New tax measures boost Irish shipping industry
The Irish Shipping Industry will benefit significantly from tax measures introduced in this year’s budget. The Tonnage Tax regime will protect the long-term future of the industry and help secure jobs both ashore and at sea.
Galway Bay – What Lies Beneath?
A new deep sea exhibition will be on display in Galway Atlantaquaria on Saturday 8th December 2001. The display has been presented by the Marine Institute and will show what Ireland’s seabed would look like if you took the water out. A special focus will be on a seabed survey that was conducted in Galway Bay during the summer.
Marine weather buoy to bring economic, social and safety benefits
The first offshore marine weather buoy to be positioned in the Irish Sea will further increase the accuracy of weather forecasts for this busy route that will have direct benefits for sailors, ferry crossings and fishermen.
Boost for marine tourism in West Clare
Dolphin watching, sea sports, and other marine ecotourism activities in the West Clare Peninsula will receive a boost today (June 6, 2001) with the launch of IRRUS, a new branding for marine ecotourism in West Clare.
Waterford Estuary Primed for Marine Leisure Development
A report 'Options for Marine Leisure Development in Waterford Estuary', launched today by the Marine Institute, will help to develop essential spatial planning guidelines for marinas in Waterford. Dunmore East, Waterford City and New Ross have been identified as key locations with potential for marina development. Improved facilities at a number of other sites in estuary have also been recommended. The report is the result of the European project - MAYA*, designed to encourag
Irish-American marine research to combat dwindling fish stocks
The identification of commercial fishing grounds from space is the ultimate goal of a hi-tech, collaborative study between the Irish Marine Institute and the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association currently taking place in Irish waters.
Interactive environmental education programme & centre launched
Interactive environmental education programme & centre launched StreamScapes is a dynamic new educational initiative that focuses on catchment management and aims to increase environmental awareness of rivers, lakes and streams.
High-tech offshore exploration reveals the true extent of the Irish deep-water coral province
New discoveries about the extent of Ireland's deep sea coral reef and carbonate mound structures were obtained over the last three weeks using advanced offshore technology. The European marine research survey 'CARACOLE', (CARbonate mounds And COLd coral Exploration) just completed in the deeper waters of the Porcupine SeaBight and Rockall Trough off the Irish west coast, provided a comprehensive and unique study of Irish corals reefs and carbonate mounds.
New tonnage tax reaps immediate benefits for Irish shipping fleet
A new tonnage tax regime introduced in the budget this week has already had a positive impact on the Irish Shipping Industry. Arklow Shipping has announced that the MV Arklow Rose, launched today in Holland, and a sister ship to be launched later next year, will join the Irish Register based on the new measures alone.
Irelands marine environment is in a relatively good state – is this good luck or good management?
The Marine Institute is working with the UCD Environment Institute to host a major review of environmental issues and performance in the marine area.