Thursday, June 4, 2009

Galway Bay is a Smart Bay

I am just back from spending a very enjoyable weekend in Galway enjoying the rare sunny weather and the festivities associated with the Volvo Ocean Race stop-over in Galway.

Therefore I was especially interested to read that IBM has teamed up with the Marine Institute to turn Galway Bay into a Smart Bay with several monitoring stations connected to an interesting series of web portals.

It is great to see technology being used to help the environment rather than harm it. In addition the fact that the view from one of the live webcams seems to be partly obscured by a flag placed in front of the camera proves how real life can interfere with even the most elegant technology :-).

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