2007 Second leg - off Kerry
The second leg of the 2007 INFOMAR survey season concludes on 3rd June in Cork. The survey area was to the north of the Dingle Peninsula and west of Kerry Head, working between the Three Sisters by Smerwick Harbour and Brandon Head. The seafloor in the area has not been fully surveyed since the mid 1800’s when it was surveyed under direction of Captain G.A. Bedford for the British Admiralty, which was at the time under the direction of Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, an Irishman whose father was Rector of Navan. Beaufort is celebrated as developer of the Beaufort wind scale, still the standard measure of wind and wave sea state.
For the press release issued during the leg please click here.
INFOMAR Seafloor Survey Discovers Glacial Moraine - press release reviewing the leg's activity, issued on 11 June.
The probable Glacial terminal moraine feature dubbed the “Slava Ridge” discovered during INFOMAR Survey CE07-02.