Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2009

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December 10, 2009

Irish marine researchers can now apply for fully funded ship time and access to equipment on a fleet of European research vessels.

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December 2, 2009

Researchers Gather in Belfast to Explore New Opportunities from Marine Bioactive Compounds

December 1, 2009

ICES is the oldest intergovernmental marine science organisation in the world. Paul will be the third Irish president of ICES since the Council was established in 1902, following Dr Arthur Went (ICES President 1966-69) and Mr. David de G....

November 11, 2009

The subjects of “Climate Change, Plankton and Pollution” will be addressed by international marine expert Professor Peter Burkhill of the Sir Alistair Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) at a free lecture in the Marine Institute...

November 2, 2009

The EUROFLEETS Project, which was launched recently (22nd to 24th September) at the Cite de Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, in the presence of Hervé Pero, of the European Commission and representatives of the French Minister of Higher...

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October 30, 2009

Research for new source book on Marine Law funded under the Marine Institute Manahan Fellowship.

October 22, 2009

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) is delighted to announce a new competition for its 2009/2010 roll-out of the "Follow the Fleet" schools programme. The schools essay competition is sponsored by Transas, a world-leading Irish-based...

October 14, 2009

Ireland is already well on the way to becoming a player in this multi-billion euro worldwide industry, according to research results of the NutraMara project presented by leading scientists today (Wednesday 14th October) at the Teagasc Ashtown...

October 8, 2009

Wild salmon, in their migrations across the oceans, are one of the natural world’s most sensitive indicators of the biological and chemical effects of climate change, according to Dr. Ken Whelan, whose talk “Salmon – The Climate Change...

October 5, 2009

A range of natural flavoursome food products that rely neither on added salt or monosodium glutamate may soon be available thanks to a Cork-based company exploring the food potential of a major Irish natural resource – seaweed.

October 2, 2009

Delegates at an international conference of marine scientists, SEABED 10, in Dublin on the 5th and 6th October will hear how an independent study has valued the benefits of the state’s marine mapping programme at €275 million.

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October 2, 2009

The Marine Institute recently hosted the final workshop for the three year SPIES DETOX project at its headquarters in Rinville, Galway.

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October 2, 2009

Oyster mortality reported in Irish and French oyster production areas over the summer has been resolved and trade has been re-established.

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September 25, 2009

Two new EU publications on current European Marine Research are a goldmine of information for Irish researchers

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September 25, 2009

Over fifty delegates recently gathered at the Marine Institute headquarters in Galway to attend the ARCOPOL conference.

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September 18, 2009

The Marine Institute and the Geological Survey of Ireland will be hosting the SEABED 10 conference in Dublin on the 6th and 7th of October to celebrate ten years of seabed mapping in Ireland.

September 15, 2009

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Trevor Sargent TD has launched a new initiative to introduce the promotion of organic food through the public procurement process today (15th September 2009) at the Marine Institute. This...

September 7, 2009

The EU Director General for Research, Mr José Manuel Silva Rodríguez, visited the Marine Institute Headquarters in Galway today (Monday 7th September 2009) to promote the launch of the 4th set of calls for proposals for the EU’s €50 billion...

August 19, 2009

The latest analysis of 2009 shipping traffic data published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) indicates that the rate of decline of shipping on the island of Ireland eased during the 1st half of 2009. However the overall volume of...

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August 7, 2009

Latest information about Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) since the 22nd June.

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August 6, 2009

A series of surveys of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Areas (SPA) will commence around the Irish coast Friday 7th August.

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July 31, 2009

Atlantic Regions Coastal Pollution Response (ARCOPOL) Conference set for Galway on 7th September

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July 30, 2009

EU Launches 4th call for proposals in its €50 billion 7th Framework Research Programme

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July 24, 2009

On 2nd July 2009, an unseasonable storm with record rainfall caused major flooding around the Marine Institute’s facility on the Burrishoole catchment at Newport, Co. Mayo.

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July 24, 2009

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Directory “Irish participation in EU FP7 funded competitive marine research projects during the period 2007-2008” was launched at the recent FP7 Ireland Conference.

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July 15, 2009

Oyster growers in 10 bays around the country have been experiencing losses of between 15 and 75 per cent of their stock since 22nd June.

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July 6, 2009

Irish Marine Science to get greater visibility on worldwide publications database.

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June 29, 2009

Marine Institute Scientists Look at Ways of Preventing Fish Farm Escapes

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June 12, 2009

Dr Niall McDonough takes the helm of a key European marine science organisation.

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June 12, 2009

An Integrated Maritime Policy for Europe represents "a unique opportunity", says EU Commissioner.

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June 9, 2009

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has announced a ban on exports of Pacific Oysters from areas experiencing abnormal oyster mortality. The Marine Institute urges Irish oyster producers who have stocked from French sources to report...

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June 9, 2009

Marine science and education community gets together to celebrate World Oceans Day in Galway

May 29, 2009

IBM and the Marine Institute today (Friday 29th May) launched a specially designed web portal to provide the public with the latest information on weather, sea and tidal conditions in the Galway Bay area.

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May 26, 2009

The Marine Institute ROV "Holland 1" films uncharted deepwater corals off Ireland's Atlantic coast.

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May 22, 2009

Biodiversity Forum highlights danger of invasive species on International Biodiversity Day

May 20, 2009

A new Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the Marine Institute and the Naval Service was signed today (Wednesday 20th May) to maximise the responsiveness and effectiveness of the two parties, through close cooperation and coordination on an...

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May 15, 2009

"Europe is Over 50% Underwater" - Ireland tells EU Research Conference

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May 14, 2009

The Marine Institute’s DVD “Explorer – A Deeper Understanding”, featuring spectacular deep water footage of coldwater corals over 1,500 metres below the sea off Ireland’s Atlantic coast, is now viewable on You Tube.

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May 13, 2009

Showcase for the science above and below the waters of Galway Bay

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May 8, 2009

Dublin Workshop Glimpses the Future of Marine Sensor Technology

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April 28, 2009

Fishermen, Anglers and Scientists Join Forces to Understand Cod Stocks in the Celtic Sea

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April 24, 2009

World Expert Speaks to Irish Marine Scientists About Effects of Climate Change on the Oceans

April 20, 2009

Twelve students attending third-level institutes across Ireland, experienced life as a marine scientist onboard the national Research Vessel Celtic Voyager in Cork harbour over the weekend (18 – 19 April 2009) as part of the Marine Institute’s...

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April 15, 2009

Optimising fish health is one of the key challenges facing Irish fish farmers today and will be the focus of a Seminar at the Marine Institute, Oranmore on June 11th.

March 31, 2009

The volume of shipping traffic through Irish ports declined by as much as 20 percent in the second half of 2008, according to the latest edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist, which was unveiled at an industry briefing in Dublin today...

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March 19, 2009

The Marine Institute hosted a meeting for marine socio-economic experts at its Galway Headquarters on the 10th March

February 26, 2009

The Irish Spatial Data Exchange (ISDE), a project designed by the Marine Institute, the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and their partners to make a wide range of key oceanographic, marine and environmental information accessible to the public...

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February 24, 2009

Supercomputer project aims to forecast the effects of ocean climate change

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February 5, 2009

Seaweed Symposium Draws Unprecedented Interest

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January 30, 2009

Competition for a five days' mission on national research vessel announced

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January 20, 2009

New legislation requires those holding or growing finfish or shellfish to apply to the Marine Institute for fish health authorisation. The deadline for applications is 30th January 2009.

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January 19, 2009

Ticket sales from "The Wizard of Oz", a joint production between the Marine Institute and Scoil Mhuire, Oranmore have been divided between local charities.