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COMPASS Digital Portal – NOW LIVE! - COMPASS Project Blog Article

COMPASS Digital Portal – NOW LIVE!

The Digital Portal for the COMPASS is live, go to COMPASS Data Portal (arcgis.com). This portal collects together data from the project and information provided by the partner organisations and delivers a variety of tools to visualise the data, into one place. The portal includes dashboards directly linked to the Network of Buoys, glider missions […]

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Update on Network of Buoys - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Update on Network of Buoys

Due to the coastal locations of the COMPASS Network of Buoys they have to be able to withstand adverse conditions such as being battered by stormy weather and biofouling from algae and other sea life.  The equipment on each buoy needs to be robust, but to ensure accuracy and operation it still requires regular maintenance, […]

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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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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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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 North Atlantic Shelf region, including Fangorn and Rockall Bank. The work was undertaken using the Marine Institute’s vessel the Celtic Explorer. It departed in July with scientific operations led by National University Ireland (Galway). The collaborative cruise plan for […]

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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 is underway with the Seaglider (Ardberg) deployed by Scottish Association for Marine Science on 3rd March 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 […]

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