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News & Events Archive 2012

December 11, 2012

Marine Institute CEO, Dr Peter Heffernan presented the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD with The 2012 Stock Book, ahead of the EU Fisheries Council negotiations next week, noting an improvement in certain fish...

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November 26, 2012

A survey by a Marine Robotics Team from University of Limerick (UL)has shed new light on two shipwrecks off the coast of Donegal.

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November 26, 2012

The volume of port and shipping traffic through Ireland remained relatively stable in the third quarter of 2012 according to the figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)

November 20, 2012

Students of marine science from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and University College Cork (UCC) are designing and delivering their own survey onboard the RV Celtic Voyager in Cork this week as part of an accredited inter-...

November 15, 2012

Marine scientists working in the Celtic Sea have discovered a natural refuge for the critically endangered flapper skate.
Many elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates) are highly vulnerable to over-fishing, but a new paper in the open access...

November 14, 2012

Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute, has been appointed to the European Research and Innovation Area Board (ERIAB) by European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. The 11 member board advises the...

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November 9, 2012

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has released a report on its analysis of the semi-state port companies for the accounting period 2011

November 5, 2012

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has elected Dr. Paul Connolly as its new President for a three-year term (Nov 2012 – Oct 2015). Dr. Connolly is the Director of Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services at the Marine...

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November 1, 2012

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has published its report on “The Irish Ports Offshore Renewable Energy Services”.

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October 25, 2012

Five more porbeagle sharks have been tagged off the Donegal coast as part of the Marine Institute and Irish Elasmobranch Group’s tagging project.

October 24, 2012

Irish research which led to the discovery of smoking vents on the mid Atlantic Ridge will feature in a National Geographic programme to be broadcast next Sunday, 28 October.
National Geographic has produced a five part series, The Alien...

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October 9, 2012

Dr. Ulrike Grienke, a postdoctoral researcher based at NUI Galway, recently received the prestigious Egon Stahl-Award.

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October 1, 2012

Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation visited the Marine Institute, Galway where she participated in a meeting with Government and research and innovation organisations.

September 28, 2012

Thousands of visitors attended the ‘Sea2Sky” European Researchers Night held in Salthill, Galway today (Friday 28th September 2012), a celebration of the natural physical world from the marine through the atmosphere and into space.

September 27, 2012

Two Irish students from Synge Street CBS in Dublin have won joint first prize in the EU Contest for Young Scientists in Bratislava, Slovakia. Mark James Kelly, 18, and Eric Doyle, 17, won the top award in the physics category.

September 14, 2012

The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) has opened the call for applications for Science@Sea research vessel-based training courses aimed at students of marine-related sciences.

September 14, 2012

Galway will celebrate European Researchers’ Night on Friday 28th September together with 320 cities around Europe. The Sea2Sky event organised by NUI Galway in collaboration with the Marine Institute, Galway Atlantaquaria and its new partner CIT...

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September 7, 2012

A Transition Year Photo Competition, entitled Water - Our greatest Resource, has been launched that will offer students an opportunity to conduct scientific research onboard the RV Celtic Voyager.

August 22, 2012

The volume of port and shipping traffic through the Republic of Ireland declined in the second quarter of 2012 according to the latest figures released today (Wednesday 22nd August 2012) by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).

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August 21, 2012

The RV Celtic Explorer has recently completed a successful Eurofleets two week survey CE12010 in the North Sea.

August 13, 2012

After impacting on the marine wildlife along the north west coast for the past month, the algal bloom of Karenia mikimotoi has finally begun to subside. The bloom severely affected areas of the North West from Mayo to Donegal and in certain...

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August 12, 2012

The Marine Institute congratulates the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) on the official launch of its new “RV Celtic Mist”.

July 31, 2012

he Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, today (Tuesday July 31st) launched a Government plan to double the value of Ireland’s ocean wealth to 2.4% of GDP by 2030 and increase the turnover from our ocean economy to exceed €6.4bn by 2020. The report,‘...

July 31, 2012

Sheol an Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, plean rialtais inniu (Dé Máirt 31 Iúil) chun luach shaibhreas aigéin na hÉireann a dhúbláil chuig 2.4% den OTI faoi 2030 agus chun láimhdeachas ár ngeilleagar aigéin a mhéadú le €6.4 billiún a shárú faoi 2020....

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July 27, 2012

The First EUSA Atlantic Forum Meeting is to take place in the Azores on Friday 21st September 2012

July 14, 2012

Simon Coveney TD, Minster for Agriculture Food and the Marine presented two Certificates of Irish Heritage, issued on behalf of the Government of Ireland, during the Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF) 2012 this week (Thursday 12th July 2012). The...

July 14, 2012

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research Innovation and Science, presented Mr Jim Cooke with a Special Recognition of Achievement for Inspiring Students in Science on board the RV Celtic Explorer at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, as part of...

July 14, 2012

Bhronn Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, an Coimisinéir um Thaighde, Nuálaíocht agus Eolaíocht Aitheantas Speisialta ar Ghnóthachtáil ar bord an RV Celtic Explorer i mBaile Átha Cliath.

July 14, 2012

Mr Joe Silke of the Marine Institute stated today “The bloom that reported by the Marine Institute in the North West over the past two weeks, has shown some signs of increase along the west coast in the past few days. We started to detect low...

July 12, 2012

Scientists from both sides of the Atlantic met today at the ESOF 2012 Atlantic Symposium to explore the many ocean governance, economic development and environmental challenges and opportunities their shared Atlantic resource represents.

July 12, 2012

ALIEN DEEP, the brand new National Geographic Channel series had its world premiere in Ireland today (Thursday, 12th July 2012) at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2012. The IT’S ALIVE episode of this five-part series was screened ahead of its...

July 11, 2012

EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn announced an €8 billion package of calls for co-operative research proposals under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). The Irish launch took place on Wednesday 11th July at the EU...

July 11, 2012

An arts and science fusion called “The Longest River” will be presented this evening (Wednesday 11th July 2012) showcasing the very best in Irish talent at St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin as part of the Euroscience Open Forum in...

July 11, 2012

D’fhógair Coimisinéir an AE, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, pacáiste glaonna dar fiú €8 mbilliún le haghaidh tograí taighde comhoibríocha faoi Sheachtú Creatchlár an AE um Thaighde (FP7).

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July 6, 2012

From Monday 9 to Friday 20 July, the European Commission Representation will host the "Research in Action" exhibition.

July 5, 2012

Seoladh an suíomh idirlín nua www.marinejobs.ie inniu mar chuid d’ócáid oideachais agus oiliúna i ngairmeacha beatha mara a bhí á reáchtáil ag Foras na Mara i Sráidbhaile Domhanda Volvo, Cathair na Gaillimhe...

July 5, 2012

Léiríodh i samplaí uisce sáile a cuireadh faoi bhráid Fhoras na Mara sna seachtainí atá caite go bhfuil speiceas fíteaplanctóin ann a d’fhéadfadh dochar a dhéanamh d’ainmhithe mara, agus tuairiscíodh roinnt mortlaíochta i measc oisrí, ruacan agus...

July 5, 2012

The new website www.marinejobs.ie was launched today by the Marine Institute as part of a marine careers, education and training event at the Volvo Global Village, Galway. More than 80 Irish-based marine...

July 5, 2012

Seawater samples submitted to Marine Institute in the past few weeks have shown the presence of a species of Phytoplankton that can harm marine animals, and some mortality has been reported among oysters, cockles and lugworms from the Mayo to...

July 3, 2012

Wavebob was recognised as one of Ireland’s leading engineering and research companies today when they were awarded the SmartBay Innovator of the Year Award. Wavebob was recognised for innovation, engineering and leadership in the emerging wave...

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July 3, 2012

“A tragic tale of the Titanic, marauding Irish pirates, a futuristic diving suit and a stowaway cat “are all the star characters of the winning animations in 2012 Follow the Fleet School’s competition.

July 2, 2012

The Marine Institute and SmartOcean Ireland are hosting ‘Oceans of Opportunity’, a marine careers and training event as part of the Ocean Wealth Showcase at the Volvo Ocean Race Global Village Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July. More than 80 Irish-...

July 2, 2012

Businesses and researchers developing technology solutions for the marine sectors will have greater opportunities to test their innovations in an ocean environment following the launch of SmartBay Ireland as a not-for-profit company today at the...

June 25, 2012

Discover Ireland’s Ocean Wealth at the Volvo Ocean Race Global Village from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 8th July 2012.

View a wide range of exciting and interesting exhibits at the Ocean Wealth Showcase highlighting the scale and value of...

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June 22, 2012

The Marine Institute congratulates IMERC on their “Public Service Excellence Award” recently announced by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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May 31, 2012

'Getting more from our Marine Resources through Technology' - Registration will close on Wednesday 27th June @ 5pm.

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May 29, 2012

Simon Coveney, TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine welcomed the publication of the 'Atlas of Irish Groundfish Trawl Surveys'.

May 24, 2012

The volume of shipping and port traffic through the Republic of Ireland declined in the first quarter of 2012. This is according to the latest figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) at the European Shortsea Conference at...

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May 4, 2012

President Higgins opening the NutraMara Conference last week told delegates that Ireland has become internationally recognised for research in food and in the marine areas.

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May 2, 2012

A EUROFLEETS eleven day survey called AmSeDIS was carried out on board the RV Celtic Voyager in the Irish Sea.

April 24, 2012

Dr Peter Heffernan CEO, Marine Institute, and Prof Ian Wright, Deputy Director, Science and Technology, National Oceanography Centre (UK)signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to-day (24th April), in the presence of the Minister for...

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April 23, 2012

Irish well represented at Blue Technologies Forum in Brussels, 18th April 2012.

April 19, 2012

The pace of the volume recovery that began in 2010 for the Irish Ports and Shipping sector slowed last year in 2011 with only one of the five principle cargo segments seeing any growth, according to the latest annual edition of the Irish Maritime...

April 18, 2012

he cooperation will build on the good working relationship developed between the two organisations through the successful internship completed recently by Professor Cheng-Qi Fan from the East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute of the Chinese...

April 18, 2012

Professor Fan’s research involved the culturing of a range of several strains of Irish phytoplankton species and the extraction of novel compounds from these. These extracts were then examined and analysed to observe potential bioactive...

April 18, 2012

Tá an tOllamh Cheng-Qi Fan ó Fhoras Taighde Iascaigh Mhuir na Síne Thoir (East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute) de chuid Acadamh na Síne um Eolaíochtaí Iascaigh i Shang-hai, díreach tar éis intéirneacht a chríochnú maidir le taighde ar...

April 18, 2012

Shínigh an Dr Peter Heffernan, Príomhoifigeach Feidhmiúcháin Fhoras na Mara, agus an tUasal Liu Qing, Leas-Uachtarán Acadamh na Síne um Eolaíochtaí Iascaigh (Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences), Meabhrán Tuisceana d’fhonn comhoibriú a fheabhsú i...

April 13, 2012

A major international conference on the potential of marine resources, including seaweeds, aquaculture, microalgae and marine processing by-products, as a source of functional food ingredients will take place in Dublin later this month. The 2012...

April 13, 2012

Whittard Canyon is a huge canyon system that spans Irish, UK and French waters along the Atlantic margin. This survey will take place in the Irish territory where the Continental shelf drops down to depths beyond 3000 m. The Marine Institute’s...

April 12, 2012

Shínigh an Dr Peter Heffernan, Príomhoifigeach Feidhmiúcháin, Foras na Mara, agus an tOll. Ian Wright, Leas-Stiúrthóir, Eolaíocht agus Teicneolaíocht, an Lárionad Náisiúnta Aigéaneolaíochta (an Ríocht Aontaithe) (NOC/National Oceanography Centre...

April 4, 2012

Herring from the Celtic Sea has been certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and can now bear the blue MSC ecolabel, advertising its status as being sourced from a certified sustainable fishery. The certificate was...

April 4, 2012

Cuidíonn atógáil stoic agus clár bainistíochta tionsclaíochta-eolaíochta le hiascach scadán deimhniú an MSC a bhaint amach.

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March 30, 2012

Ireland and the United States sign Memorandum of Understanding on ocean energy research during the Taoiseach's recent visit to Washington.

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March 5, 2012

The Marine Institute welcomes the Government’s plan to target research areas with the greatest potential for economic return.

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March 2, 2012

Scientists from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland are onboard the RV Celtic Explorer carrying out a multidisciplinary study in the Atlantic.

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February 17, 2012

The Government wants to hear your views on how to harness the potential of Ireland's 220 million acre marine resource.

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February 17, 2012

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) announce the 2012 Schools essay competition

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February 16, 2012

Commission outlines plans for Atlantic Forum to inform the EU Strategy for the Atlantic

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February 13, 2012

Advance Notice: The Marine Institute will host the 3rd annual SmartOcean workshop on 2nd and 3rd July 2012

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February 8, 2012

Submissions of interest to the ISGEI research drivers booklet are now invited

February 3, 2012

The Marine Institute, Ireland’s national agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation, received the highest level for Excellence Through People award, at the recent event hosted by the National Standards Authority...

February 3, 2012

Bronnadh an gradam is airde do Scothsheirbhís ó Scothfhostaithe ar Fhoras na Mara, gníomhaireacht náisiúnta na hÉireann le cúramaí taighde mara, forbairt teicneolaíochta agus nuálaíochta, ag ócáid a bhí ar siúl le gairid in Ionad Comhdhála Bhaile...

February 2, 2012

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today launched a public consultation process on how to harness the potential of Ireland’s vast marine resource to tap into a Trillion Euro global market for marine products &...

February 2, 2012

Seolann Simon Coveney, T.D., an tAire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara, próiseas comhairliúcháin phoiblí faoi móracmhainn mhara na hÉireann.

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January 20, 2012

The Marine Institute’s Open Access Repository library, has had over 6,000 visits from more than 46 countries since its recent launch.

January 3, 2012

A weather buoy from the Irish marine weather buoy network was located on a beach in Devon today, 3rd January 2012, having lost communication with the network over three weeks ago.