Working with industry is the foundation of the Marine Institute’s service ethos. Engaging with industry, particularly in relation to the development of management plans and the explanation of evolving scientific advice, is key to future sustainable commercial developments in the marine resource. Links to some of the main service areas are below.
The Marine Institute operates two purpose built research vessels, the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager, and a 300m depth-rated work class 'SMD Quasar' Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). Details of marine survey services are available here.
Fishermen are an invaluable source of information on stocks, fish behaviour and distribution, which can support and expand our scientific understanding of commercial fisheries and the wider marine ecosystem. See
The Marine Institute's role is to assist industry to develop new and innovative marine products or services in marine technology. See
This section provides information on national and international funding opportunities in the marine sector under a number of programmes and sub-programmes.