INFOMAR, the Irish national seabed survey, will feature on BBC's Great Coastal Railway Journeys on Friday, 9 June at 6:30pm, BBC 2 television.
Season 2 episode 15 of Great Coastal Railway Journeys features Michael Portillo on the final leg of his railway journey, beginning in the harbour town of Dún Laoghaire. In this episode Michael takes a trip out in to the Irish Sea on Geological Survey Ireland's research vessel R.V. Mallet. On board he meets INFOMAR's Eoin Mac Craith who shows him the survey systems and speaks about the important and widespread contributions of the national seabed mapping project to marine archaeology, offshore wind, climate change monitoring and more. In the episode the vessel and crew head out beyond Dalkey Island where the team on board carry out a shipwreck survey and show Michael the seabed mapping ropes. Follow this link for more https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001mqfj
INFOMAR (Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland's Marine Resource) is a twenty year programme to map the physical, chemical and biological features of Ireland's seabed. INFOMAR is funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), and delivered by joint management partners Geological Survey Ireland and the Marine Institute.