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.

  • Closing Date is Friday, 22nd February 2019.
  • Building Ocean Knowledge, Delivering Ocean Services
  • Tom McDermott - Fisheries Scientist at the Marine Institute
  • by the Marine Institute in Industry-Led Marine Projects
  • live within 5km of the coast in Ireland.



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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.



Investment in Blue Innovation driving Ireland's marine sector
Investment in Blue Innovation driving Ireland's marine sector
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Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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Walter Munk: 1917-2019. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego
Obituary Notice: Walter Munk, World-Renowned Oceanographer, Revered Scientist
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Robotics research on board the RV Celtic Explorer. Images courtesy of CRIS, UL
UL Submarine Robot Investigates Historical WWI Ship Wrecks
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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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