Spiorad na Gaillimhe (Spirit of Galway)
Great excitement this morning when we delivered the @POGO_Ocean funded miniboat.Students at @SBLackagh will get the boat ready for its deployment on the RV Polarstern later this year @miniboats @blueoceanpulse @STEMnuigalway @EOS_NUIG @RyanInstitute pic.twitter.com/uTLRamfHgD
— Sheena (@SheenaFennell) April 27, 2022
What a great morning in @SBLackagh doing oceanography with 4th class as part of the @miniboats project funded by @POGO_Ocean.I had the pleasure of announcing the name of the boat they have chosen… 'Spirit of Galway' or 'Spiorad na Gaillimhe' what a fantastic name! 🚢 pic.twitter.com/UC9Q5KqS2r
— Sheena (@SheenaFennell) May 18, 2022
The boat has two GPS systems onboard. The reports from the main GPS are showing on the map at the top of this page here (which updates once per day with location reports every 6 hours). Here below is where you can see the data reporting from the second GPS which is connected to the sensor package. In addition to reporting location with a secondary GPS tracker, this system is also collecting air temperature, water temperature, and orientation.
This is one of 4 miniboat projects with the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) that will be launched of the R/V Polerstern in 2022.