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To Rockall and Back - COMPASS Project Blog Article

To Rockall and Back

This summer the COMPASS project joined a United Nations Decade of the Ocean cruise visiting the very edge of the North Atlantic Shelf region, including Fangorn and Rockall Bank. This area, over 400 km from the nearest land, represents the western extent of the COMPASS network of buoys. The work was undertaken using the Marine […]

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SEUPB visit to COMPASS fish tagging site - COMPASS Project Blog Article

SEUPB visit to COMPASS fish tagging site

The COMPASS project was delighted to welcome Leanne Massey, SEUPB director, on a recent visit to the Shimna River  in Newcastle, Co Down to learn more about the salmon and sea trout tagging work for this EU INTERREG-funded project. This  study  is being undertaken by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute and Inland Fisheries Ireland in […]

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“Sometimes data are too complex. Stories give them form.” - COMPASS Project Blog Article

“Sometimes data are too complex. Stories give them form.”

During the discussions around Data Management at the November 2020 virtual MPA projects meeting, among the important points made was that as scientists we often get incredibly focussed on details in a very specific field and bringing those details back together with a narrative, with a story, is vital in communicating our results. One highly […]

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Update on Network of Monitoring Buoys - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Update on Network of Monitoring Buoys

The 5-year COMPASS project is on track to deliver a complete oceanographic network of monitoring buoys from west coast of Ireland to north-west coast of Scotland. These buoys are equipped with high-spec technical sensors gathering essential climate variable data on ocean temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, dissolved CO2 and nutrients. This has been ambitious task […]

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Mission possible – Ardberg glider deployed for COMPASS - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Mission possible – Ardberg glider deployed for COMPASS

The third COMPASS glider mission by Seaglider (Ardberg) was depolyed by Scottish Association for Marine Science in Spring 2021.  The glider deployed in the Hebrides, off the West coast of Scotland, will contribute to the oceanographic and acoustic observational programme for the INTERREG Va funded COMPASS Project.  As with two previous glider missions, which took […]

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Automated instrumentation allows COMPASS science to continue - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Automated instrumentation allows COMPASS science to continue

The impact of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has been felt by the COMPASS project, which saw tagging, routine environmental sampling and work on research vessels reduced or stopped. The project has, however, shown much resilience during this challenging period by spending more time on data analysis and reporting, and also on planning and […]

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