INFOMAR Seminar 2007
The Geological Survey of
Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute (MI) will showcase INFOMAR, the
successor programme to the Irish National Seabed Survey, at a seminar
on Tuesday, March 13th 2007, at the GSI, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road,
The programme will include
a mix of project updates, survey plans and associated projects and research
INFOMAR's activities and the
near-shore data being collected are of great strategic importance to the
The Seminar is FREE and will
run all day from 10am with coffee available from 9.30.
All with an interest in the
Marine Sector are welcome. The programme is presented below (or click
a downloadable pdf version). For any additional queries please contact
Enda Gallagher (by e-mail)
or telephone at ++353 1 6782834.
* Change to seminar Programme
- A talk by Xavier Monteys on Seabed Classification scheduled for 11.50
has been replaced by a fascinating talk on the identification of shipwrecks
by Stuart Bennett.
- Marine Institute
"Welcome & Introduction!"
Koen Verbruggen - GSI
"INFOMAR - an Overview / Plans 2007 - 2008"
- Marine Institute
"INFOMAR 06 - Integrated Mapping and Filling the Gaps"
- Tenix LADS Corporation
"LIDAR: Early Results from Bantry, Dunmanus & Galway Bays"
Bill Collins - Quester
Tangent Corporation & Xavier Monteys - GSI
"Multibeam Seabed Classification: Research & Industry Applications"
INTO THE FUTURE.....
Stuart Bennett - GSI & Trinity College, Dublin
"Mapping Ireland's shipwrecks using data from INSS & INFOMAR"
"Data Release, Access and HEA Superhighway"
Croker - Petroleum Affairs Division, DCMNR
"Ireland's Continental Shelf Delineation Project: a status report"
RESEARCH SUPPORTED BY INFOMAR/INSS DATA
Andy Wheeler - GSI
"The geology of cold-water coral carbonate mounds (IODP307, ESF-CARBONATE
& the Coral-InfoMar Atlas)"
"INSS/INFOMAR Integration of Datasets: EM technology." Support
from SFI and PIP"
- University of Ulster, Coleraine
"Reconstructing the configuration and dynamics of the last British
Irish Ice Sheet on the Irish Continental Shelf"
- Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology
"Habitat Mapping and biodiversity studies within the Biologically
- University of Limerick
"Automated Optimisation of Simultaneous Multibeam and Sidescan
Sonar Seabed Mapping"
RESEARCH - TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Mike Cunningham - Southampton Oceanography Centre
"Sediment dynamics and slope stability along the Celtic Margin
(northern Bay of Biscay)"
- Marine Institute/NUIG
"Using the INSS and ROV-based video data to predict the potential
distribution of cold-water coral habitat"
White - Marine Institute
" Mapping European Seabed Habitats (MESH) - Surveying, Sampling,
Analysing and Mapping"
and Public Forum
"The 51" Haddington Road. SPONSORED BY IMAR SURVEY