The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for Marine Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI). We seek to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland's 220 million acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and essential scientific services; and safeguard our marine environment through research and environmental monitoring.
The Institute was set up under the 1991 Marine Institute Act with the following role:
“to undertake, to co-ordinate, to promote and to assist in marine research and development and to provide such services related to research and development that, in the opinion of the Institute, will promote economic development and create employment and protect the marine environment”
A thriving maritime economy in harmony with the ecosystem and supported by the delivery of excellence in our services.
In order to achieve our vision, the Marine Institute has five service areas.