Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2004

November 17, 2004

Marine Minister, Mr. Pat 'the Cope' Gallagher T.D., called on Irish industry to grasp the opportunities offered by maritime transport with both hands in his keynote opening address at the seminar "Motorways of...

November 16, 2004

Women from rural coastal communities around Ireland, Spain and Norway are joining forces to ensure their contribution to rural coastal economies is recognised and further developed. The forum for this exchange...

October 21, 2004

Over 100 stakeholders including fishermen, aquaculture operators, tourism operators, environmental groups, community groups and policy makers attended a seminar and workshop entitled "Clew Bay Coastal Zone...

October 12, 2004

Ms. Terry Fleming, has been appointed as Board Member of the Marine Institute for a period of 5 years. Ms. Fleming, a Director in the Tax and Legal Service at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is a graduate of UCD, and...

September 27, 2004

The Marine Institute was presented with Excellence Through People Accreditation by Noel Treacy TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and Food, at a ceremony in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin on...

August 12, 2004

The processes whereby algal blooms move into sensitive seafood production sites on the west coast of Ireland are now far better understood thanks to a recent survey by the Marine Institute and NUI Galway using...

July 28, 2004

Water samples from the South coast analysed by Marine Institute laboratories last week identified a bloom of Phytoplankton called Noctiluca scintillans, which is non-toxic to shellfish. This species of...

June 22, 2004

Veterinary Students taking up a degree in Veterinary Medicine in UCD this autumn will study fish health for the first time in the history of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at UCD.  The Marine Institute and...

June 14, 2004

Over 280 delegates from around the world and international experts in shellfish safety convened in NUI Galway today at the International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety (ICMSS) to debate new...

June 11, 2004

Organisation Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Mr. John Browne, T.D., has warmly welcomed the appointment of Dr. Ken Whelan of the Marine Institute as...

May 14, 2004

The Aquareg Programme has allocated €400,000 to successful Irish applicants since its launch last November and a second call opens today (Friday 14th May) with a further  €1.3m available. Aquareg aims to...

May 13, 2004

The Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium), the Institute of Oceanology – Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland) and the Marine Institute (Ireland) have decided to become members of EurOcean, European Centre for...

May 13, 2004

Over 500 leading marine scientists, policy makers, and representatives of the marine sector from all corners of the European Union endorsed the Galway Declaration on the Ocean at the EurOCEAN Conference on Marine Science and Ocean Technology in...

May 12, 2004

Figures on the exodus towards America of highly qualified scientists, lacking opportunities in Europe, are worrying, if not alarming, according to Dr. Jean-Pierre Henriet, Ghent University, speaking at EurOCEAN...

May 12, 2004

Up to 20 million homes in Europe could be powered by clean renewable energy from the sea, according to ocean energy expert Teresa Pontes of Portugal, who was speaking at the EurOCEAN marine science and policy...

May 11, 2004

A new approach to fisheries management, taking into account the full range of human impacts on the ecosystem, is needed if fish stocks are to survive, according to Professor Chris Frid of the University of...

May 11, 2004

Future potential for the production of new wonder drugs - including anti-cancer agents - from marine animals and plants, is under threat according to biodiversity expert Prof. Carlo Heip, speaking at the...

May 10, 2004

EurOCEAN 2004, a major marine science policy conference attended by 500 policy makers, strategic planners, marine scientists and stakeholders, will examine the future of European seas over the next four days (...

April 28, 2004

Marine scientists, managers and stakeholders from 16 countries, including representatives of the fishing industry, marine environment, oil, gas and shipping, met in Dublin Castle over the last two days to...

April 21, 2004

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) today announced that a major international maritime group, d’Amico Società di Navigazione S.p.A, has chosen Ireland as the location for its European strategic financial and management services centre...

March 24, 2004

Marine experts are charting a course to the west for a new research workshop to be held in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Wednesday, 24th March and Thursday, 25th March. It is the first time marine...

March 8, 2004

Crew of the RV Celtic Explorer, Ireland's national research vessel, have been busy over the last few days at Galway Docks making sure the Celtic Explorer is looking her best for her maiden voyage to Dublin as...

February 16, 2004

Marine industries in Ireland, UK, France, Spain and Portugal will benefit from the establishment of TRIDENT; a new trans-national project targeted at Marine sector SMEs. It aims to develop a more competitive...

February 13, 2004

The Irish mackerel fishery and the making of an Industry

By John Molloy – Marine Institute

January 14, 2004

Three budding marine biologists, Emily Kenna, Karen Cotter and Sharon Looney from Glanmire Community College, Cork, were presented with the Marine Institute Award at the Young Scientist Exhibition, for their...