Education and Events 


This section contains information about how the Marine Institute works with the wider marine community through its education programmes for primary, secondary and third level students as well as events involving the scientific community both nationally and internationally.


We recognise that the future development of Ireland's 220 million acre marine resource lies in the hands of today's primary, secondary and third level students.

photo of school visit to Newport

We therefore run an active "Explorers" primary education programme  and the "Follow the Fleet"  programme for primary schools.  Materials are available on request for second and third-level students to help engage with marine science and the marine environment.



picture of the Real Map of Ireland

The Real Map of Ireland and other marine-related Lesson plans, worksheets and activities can be downloaded from the Marine Insitute website.  The following vimeo  shows a "fly through" of the Real Map of Ireland.

 Our educational DVD "Explorer - A Deeper Understanding", featuring a fly-on-the-wall documentary on a deepwater mission aboard the research vessel RV Celtic Explorer can be viewed directly from YouTube or purchased through our e-store.  


The events page has information about upcoming marine related events, conferences and seminars.

picture of a meeting at the Marine institute


If you would like to have your marine science-related event posted on the Marine Institute website please complete the submission form.