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.

  • 2021
  • Ireland's new state-of-the-art multi-purpose marine research vessel
  • Podcast
  • and explore Ireland’s marine resource


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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:


Where's the catch? The fishery surveys keeping our seas sustainable
Marine Institute Fisheries Research featured on Euronews
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Eoin Warner on the RV Celtic Voyager
Marine Institute welcomes two new TG4 programmes on the coast of Ireland
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Catherine Jordan. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure
Cullen Scholar - Catherine Jordan
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Patricia Orme, Marine Institute
Our People – Patricia Orme
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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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