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.


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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 Education Project features in the new European Blue School handbook
Explorers Education Project features in the new European Blue School handbook
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Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) across Europe - Graphic courtesy of the CoCliME Project
Ocean of change
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Deploying the SLOCUM Glider, Photo credit Ocean Tracking Network
Clew Bay and Achill key study areas in SeaMonitor marine research project
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Marine Institute awards new Eoin Sweeney Scholarship Award. Image credit PLOCAN.
Marine Institute awards first two Eoin Sweeney Scholarships
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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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