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.

  • are sometimes called 'Allmouth'


  • Pop Art & Creative Writing Competition
  • Ger Rogan, Analyst at the Marine Institute Newport Research Facility
  • Dr Elvira De Eyto - Zoologist, Marine Institute
  • Building Ocean Knowledge, Delivering Ocean Services


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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:


The Marine Institute's Remotely Operated Vehicle - ROV Holland 1
Exploring Our Marine with the Marine Institute
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Eimear Manning from Global Action Plan Ireland, dissects a squid with primary students from Virgin Mary GNS, Ballymun, Dublin. Eimear is sharing her love for the ocean by delivering the Marine Institute's Explorers Education marine project module for the first time on Valentine's Day.
Explorers Education Programme is loving the ocean on Valentine’s Day in Dublin
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European Maritime Day 2020, 14 & 15 May 2020, Cork, Ireland. Register to the annual event where ocean leaders meet
European Maritime Day 2020 - Register to the annual event where ocean leaders meet
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Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science at the Marine Institute
Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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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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