Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2006

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December 28, 2006

This major conference will provide an insight into the progress and developments emerging from a key European project that will have many implications for decision-making and marine management in the years to come, particularly in view of the...

December 18, 2006

Marine science and technology will become a priority cross-cutting theme in the European Union’s new €50 billion 7th Framework Research Programme (FP7) as formally adopted yesterday ( 18th December) by the EU...

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December 18, 2006

Important EU Marine Science Position Paper from European Science Foundation Marine Board

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November 30, 2006

Bonamia confirmed in Oysters from Lough Swilly

November 30, 2006

The Mayor of Galway, Niall O’Brolchain officially launched the children’s “Explorer Laboratory” and “Nautilus classroom” at the Atlantaquaria in Salthill, Galway, yesterday Wednesday 29th November, where a number of guests, including Commander...

November 30, 2006

The Irish fish and shellfish farming industry has enjoyed a steady output of over €100 million per year for the past three years, according to the “Status of Aquaculture Report - 2005” launched today (Thursday...

November 21, 2006

John Browne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine & Natural Resources today received the 2007 Stock Book from the Marine Institute. This book contains all the latest advice on the state and future prospects for...

November 9, 2006

The COREPOINT conference, organised by CoastNet and funded primarily through the Corepoint partnership, was hosted by the Marine Institute in Galway on the 8th November, brought together over 100 professionals who passionately debated the...

November 7, 2006

International experts all over the world joined with their Irish colleagues at the invitation of the Marine Institute in Galway over the past two days at a two-day workshop (31st October – 1st November) aimed at monitoring naturally occurring “...

November 7, 2006

The Marine Institute headquarters at Oranmore, Co. Galway has scooped two of the top Opus National Architectural Awards, which were announced last night (Tuesday 7th November) including the highly competitive “Large Development Award” for...

October 23, 2006

As part of the COREPOINT project an important workshop organised by CoastNet, focusing on the implications of the recent EU Green Paper on the Marine for coastal zone management, will be hosted by the Marine Institute in its headquarters at...

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October 18, 2006

The 7th Irish Shellfish Safety Workshop will be held in in the new Marine Institute Headquarters in Rinville, Oranmore, Co Galway Thursday, 30 November 2006. This Workshop has become an annual event since April 2000 where scientists, regulators,...

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October 17, 2006

A feasibility study into the setting up of a Marine Graduate School in Ireland has been funded by the Marine Institute and IRCSET - News Item

October 12, 2006

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Mr. Noel Dempsey T.D. today (October 12th) explored the new state-of-the-art headquarters and laboratory facilities of the Marine Institute at Oranmore, Co. Galway, whose mission it is to...

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October 9, 2006

The Marine Institute congratulates Carina Ginty on becoming the first Doctorate Student in the GMIT School of Hotel & Catering. Carina is developing a model for assessing the economic impact of Marine Tourism activities in the West of Ireland...

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September 25, 2006

The Marine Institute has just launched the sixth marine data buoy in its offshore network. Press release

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September 20, 2006

John Molloy's new book "The Herring Fisheries of Ireland (1900 - 2005), Biology, Research, Development and Assessment."

September 5, 2006

The Marine Institute is hosting an important annual international meeting at its new headquarters in Galway over the next two weeks. The meeting is a gathering of fisheries experts from the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the...

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August 24, 2006

This year we will experience a period of unusually high tidal ranges, which will reach a zenith in Galway around September 9th, October 8th and November 6th 2--6. In Dublin high tides are predicted around the 10th September, 9th October and...

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August 3, 2006

Fish counter and validation training course run by the Marine Institute for its staff and those of the Regional Fisheries Boards

August 2, 2006

The warm summer waters around Ireland's coastline bring with them a host of summer visitors called jellyfish. Jellyfish are primitive animals with limited powers of movement and so are often washed up on the beach. Shaped like a simple sack,...

July 26, 2006

www.marine.ie is an Ocean of Information. 

A new look website, featuring an ocean of easily accessible information on Ireland’s 220 million acre underwater...

June 9, 2006

 An Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D., is in Galway today (9th June) to open the new  €50 million headquarters of the Marine Institute at Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway.  The impressive 11,000 square meter building, housing the majority of the...

May 29, 2006

An AquaReg Forum hosted by the Marine Institute at Day's Hotel, Galway last week brought together researchers and inshore fisheries and aquaculture representatives from the BMW region, Ireland, Galicia in Spain...

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May 26, 2006

The 2006 call for NDP marine research, technology development and innovation (RTDI) proposals is now open. The Marine Institute invites competitive proposals based on infrastructure needs identified through the National Marine Foresight Exercise...

May 12, 2006

An interactive computer-based learning package, designed to allow schools across the country to “navigate the world from their desktops” was launched today (Friday 12th May) by Minister of State for Transport Pat “the Cope” Gallagher T.D. in...

March 31, 2006

Instant alerts on pollution incidents, falling water quality levels and poisonous plankton blooms in bays, rivers and lakes all over Ireland may soon be delivered directly to computer screens anywhere in the...

March 15, 2006

The power of the Atlantic is about to be harnessed in a Marine Institute / Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) initiative to open a wave energy test site a mile and a half off the coast of Spiddal, Co. Galway. The...

February 22, 2006

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, is hosting an exciting and educational showcase, Planet Aqua. Live seahorses, clownfish, starfish, dogfish, crabs and lobsters are among the main attractions, alongside a...

February 7, 2006

A top-level international conference, to discuss the application of real-time ocean observation networks, to monitor such events as tsunamis and other natural phenomena, is being hosted by the Marine Institute...

February 3, 2006

he Lifetime Lab in Cork opens its doors today to Planet Aqua, a non-profit Irish initiative to inspire primary school children to action in protecting our planet's most valuable resource – water. The initiative, co-ordinated by AQUA TT - the...

January 31, 2006

Three students from the Ursuline Convent, Thurles, Tipperary were announced winners of the Marine Institute Award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS Friday last.