The River Shannon trip is where EcoTripping was truly born! In July 2019, Will Bossman, Liam Harrison & Oli Back paddled down the largest river in Ireland. On their way they picked up any plastic they could find and took a water quality sensor along with them. Sponsored by Itiwit and McConks who supplied the crafts, the trio floated from Belcoo to Limerick on this low carbon adventure.
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A huge thanks to our sponsors McConks and Itiwit for supplying the equipment for the trip. Their generosity made the trip possible:
We would also like to thank The Rivers Trust and Palm Equipment foir their support.
With the assistance of the JBT Lab at Kings College we performed some basic water quality monitoring using an Arduino based sensor. We'll be honest some of the data is very dubious and not really usable... However, it has set the ground work for future monitoring missions and improved versions will appear on future trips.