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.

  • Dr Elvira De Eyto - Zoologist, Marine Institute
  • is designed to improve weather forecasts and safety at sea around Ireland.

    Marine Fact

  • Denise Glynn, Chemist Marine Institute.
  • 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:

NEWS & EVENTS

EuroSea consortium at the project’s kick-off meeting in Brussels. Photo provided by EuroSea, photographer Michael Chia.
Improving ocean observation through the EU project EuroSea
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Dr Paul Connolly, CEO, Marine Institute, Dr Stephen Hynes, director of SEMRU, NUI Galway and Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President of NUI Galway at the opening of the 10th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium held in the Marine Institute, Oranmore.
Celebrating 10 years of Marine Economics and Policy Research
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Explorers team at Galway Science and Technology Festival 2019. Photo Garry Kendellen
Explorers Education Programme at the centre of increasing children’s ocean knowledge
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Minister Creed presented with The Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Ireland. Photo by Jason Clarke.
Minister Creed presented with The Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Ireland
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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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