Beaufort Marine Research Awards

Launch of Beaufort Marine Research Awards

The Beaufort Marine Research Awards were launched in April 2007 by the Department of Communications, Marine & Natural Resources.  The aim of the Awards is to significantly develop overall research capacity, particularly priority areas of marine research as outlined in Sea Change: A Marine Knowledge, Research & Innovation Strategy for Ireland.


Awards were made in the following 5 priority areas


Award Name

Terms of Reference

Further Links

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management



 Ecosystem Website

Marine Biodiscovery


Marine Biodiscovery Website  

Sensors and Communications Systems for the Marine Environment


Mestech Website 

Fish Population Genetics


Economic and Social Research related to Development Dynamics of the Marine Sector in Ireland




The funding from these awards have to date created 45 new positions for researchers and students. Further details on these Awards including publications and outputs to date are available.