Marine Institute

  • provide information on wave height, wind strength and temperatures
  • Apply now for interesting and challenging career opportunities.
  • Ireland's marine territory covers up to 220 million acres (approx. 880,000km2), an area 10 times greater than our landmass.
  • Our national research vessels RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager are a key platform for Irish marine research
  • Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth - An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland

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NEWS & EVENTS

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, and Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD with students, Myles Ó Raghallaigh, and Cáit Ní Drisceoil, Coláise Dáibhéid, at the announcement that Cork will host the national maritime festival, SeaFest from 2019 – 2021

Ireland’s largest Marine Festival comes to Cork in 2019

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabine been presented with a framed picture of the Real Map of Ireland at Feilte 2018. Photo Conor McCabe Photography Ltd.

highlighting the value of teaching students about our marine.

Dr Peter Heffernan Chief Executive of the Marine Institute and Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland at the launch of the Blue Bioeconomy Cofund (BlueBio).

through enhanced cooperation and coordination of national research programmes.

AREAS OF ACTIVITY

We undertake, co-ordinate, promote and assist in marine research and development. We also provide services related to research and development that promote economic development, create employment and protect the marine environment. Find out more about any of of primary areas of activity.

INFRASTRUCTURE & FACILITIES

Our laboratory facilities, national research vessels, deep water ROV, marine renewable energy services and unique catchment research facilities provide an essential platform for marine research.

> RESEARCH VESSELS

> NEWPORT CATCHMENT FACILITIES

> MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY

> LABORATORY & BUILDING FACILITIES

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