Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2013

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December 19, 2013

Ireland’s Ocean Economy Report shows the sector employed 16,300 and had a turnover of €3.5bn

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December 19, 2013

€200 million for marine research and innovation for 2014-2015

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December 16, 2013

FP7 SEAS-ERA Atlantic Marine Research Plan now available on line

December 11, 2013

The function of the Stock Book is to inform management decisions on fishing opportunities for the Irish fishing fleet in 2014. The Stock Book contains impartial scientific advice developed by the Marine Institute while working with other...

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December 9, 2013

The Marine Institute is seeking to employ a Director for the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)

December 5, 2013

Over seven hundred class students from Galway, Roscommon and Mayo are visiting the RV Celtic Explorerin Galway over the next two days (Thursday 5th & Friday 6th December 2013). Having entered the “Exploring the XTRA-Ordinary Writing...

November 29, 2013

Eight marine foods and marine biotechnology related projects will receive €4.5m from the Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) 2013.

Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO, Marine Institute welcomed the announcement by Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister...

November 28, 2013

rish shipping and port activity rose by 3% in the third quarter of 2013 when compared to the corresponding period of 2012, according to the latest quarterly iShip Index and quarterly traffic review published today by the Irish Maritime...

November 28, 2013

The Marine Institute’s recent “Exploring the XTRA-Ordinary Writing Competition” for 5th and 6th classes received over six-hundred entries from schools in Galway, Mayo and Donegal.

The competition was designed for students to develop a...

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November 22, 2013

Scientists from NUI Galway's Ryan Institute photographed a vertical rock face half a mile below the sea's surface covered in bivalves and corals.

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November 22, 2013

National launch of Horizon 2020 taking place in Dublin, 10th December

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November 8, 2013

Fifth and sixth class primary school students are to write a poem about the RV Celtic Explorer and Ireland's marine life and ocean.

November 5, 2013

The SmartOcean Forum, taking place at the Titanic Centre, Belfast over the next two days aims to establish Northern Ireland and Ireland as leaders in the development of ICT products and services for global marine sectors. The Invest Northern...

October 21, 2013

SmartOcean Ireland invites ICT companies to register for the SmartOcean Forum 2013 at the Titanic Centre, Belfast, 5-6 November and join Ireland’s emerging marine technology sector to develop high-tech products and services for the global marine...

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October 17, 2013

Register for SMARTSkills 2013 Postgraduate Workshop

October 11, 2013

The Annual INFOMAR Seminar on one of the world’s largest seabed mapping programme took place this week at University of Limerick (9-10th October) with updates on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme.

Events :
October 10, 2013

The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are delighted to invite all interested parties to attend the 2013 Annual INFOMAR Seminar. The two day event will take place the 9-10th October at the Pavillion, University of Limerick (UL...

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October 7, 2013

Online alert system developed to provide an early warning of imminent harmful algal blooms awarded the COPERNICUS Masters Prize

October 7, 2013

The Explorers Marine Education programme aimed at primary schools has been re-launched in Galway with the expansion of over forty five schools now taking part in the programme. Gearing up to celebrate Maths week (during 14th - 18th October),...

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September 17, 2013

Teachers - apply by 20th September to participate in the Explorers Marine Education Programme 2103/2014

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September 13, 2013

The Longest River - an arts, ocean literacy and music event receives Highly Commended Certificate

September 11, 2013

The Marine Institute has headed a major international project demonstrating the latest advances in shellfish safety. Results of this four year project presented on the 10th September at the ASTOX-II Project workshop in the Oranmore HQ of the...

September 11, 2013

Irish shipping and port activity rose by 11% in the second quarter of 2013 when compared to the corresponding period of 2012, according to the latest quarterly iShip Index and quarterly traffic review published today by the Irish Maritime...

September 11, 2013

The Marine Institute has headed a major international project demonstrating the latest advances in shellfish safety. Results of this four year project presented on the 10th September at the ASTOX-II Project workshop in the Oranmore HQ of the...

September 10, 2013

The Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS) Professor Zheng Zhiling, and colleagues from the Yellow Sea and East China Sea Fisheries Research Institutes, met with scientists from the Marine Institute in Galway last week...

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September 9, 2013

Over twenty five teachers attend training course run by the Marine Institute and Galway Atlantaquaria.

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August 20, 2013

Residues levels in farmed finfish as monitored by the Marine Institute in accordance with the National Residue Control Plan (NRCP) showed no non-compliant results in 2012 for the seventh year running.

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August 16, 2013

The Marine Institute clarifys a number of inaccuracies made about a Marine Institute study.

August 8, 2013

A unique partnership between Galway based Cois Cladaigh choir and the Marine Institute, who presented The Longest River - A Marine Science, Literacy and Music event in Brussels as part of the celebration of Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of...

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July 23, 2013

"Atlas of the Distribution and Relative Abundance of Marine Mammals in Irish Offshore Waters: 2005-2011" launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan.

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July 23, 2013

Marine Institute Bursary students showcased their talent and skills at the annual Bursar Seminar day held at the Institute

July 18, 2013

Thirty-seven Fulbright Awardees were officially announced at an event on MS The World, which was sponsored by a U.S. Fulbright alumnus, Dr. Jack Pinkowski and his wife, Mrs. Monica Pinkowski, as part of The Gathering on July 12th, 2013.

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July 16, 2013

Applications are now open for the accredited continuous professional development module, Applied Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection.

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July 16, 2013

Marine Institute welcomes EU study on the economic value of improved ocean data

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July 11, 2013

A recent Marine Institute study is published in the peer reviewed international Agricultural Sciences journal.

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July 10, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for ship-time on the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager in 2014 and 2015.

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July 2, 2013

The European Commission has adopted (13th May 2013) an Action Plan to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean Area.

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July 2, 2013

A team of 14 scientists recently returned to Galway following a survey aboard the RV Celtic Explorer.

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June 25, 2013

EUROFLEETS2, an EU funded project, invites applications for two marine research funding opportunities.

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June 24, 2013

The European Marine Board recently presented its blueprint, Navigating the Future-IV, for the next phase of seas and oceans research.

June 12, 2013

The Burrishoole Fishery in Furnace, County Mayo, which is owned by the Marine Institute, is one of Ireland’s premier Lough fisheries for salmon and offers a unique fishing experience. The fishing season opens on Wednesday 19th June to 29th...

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June 7, 2013

The Marine Institute is currently monitoring an algal bloom on beaches on the east coast of Ireland as a part of its Phytoplankton Monitoring programme.

June 5, 2013

Ferry passenger numbers travelling to and from Ireland increased by 4% during the first quarter of 2013 when compared to the corresponding period last year, while tourist car numbers increased by 1%, according to the latest figures from the Irish...

Events :
May 24, 2013

The objective of this event was to provide a vision for enhanced cooperation on both sides of the Atlantic and a set of jointly agreed priority actions to provide the means to achieve these goals.

The Atlantic - A Shared Resource focused...

May 24, 2013

The European Union, The United States and Canada today agreed to join forces on Atlantic Ocean Research. The goal is to better understand the Atlantic Ocean and promote the sustainable management of its resources. The Agreement aims to connect...

May 23, 2013

Irish shipping and port activity rose by 2% in the first quarter of 2013 when compared to the corresponding period of 2012, according to the latest quarterly iShip Index published today by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The upturn...

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May 23, 2013

Malta was recently host to the 6th European Maritime Day which included a conference of European experts from all maritime sectors.

May 16, 2013

The European Commission has adopted (13th May 2013) an Action Plan to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean Area. The aim of the Action Plan is to help create sustainable growth in coastal regions and drive forward the...

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May 7, 2013

First study on diet of fin and humpback whales in Irish waters for one hundred years

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May 2, 2013

The Marine Institute and Galway based choir Cois Cladaigh recently showcased The Longest River to an audience of over 200 people.

April 26, 2013

The Marine Institute presented St Andrew’s National Primary school students with Explorers Certificates of Participation today (Friday 26th April) at the Sea Life Centre in Bray.

April 24, 2013

The 10th Shellfish Safety Workshop at the Marine Institute was attended by 140 participants including shellfish producers, processors, scientists and industry regulators to hear the latest advances in shellfish safety, including the discovery of...

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April 24, 2013

Irish maritime companies and researchers have distinguished themselves in European Space Agency (ESA) programmes.

April 24, 2013

An innovative marine science literacy event, The Longest River, is a fusion of the arts, music and marine sciences and aims to highlight the importance of marine science & research.
In association with the Marine Institute and sponsored...

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April 24, 2013

A two-day practical offshore course in advanced marine technologies was recently delivered onboard the RV Celtic Voyager.

April 24, 2013

The volume of cargo shipped though Irish ports saw a small overall increase last year with two of the five principle cargo segments experiencing growth. This is according to the latest annual edition of the 10th Annual Irish Maritime Transport...

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April 16, 2013

EUROFLEETS2 meeting held in Brest, France. Also, Polar and Subpolar Call for Fully Funded Ship Time - NOW OPEN

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April 15, 2013

RV Celtic Explorer sets sail for the Labrador and Newfoundland Seas.

April 15, 2013

The Marine Institute Singers recently won the first Choir Factor competition held at the Radisson Hotel, Galway on Friday April 12th.
The competition was organised by the Corrib Lions Club to raise funds for the Kilcuan Retreat and Healing...

March 28, 2013

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has announced a call for marine research projects relating to Food Innovation, Food Processing Technologies and Food for Health. Researchers in higher education institutions and research...

March 27, 2013

The Lifetime Lab and the Marine Institute have presented up to one thousand 3rd and 4th primary school students with the Explorers Certificate of Participation, recently after they had completed the Explorers Primary Marine Science Workshops held...

March 13, 2013

World class dive lights for subsea robotic vehicles, gaming software for subsea training and next generation ocean monitoring technologies are among the displays featured on Ireland’s stand at the “Oi12 - Oceanology International” exhibition this...

March 4, 2013

The Atlantic Forum taking place at University College Cork over the next two days (4th-5th March 2013) will focus on research and innovation as a driver of blue growth and job creation in the EU Atlantic Area. Participants from Ireland, Spain,...

February 20, 2013

The 10th Shellfish Safety Science workshop will take place at the Marine Institute, Galway on Thursday 18th April 2013.
The one day event is an opportunity for anyone working in the area of Shellfish Safety including regulators, scientists...

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January 25, 2013

The Marine Institute congratulates Dr Dagmar Stengel of NUI Galway, Dr Jens Carlsson of UCC and Dr Nicolas Touzet of IT Sligo for securing research funds for two major awards supporting Irish marine science research.

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January 21, 2013

Scientists from GMIT’s Marine and Freshwater Research Centre will depart Galway today on board the RV Celtic Explorer to carry out a survey of cetaceans on the continental shelf edge.

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January 11, 2013

The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) has opened the call for applications for Science@Sea research vessel-based training courses.