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.

  • Year in Review 2021
  • 2021
  • Ireland's new state-of-the-art multi-purpose marine research vessel
  • and Ocean Explorers


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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:


Ifremer Status of Fisheries annual press Conference
Ifremer Status of Fisheries annual press Conference
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Oceans Of Learning
Oceans of Learning Celebrates Irish Research Vessels and Ocean Explorers
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SMARTBAY Obsesrvatory family day
The Marine Institute and BlueWise Marie Presents: The SmartBay Observatory Family Fun Day
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Film crew on the foredeck of the RV Celtic Voyager with the Bull lighthouse in the background. Photo Oisin McManus.
Great Lighthouses of 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

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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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