Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Atlantaquaria and the Marine Institute are launching a new exhibit this weekend which will allow the public to see what goes on in the depths of Galway Bay. (Sat 11/11)
The ‘Our Ocean, Our Health Exhibit’ aims to allow everyone to observe, enjoy and explore the ocean using cutting edge underwater technology.
The new visitor experience at Galway Atlantaquaria includes a 24/7, 365 days a year, live feed from the SmartBay Subsea Observatory off the coast of Spiddal.
SmartBay is the national marine test facility for the development of innovative products and services for the global maritime sector.
It’s the only underwater live data feed from below the surface of the sea in Ireland.
Its role in monitoring the health of the ocean is attracting a lot of attention from researchers all over the world.
The Marine Institute has opened this view of the ocean to the public through the development of this interactive exhibit which will be located at the Salthill aquarium.
The exhibit opens at 2pm on Saturday, and will be followed by a family fun day at Galway Atlantaquaria on Sunday.