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Go north, and swim fast! - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Go north, and swim fast!

New evidence of migration of young salmon leaving Ireland– Migration route discovered and longest tracked distances of individual salmon at sea The route taken by young salmon (smolts) leaving the east coast of Ireland has been discovered for the first time. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)  have revealed […]

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The Robot that listens to whales - COMPASS Project Blog Article

The Robot that listens to whales

Dr Denise Risch, leader of the COMPASS Marine Mammals work package is featured in a video launching a new autonomous underwater vehicle (UAV) , built by the Scottish Association of Marine Science  (SAMS). This vehicle, an ocean glider, will travel a pre-programmed route from the coast of Scotland to the NW or Ireland and back […]

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COMPASS network gets high-tech upgrades - COMPASS Project Blog Article

COMPASS network gets high-tech upgrades

The main aim of the COMPASS project is to deliver the first fully coherent network of monitoring buoys across our regional seas. To do this, we are already using existing and emerging technologies. However, innovation approaches are required on COMPASS to ensure there is integration of this equipment. You can see this in the development of […]

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Salmonid studies update - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Salmonid studies update

This work package aims to investigate the migrations of salmonid fish in our regional seas using moored scientific recording instruments.  We aim to find out what these fish do and where they go, in an attempt to study their habits and understand the population dynamics. The fish Salmon and Sea trout have similar biology, share […]

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Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Launches COMPASS Project - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Launches COMPASS Project

An exciting new marine science project studying the seas around Ireland, Western Scotland and Northern Ireland was launched this week in Ballycastle overlooking Rathlin Sound. The COMPASS project, led and coordinated by researchers from the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), will connect the regions’ leading marine research Institutes to form a cross-border network to protect […]

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COMPASS – project update (July 17) - COMPASS Project Blog Article

COMPASS – project update (July 17)

July 2017 The COMPASS project has been formally approved to proceed, and the groundwork undertaken by the partners since January 2017 is now developing into some full blown activity. The Project Management Office is currently being established at AFBI, and recruitment for many of the new posts across the partnership is well underway (and in […]

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