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.

  • Ger Rogan, Analyst at the Marine Institute Newport Research Facility
  • Dr Elvira De Eyto - Zoologist, Marine Institute
  • is designed to improve weather forecasts and safety at sea around Ireland.

    Marine Fact

  • Building Ocean Knowledge, Delivering Ocean Services
  • Ireland's marine territory covers up to 220 million acres (approx. 880,000km2), an area 10 times greater than our landmass.


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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:


Vera Quinlan with the Argo Float onboard their yacht Danu.
Argo float deployed in Atlantic by Galway family
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Researchers invited to apply for three Eurofleets+ Programmes
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Art and the Ocean
Exploring our Marine with the Marine Institute
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Newport Research Facility
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

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We believe our people are our greatest asset. Find out more about opportunities to work with the Marine Institute.
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