Marine Institute

News & Events Archive 2020

A waverider buoy deployed in Galway Bay. Photo provided by the Marine Institute.
December 22, 2020

NUI Galway and Marine Institute partnership.

Crashing Waves at Keem Bay, Achill Island, Co.Mayo. Photograph © Daniel Farrell and Ann Robinson, Coast Monkey
December 16, 2020

National Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2017-2021

Cushla Dromgool-Regan with Anna Quinn and Dr Noirín Burke from the Explorers Education Programme based in Galway, getting ready to distribute the My Explorers Seashore Guide Workbook now also available in Irish Mo Threoir Don Chladach Leabhar Oibre to schools taking part in the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme. Photo Joe Regan.
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December 11, 2020

Connecting children, parents, teachers and the media with the seashore in Ireland.

Fishing Boat. Photo courtesy of the Marine Institute.
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December 7, 2020

The IFISH project is encouraging fishers to participate in the project and assist in developing a useful information sharing tool for the industry.

From Galway to the North Pole - Marine Institute Launch Festive Challenge to Save Lives at Sea. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
December 4, 2020

Marine Institute Launch Festive Challenge to Save Lives at Sea

Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway.
November 17, 2020

7 new Cullen PhD Scholarships to run over the next four years.

Clontuskert students in front of newly installed solar panels sponsored by Microsoft SSE Airtricity and Activ8. Photo courtesy of St. Augustine's N.S. from Clonstuskert, in County Galway
November 13, 2020

St. Augustine's N.S. Clontuskert, from County Galway.

A male arctic charr from Lake Windermere. Photo Cr Ian Winfield.
November 13, 2020

The warming of lake temperatures across Ireland and central Europe poses major risk to rare Arctic charr fish populations which date back to before last Ice Age.

November 12, 2020

The Marine Institute is also encouraging children to get creative and colour in a picture of the RV Celtic Explorer.

Lehanagh Pool sea site, Connemara, Co. Galway.
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November 5, 2020

ASTRAL (All Atlantic Ocean Sustainable, Profitable and Resilient Aquaculture).

Shark diaramma by Wexford primary school children. Photo Padraic Creedan, The Explorers Education Programme Outreach Officer.
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November 4, 2020

They recently took part in the Marine Institute Explorers Education Programme.

Dr Paul Connolly, CEO Marine Institute. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
November 2, 2020

The Marine Institute provides a broad range of dedicated marine scientists that make a valuable contribution to the work of ICES.

Explorers Outreach officer Carmel Madigan shows off the project workbook 'An Ocean of Stories – My Explorers Personal Story' where she will be working with classes remotely in County Clare.
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October 23, 2020

New resources for primary school teachers and children.

An adult Atlantic salmon jumping from the water. Picture credit to Mikkel René Andersen
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October 21, 2020

New research led by scientists at University College Cork

RV Celtic Explorer
October 15, 2020

This new vessel will enable Ireland to develop the best scientific advice possible.

October 7, 2020

The public feedback gathered will inform Ireland's Seascape Character Assessment Report.

Mission Atlantic
October 1, 2020

The Marine Institute will join forces with international ocean.

Exploring Our Marine - Making Waves
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September 25, 2020

Making Waves

The people of Ireland contribute to Mission Starfish 2030
September 23, 2020

Restore our Ocean and Waters to the European Commission.

Lots of treasures and oddities found on Grattan Beach in Galway by Padraic Creedon and Anna Quinn (Galway Atlantaquaria) and Cushla Dromgool-Regan (The Camden Education Trust) who represented the Explorers Education Programme, as part of the EMSEA-Atlantic network on World Cleanup Day.
September 22, 2020

looking for Trash and Treasures on the Seashore.

Climate change research in the Arctic on board the RV Celtic Explorer
September 16, 2020

Climate change research in the Arctic on board the RV Celtic Explorer

Marine Institute and NPWS breeding programme aims to safeguard rare freshwater pearl mussels
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September 8, 2020

through a pilot captive breeding programme based at the Marine Institute's Newport Research Facility in Co Mayo.

Exploring Our Marine - Oceans and Human Health
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September 4, 2020

Oceans and Human Health

SmartBay Ireland announces new Master's in Research Scholarship with GMIT
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September 4, 2020

aims to develop a suite of post primary educational resources in the field of marine renewable energy.

EU Mission Citizen Survey opens in Ireland
August 18, 2020

EU Mission Citizen Survey opens in Ireland

Exploring Our Marine - Shellfish safety
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July 30, 2020

Shellfish safety

Image Credit Jonathan White
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July 29, 2020

Ireland is in the sweetest "Goldilocks zone" when it comes to marine resources.

Nephrops emerging from burrow
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July 29, 2020

using the EMSO SmartBay Observatory.

Marine Institute Headquaters, Rinville, Oranmore, Co Galway.
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July 28, 2020

Inspiring Ireland and its people to safeguard and harness our ocean wealth.

The next generation at the heart of our ocean’s future. Photo Brian Lougheed.
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July 27, 2020

Increasing our understanding of our ocean wealth, not just in Ireland but further afield.

One Shared Ocean, One Shared Future
July 22, 2020

Collaboration and scientific research are now more important than ever.

A view underwater at Na Machairi Co Kerry. Photo Daniel Rodrigues.
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July 21, 2020

The Marine Institute funded the National Marine Biodiscovery Laboratory in Ireland (NMBLI)

Join Kathy Sullivan in conversation with broadcaster Pat Kenny
July 21, 2020

Join Kathy Sullivan in conversation with broadcaster Pat Kenny.

Health supplements powered by the Ocean
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July 20, 2020

Fish have long been part of the human diet and often considered as 'brain food'.

Our Ocean: Our Health and Wellbeing. Photo courtesy of Niall Meehan, Sea Studio.
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July 17, 2020

Sea water is known to have benefits for the skin and has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health.

Kathy Sullivan
July 16, 2020

An exclusive Irish interview

Our Ocean: Our Health and Wellbeing. Photo courtesy of Niall Meehan, Sea Studio.
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July 15, 2020

the ocean can also help people with particular health conditions.

Ocean observations and forecasting in Ireland’s seas. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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July 10, 2020

to observe and understand how our ocean is changing.

Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2018 and 2019
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July 9, 2020

Fish Health Unit Report of Activities Undertaken in 2018 and 2019.

Annual Ocean Climate Survey 2019. Photo Tomas Szumski.
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July 8, 2020

Oceans of Learning

Walk by the Coast, Bray, Wicklow. Photo Daniel Farrell and Ann Robinson, Coast Monkey.
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July 6, 2020

Support implementation of Ireland's National Marine Planning Framework.

Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ocean Ecosystems and Climate
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July 2, 2020

Ocean Ecosystems and Climate

The tale of Cill Stifeen, Co Clare
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July 1, 2020

With poetry, myths and legends, colouring and drawing activities.

Exploring Our Marine - Ports and Shipping
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June 28, 2020

Ports and Shipping

The future is bright for Ireland’s shipping and shipping services sector
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June 24, 2020

Ports and shipping the focus of Oceans of Learning series

Dingle Bay - Cromane - Oyster Farmers. Image Róisín Curé
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June 22, 2020

Ireland and Wales join forces to show case their coastal lives and the impact of climate change.

Marine Institute's Newport Research Facility, Co Mayo.
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June 19, 2020

Aquaculture research is an important element of the work carried out at the Marine Institute's Newport Research Facility.

The Cliffs of Moher are amongst the most impressive coastlines in the world, and one of Ireland's top tourist attractions, drawing almost one million visitors every year.
June 16, 2020

One of the key industries contributing to Ireland’s ocean and coastal economies is tourism and leisure.

Marine Institute announces new Eoin Sweeney Scholarship Award. Image credit PLOCAN.
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June 12, 2020

In collaboration with PLOCAN (Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands) in Spain.

SeaFest Cork 2019. Photo Andrew Downes XPOSURE
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June 12, 2020

SeaFest has been shortlisted for a prestigious national PR award.

Explorers meet the team - Carmel
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June 11, 2020

Promoting the UN's World Oceans Day theme of innovation for a sustainable ocean.

Shark nursery discovery
June 10, 2020

Oceans of Learning highlights Ireland’s Marine Biodiversity

What the sea means to you competition. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
June 8, 2020

#Sea to Me competition launched to coincide with World Oceans Day

The IMTA Impaqt pilot site at Lehanagh Pool, Ireland.
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June 5, 2020

Aquaculture is the farming of animals in the water.

Smartbay Observatory infographic
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June 4, 2020

Smartbay Observatory

The Marine Institute's Remotely Operated Vehicle - ROV Holland 1
June 3, 2020

Marine Institute's Oceans of Learning series.

Nephrops burrow
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June 2, 2020

Scientists at the Marine Institute assess Nephrops populations by carrying out Underwater TV Surveys

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May 29, 2020

The latest IMDO iShip index for Q1 2020

Mussel been opened and tested in the Marine Institute lab. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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May 29, 2020

supported by a range of scientific programmes.

Marine Institute Residue Lab. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure
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May 26, 2020

Call for proposals from academic institutions to host Cullen Scholars.

My Explorers Seashore Guide Work Book published on International biological diversity day
May 22, 2020

Published by the Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme.

Irish Marine Data Buoy Observation Network
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May 18, 2020

Irish Marine Data Buoy Observation Network

National Workplace Wellbeing Day
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May 1, 2020

National Workplace Wellbeing Day is a nationwide campaign designed to help improve employee wellbeing.

Marine Institute celebrates Poetry Day Ireland with Odes to Our Ocean
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April 28, 2020

by sharing a selection of poems that celebrate the power of our seas and oceans.

Fabio Sacchetti of INFOMAR / Marine Institute delivers part of the INFOMAR MSc module to students on board the RV Celtic Voyager in February 2020.
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April 20, 2020

A joint partnership between the Department of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) and Ireland’s marine mapping programme INFOMAR.

Taking the temperature of the Atlantic
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April 15, 2020

Taking the temperature of the Atlantic

Oceans of learning resources online at
April 3, 2020

Explore Ireland's marine resource

SeaFest 2019 Cork.
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March 23, 2020

and European Maritime Day.

Our ocean is our greatest natural resource
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March 16, 2020

Our ocean is our greatest natural resource

Marine Institute celebrates Newport 300 with Lecture Series
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March 6, 2020

With 65 years of Burrishoole research.

TY students splash into science at the Marine Institute.
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March 5, 2020

Participated in a range of activities at the headquarters in Oranmore, Galway.

Tugann scoláirí Idirbhliana faoin eolaíocht ag Foras na Mara
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March 5, 2020

Cuireadh fáilte roimh chúigear scoláire is fiche as Maigh Eo, Gaillimh, Ros Comáin, an Clár, Cill Dara, Cairlinn, Baile Átha Cliath agus Sligeach chuig an séú clár bliantúil ag Foras na Mara le haghaidh sheachtain na hIdirbhliana (24 - 28 Feabhra...

Dr Paul Connolly, CEO of the Marine Institute and All-Ireland Ocean Youth Ambassador, Eimear Manning, met with The Duke and Duchess at Howth, North County Dublin. Image Cr Julien Behal Photography
March 4, 2020

Focus on vital role of the ocean in our everyday lives and actions to safeguard it for future generations

Buaileann Diúc agus Bandiúc Cambridge le Foras na Mara i rith a gcéad chuairt oifigiúil ar Éirinn.  Image Cr Julien Behal Photography
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March 4, 2020

Dírítear ar ról ríthábhachtach an aigéin inár saol agus na gníomhartha chun é a chosaint do ghlúnta sa todhchaí.

The Marine Institute's Remotely Operated Vehicle - ROV Holland 1
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February 19, 2020

No matter how far you live from the shore, the ocean affects our lives

Eimear Manning from Global Action Plan Ireland, dissects a squid with primary students from Virgin Mary GNS, Ballymun, Dublin. Eimear is sharing her love for the ocean by delivering the Marine Institute's Explorers Education marine project module for the first time on Valentine's Day.
February 14, 2020

Highlighting the importance of children engaging in our ocean.

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science at the Marine Institute
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February 11, 2020

Almost 70% of the women working at the Marine Institute work in science and research

Bluefin Tuna, Donegal Bay. Photo courtesy of David Morrissey and Inland Fisheries Ireland.
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February 11, 2020

Successful data collection in 2020 fishery will underpin potential for future years

Paul Connolly, CEO of the Marine Institute and Debbi Pedreschi, member of the Marine Institute's Get Greener Team.
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February 6, 2020

Organisations required to achieve a 33% reduction in energy usage by the end of 2020.

Attendees at the ICES WKSHAKS Workshop in the Marine Institute, Oranmore, Co. Galway.
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February 5, 2020

Experts in shark biology, data and mapping recently met at the Marine Institute's headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway.

Tom Rossiter, a PhD student at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and a Marine Institute funded Cullen Fellow. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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February 4, 2020

Tom Rossiter is a PhD student at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

APPLY FOR A STAND at European Maritime Day EXPO  European Maritime Day 2020 (Cork, Ireland, 14 &15 May)
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February 3, 2020

European Maritime Day 2020 - Cork, Ireland, 14 and15 May

West and East Coast of Ireland to take part in tandem Beach Clean Up Challenge
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January 29, 2020

East meets West in tandem beach clean challenge

MacDara Flavin (9) from Scoíl Shéamais Naofa, Barna, Galway launches Explorers Pop art and Creative writing competition open to all national primary schools to create a super hero that saves the ocean from climate change.  See  Funded by the Marine Institute and supported by the Camden Education Trust, and Galway Education Centre. Photography: Andrew Downes – Xposure
January 27, 2020

Inviting primary school children to use the power of their imagination to save the ocean from climate change.

2019 Migratory Fish Stock Assessment bursar students - Paul and Conor. Photo Danielle Crowley.
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January 23, 2020

View the bursaries available and get the application form in by the 12th February.

Vera Quinlan with the Argo Float onboard their yacht Danu.
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January 21, 2020

Argo Floats are deployed across the world's oceans and distribute real-time information.

January 7, 2020

Eurofleets+ Eurofleets+ is calling for...