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.

  • Dr Elvira De Eyto - Zoologist, Marine Institute
  • is designed to improve weather forecasts and safety at sea around Ireland.

    Marine Fact

  • Denise Glynn, Chemist Marine Institute.
  • Building Ocean Knowledge, Delivering Ocean Services
  • by the Marine Institute in Industry-Led Marine Projects


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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:


Explorers team at Galway Science and Technology Festival 2019. Photo Garry Kendellen
Explorers Education Programme at the centre of increasing children’s ocean knowledge
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Minister Creed presented with The Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Ireland. Photo by Jason Clarke.
Minister Creed presented with The Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Ireland
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MacDara Flavin and Jack Gavin from Barna learn about Argo Floats at the Marine Institute exhibition stand at Galway Science and Technology Festival.
Two primary students win Marine Institute competition at Galway Science Festival
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Bringing Ireland’s Deep Atlantic into the classroom
Bringing Ireland’s Deep Atlantic into the classroom
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Information on Ireland's Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2017-2021

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

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

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