Programme info
Programme nameNorth of Ireland Joint Agency Coastal Monitoring Programme (NIJACMP)
Continuity statusoperational
DescriptionNIJAMP is a monitoring programme funded by The Environment and Heritage Service (EHS), The Loughs Agency and The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). It maintains a network of 10 moorings around the coast of north Ireland located in impounded estuaries, sea-loughs and coastal seas. All moorings measure temperature, salinity, flouresence. Some moorings also measure turbidity and DO. Instruments in the western Irish Sea and Belfast Lough also measure nutrients on a periodic basis. Instruments are serviced approximately every 6 weeks and additional spatial surveys completed during servicing. Further information at:
CountryUnited Kingdom
Sea areasInner Seas off the West Coast
Related projectsClean and Safe Seas Evidence Group
Western Shelf Observatory
Ocean Processes Evidence Group
Legislative driversEC Nitrate Directive,EC Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive,EC Water Framework Directive,OSPAR Convention,Water Order (NI)
Activity rationaleNutrient enrichment,Organic enrichment
Number of Series held11
Earliest Start Date1994/01/01
Min Sampling Freq1200 Seconds
Max Sampling Freq1800 Seconds
Parameters MonitoredAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies,Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column,Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column,Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column,Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column,Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column,Raw fluorometer output,Salinity of the water column,Silicate concentration parameters in the water column,Temperature of the water column
Platform typesmoored surface buoy
Depth Categoriesupper epipelagic water column
Protocols info
Sampling ProtocolsEHS Sampling for NIJACMP Download pdf document (58 KB)
Analytical ProtocolsMarine Methods (in house) Download pdf document (33 KB), North of Ireland Joint Agency Coastal Monitoring Programme (NIJACMP). Download pdf document (58 KB)
Data ProtocolsProtocol Not Supplied
Contact info
Roleprogramme operation responsibility
Last nameDr Matt Service
Telephone+44 (0)2890 255 502
OrganisationAgri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Real-time data URL
Archive data URL
Edios metadata
EDIOS programme id10003
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Last update2017/02/24