News & Events Archive 2009
Irish marine researchers can now apply for fully funded ship time and access to equipment on a fleet of European research vessels.
Researchers Gather in Belfast to Explore New Opportunities from Marine Bioactive Compounds
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....
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...
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...
Research for new source book on Marine Law funded under the Marine Institute Manahan Fellowship.
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...
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...
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...
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.
Oyster mortality reported in Irish and French oyster production areas over the summer has been resolved and trade has been re-established.
The Marine Institute recently hosted the final workshop for the three year SPIES DETOX project at its headquarters in Rinville, Galway.
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.
Over fifty delegates recently gathered at the Marine Institute headquarters in Galway to attend the ARCOPOL conference.
Two new EU publications on current European Marine Research are a goldmine of information for Irish researchers
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.
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...
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...
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...
Latest information about Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) since the 22nd June.
A series of surveys of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Areas (SPA) will commence around the Irish coast Friday 7th August.
Atlantic Regions Coastal Pollution Response (ARCOPOL) Conference set for Galway on 7th September
EU Launches 4th call for proposals in its €50 billion 7th Framework Research Programme
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.
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.
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.
Irish Marine Science to get greater visibility on worldwide publications database.
Marine Institute Scientists Look at Ways of Preventing Fish Farm Escapes
An Integrated Maritime Policy for Europe represents "a unique opportunity", says EU Commissioner.
Dr Niall McDonough takes the helm of a key European marine science organisation.
Marine science and education community gets together to celebrate World Oceans Day in Galway
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...
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.
The Marine Institute ROV "Holland 1" films uncharted deepwater corals off Ireland's Atlantic coast.
Biodiversity Forum highlights danger of invasive species on International Biodiversity Day
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...
"Europe is Over 50% Underwater" - Ireland tells EU Research Conference
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.
Showcase for the science above and below the waters of Galway Bay
Dublin Workshop Glimpses the Future of Marine Sensor Technology
Fishermen, Anglers and Scientists Join Forces to Understand Cod Stocks in the Celtic Sea
World Expert Speaks to Irish Marine Scientists About Effects of Climate Change on the Oceans
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...
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.
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...
The Marine Institute hosted a meeting for marine socio-economic experts at its Galway Headquarters on the 10th March
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...
Supercomputer project aims to forecast the effects of ocean climate change
Seaweed Symposium Draws Unprecedented Interest
Competition for a five days' mission on national research vessel announced
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.