Next Generation’ Weather Buoy Set For Testing

4th May 2018
The data buoy will be deployed for testing over the next 12 months west of Galway Bay The data buoy will be deployed for testing over the next 12 months west of Galway Bay Photo: OpenStreetMap

#Weather - The Marine Institute is preparing to carry out deployment and extended testing on a next-generation weather buoy from next week.

The ILV Granuaile (Callsign EIPT) will position the data buoy at 53°07.36'N 11°12.00'W. A Statutory Sanction will be in place.

The buoy is a yellow special mark buoy fitted with a yellow light with characteristics FL Y (5) 20 seconds.

Works are scheduled to begin on Monday 7 May and will continue until May 2019.

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MacDara Conroy

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