From 2018 – 2020 water quality, levels, temperature, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, PH and nitrates were measured by Internet of Things (IoT) sensor nodes placed in :
- Milltown River
- Dingle Harbour
- Ventry Harbour
- Tralee Bay (inner & outer)
- Owenmore River
- Castlemaine Harbour
Monitoring the water around our peninsula in this way allowed for data collection and storage that could help predict environmental
changes and events. It provided information on the impact that natural events and human interventions have on the environment. This proof of concept showed that reliable data can be readily obtained that can be helpful for enterprise, the general community, farmers, aquaculture businesses, local authority and state businesses.
Marine Biology Researchers from Sacred Heart University (SHU) and IoT Network Developers from Net Feasa collaborated to implement this project. The project was funded by the FLAG programme (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme 2014 – 2020, co-funded by the European Union and Irish Government).