Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2002

December 30, 2002

Ireland’s new national research vessel, the Celtic Explorer has exceeded international underwater noise requirements making it the quietest research vessel in the world. 

December 10, 2002

A guide to grant-aid available to the marine sector under the National Development Plan was launched today at an information seminar in Galway. The guide, published by the Marine Institute (MI), is designed to raise awareness of the many NDP...

December 9, 2002

Just two months after opening its Irish operation in Dublin, Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC), the world’s 2nd largest container shipping operator has announced that they will begin direct calls to Irish routes...

November 7, 2002

Shipping industry representatives called on Government today to invest in port-road-rail infrastructure. Liam Lacey, MD of Irish Continental Groups (ICG) container division challenged the government “to provide leadership, and to implement the...

November 6, 2002

Canadian, Scottish and Irish experts gather at the Marine Institute Conference in Dublin Castle today to explore how best to protect declining wild salmon stocks.  The session will be chaired by Dr. Malcolm...

November 5, 2002

Ireland could be earning over a  Billion Euros a year from its 220 million acres of seabed,  an international gathering of decision makers, scientists and industry representatives was told today (Tuesday 5th...

November 5, 2002

Irish marine researchers have had a significant input in the European Science Foundation-Marine Board’s (ESF-MB) strategic report Integrating Marine Science in Europe. Minister of State, John Browne, was...

November 1, 2002

Ireland's potential to harness ocean energy will be explored at the Marine Institute 10th Anniversary Conference - Taking marine research further – in Dublin Castle between 5th and 7th November.

November 1, 2002

The challenges facing the Irish aquaculture industry will be explored at the Marine Institute 10th Anniversary Conference – Taking Marine Research Further – in Dublin Castle between 5th and 7th November....

July 19, 2002

The accuracy of weather forecasts for marine traffic in the South West will be further improved this week, when the third buoy in Ireland's Marine Data Buoy Network is deployed 31 nautical miles off Mizen Head...

July 16, 2002

Planning permission has been granted, by Galway Co. Council, for the 11,000m2, state of the art, marine research centre to be built for the Marine Institute in New Harbour, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. It...

May 29, 2002

Food safety, modelling of fish stocks, biotechnology, environmental impact indicators and marine tourism are some of the areas targeted for research under the first part of the marine RTDI* measure of the...

March 22, 2002

Architect’s plans were revealed today for a state of the art national marine research centre to be built for the Marine Institute by 2004. The proposed development has been designed to world class standards by...

January 28, 2002

‘A development strategy for marine leisure infrastructure’ was launched today by the Marine Institute. The report identifies indicative locations around the coast with potential for the development of boating...

January 24, 2002

The Irish Maritime Development Office is offering a brand new free service to the shipping and shipping services sector. Their new website, www.imdo.ie, is the first ‘one-stop-...

January 21, 2002

Providing potential solutions to reduce cellulite, developing sun screens in collaboration with high street chemists, producing glues that work underwater and investigating the potential of Irish cold water...