Between the 13th and 18th June 2012, the RV Keary carried out seabed mapping off the coast of Bunmahon, Co. Waterford. This survey was conducted in support of the INTERREG funded Atlanterra Project, which has designated the Bunmahon area as a Geo-park. Learn more about Atlanterra at http://www.gsi.ie/Programmes/Heritage+and+Planning/Heritage/Atlanterra.htm.
During the survey work the Keary was based in the port of Dunmore East, from which the vessel could transit to the survey area. Existing bathymetric data lay to the south, having been collected by the RV Celtic Voyager in 2007, and it was ensured that the RV Keary's coverage overlapped with that to provide quality control on the data.
Two uncharted shoals were mapped during the course of the survey, with this information then delivered to the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) in the form of H-notes. The UKHO will then issue a Notice to Mariners, alerting them to these hazards and will include the shoals in New Editions of charts.
Examples of the data collected are below: