Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2018

Gregor McGuckin and Sir Robin Knox - Johnston ahead of the Golden Globe Race.
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August 16, 2018

45 days into the Golden Globe Race on board the Hanley Energy Endurance.

Ireland demonstrates its ability to understand cutting-edge research in extreme environments during the Controls of Coldwater Coral Habitats in Submarine Canyons II (CoCoHaCa2) survey led by UCC-led scientists on board the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer
August 10, 2018

Ireland demonstrates its ability to understand cutting-edge research

The O'Connell family from Co Kerry check out the new resident, Bob the Buoy, who has recently retired on Valentia Island_photo Wendy Bleming, Valentia Light House.
August 9, 2018

The public get an insight into the Irish Weather Buoy Network at Valentia Island, Co Kerry.

Strengthening Europe's Capability in Biological Ocean Observations
August 9, 2018

The Marine Institute welcomes European Marine Board's new publication

Teachers are taking on the environment with the Explorers Education Programme
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August 3, 2018

The 5 day workshop was recently held in Galway.

Bursay Students 2018.
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August 2, 2018

Marine Institute bursary students inspire bright future for marine sector.

Howth Sailing Club teaches children about sailing and marine science
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August 1, 2018

Irish Sailing clubs join the Explorers Programme as pilot to teach primary school children about marine science through sailing

Marine Biodiscovery Science Workshop
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July 26, 2018

Free Registration. Marine Institute, Galway - 4th September

Ocean Frontier 2018, North Atlantic Opportunities Conference is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland Oct. 9-12.
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July 26, 2018

St. John's, Newfoundland, October 9th - 12th.

Micro Island. Image by Tomasz Szumski
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July 24, 2018

Pool national research efforts to make better use of Europe's public R&D resources.

SeaFest nets national award
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July 24, 2018

Best Cultural Event at this year's Event Industry Awards

Beautiful coral species form a colourful garden at 2000m
July 23, 2018

Robot submarine and detailed seabed maps used to find sensitive underwater habitat

Register now for matchmaking opportunities in invertebrate-based solutions at AQUA2018
Events :
July 13, 2018

The brokerage event will take place on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

SeaFest hoping to net National Event Industry Award. Photo Cr Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
News :
July 13, 2018

SeaFest has been shortlisted for 'Best Live Event' and 'Best Cultural Event'.

Call for 2019-2020 ship-time charter applications NOW OPEN
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July 12, 2018

Call for 2019-2020 ship-time charter applications NOW OPEN and for the 1st time the Laochra na Mara Glider

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D. at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018 in Galway. Photo Jason Clake.
News :
July 11, 2018

Ireland's Integrated Marine Plan - Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth 2017 launched

Danial Norton, SEMRU, Damien English TD, Sean Kyne TD, Peter Heffernan, Marine Institute
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July 6, 2018

SEMRU has produced bi-annual reports on the direct economic value of Ireland’s ocean economy

Meallann Féile na Mara 2018 breis agus 100,000 cuairteoir. Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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July 3, 2018

Mheall féile náisiúnta mhuirí na hÉireann, Féile na Mara, 103,416 cuairteoir go Cuan na Gaillimhe i rith an imeachta trí lá, a ghin breis agus €6.5 milliún don chathair.

Nationwide Team with Caroline Bocquel
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July 2, 2018

Watch Nationwide on Wednesday, 4th July to see the highlights of SeaFest 18

Marine scientists enjoying Seafest 2018 in Galway Docks. Photograph Andrew Downes, xposure
July 2, 2018

Ireland's national maritime event generates over €6.5 million for Galway city

50,000 for final day of festivities of SeaFest. Picture Andrew Downes, Xposure
July 1, 2018

Surf & sea breeze sees record numbers on Sunday at SeaFest

Women at the helm at SeaFest 2018. Picture Andrew Downes, Xposure
July 1, 2018

A flotilla of yachts with women at the helm sailed from Oranmore to Galway Harbour

Flyboarders in action at SeaFest 18. Picture Andrew Downes, Xposure
July 1, 2018

Still time to make plans and visit SeaFest 2018 before it set sails for another year

Commemorative event held at SeaFest 2018, Ireland’s national maritime festival. Picture Jason Clarke
News :
June 29, 2018

Remembering all those who have lost their lives at sea & to recognise the heroism of all in the rescue services.

Amy Sarma and Seren Flavin at SeaFest. Picture Jason Clarke
June 29, 2018

Thousands enjoy sun-soaked start to SeaFest 2018

Marine Institute & PWC Survey on Marine Sector. Pic by Jason Clarke
June 29, 2018

Confidence in Ireland's Marine Sector amidst challenges

Life and the Sea – A Commemorative event at SeaFest
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June 28, 2018

Recognising the heroism of the men and women of our rescue services

100,000 duine chun cuairt a thabhairt ar SeaFest i nGaillimh an deireadh seachtaine seo. Pic Andrew Downes
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June 27, 2018

SeaFest ar tí splais a dhéanamh an deireadh seachtaine seo

SeaFest a ‘must—sea’ for 100,000 this weekend in Galway. Photo Andrew Downes
June 26, 2018

SeaFest set to make a splash this weekend

Bursay Students 2018. Photo Cushla DromgoolRegan
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June 22, 2018

Welcome to all 25 students on their placements at all our locations around Ireland...

At SeaFest 2018, you’ll find marine science at the heart of the festival. Picture Cr Cushla DromgoolRegan
News :
June 22, 2018

SAVE THE DATE - Friday, 29th June - Sunday, 1st July. Galway.

Príomhfheidhmeannach Fhoras na Mara, Peter Heffernan, Yvonne Thompson, Comhpháirtí ag PwC agus Jim O'Toole, Príomhfheidhmeannach BIM, Cuideachta Forbartha Bia Mara na hÉireann ag seoladh Chruinniú Mullaigh ar Saibhreas ár nAigéin 2018 urraithe ag PwC, a bheidh ag tarlú ar an 28 agus 29 Meitheamh i nGaillimh. Díreofar ag an gcomhdháil dhá lá ar gheilleagar muirí na hÉireann ar fiú na billiúin euro é, pléifear an tionchar a bheidh ag Brexit ar uiscí na hÉireann, loingseoireacht chliste, lóistíocht mhara agus
June 21, 2018

Global Leaders in the Blue Economy to Convene for Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018

Sailing at SeaFest 2017. Photo Andrew Downes
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June 18, 2018

There will be something for everyone. See you in Galway 29th June - 1st July. Save the Date.

Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan, Yvonne Thompson, Partner at PwC and Jim O'Toole, CEO of BIM, Ireland's Seafood Development Company at the launch of Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018 sponsored by PwC, which takes place on 28 and 29 June in Galway.   The 2 day conference will focus on Ireland's multi-billion euro marine economy, discussing the impact of Brexit on Irish waters, smart shipping, sea and airfreight logistics and Ireland’s seafood sector, marine renewables, marine research, maritime commerce, fin
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June 13, 2018

Fishing for Business Opportunities: Catch onto new strategies at Our Ocean Wealth Summit

SeaFest Supporters. Photo Aengus McMahon
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June 12, 2018

Date for the Diary - SeaFest, Galway. 29th June - 1st July 2018.

The 15th edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist Report
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June 11, 2018

The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Report now available

SeaFest launches festival programme with a trove of treasures on offer for all ages
June 8, 2018

Seolann Féile na Mara clár na féile ina mbeidh go leor rudaí spraíúla do dhaoine gach aois

SeaFest launches festival programme with a trove of treasures on offer for all ages
June 8, 2018

SeaFest launches festival programme with a trove of treasures on offer for all ages

Mr Joey Murrin
June 6, 2018

The Marine Institute offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Joey Murrin who recently passed away.

World-Champion Flyboarders will be back for SeaFest 2018. Pic Jason Clarke
News :
June 1, 2018

Shortlisted for 'Best Live Event' and 'Best Cultural Event'

Dr Jeffery Fisher, Director of Marine, Environment and Food Safety Services, Sylvia and Dr Juilian Reynolds, Stephanie Ronan, Marine Institute Librarian, Teresa Morrissey, Marine Institute and Ger Rogan, Marine Institute and a past student of Dr Reynolds. Pic Cushla Dromgool-Regan
News :
May 30, 2018

Julian has kindly donated his collection of works to the Oceanus Library.

Doug Allan filming a Leopard Seal
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May 29, 2018

[DATE FOR YOUR DIARY] SeaFest, 29th June - 1st July, Galway.

Making a Statement about the Atlantic
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May 28, 2018

Breaking down borders through scientific cooperation

Last week Ocean Crest Marine with diver Mark Kerrigan prepared the Observatory for recovery, captured here by underwater cameraman Nick Pfeiffer of MERC Environmental.
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May 25, 2018

with new research projects planned for mid-July.

Volunteers from SeaFest 2017. Image Cr Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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May 17, 2018

Ireland's largest and most spectacular maritime festival, 29th June - 1st July

Events :
May 16, 2018

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Phytoplankton Intercomparison

Launch of Marine Institute Industry-Led Awards 2018
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May 10, 2018

Supporting research and innovation for existing or new marine based business.

Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute, Gary McMahon, Acting Director of Services, Galway City Council and Jim O’Toole, CEO BIM at the stakeholders of SeaFest 2018 meeting at Galway’s City Hall. Photograph Xposure Andrew Downes
News :
May 8, 2018

Businesses get ready for SeaFest 2018 in Galway

Explorers Education Programme makes its mark around the Coast of Ireland. Photo XPOSURE, Andrew Downes
News :
May 2, 2018

Increasing the knowledge and engagement about the ocean in our primary schools.

Sgt George Foley and Cillian Scanlon from Milltown at SeaFest 2017. The Defence Forces are back in force for SeaFest 2018 in Galway from 29th June to 1st July. Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure.
News :
April 30, 2018

SeaFest is delighted to confirm that the Defence Forces will be back in force at this year’s festival.

University of Limerick launches robot for use in Marine Renewable Energy sector
News :
April 26, 2018

The ROV which will support Ireland's growing offshore renewable energy sector.

Scanning Electron Microscope. Image Credit Andrew Downes, Xposure
News :
April 25, 2018

To greatly aid the monitoring & capacity for shellfish safety & complimentary marine environmental research in Ireland

Filmmaker Ken O’Sullivan of Sea Fever Productions with Marine Institute staff, Caroline Bocquel Director of Corporate Services, Aodhan Fitzgerald Research Vessel Operations, Lisa Fitzpatrick Communications Manager and Mick Gillooly Director of Ocean Science and Information Services.
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April 25, 2018

Ken shared his experience of filming in the Atlantic Ocean & being up-close to some of the largest creatures found on our planet.

The INFOMAR survey team, accompanied by 2 American and 2 Irish marine science students are clearly excited about seabed mapping on the Celtic Explorer
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April 23, 2018

The 1st deepwater INFOMAR survey of 2018 on the RV Celtic Explorer

Ireland’s Deep Atlantic sees underwater cameraman Ken O’Sullivan
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April 20, 2018

Ireland’s Deep Atlantic begins on Sunday, 22nd April at 9.30pm on RTÉ One

Snugboro NS at the smolts tank
News :
April 20, 2018

Primary schools and visitors got to see all the research been carried out

Conal Docherty, Adam Burke and Killian Goaley from Galway at the Marine Institute TY training week 2018
April 16, 2018

Twenty TY students recently completed a week of marine science and technology training

Marine Institute to host meeting EAFP meeting on aquatic animal health
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April 11, 2018

Connecting academia with industry for improved aquatic animal health

 The Marine Environment and Food Safety (MEFS) team of the Marine Institute shortlisted for Lab Team of the Year Award 2018.
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April 9, 2018

Congrats to our Marine Environment and Food Safety team...

Marine Institute Newport Open Day 2018
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April 6, 2018

Come and chat to the researchers, students and all the team in Newport...

Scientists prepare for expedition sampling Nephrops larvae from the west of the Aran Islands carried out for the first time on the RV Celtic Voyager.  (Centre) Chief Scientist Ryan McGeady (Donegal), Marine Institute Cullen Fellow / NUIGalway  (LtoR) Darragh Furey,(Galway); Sophia Wasserman (Merryland, USA) IRC postgraduate scholar); Catherine Jordan (Mayo) Marine Institute Cullen Fellow / NUIGalway; Leigh Barnwall (Dublin). Photograph Cushla Dromgool-Regan
April 5, 2018

Nephrops are more commonly known as Dublin Bay Prawn, Norway lobster or scampi

Chemical Oceanography Workshop 2018 at the Marine Institute. Photo Andrew Downes.
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April 4, 2018

Bringing together Irish researchers broadly working in the field of chemical oceanography/biogeochemical cycling in coastal, shelf and ocean environments.

Irish deep water coral reefs changing faster than previously thought
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March 28, 2018

Detailed analyses of the reef shows that it has changed at a rate of twenty percent in four years

Doug Allan in the Artic. Photo Sue Flood.
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March 28, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 29th June - 1st July, Gaillimh. Tá sí ar cheann de na féilte samhraidh is coitianta in Éirinn anois.

Doug Allan in the Artic. Photo Sue Flood.
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March 23, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 29th June - 1st July, Galway. SeaFest has become one of the most popular summer festivals in Ireland.

Marine Institute presents donations to Oranmore Community Development Association and Croi. L2R: Sean Connolly, Kathleen Sweeney (MI) Tom Broderick, Paul Tucker (OCDA) Rosemarie Butler (MI) Luigi Ryan (Croi) and Dolores Kilroe (OCDA). Photograph: Cushla Dromgool-Regan
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March 22, 2018

as appreciation for all the work that they do...

EU Atlantic Action Plan: 6 billion euro of investments and counting
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March 15, 2018

And over 1200 new maritime projects

Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018
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March 8, 2018

Kathryn Sullivan, Oceanographer & Astronaut & Orla Doherty, Producer of Blue Planet II also confirmed to speak...

Marine Institute welcomes European Marine Board’s ‘mission ocean’. Picture Credit Tom Szumski
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February 27, 2018

providing scientific advice and expert opinion on ocean research to 2030 and beyond.

Keelin Molloy, Galway and Lola Sweeny, Dublin attend the Marine Institute's fourth Transition Year training week at the Marine Institute in Galway, where they are getting hands on experience in marine science, research, engineering and technology. Photograph Cushla Dromgool-Regan, Marine Institute.
February 26, 2018

To mark Engineering Week, the Marine Institute hosts its fourth annual Transition Year training week.

The RV Celtic Explorer is the larger of the two state-owned research vessels run by the Marine Institute.
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February 23, 2018

The RV Celtic Voyager will be replaced by another sister ship to the RV Celtic Explorer.

Marine Acoustic Workshop & Networking Event
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February 22, 2018

The Marine Institute, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and SmartBay Ireland hosted a Marine Acoustic Workshop and Networking Event on Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at the Marine Institute Headquarters in Galway.

Dr Peter Heffernan, Marine Institute CEO
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February 16, 2018

Supporting Ireland's commitment to introduce national legislation by the end of 2018...

Marine Institute Supports Plastic Free Week in Galway
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February 6, 2018

5th – 11th February 2018 #PLASTICFREEFORAWEEK

The first Environmetrics Forum for data experts in Ireland
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February 5, 2018

Environmental data is important in helping us understanding our environment and ecosystems.

Get Greener Team with Peter Heffernan, CEO and John Killeen, Board Chairperson. Photo Cushla DromgoolRegan
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February 2, 2018

The Marine Institute saved over 14% in our overall energy consumption in 18 months.

RV Celtic Explorer off to a renewed start in 2018
News :
January 30, 2018

including an overhaul of the bow thruster & an upgrade of its DC propulsion system

Colm Lordan appointed Vice Chair of ICES Advisory Committee
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January 29, 2018

Congratulations to Colm on his appointment to the ICES ACOM

Table Quiz
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January 25, 2018

in aid of Croi & Oranmore Community Development Association

2018 Bursay Scheme now open
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January 25, 2018

25 bursaries on offer and closing date is Friday, 9th February...

Image of the buoy found washed up in Letter Mullen, Galway
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January 22, 2018

This particular buoy had been deployed by an aircraft over five years ago in the Beaufort Sea...

RV Celtic Explorer
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January 19, 2018

great opportunity to develop a career in ocean science & gain hands-on research experience on board a research vessel.

Chief scientist Ciaran O’Donnell, Marine Institute with the BBC One-The One Show film crew before the WESPAS survey. Photograph Fionn O'Fearghail
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January 19, 2018

filmed on the RV Celtic Explorer during last summer

Marine Institute supports Ireland’s commitment to ban microbeads. Pic Credit Cushla Dromgool Regan
News :
January 16, 2018

We have committed to funding international microplastics projects.

Twins Emily and Hannah Ross from Athenry on board the RV Celtic Explorer at SeaFest 2017. Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure.
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January 12, 2018

SAVE THE DATE:
SeaFest 2018 - Galway, 29th June to 1st July