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.

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    Marine Fact

  • Elizabeth Tray - Research Scientist, Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (GMIT) and Marine Institute.
  • Jennifer Doyle, Fisheries Scientist
  • Building Ocean Knowledge, Delivering Ocean Services
  • by the Marine Institute in Industry-Led Marine Projects


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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:


Dr Elvira DeEyto. Photo credit Wonkyeye Photography
Talk on environmental change in the Burrishoole Catchment
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New mapping application for Ireland’s Shellfish Monitoring Programme. Photo Credit Andrew Downes, Xposure
New mapping application for Ireland’s Shellfish Monitoring Programme
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INFOMAR Annual Seminar 2019
INFOMAR Annual Seminar 2019
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New research released on Ireland’s marine and coastal tourism
New research released on Ireland’s marine and coastal tourism
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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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