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Delivering a reliable and low-cost water quality monitoring system


TechWorks Marine and DCU Water Institute are working together to develop a cutting edge system that consists of reliable low-cost optical sensors, robust data processing, and an intuitive and easy to access data delivery platform. This system will allow us to monitor marine and coastal water quality on a real-time basis and supply the results to you in a user-friendly manner.

Both partners bring a wealth of experience in monitoring coastal and freshwater environments. A-WaMS, will see the commercialisation of the DCU Water Institute’s optical sensor technology, and integration with the advanced data analytics capabilities of TechWorks Marine. This valuable information will serve to enhance many aspects of coastal monitoring and management operations for commercial companies, regulatory agencies and government departments. We aim to develop low-cost, easy to deploy water sensors for continuous measuring of chemical and physical parameters in coastal waters. The sensor network and data delivery service have the potential to greatly enhance knowledge on water quality trends, pollution events and enable users to obtain high spatial and temporal resolution data from their area of interest.

A-WaMS is funded under Project 2040’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation with administrative support from Enterprise Ireland.