This report describes the pilot development of an autonomous monitoring station in Dublin Bay and validation of the system. It presents results from initial deployments. Sensors were deployed for testing, including an optical sensor for measuring nitrate and sensors for measurement of salinity, temperature, fluorescence and dissolved oxygen. Automated water samplers enabled periodic, remote triggered and event triggered sampling for nutrient and phytoplankton samples.
free text keywords: Autonomous monitoring technologies, Water quality, MATSIS, Dublin Bay, Automated water samplers, Nutrient sampling, Phytoplankton sampling