NDP Marine Research Sub-Programme

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Activity to Date

Since its inception, there has been a significant level of investment under the Marine Research Sub-Programme aimed at achieving the objectives of Sea Change.  Thus far, over €50m has been committed via project awards, people awards (PhDs, Post-Docs and PI awards), awards for industry-led research, and the acquisition of and provision of access to specialist research infrastructure.  These commitments relate to projects spanning over a 1-7 year period.

In July 2007 and January 2008, the Marine Institute launched two calls for research proposals to the marine research community,including industry.  Following evaluation of the research proposals, the following was awarded:

In addition to these two calls, the Marine Institute worked in co-operation with other national agencies to fund marine research in Ireland.  This included:

In addition to competitive calls for research funding in 2007 and 2008, the Marine Institute invested in a suite of specialist national marine research infrastructure (PDF, 64KB).  This was funded under the Marine RTDI Measure (Laboratory Infrastructure Sub-Measure) of the National Development Plan 2000-2006, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  The infrastructure acquired is specifically linked to achieving the priorities identified in Sea Change

Overall, in 2007 and 2008, investment under the NDP Marine Research Sub-Programme created new capacity and knowledge generation in Ireland providing support for:

  • 64 new research positions
  • 53 new PhD scholarships
  • 56 research groups across 24 research institutions
  • 16 industry research performers
  • 14 infrastructure items.

For further information on the research projects funded under the NDP in 2007/2008 please refer to the Projects Database or contact funding@marine.ie .  All upcoming and current calls for funding are advertised on the Funding pages of the website.