Methods of Assessment of the Trophic Status of the Irish Sea ( MATSIS ). INTERREG IIIa funded project with MI and University of Wales, Bangor (UWB).
There are two main objectives of the project:
- To develop, evaluate and implement new techniques suitable for end-user assessment of primary productivity and its controls.
- To use these new techniques, along with supporting parameters, in parts of the Irish Sea that are exposed to varying amounts of human impacts and differing environmental conditions to make an assessment of trophic status.
One element of MI's role is to pilot a smart monitoring station in Dublin Bay. This station enables in situ measurement of certain parameters (e.g. nutrients), with near real time telemetry of data, and also automated collection of water samples.