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Marine Institute Present Galway Bay Seabed Poster to ICRA Championship Sailors

16th August 2018
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Galway Bay is one of the first Irish coastal inlets to have been fully mapped by INFOMAR Galway Bay is one of the first Irish coastal inlets to have been fully mapped by INFOMAR

The Galway Bay based Marine Institute has presented competitors in the 54–boat ICRA Cruiser Racer National Championships currently being hosted by Galway Bay Sailing Club with a large A1 sized full colour poster illustrating the seabed imagery of the Bay derived from INFOMAR Mapping, the national seabed mapping programme undertaken jointly by Marine Institute and Geological Survey of Ireland.

Galway Bay is one of the first Irish coastal inlets to have been fully mapped by INFOMAR.

While the data are primarily used for safe navigation and shipping, they also provide invaluable information for fisheries management, environmental conservation, and strategic development programmes.

While as sailors we rely on our admiralty charts, pilot books, and more increasingly on our digital navigation software apps to get us safely around the coast, this modern era of seabed mapping data now enables production of high resolution oceanographic models, and reliably predictive tides and currents.

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