SmartBay is Ireland’s national marine test site and observatory that provides continuous oceanographic and environmental data in near-real time. It hosts three types of facilities: a test site, data buoy, and subsea cabled observatory. These facilities can be accessed by users to test innovative and novel marine technologies.
The test site is ideally suited to facilitating the long-term deployment of sensors within a surface, or subsea environment. The SmartBay facility supports the test, demonstration and validation of novel technologies and products through deployments and data collection in a real marine-world environment. Support from a multidisciplinary team is provided to users throughout the project life-cycle.