Scheduled Maintenance

The observatory equipment is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance and has been lifted for cleaning and calibration.

We hope to be back live from Galway Bay in Spring 2017.


The Galway Bay Observatory has been very busy over the past fifteen months continuously monitoring the underwater environment off the coast of Spiddal. It is now time for the observatory to take a well-deserved break over the Christmas period and come ashore for some tender loving care. We plan to give the observatory a thorough clean, replace all the scientific instruments, and add underwater lamps to improve the high definition camera footage. The revitalised observatory will be reinstated in January to continue its task of collecting important information on the marine environment from the depths of Galway Bay.


Archived data can still be downloaded from the links below:
http://erddap.marine.ie/erddap/tabledap/spiddal_obs_ctd.html
http://erddap.marine.ie/erddap/tabledap/galway_obs_fluorometer.html