Details of GENIALG - WP6.1 Abiotic Dataset_Water


Dataset identification

Title of datasetGENIALG - WP6.1 Abiotic Dataset_Water
Narrative summary of datasetPart of Deliverable 6.1 of GENIALG Project. Datasets used for parametrisation and validation of models and evaluation of farm footprint. The dataset consists of continuous and spot sampling records of temperature, salinity (conductivity), turbidity, Secchi disk depths, irradiance (as PAR), nutrients and suspended matter content in water samples. Records obtain at Ventry Harbour test farm between September 2017 and October 2019 during GENIALG project (project ID: 727892, GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative Macro-ALGal biorefinery, GENIALG was funded by the European Union Horizon2020 programme. The remit of the work was assessing the environmental footprint and ecosystem services provided by seaweed aquaculture in Europe to provide best practice advice to industry.
Summary of processing methodologyTemperature: raw data recorded by and downloaded from HOBO loggers. Exported as Excel files using manufacturer's (Onset) proprietary software. PAR: raw data recorded by and downloaded from Odyssey PAR loggers. Exported as csv files and compiled in Excel. Full dataset saved as csv file Conductivity: raw ASCII data (asc) downloaded from Seabird Microcat SBE 37-SM. Converted, compiled and saved as csv file. Turbidity: data recorded using RBR XR420ttu and RBR XR420 turbidity loggers. Downloaded as txt files and compiled into one csv dataset in Microsoft Excel. Nutrient data: absorbance measured using Biotek Gent5 Microplate reader. Exported as xpt and csv files. Compiled in Excel Suspended matter content in water: calculated using LOI method on filters, recording weighs by hand. Datasheet contents transferred onto Excel spreadsheets, saved as xlsx file.
Start date2017-09-06
End date2019-10-26

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameRyan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset
Organisation nameRyan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway
Role of organisationPublisher
Organisation nameGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatDatabase
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0


Latitude north boundary52.125881551501
Longitude east boundary-10.326302275531
Latitude south boundary52.107118566439
Longitude west boundary-10.380375609271
Sea areaNortheast Atlantic Ocean (40W)

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeMacroalgae and seagrass
Optical properties
Other physical oceanographic measurements
Water column temperature and salinity
Suspended particulate material
ParameterTurbulence in the water column
Skin temperature of the water column
Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Instrument typeradiometers
water temperature sensor
Instrument nameOnset HOBO TidbiT V2 {UTBI-001} temperature logger
Instrument typenutrient analysers
salinity sensor
Instrument nameSea-Bird SBE 37 MicroCat SM-CT with optional pressure (submersible) CTD sensor series
Instrument typeADVs and turbulence probes
Instrument nameRBR Maestro3 Multiparameter logger system
Platform typesubsurface mooring

Process information

Submitting organisationGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Submission identifier (UUID)ed9f1a72-79cf-4c4e-8dab-13fed85538dc
Date of dataset creation2021-01-04
Date of metadata creation2021-07-09
Date of metadata latest revision2022-01-26
Date of publishing2022-02-11
Processing data centreMarine Institute
Summary record-ID994