DCU Water Institute has been nominated in two categories in this year’s prestigious Marine Industry Awards. The Awards recognise the most significant achievement of organisations and individuals involved Ireland’s marine industry. MESTECH @ The Water Institute is shortlisted in the category of Digital Oceans Award and Laboratory Award for its outstanding research in the area of marine technologies.
MESTECH @ The Water Institute is leading in the area of autonomous marine sensor development. Using multidisciplinary expertise in biosensors, optical sensors, microchip platforms, video imaging, image processing and information extraction, DCU researchers create end-to-end, next generation, sensor technology systems for monitoring water quality. All sensors developed (phosphate sensor, nutrient sensor, algal toxin sensor, low cost optical sensor and an ecoli sensor) have been successfully deployed in the marine. The sensors hold potential for huge environmental impact, and successful commercialisation.
The Awards take place on June 29th in Galway, as part of Seafest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, which aims to increase participation and engagement with the sea. The Water Institute will be exhibiting its great work at Seafest’s Digital Ocean Conference on the day.