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.

  • explore Ireland’s marine resource
  • discoveries per year
  • Primary school lesson plans
  • 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.

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

Oceans of learning resources online at marine.ie
Oceans of learning resources online at marine.ie
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Meet the Explorers Team
Free Explorers Fun Ocean Facts and Lesson Plans for Primary School children
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SeaFest 2019 Cork.
SeaFest Announcement
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Our ocean is our greatest natural resource
Exploring Our Marine with the Marine Institute
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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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