Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2008

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December 17, 2008

Irish researchers will have an opportunity to discuss areas of interest and hear from international seaweed researchers. This symposium is open to all researchers, to the seaweed industry and national agencies based in Ireland.

December 5, 2008

Vital scientific advice on the status of and future prospects for the marine fisheries resource in Irish waters in 2008, as well as recommendations for sustainable management in 2009 were recently presented to Mr. Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of...

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December 4, 2008

Mr Jim Fennell of Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology is appointed as Chairman of the Marine Institute

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November 28, 2008

Your guide to specialised Marine Research Infrastructures and Collaborative Projects

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November 27, 2008

Scientists, technicians and support staff from the Marine Institute at Rinville will swap their lab coats and laptops for broomsticks and greasepaint when they appear together with children from Scoil Mhuire in Oranmore in John Morley’s ‘The...

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November 19, 2008

A joint project between the Irish fishing industry and scientists from the Marine Institute to track stocks of cod in the Celtic Sea is starting to yield interesting results.

November 11, 2008

Leading members of the shipping, financial and investment sectors gathered today (Tuesday 11th November) in Ireland at the 2nd Annual Marine Money Dublin Ship Finance and Investment Forum, to hear the views of number of leading expert economists...

November 6, 2008

Starting today (Thursday 5th November) from Galway, the Marine Institute research vesselRV Celtic Voyager, begins the task of replacing each of the six original weather buoys, placed around the coast with new and improved systems that will not...

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October 30, 2008

An information session for shellfish producers on new regulations under the Fish Health Directive will be held on Thursday 13 November 2008 in the Station House Hotel in Clifden, Galway.

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October 29, 2008

The oceanographic and climate change research teams of the Marine Institute have recently (22nd October) carried out tests of a new unmanned underwater “Glider” in Lough Furnace in Newport, Co Mayo.

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October 24, 2008

Marine Institute CEO addresses French-EU Presidency BioMarine 2008 Forum in Marsielle

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October 23, 2008

Scientific teams in Galway, Maynooth and Mayo combine forces to study marine climate change

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October 16, 2008

Marine and Terrestial Data Now Available Online via New Data Portal

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October 13, 2008

The IEEM Irish section conference on Coastal and Marine Environment: Biodiversity, Management and Protection, took place today, (Monday 13 October 2008), at the Marine Institute headquarters in Galway.

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October 13, 2008

Twelve transition students from all over the country set sail from Cork this morning (October 13th) on a half-day training mission aboard the national research vessel RV Celtic Voyager.

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October 7, 2008

Marine Institute Welcomes on-line portal to European Atlantic Marine Research Centres

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October 6, 2008

A specialist web-site, offering expert and practical advice to veterinarians on the care of seals, seabirds and other wildlife victims of oil spills, has been opened by the Irish Seal Sanctuary (ISS) of Balbriggan.

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October 2, 2008

The Marine Institute has just published the final report on a two-year research project into pancreas disease in Irish farmed salmon.

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September 24, 2008

Six young Irish researchers awarded Travel Grants to attend BioMarine 2008 Forum (Marseille, October 2008).

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September 19, 2008

Aaron Elbel (14) from St Brendan’s College, Killarney has scooped the overall prize for his winning entry 'When Botanists go Bad'.

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September 18, 2008

Observers aboard the research vessel RV Celtic Explorer have sighted a Blue Whale in Irish Waters

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September 9, 2008

The volume of cargo transported through ports in the Republic of Ireland fell during the first half of 2008, according to the mid-year analysis of traffic volume carried out by the IMDO.

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September 8, 2008

The European Commission has just released its European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research: A coherent European Research Area framework in support of a sustainable use of oceans and seas.

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September 4, 2008

The winning students of the Marine Institute’s 2008 Bright Sparks Award set sail today (Thursday 4 September) from Galway on a 5 day scientific survey on board the RV Celtic Voyager.

September 4, 2008

The EU FP7 Environment (including Climate Change) Programme (Theme 6) today launched its 3rd call for proposals which includes many opportunities for funding collaborative marine research.

September 3, 2008

Ship based training opportunities are now available for undergraduate, postgraduate and transition year students on the national research vessels.

September 2, 2008

The Marine Institute is now accepting applications for ship-time on board the two national research vessels, RV Celtic Voyager and RV Celtic Explorer for the 2009 survey season. Applications for funding towards vessel time are also welcome under...

August 19, 2008

Dr Niamh Connolly, Executive Secretary of the Marine Board-European Science Foundation, visited the Marine Institute HQ in Galway on Friday 15th August where she gave a lunchtime lecture on “The Marine Board and its role in shaping European...

August 5, 2008

An EU project organised between Ireland, Spain and Norway may have found a way to secure the future of lobster stocks in European waters.

Under the ‘AquaReg’ programme that began over 4 years ago, the project team, coordinated by Alan...

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July 31, 2008

Seven Irish-based shipping groups have announced major expansion plans.

July 18, 2008

The American Ambassador, Mr Thomas C. Foley visited the Marine Institute’s headquarters and laboratory facilities at Oranmore, Co. Galway, yesterday (Thursday 17 July), for a joint workshop between Irish and US companies and organizations in the...

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July 16, 2008

New ocean monitoring system will improve our understanding of ocean climate change.

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July 5, 2008

New senior appointment at the Marine Institute

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July 4, 2008

Marine Institute get "Down and Dirty" for voluntary beach clean-up in Galway Bay

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July 4, 2008

Marine Institute yachtsman captains Ireland West Yacht to victory in Round Ireland Race

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June 30, 2008

Marine Institute Supports Farmfest Event at Athenry

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June 30, 2008

Galway Group Promotes Marine Examples in Primary Education

June 16, 2008

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Seán Power, T.D. today launched www.infomar.ie a new website which will provide information on the nature of the seabed,...

June 16, 2008

he Marine Institute’s SmartBay system—a network of surface and sub-surface buoys, cables and communications systems designed to provide real time information about the environment in Galway Bay and to support and stimulate the environmental...

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June 11, 2008

World Ocean Day Celebrations Catch the Crowds in Galway

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June 10, 2008

Atlas of European Seas and Oceans Published

June 4, 2008

The weather buoy M5, which played such in important role in predicting and recording the record wave heights off the coast last December, is back in action again.

May 29, 2008

Galway Atlantaquaria in conjunction with the Marine Institute and Failte Ireland/West will host the biggest World Ocean Day celebrations to date in Galway on Sunday 8th June 2008. A family fun-day of excitement, activities and presentations have...

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May 21, 2008

Galway Bay Sailing Club announce Kenny-Galway & the Marine Institute as the Sponsors for the Connacht Optimist Sailing Championships on the 24th & 25th May 2008, at Rinville, Oranmore

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May 21, 2008

Celebrating European Maritime Heritage Week, the Marine Institute hosted school tours (Schools to Sea) on board the national Marine Research Vessel Celtic Explorer in Killybegs on the 16th May 2008.

May 15, 2008

A unique international scientific mission, to investigate the increasing mortality of salmon at sea, sails today (Friday 16th May) from the port of Killybegs aboard the Marine Institute’s research vessel RV Celtic Explorer. The project, SALSEA-...

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May 12, 2008

RTE's Nationwide programme will feature an in-depth report on the Follow The Fleet initiative of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) this Wednesday 14th at 7pm on RTE1.

May 9, 2008

Bjorn the Polar Bear is making his way from the Arctic to Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill to celebrate World Oceans Day on Sunday 8th June 2008. Galway Atlantaquaria, the Marine Institute and Failte Ireland, who are sponsors of the event, aim to...

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May 8, 2008

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Marine Institute Newsletter. This is part of the continuous development of our website Marine.ie

May 8, 2008

Members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security today (8th May) visited Galway for detailed briefings on the Marine Institute’s programme to understand the key drivers of climate change in Ireland by studying...

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May 8, 2008

An important seminar aimed at addressing the problem of pancreas disease on salmon farms was held today (May 7th) at the Marine Institute in Oranmore, Co. Galway.

April 17, 2008

Easy and immediate access to a wide range of ocean data, including wave and tide heights, is now available through IMOS – the Integrated Marine Observations page of the Marine Institute website.

April 15, 2008

Three million containers and an estimated €135 billion worth of merchandise trade were handled at Irish ports last year, according to a report published today (Tuesday 15th April) by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine...

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March 20, 2008

EU Parliament Committee briefed on Irish fisheries research at Marine Institute in Galway

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March 12, 2008

Marine Institute CEO welcomes BioMarine 2008

March 5, 2008

The Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, TD and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mary Coughlan, TD, announced details of the joint Marine Institute – Higher Education Authority (HEA) programme to enhance Ireland’s...

March 2, 2008

Dr. Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Marine Institute, was honoured with the Seavite Alumni Award for Natural Science by NUI Galway last night (Saturday 1st March) at their Ninth Annual Gala Banquet. The event was attended by leaders from...

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February 20, 2008

The Bright Sparks Award opens today (Wednesday 20th February)offering graduates and post graduates across Ireland the chance to win a research mission on the RV Celtic Voyager.

February 13, 2008

The annual INFOMAR seminar at the Marine Institute headquarters in Galway today (13th February), announced new plans for marine mapping and outlined how the project is supporting efforts to combat climate change.

January 31, 2008

New ways of exploring the deep oceans, that can shed light on rapid climate change, investigate the consequences of erupting underwater volcanoes and provide new technologies that may help humankind explore distant planets, are just some of the...

January 28, 2008

Songs of the Deep” a unique blend of music and marine science will take place in Galway on Thursday 31st January at 7.30 pm in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, sponsored by the Marine Institute. Entry is free and open to all members of the public...

January 25, 2008

A group of European Shellfish experts visited the Marine Institute in Galway this week to discuss issues regarding food safety, industry development and relations with the European Commission. The delegation, visiting Ireland at the invitation of...

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January 15, 2008

Charmaigne O’Connor and Carol O’Donnell of St Josephs College, Athlone won the marine award, sponsored by the Marine Institute at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition held last week.