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.

  • Aodhán Fitzgerald - Research Vessel Operations
  • since the fish is mostly head and the head is mostly mouth

    Marine Fact

  • Vera Quinlan - Marine Scientist, INFOMAR Programme
  • Building Ocean Knowledge, Delivering Ocean Services
  • by the Marine Institute in Industry-Led Marine Projects

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:

Marine Data Centre

The National Marine Data Centre collects, maintains and disseminates all information related to marine matters.

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NEWS & EVENTS

Dr Liam Carr, Disipline of Geography, Co-ordinator for MSc in Coastal and Marine Environments NUI Galway; Niamh Santry Administrative Officer Marine Spatial Planning at Dept of Housing, Planning and Local Government; Caitriona Nic Aonghusa, Marine Institute. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure.
Marine planners take on Board Game Challenge for ICES Working Group
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Environment Activist and former US Secretary of State John Kerry to deliver keynote address at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork
Environment Activist and former US Secretary of State John Kerry to deliver keynote address at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork
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Bite sized plastics for Sea-Birds; artwork from Coore National School. Photos by Michael Mulcaire Photography
Children of Clare show off spectacular artwork at Circular Revolution Exhibition
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National Workplace Wellbeing Day
Marine Institute onboard for Ireland’s National Workplace Wellbeing Day
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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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