Marine Institute

Marine Institute

Foras na Mara

We are the state agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland.

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We provide scientific and technical advice to the government to inform policy and support the sustainable development of Ireland's marine resources.

  • Year in Review 2021
  • 2021
  • Ireland's new state-of-the-art multi-purpose marine research vessel
  • Podcast
  • and explore Ireland’s marine resource

AREAS OF ACTIVITY

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The Marine Institute’s primary role is to undertake and co-ordinate marine research and development.
We also provide a number of services to promote economic development and create employment around the marine environment.
Find out more about any of primary areas of activity below:

NEWS & EVENTS

SMARTBAY Obsesrvatory family day
The Marine Institute and BlueWise Marie Presents: The SmartBay Observatory Family Fun Day
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Film crew on the foredeck of the RV Celtic Voyager with the Bull lighthouse in the background. Photo Oisin McManus.
Great Lighthouses of Ireland
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SMARTBAY Observatory family fun day
SmartBay Observatory Family Fun Day
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The Explorers Team look forward to joining teachers on the seashore for this year’s CPD summer training courses in five counties this year, teaching how to bring the seashore to the classroom. Photo: Cushla Dromgool-Regan
Explorers Education Programme Teacher Training Courses available in five counties this Summer
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RESEARCH, FUNDING & PUBLICATIONS

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RESEARCH

Information on Ireland's Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2017-2021

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FUNDING

View all the latest research funding opportunities in the Irish marine sector

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PUBLICATIONS

View corporate and scientific reports, peer reviewed articles and conference papers

Working With Us

We believe our people are our greatest asset. Find out more about opportunities to work with the Marine Institute.
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