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:


Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ocean Ecosystems and Climate
Marine Institute Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship Call 2020
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Shellfish Toxicity
Shellfish Toxicity - Warning Advice on the Recreational Gathering of Shellfish
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The tale of Cill Stifeen, Co Clare
Oceans of Learning series celebrates Art of the Ocean
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Exploring Our Marine - Ports and Shipping
Exploring Our Marine with the Marine Institute
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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

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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