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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  • Aodhán Fitzgerald - Research Vessel Operations
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  • 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

Third-level students join the Marine Institute for Summer Bursary Programme
Third-level students join the Marine Institute for Summer Bursary Programme
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Primary School students Aubrey O'Toole and Sinead Kelleher from Cork's Educate Together who presented a book called ‘Our Ocean – Marine Legends, Fairy Tales and Folklore in Ireland’ at the Marine Institute's ‘Wild Atlantic - What Lies Beneath?’ Expo at the SeaFest 2019 in Cork pictured with the President of the Seychelles Danny Faure and Minister Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Photo: Brian Lougheed.
Children present book ‘Our Ocean – Marine Legends, Fairy Tales and Folklore’ to President Seychelles at SeaFest 2019
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Andrew Power - Cullen Fellowship research on contaminants in seabird eggs.
Cullen Fellowship research on contaminants in seabird eggs
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John Kerry, Alicia O'Sullivan, Simon Coveney and Selina Neirok Leem in discussions at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2019 in Cork.
Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork puts the Health of Our Oceans in Focus
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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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