Irish National Seabed Survey Seminars
Annual Seminar 2005 Press Release
Information note on 2005 Seminar
Directions and accommodation
University of Ireland, Cork will this year host GSI's Annual Seminar of the
Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) on 18th November. The venue will be the
Devere Hall on the first floor of the Student Centre behind the Honan Chapel
on Donovan's Rd (eastern side of campus). The annual seminar is now arguably
the foremost information and discussion forum for the Irish marine science
community. Indeed its sphere of importance is now extending overseas, with a
sizeable number of international visitors emerging each year. The 2004
seminar, held in Galway, attracted more than 120 interested parties.
in focus from data acquisition to data usage and value added projects,
adopted by last year's seminar will be maintained this year. Hence most
presentations will outline research projects and industry applications
arising out of INSS data. Data acquisition in 2005 will be presented
also. As usual, the seminar will incorporate an exhibition involving
poster displays, video, maps, products and seabed samples. Also, as
with other years, a CD-rom of the seminar will be available for distribution
shortly after the seminar. Previous year's seminar reviews are available
additional important element this year will be the provision of a booklet
detailing short overviews and illustrations of the various presentations.
This will be available on the day for all delegates.
year a poster and welcome reception will be hosted by the Marine Institute
in the Staff Restaurant at the university on the previous evening, Thursday
17th from 7-9pm. A broad range of posters will be on display, detailing
many of the activities and associated projects of the INSS, together
with other Irish marine activity. If you wish to submit a poster, please send brief details of its content
and expected size to Andrew Wheeler [firstname.lastname@example.org]. There
will a standard fee for posters stands if required.
Tea and coffee will be served from 9.00
Alan Dobson – UCC
McArdle - GSI
2005 REVIEW & FUTURE STRATEGY
Eibhlin Doyle - GSI
"The ABC* of the INSS"
*Achievements, Benefits and Contributions
|Xavier Monteys - GSI
"Mulroy Bay airborne survey 2005"
|Michael Gillooly - Marine Institute
"Proposed INSS Phase II - INFOMAR - Ireland's Inshore Mapping
|THEME: INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS
Padraic Mac Aodha - IMAR Survey Ltd
"Preliminary site investigations for Windfarm Installation
in Dundalk Bay"
|Peter Readman - DIAS
"Deep Seismic Research in the Irish Atlantic"
Ross Chapman - C-MARS
"Investigations of gas hydrates at sea floor hydrocarbon seeps"
|Klaus Leurer - NUIG
"Seabed sediment properties from single-channel seismic profiling
|Margaret Wilson - NUIG
"Using INSS and ROV-based multibeam data for deep-sea Habitat
then Lunch (thanks to CMRC, GSI and MI)
|THEME: PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY INSS DATA
Gerry Sutton - Coastal & Marine Resources Centre, UCC
"The Irish Sea Marine Aggregates Initiative
- IMAGIN. Project Overview and Review of 2005 Resource Surveys"
|Fiona Fitzpatrick - Marine Institute
"MESH - Mapping of European Seabed Habitats
- Updates of consortium activities"
|Andy Wheeler - UCC
"Multibeam acquisition in the Irish Sea: applications for sedimentary
dynamics and habitats research (HabMap/INSS partnership)"
|David Hardy - GSI/Trinity
& Correlation of Donegal Bay (2002). Data with onshore Glacial
|THEME: ANCILLARY PROJECTS
Dave Wall - Irish Whale & Dolphin Group
"Results from Cetacean Surveys in 2004 and their implications
for our knowledge of Cetacean Distribution and Relative Abundance"
|Glenn Nolan - Marine Institute
"INSS bathymetry as an input to ocean models developed for
Public Forum and Panel Discussion
how to get to UCC can be found on http://conferencing.ucc.ie/HowToGettoUcc.htm
Detailed maps of Cork City can be found on
http://www.corkcorp.ie/maps/maps/tile_introa.html with UCC on Tile 30.
Campus map can be found on http://conferencing.ucc.ie/MapUcc.htm.
The Reception will be in the south wing of the Restaurant block by the Main
Entrance off College Rd behind Civil Engineering. The entrance to the
Reception is from the Green where the Observatory is housed.
Seminar will be held in the Devere Hall on the first floor of the Student
Centre behind the Honan Chapel on Donovan's Rd (eastern side of campus).
details can be found on http://conferencing.ucc.ie/Parking.htm
although parking at UCC on week days can be difficult. Parking can be found
on the streets but require parking discs obtainable at newsagents. Often
street marking is limited to 2 hrs between 9-5. Alternatively parking is
available in the the municipal car parks see http://www.corkcorp.ie/ourservices/roads/multi_storey_car_parks.shtml
For high end hotels in Cork City please see
For more moderately priced alternatives see
For B&Bs in Cork City see: http://www.cork-guide.ie/corkcbb.htm
Tel: 021 4275111
Seabed Survey Seminar rate:
Single B&B @ > EUR> 65
Double B&B @ > EUR> 45 per person
Tel: 021 4251125
Seabed Survey Seminar Rate:
Single B&B @ > EUR> 82