The vision for SmartBay is a marine research infrastructure of sensors and computational technology interconnected across Galway Bay, which would collect and distribute information on coastal conditions, pollution levels and marine life. The monitoring services, delivered via the web and other devices, benefits tourism, fishing, aquaculture and the environment. The pilot, which includes a move from manual to instrumented data gathering, will allow researchers to deploy quicker reactions to the critical challenges of the bay, such as pollution, flooding, fishing stock levels, green-energy generation and the threats from climate change. through the application of knowledge.

 - quote by Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute Ireland found at "Cloud computing meets water computing in Galway’s SmartBay"

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