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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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:


Ocean observations and forecasting in Ireland’s seas. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
Ocean observations and forecasting in Ireland’s seas
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Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2018 and 2019
High level of compliance with fish health controls in Ireland
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Annual Ocean Climate Survey 2019. Photo Tomas Szumski.
A Changing Ocean Climate
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Dr John Killeen. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure.
Marine Institute's Dr John Killeen appointed chair of Lifeboats Ireland
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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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