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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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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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Revealing the sounds of lockdown seas - COMPASS Project Blog Article

Revealing the sounds of lockdown seas

In July, COMPASS staff returned from the first research outing on the RV Corystes since lockdown, which included the collection of acoustic recording devices. These COMPASS and MarPAMM devices (sound recorders) were deployed off western Scotland and Northern Ireland throughout the late winter and spring of 2020 with many of them operating throughout the lockdown […]

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COMPASS data managers haven’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of progress! - COMPASS Project Blog Article

COMPASS data managers haven’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of progress!

The Data Management team has been busy this year with a cavalcade of activities. First up, back in February 2020, the data management lead, Marine Institute facilitated a workshop, hosted by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) at their headquarters at the University of Liverpool’s campus. The workshop covered a broad range of talks on […]

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SAMS hosts COMPASS annual meeting at Oban - COMPASS Project Blog Article

SAMS hosts COMPASS annual meeting at Oban

The COMPASS 2019 Annual Seminar was held at Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban, Scotland on 26th November.  Attended by project partners, policy leads and stakeholders, the seminar provided an update on progress from the project and presented current findings relating to the salmonids and cetaceans (whales and dolphins) work and in particular, how […]

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