SmartBay Ireland, Ltd

Short name: SBI
Contact name:  Rogério Chumbinho
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Brief Description of Organisation:

SmartBay Ireland manages the national marine test facility for the development of innovative products and services for the global maritime sector. This includes the trial and validation of novel marine sensors, prototype equipment and the collection and dissemination of marine data to national and international users of the facility. SmartBay Ireland is a not-for-profit company which was established in 2012 by the Marine Institute which operates as a Small-Medium Enterprise receives funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) which is used to fund a team and cover the company’s operational costs. SmartBay Ireland supports the testing and validation of novel sensors and equipment for its clients. SmartBay provides surface platforms and sub-sea facilities for the demonstration and validation of new technology and solutions. Clients can access SmartBay’s cyber environment to validate innovative solutions for marine and related sectors. Our team of marine, communication and electronic technicians allows us to offer a range of marine services to all users of the facility.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

To provide TNA access and virtual access to the National Marine Test and Demonstration Site in Galway Bay. The infrastructure has got three installations (a cable permanent observatory in the seabed and two databuoys for equipment testing at the surface)

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

• FP7 project MariaBOX

• ENVIROFI (Partner through Marine Institute)

• Cork Buoy deployment


SmartBay Ireland, Ltd

Parkmore Business Park West