News & Events
The Explorers Education Programme in conjunction with Leave No Trace Ireland.
It's a great achievement to have endured 82 days in the Golden Globe Race.
Cleaner Fish Biology and Aquaculture Applications.
in the middle of the Indian Ocean during an extreme storm.
Bringing together a clear picture of all activity in Ireland's seas.
For both primary and secondary schools.
to engage people to think about climate change and how important the ocean is...
to collect data and shed light on the nature and history of the vast ocean floor along Ireland's coast.
FEMME is a prestigious conference hosted by Kongsberg Maritime User Forum focussing on
Visit us at the 2018 Ploughing Championships in Tullamore.
bringing together Irish and international researchers working in the field of Marine Biodiscovery.
The scientists are screening against various types of cancer, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and various pathogens such as Enterobacter bacteria species.
Finding the right niche for studying marine science can be challenging.
Blooms of toxin producing algae and the occurrence unprecedented levels of microscopic plastic particles were detected.
to promote and protect wildflower growth and provide safe habitats for Ireland's bee species.
45 days into the Golden Globe Race on board the Hanley Energy Endurance.
Ireland demonstrates its ability to understand cutting-edge research
The public get an insight into the Irish Weather Buoy Network at Valentia Island, Co Kerry.
The Marine Institute welcomes European Marine Board's new publication
The 5 day workshop was recently held in Galway.
Marine Institute bursary students inspire bright future for marine sector.
Irish Sailing clubs join the Explorers Programme as pilot to teach primary school children about marine science through sailing
Free Registration. Marine Institute, Galway - 4th September
St. John's, Newfoundland, October 9th - 12th.
Pool national research efforts to make better use of Europe's public R&D resources.
Best Cultural Event at this year's Event Industry Awards
Robot submarine and detailed seabed maps used to find sensitive underwater habitat
The brokerage event will take place on Tuesday 28 August 2018.
SeaFest has been shortlisted for 'Best Live Event' and 'Best Cultural Event'.
Call for 2019-2020 ship-time charter applications NOW OPEN and for the 1st time the Laochra na Mara Glider
Ireland's Integrated Marine Plan - Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth 2017 launched
SEMRU has produced bi-annual reports on the direct economic value of Ireland’s ocean economy
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.
Watch Nationwide on Wednesday, 4th July to see the highlights of SeaFest 18
Ireland's national maritime event generates over €6.5 million for Galway city
Surf & sea breeze sees record numbers on Sunday at SeaFest
A flotilla of yachts with women at the helm sailed from Oranmore to Galway Harbour
Still time to make plans and visit SeaFest 2018 before it set sails for another year
Remembering all those who have lost their lives at sea & to recognise the heroism of all in the rescue services.
Thousands enjoy sun-soaked start to SeaFest 2018
Confidence in Ireland's Marine Sector amidst challenges
Recognising the heroism of the men and women of our rescue services
SeaFest ar tí splais a dhéanamh an deireadh seachtaine seo
SeaFest set to make a splash this weekend
Welcome to all 25 students on their placements at all our locations around Ireland...
SAVE THE DATE - Friday, 29th June - Sunday, 1st July. Galway.
Global Leaders in the Blue Economy to Convene for Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018
There will be something for everyone. See you in Galway 29th June - 1st July. Save the Date.
Fishing for Business Opportunities: Catch onto new strategies at Our Ocean Wealth Summit
Date for the Diary - SeaFest, Galway. 29th June - 1st July 2018.
The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Report now available
Seolann Féile na Mara clár na féile ina mbeidh go leor rudaí spraíúla do dhaoine gach aois
New discoveries at Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone
SeaFest launches festival programme with a trove of treasures on offer for all ages
The Marine Institute offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Joey Murrin who recently passed away.
Shortlisted for 'Best Live Event' and 'Best Cultural Event'
Julian has kindly donated his collection of works to the Oceanus Library.
[DATE FOR YOUR DIARY] SeaFest, 29th June - 1st July, Galway.
Breaking down borders through scientific cooperation
To develop new approaches for the aquaculture sector...
with new research projects planned for mid-July.
Ireland's largest and most spectacular maritime festival, 29th June - 1st July
Click on the story for an update Friday, 18th May...
Registration Open for the 14th Annual Phytoplankton Intercomparison
Supporting research and innovation for existing or new marine based business.
Businesses get ready for SeaFest 2018 in Galway
Increasing the knowledge and engagement about the ocean in our primary schools.
SeaFest is delighted to confirm that the Defence Forces will be back in force at this year’s festival.
Created by artist Louise Manifold...
The ROV which will support Ireland's growing offshore renewable energy sector.
To greatly aid the monitoring & capacity for shellfish safety & complimentary marine environmental research in Ireland
Ken shared his experience of filming in the Atlantic Ocean & being up-close to some of the largest creatures found on our planet.
The 1st deepwater INFOMAR survey of 2018 on the RV Celtic Explorer
Ireland’s Deep Atlantic begins on Sunday, 22nd April at 9.30pm on RTÉ One
Primary schools and visitors got to see all the research been carried out
Twenty TY students recently completed a week of marine science and technology training
Connecting academia with industry for improved aquatic animal health
Congrats to our Marine Environment and Food Safety team...
Come and chat to the researchers, students and all the team in Newport...
Nephrops are more commonly known as Dublin Bay Prawn, Norway lobster or scampi
Bringing together Irish researchers broadly working in the field of chemical oceanography/biogeochemical cycling in coastal, shelf and ocean environments.
Detailed analyses of the reef shows that it has changed at a rate of twenty percent in four years
SAVE THE DATE: 29th June - 1st July, Gaillimh. Tá sí ar cheann de na féilte samhraidh is coitianta in Éirinn anois.
SAVE THE DATE: 29th June - 1st July, Galway. SeaFest has become one of the most popular summer festivals in Ireland.
The project "aims to greatly improve real time data ...
as appreciation for all the work that they do...
And over 1200 new maritime projects
Kathryn Sullivan, Oceanographer & Astronaut & Orla Doherty, Producer of Blue Planet II also confirmed to speak...
Scientists search for life on 'lost land' under Irish Sea
providing scientific advice and expert opinion on ocean research to 2030 and beyond.
To mark Engineering Week, the Marine Institute hosts its fourth annual Transition Year training week.
The RV Celtic Voyager will be replaced by another sister ship to the RV Celtic Explorer.
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.
Supporting Ireland's commitment to introduce national legislation by the end of 2018...
5th – 11th February 2018 #PLASTICFREEFORAWEEK
Environmental data is important in helping us understanding our environment and ecosystems.
The Marine Institute saved over 14% in our overall energy consumption in 18 months.
including an overhaul of the bow thruster & an upgrade of its DC propulsion system
Congratulations to Colm on his appointment to the ICES ACOM
25 bursaries on offer and closing date is Friday, 9th February...
This particular buoy had been deployed by an aircraft over five years ago in the Beaufort Sea...
great opportunity to develop a career in ocean science & gain hands-on research experience on board a research vessel.
filmed on the RV Celtic Explorer during last summer
We have committed to funding international microplastics projects.
SAVE THE DATE:
SeaFest 2018 - Galway, 29th June to 1st July
The Explorers Education Programme reached a record number of children and teachers in 2017
The Marine Institute's RV Celtic Voyager celebrates 20 years of service July 1997-2017
PRIMROSE three year project is worth 2.7 Million Euro.
relating to national marine research, technology, development and innovation.
Irish Shipping Volumes increase by 5% in Q3 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016.
réimse gléasanna fréamhshamhla fuinnimh in-athnuaite mhuirí, teicneolaíochtaí nuálacha muirí & braiteoirí úrnua a imlonnú & a thástáil.
Will allow for the deployment & testing of a range of prototype marine renewable energy devices, innovative marine technologies & novel sensors.
Save the Date: 25th & 26th April, Galway.
Ireland's biggest and most spectacular maritime festival
SAVE THE DATE
In 2017 the Marine Institute awarded €108,000 in grant-aid funding.
An information day, 'Sustainable Growth in the Atlantic Area: H2020 – A Key Investment Driver,' on the new 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme
Such jelly fish incursions are natural phenomena.
during a recent survey on the RV Celtic Voyager near the Rockall Trough
11th – 12th September 2018, Connacht Hotel, Galway.
Providing the latest scientific advice for 61 fish stocks & including management advice for 2018
In specialist marine equipment and Ocean Law & Marine Governance.
highlighting the impact and value of Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme.
Along with Anna-Louise Costello & Cólaiste Éinde Choirs.
M5 weather buoy which broke free during Storm Ophelia.
4th Irish National Event of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan
Celebrating Science Week is really easy, and you can get involved in lots of different ways.
Please attend a meeting near you.
Increased level of marine ideas for both.
The seminar theme is "Collaborating for Better Marine Resource Management"
Plus a new shellfish safety reporting website was launched at the end of the summer.
The INvertebrateIT consortium consists of seven partners from five European countries.
Four vacancies on the Board of the Marine Institute
Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Irish Marine Institute, and François Jacq, CEO of Ifremer, have signed an agreement the 8th of September.
Ophelia brings unusual surge event to Galway
Spiddal School Science Project to understand our seas ends up in Scottish Waters
European Marine Board meet in Galway to further knowledge of the ocean through marine science and innovation.
The Irish Weather Buoy Network is designed to improve weather forecasts and safety at sea around Ireland.
Due to dangerous weather conditions due to the approach of 'Ophelia'.
A new wave of transatlantic cooperation for Ireland & Canada
commitments of €6 million
Ocean & Environmental awareness
Thursday, 16th November @ Galway City Museum
And 95 research positions over the next 5 years.
A unique opportunity to travel to the USA to research in the fields of marine science...
providing the most up to date information available...
MaREI Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy recently released a short fun animation...
when compared to the corresponding period of 2016.
"Build Your Own Unknown"...
and were joined by the BBC "One Show" for the 2nd leg
Seashore fun activities and projects to teach students about Ireland's marine resource
Track the Lancer to see where it will end up? It may be near you?
And are among the next generation of marine scientists and experts...
Solenosmilia variabilis in Irish waters using video mapping with the ROV Holland I.
The ROV team have concluded a search operation at the R116 accident site.
‘Soapbox Science’ comes to Galway
Ireland's marine economy is outperforming Ireland's general economy
Building community relationships in Ireland & empowering young people
SeaFest sees 68% growth in visitors numbers in one year
Following on from Sea Change & will ensure that Ireland maintains its position at the forefront of marine research in Europe
and enjoys Ireland's biggest & most spectacular maritime festival in Galway
Marine Institute Acknowledges Positive Blue Growth Report Published by SEMRU at Our Ocean Wealth Summit
SeaFest launches festival app with all the information you will need for Ireland's Maritime Festival 2017.
Recognising the heroism of the men & women of our rescue services
Thousands flock west for first day of SeaFest, so hope you can make it down over the weekend.
Ireland is becoming a global hub for blue technology
Will take place at Galway Harbour, Friday June 30th @ 6.30pm
See it all at SeaFest.Free family friendly fun, water activities plus lots more all happening in Galway.
At the unique exhibition on Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole
Driving opportunities of a Connected Ocean for Ireland’s Offshore Economy
part of their marine-science and art project.
Highlights the expeditions of the first Polar Explorer to navigate the South Pole
Opportunities for Ireland’s Marine Economy
Using the Marine Institute's remotely operated vehicle ROV Holland I
Learn more about how research is carried out at sea
Part of a National aquaculture research cluster
“How Pollution is Changing the Ocean’s Chemistry”,
Carrying out a health check on the Atlantic Ocean...
Galway is the place to be, Friday 30th June - Sunday 2nd July
Visit "Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic" exhibition.
to create a better understanding of cod mortality, abundance...
to review the current and future prospects in shellfish safety...
Galway, Friday, 30th June - Sunday, 2nd July. Galway will be the place to be...
Onboard the RV Celtic Voyager, off the south-east coast of Ireland.
Ireland’s national maritime festival - Friday 30th of June to Sunday 2nd of July.
'Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine Economy'
Registration Open for 13th Annual Phytoplankton Intercomparison
Marine Equipment & Small Infrastructure Call
part of the Global Oceans Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP)
World Ocean Day in June
during the transatlantic voyage to St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
PreVenting and mItigating farmed biVALve DIseases
Launch of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist report.
Méabh Ní Ghionnáin says farewell to the Lancer boat
Friday, 30th June - Sunday, 02nd July...
Galway, 30th June – 02nd July 2017
There will be loads to do and see for everyone in Galway, at Ireland's Maritime Festival, 30th June - 2nd July 2017...
using the ROV Holland 1 remotely operated vehicle
Galway gets ready for SeaFest 2017, 30th June - 2nd July
PreVenting and mItigating farmed biVALve DIseases, a Horizon 2020 European project
gathering data from the ocean...
Tom Kelley to stimulate innovative thinking...
An exciting and challenging opportunity to manage one of six service groups within the Marine Institute.
Tá an tástáil ar chumas teacht slán ón...
“Build your own Unknown"
Galway, 14th - 18th May 2017
The winter survivability testing has concluded
A full programme of marine related activities was planned...
Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland and Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO
Irish and USA students meet for the first time during the handover of their sailboat to the Research Vessels operations team
Irish consumption remains strong while bulk traffic contracts
Friday, 30th June, Galway
Féile spraíúil agus saor
Exotic lobster finds itself new home in Galway
Bringing the ocean to the classroom...
New jobs for Newport...
See you in Galway. Save the date: June 30th - July 2nd.
Ross Sea to become world's largest marine protected area.
I dTreo Straitéis Taighde agus Nuálaíochta Muirí 2021
Seeking your views on a new Strategy 2016 - 2021
Marine Institute Singers Present Concert of Christmas Carols and Seasonal Songs, Augustinian Church 8pm Sunday 18th December
Ollmhéid deiseanna agus léargas ar fáil ag Lá Oscailte Fhoras na Mara in Órán Mór
Oceans of opportunities and insights on offer at the Marine Institute Open Day in Oranmore
Award-winning wildlife cameraman and photographer
when compared to the same period in 2015
For innovative marine projects, driven through Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth
International award for Ireland’s BlueTech cluster
Public Consultation on the National Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2021 now open...
24th November, 2016
This year will see the first Irish team and skipper compete...
An ocean of opportunities & insights
Seafest 2017 confirmed for Galway 30th June – 02nd July 2017
"Your Ocean, Your Future"
10 years of seabed mapping in Ireland
SAVE THE DATE - 24th November 2016
Part of international expert group
Sea Power progresses to quarter-scale testing. Léigh as Gaeilge.
Baineann Sea Power tástáil ar cheathrú scála amach
22nd November 2016, School of Economic Science, Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ
Marine Institute joins flagship European ocean observing infrastructure partnership
Marine Institute led project honoured at Atlantic Stakeholders Conference, Croke Park
12-14 October 2016 in Hotel Marivaux, Brussels...
New centres join Explorers Education Programme™
A unique opportunity in marine studies...
Therapeutic potential of deep sea corals and sponges, and impacts of escaped farmed salmon, among projects funded in €40 million research investment by Science Foundation Ireland
following a series of public meetings...
Well done to all the 2016 bursars...
Galway Statement and Our Shared Atlantic Resource...
3rd Public Information Evening - Thursday, 21 July at 7.30 pm, Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway.
3rd Public Information Evening - Thursday, 21st July at 7.30 pm, Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo.
at the European Marine Board offices in Ostend, Belgium today...
Leading marine industry professionals are recognised...
'Into the Blue - Innovating for our Marine future'
a critical component of a world-class maritime infrastructure in Ireland...
Significant Investment in Sea Change Research Delivers Important Insights to our Ocean Health and Wealth...
Galway is the place to be this weekend... Seafood Extravaganza
comprising of a jetty and adjoining lands...
Just one of the highlights for the weekend ahead...
Closing date extended until the 2nd August...
Marine and renewable energy test site in Galway Bay...
The annual Marine Institute bursar programme begins this month (June 2016)...
The public notice period for the Marine Institute’s foreshore lease application to upgrade the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site has been extended by two weeks to Friday 1st July 2016.
Public Information Evening, Tuesday, 14th June
Healthy oceans, healthy planet! Sunday, 12th June
Industry Leaders Focus on Innovating for our Marine Future at Our Ocean Wealth 2016 Conference in Galway
Applicants can apply online until Friday 3 June 2016 at 18:00 UTC.
Shipping and port activity increase when compared to the corresponding period of 2015
Marine Institute Singers and SSE Airs Present Evening of Choral Favourites for COPE Galway
A public consultation is underway on the Marine Institute’s application for a foreshore lease to upgrade the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site.
Innovating for the Marine Economy, 1st July, Galway.
1st July in Galway...
Link between Ireland and Canada increase's...
Call for applications closing 23rd May 2016
Ireland expands seabed mapping footprint.
27th September, Croke Park, Dublin...
Over 70 marine scientists attended the Research Vessel Users Conference at the Marine Institute.
Thursday 30th of June 2016, in association with SeaFest
DCU – St Patricks Campus and the Marine Institute run pilot marine classes for student teachers
Save the Date / Call for Abstracts - Bruges-Ostend, 6th - 8th December.
Irish Maritime Transport Economist Vol 13 available now...
Statement re lease application for Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site
Professor Poul Holm, Professor of Environmental History,
and Dr.Francis Ludlow, Marie Curie Fellow,
The miniature sailboat has set sail once again. Who knows where she'll go next...
This project will also support Ireland's vision for aquaculture...
We’re at Oceanology International with some of Ireland’s most innovative marine technology companies...
Closing date for Director of Marine Environment and Food Safety Services applications is 12pm, Friday - 18th March.
taking place on the 28th April, followed by SMART Skills workshop on the 29th April.
Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture.
On Wednesday 17 March, the Marine Institute hosted a delegation of officials from the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
26th to 28th September, 2016, Westport, Ireland. Registration now open, limited scholarships for students...
The Marine Institute’s new Board met for the first time this week at the Institute’s headquarters in Oranmore, Galway.
Exciting student opportunities for summer 2016...
"Your Ocean, Your Future" Contest - New Deadline
Researchers are invited to apply for funding for transnational joint research projects within the Marine Biotechnology ERA- NET framework.
Busy year ahead for National Research Vessels, RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager
As we go full steam into the year ahead, lets take a quick look back at 2015...
Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site
Marine researchers attend workshop titled 'Cross Cutting Marine Opportunities in EU Funding'
Save the Date: Friday, 22 January 2016
Lough Feeagh, Newport is one of 235 lakes studied
Marine Institute presents 2015 Stock Book
Save the Date: Thursday, 7th January 2016
A call for major progress in deep sea research...
Launch in Brussels, 18th November.
For her outstanding commitment to the singers.
The Sea for Society Marine Outreach and Ocean Literacy Think Tank will take place next Thursday 26 November 2015 at the Marker Hotel, Dublin. Please find attached a draft agenda for the Think Tank. Registration for the event is free and lunch...
to explore sustainable oceans for science week
Westin Hotel - 1st December 2015
Glenlo Abbey, Galway - 24th November 2015
The importance of the oceans highlighted globally.
Atlantic research continues between CFER, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Irish Marine Institute
in the Irish Sea using a EM2040 onboard the RV Celtic Voyager.
Marine Institute Singers are 2015 Workplace Choir of the Year
LIVE in the National Concert Hall - Sunday, 27th September
National Maritime College of Ireland - 25th September
Seminar examining ocean acidification to take place at NUI Galway
Lecture by Dr Richard Feely, NOAA, 7.30pm Wednesday 16th September 2015 at NUI Galway
Economic Impact of the Irish Bio-Economy report launched
Applications open for Galway, Mayo, Clare and Sligo.
Joint monitoring exercise of Algal Bloom in South West completed by the Marine Institute.
Framework agreement for Survey Support Services
Framework agreement for the supply of Fishery Sampling Services
SEAI, the Marine Institute and Commissioners of Irish Lights deliver Ireland’s latest marine research environment.
The National Residue Control Plan for 2014 has been published...
Marine Institute bursary students inspire bright future for marine sector
The continuation of an exciting science collaboration...
In memory of Anne, who made a significant contribution to the work of the Marine Institute.
Roundtable discussion with Seafood Industry at Marine Institute.
‘Blue Economy’ significant contributor to Ireland’s Economy
Seashore fun activities and projects to teach students about Ireland's marine resource.
Welcome to all 23 students on their 8 week placement at all our locations around Ireland...
QuERCi survey discoveries...
National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy on the 19th & 20th of October
Ocean awareness and impact that the ocean has...
Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance reveals seabed secrets
SeaFest, Ireland’s Maritime Festival, Cork, July 2015
July 10th & 11th, Cork. Ireland's Maritime Festival.
Global leaders in maritime economy to convene in Cork
Celtic Explorer sails St John's Newfoundland to Galway
Discovery and innovation continues...
Closing date is Friday, 29th May.
Shipping and port activity increase when compared to same period in 2014...
Galway Statement & climate change just some of the areas discussed...
Applications Invited for the North South Atlantic Training Transect
Saturday,13th June, St Nicholas’s Collegiate Church, Galway...
How the shipwreck has changed since its sinking 100 years ago...
Irish Maritime Transport Economist Vol 12 available now...
Major upgrade of national marine R&D infrastructure to drive Ireland’s ocean energy potential
1st Trans-Atlantic mapping survey announcement...
16th & 17th April in Brussels. Will be streamed live...
TY placements hosted by INFOMAR at the Marine Institute
INFOMAR Programme’s new survey vessel - RV Tonn...
Primary schools participate in the Explorers Education Programme.
Database of lake surface temperatures collected from 1985–2009.
The Marine Institute and BIM convened an information meeting...
The Marine Institute is supporting the Shellfish Regional Information Events being...
Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute joined European Commission officials and...
Linking fisheries and seabed mapping acoustic technologies...
Rebecca Wardell talks about the Irish tonnage tax regime...
A major celebration of Ireland's ocean wealth will take place in Cork...
Location - Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline, Cork
Date - 10th and 11th July 2015
Our Ocean Wealth - Marine Opportunities for Ireland.
State of the art sonar systems installed for mapping...
Exciting student opportunities for summer 2015...
SmartBay Ireland has entered...
Vacancies with the FEAS team
The Marine Institute has secured €800,000 research funding from the...
A 90 minute documentary on 100 years of wildlife legislation, conservation and commentary on the great grey seal will be showing 10.30 a.m. December 13th and 17th at Irish Film Institute.
All are welcome but registration in advance is...
A key feature of our new website is that it uses responsive design....
Ireland’s marine researchers have won €5.5m EU Horizon 2020 competitive funding
Over 300 transition years students from Galway and further afield visited the Marine Institute as part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival.
Irish Shipping volumes increase for the 3rd quarter of 2014.
Sampling to take place of the NW Herring Spawning Grounds in November and December.
Ambassador Kevin O’Malley & Dr Peter Heffernan discuss the strong marine transatlantic links.
Transition year students are invited to an open day at the Marine Institute, Galway on Thursday, 20th November from 10.00 – 15.00. Booking required.
September saw the first underwater TV (UWTV) survey of the Bay of Biscay Nephrops grounds carried out.
The Seminar will showcase national seabed mapping activity and developments during 2014.
USA student joined the Irish INFOMAR team on board the RV Celtic Voyager during an inshore survey of Mizen head.
To celebrate Maths week, Galway Atlantaquaria & education centres in Galway, Mayo, Clare & Sligo are hosting workshops,visits to the sea shore and tanks have been provided with native seashore species in schools.
After four years of research the final report for 'Biological effects and Chemical Measurements in Irish Marine Waters' is published.
he national research vessel, Celtic Explorer has become a 'Floating University' for 14 postgraduate students from seven countries (including Ireland) who have a unique chance to study cold water coral systems in their living environment in Irish...
Apply now to participate in the Explorers Primary School Education Programme 2014 and 2015
Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET partners met to coordinate a collective approach to trans-national marine biotechnology research and innovation projects.
The Central Bank of Ireland launched today (Monday 1st September 2014) a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine.
FP7 SEAS-ERA Project (2010-2014): Legacy Report and Atlantic Research Agenda.
New Connections II (2014): A Review of Irish participation in EU Marine Research Projects 2011-2013 published.
Irish shipping and port activity rose by 2% in the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the corresponding period of 2013.
SMARTSkills 2014 workshop on 'Developing Successful Shiptime Proposals and Survey Plans' on Wednesday 27th August, Marine Institute, Oranmore.
Marine Institute bursary students inspire bright future for marine sector
A team of thirteen scientists representing eight nationalities led by Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou from University College Dublin (School of Geological Sciences) and Dr Veerle Huvenne from the National Oceanography Centre, UK (Marine Geoscience),...
Seashore fun activities and projects to teach students about Ireland's marine resource and Ocean Wealth.
Ireland’s Ocean begins on Sunday June 22nd at 6:30pm on RTÉ One and runs for four weeks.
Dublin Castle was the venue for the 1st Annual 'Our Ocean Wealth Conference'.
An international research team, led by scientists from NUI Galway, is currently exploring the Whittard Canyon deep-sea submarine canyon system in the North East Atlantic onboard the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer.
The annual eight week summer placement bursary gets underway in the Marine Institute.
Deep sea fish remove and store more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide
Irish shipping and port activity rose by 4% in the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the corresponding period of 2013, according to the latest quarterly iShip Index* published today (Friday, 30th May) by the Irish Maritime Development Office...
The 1st Annual 'Our Ocean Wealth' Conference is taking place in Dublin Castle,on Wednesday 18th June.
A unique opportunity for post graduates to act as Chief Scientists of their own research onboard the RV Celtic Explorer in September.
A good week for Ireland's Maritime Economy
The European Commission presented an Action Plan for Innovation in the 'Blue Economy' to help use ocean resources sustainably and drive growth and jobs in Europe.
The Explorer's Education Programme are looking to develop a range of marine themed lesson plans for primary schools.
Two scientists associated with the Marine Institute have successfully gained support from the ICES Science Fund
Applications for the Atlantic Summer School 2014 on-board the RV Celtic Explorer now open.
Last years winners,the Marine Institute Singers were special guests at the annual Choir Factor at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.
The RV Celtic Explorer leaves Galway today (12th April) for Newfoundland and Labrador, on its fourth multi-institution transatlantic survey. The 13 day expedition across the Atlantic to St Johns, Newfoundland will involve four scientists from NUI...
New multibeam on RV Celtic Voyager will allow a new level of detaiil to be captured for seabed mapping programs such as INFOMAR.
The 10th Shellfish Safety Science workshop takes place on Thursday April 18th 2013.
The Marine Institute has announced an additional call for funded ship-time on the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager.
Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine launched the Marine Institute’s Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Irelandin Dublin today (27th March 2014).
Marine Institute welcomes announcement of EurOCEAN 2014 Conference in Rome (7th-9th October 2014)
The Marine Institute is at Oceanology International 2014 in London this week (11-13 March) promoting Ireland’s fast growing marine technology sector and highlighting the opportunities to do business in Ireland.
“I welcome the acknowledgement by the Journal of Fish Diseases for their error in publishing as a ‘Short Communication’ the piece by Krkosek et al. claiming ‘fundamental errors’ in Marine Institute science. I further welcome the apology by the...
Stakeholder inputs to the development of strategic research and innovation agenda for food-related research required.
The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) has opened the call for applications for Science@Sea research vessel-based training courses. Courses are aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate...
The Marine Institute is inviting students to apply for a number of work experience placements in many exciting areas for this summer 2014
Ireland’s Ocean Economy Report shows the sector employed 16,300 and had a turnover of €3.5bn
€200 million for marine research and innovation for 2014-2015
FP7 SEAS-ERA Atlantic Marine Research Plan now available on line
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...
The Marine Institute is seeking to employ a Director for the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)
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...
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...
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...
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...
National launch of Horizon 2020 taking place in Dublin, 10th December
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.
Fifth and sixth class primary school students are to write a poem about the RV Celtic Explorer and Ireland's marine life and ocean.
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...
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...
Register for SMARTSkills 2013 Postgraduate Workshop
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.
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...
Online alert system developed to provide an early warning of imminent harmful algal blooms awarded the COPERNICUS Masters Prize
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),...
Teachers - apply by 20th September to participate in the Explorers Marine Education Programme 2103/2014
The Longest River - an arts, ocean literacy and music event receives Highly Commended Certificate
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...
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...
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...
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...
Over twenty five teachers attend training course run by the Marine Institute and Galway Atlantaquaria.
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.
The Marine Institute clarifys a number of inaccuracies made about a Marine Institute study.
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...
Marine Institute Bursary students showcased their talent and skills at the annual Bursar Seminar day held at the Institute
"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.
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.
Applications are now open for the accredited continuous professional development module, Applied Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection.
Marine Institute welcomes EU study on the economic value of improved ocean data
A recent Marine Institute study is published in the peer reviewed international Agricultural Sciences journal.
Applications are now being accepted for ship-time on the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager in 2014 and 2015.
The European Commission has adopted (13th May 2013) an Action Plan to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean Area.
A team of 14 scientists recently returned to Galway following a survey aboard the RV Celtic Explorer.
EUROFLEETS2, an EU funded project, invites applications for two marine research funding opportunities.
The European Marine Board recently presented its blueprint, Navigating the Future-IV, for the next phase of seas and oceans research.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Malta was recently host to the 6th European Maritime Day which included a conference of European experts from all maritime sectors.
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...
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...
First study on diet of fin and humpback whales in Irish waters for one hundred years
The Marine Institute and Galway based choir Cois Cladaigh recently showcased The Longest River to an audience of over 200 people.
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.
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...
Irish maritime companies and researchers have distinguished themselves in European Space Agency (ESA) programmes.
A two-day practical offshore course in advanced marine technologies was recently delivered onboard the RV Celtic Voyager.
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...
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...
EUROFLEETS2 meeting held in Brest, France. Also, Polar and Subpolar Call for Fully Funded Ship Time - NOW OPEN
RV Celtic Explorer sets sail for the Labrador and Newfoundland Seas.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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.
The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) has opened the call for applications for Science@Sea research vessel-based training courses.
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...
A survey by a Marine Robotics Team from University of Limerick (UL)has shed new light on two shipwrecks off the coast of Donegal.
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)
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-...
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...
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...
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has released a report on its analysis of the semi-state port companies for the accounting period 2011
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...
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has published its report on “The Irish Ports Offshore Renewable Energy Services”.
Five more porbeagle sharks have been tagged off the Donegal coast as part of the Marine Institute and Irish Elasmobranch Group’s tagging project.
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...
Dr. Ulrike Grienke, a postdoctoral researcher based at NUI Galway, recently received the prestigious Egon Stahl-Award.
Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation visited the Marine Institute, Galway where she participated in a meeting with Government and research and innovation organisations.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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).
The RV Celtic Explorer has recently completed a successful Eurofleets two week survey CE12010 in the North Sea.
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...
The Marine Institute congratulates the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) on the official launch of its new “RV Celtic Mist”.
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....
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,‘...
The First EUSA Atlantic Forum Meeting is to take place in the Azores on Friday 21st September 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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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).
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...
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...
From Monday 9 to Friday 20 July, the European Commission Representation will host the "Research in Action" exhibition.
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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.
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...
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-...
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...
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...
The Marine Institute congratulates IMERC on their “Public Service Excellence Award” recently announced by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
'Getting more from our Marine Resources through Technology' - Registration will close on Wednesday 27th June @ 5pm.
Simon Coveney, TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine welcomed the publication of the 'Atlas of Irish Groundfish Trawl Surveys'.
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...
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.
A EUROFLEETS eleven day survey called AmSeDIS was carried out on board the RV Celtic Voyager in the Irish Sea.
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...
Irish well represented at Blue Technologies Forum in Brussels, 18th April 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cuidíonn atógáil stoic agus clár bainistíochta tionsclaíochta-eolaíochta le hiascach scadán deimhniú an MSC a bhaint amach.
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...
Ireland and the United States sign Memorandum of Understanding on ocean energy research during the Taoiseach's recent visit to Washington.
The Marine Institute welcomes the Government’s plan to target research areas with the greatest potential for economic return.
Scientists from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland are onboard the RV Celtic Explorer carrying out a multidisciplinary study in the Atlantic.
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) announce the 2012 Schools essay competition
The Government wants to hear your views on how to harness the potential of Ireland's 220 million acre marine resource.
Commission outlines plans for Atlantic Forum to inform the EU Strategy for the Atlantic
Advance Notice: The Marine Institute will host the 3rd annual SmartOcean workshop on 2nd and 3rd July 2012
Submissions of interest to the ISGEI research drivers booklet are now invited
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...
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...
Seolann Simon Coveney, T.D., an tAire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara, próiseas comhairliúcháin phoiblí faoi móracmhainn mhara na hÉireann.
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 &...
The Marine Institute’s Open Access Repository library, has had over 6,000 visits from more than 46 countries since its recent launch.
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.
M4 Next Generation weather buoy records waves at height of 20.4 meters off the north west coast of Ireland.
€80 billion programme launched by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.
Invitation for abstracts open now.
Lisbon Atlantic Conference 28th - 29th November 2011
Fish Health the Cornerstone of Irish Aquaculture
Sheol an tUasal Simon Coveney, T.D., an tAire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara lámhleabhar cuimsitheach le gairid (Dé Céadaoin, an 23 Samhain) faoi shláinte éisc le haghaidh thionscal feirmeoireachta bradán agus breac na hÉireann ag an Roinn...
Latest Irish Maritime Development Office Figures Released
Cuireadh an leagan is déanaí den fhoilseachán bliantúil, Leabhar na Stoc, de chuid Fhoras na Mara faoi bhráid an Aire Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara, an tUasal Simon Coveney, T.D., inniu (Dé Céadaoin, an 23 Samhain).
2011 Stock Book Values Irish Fish Stocks at €1.04 billion
Key Insights into Ireland's Marine History and Future Prospects Revealed
Scientific Observations and Potential Solutions
Closing Date - Wednesday 9th November at 1600 hours
Role of research and innovation underpinned.
Over 30 delegates attended the recent ARCOPOL workshop.
Beidh Seimineár Bliantúil INFOMAR ar siúl ag Foras na Mara i nGaillimh an 16 agus an 17 Samhain.
Minister views detailed seabed images
D’fhógair an Taoiseach, an tUasal Enda Kenny, T.D., inniu (an 6 Deireadh Fómhair) go gcruthófar 92 post in earnáil na mara agus é ar cuairt chuig an árthach taighde náisiúnta, an R.V.Celtic Explorer, i mBaile Átha Cliath. Cruthófar na poist sna...
An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. visits the R.V. Celtic Explorer in Dublin
Tháinig de bhreis ar dheich míle cuairteoir a fhad le Bóthar na Trá i nGaillimh Dé hAoine seo a chuaigh thart (an 23 Meán Fómhair) i gcomhair chéad uair na hÉireann ag glacadh páirte san Oíche um Thaighdeoirí na hEorpa, ‘Sea2Sky’.
Over ten thousand visitors descended on Salthill in Galway last Friday (September 23rd) for Ireland’s first participation in European Researchers Night ‘Sea2Sky’
Bhí ócáid stairiúil ag Foras na Mara inniu (Dé hAoine, an 23 Meán Fómhair) nuair a thug beirt Choimisinéirí an Aontais Eorpaigh – an Coimisinéir um Thaighde, Nuálaíocht agus Eolaíocht, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, agus an Coimisinéir um Ghnóthaí Muirí...
EU Commissioners Visit Home of Key 2004 Marine Science Declaration
Tá leibhéil na farraige atá ag ardú, creimeadh cósta, tuile, agus athruithe ar a mhinice a shonraítear teagmhais crua-aimsire i measc bhuarthaí móra an phobail i ndáil leis na tionchair atá ag an athrú aeráide ar an muirthimpeallacht.
Rising sea levels, coastal erosion and flooding are amongst the top concerns
The Association of Irish Regions is holding a seminar as part of the European Union’s OPEN DAYS 2011 at the Marine Institute on Friday 21st October.
Second edition of the Atlas of North Western Waters now available for free download
Two-Day Marine Science Training Course Opens 2011 Call
Latest Port Traffic Data Released by IMDO
Marine biotechnology in the Atlantic regions is the focus of a one-day conference being hosted by NUI Galway on Thursday 25th of August.
Major Oil Spill Modelling Workshop to take place on Tuesday, September 13th 2011
New Life Forms Filmed for Upcoming National Geographic Channel Series
Joint Mission to Film Marine Life at 3 Kilometres Depth
SmartOcean Workshop Explores Business Opportunities for Ireland
Applications are currently being accepted for ship-time in 2012 and 2013
Calls for research proposals under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), including specific marine research opportunities under the Ocean of Tomorrow programme and a number of Thematic Areas of the Co-operation programme.
EU Atlantic Member States work together to optimise the potential of their marine resources
'Driving New Business Opportunities at the Interface between ICT and the Sea' 5th & 6th July at the Marine Institute
Unique Memorandum of Understanding signed between Marine Institute and Intune Networks
According to latest figures from the Irish Maritime Development Office
Call for "Seas and Oceans" to be recognised as a grand challenge for 21st century Europe.
According to new report from IMDO
With Slower Recovery Forecast for 2011
Historic Memorandum of Understanding between Monaco and Ireland Signed.
Marine Institute CEO Looks “Back to the Future” at Engineers Ireland Conference
Marine Sector Offers “Significant Potential to Assist National Recovery” says Marine Institute
Cork's LifeTime Lab hosts the Explorers Programme
Royal couple to visit the Marine Institute.
Your opportunity to input to the shape and content of the next Framework Programme (2014-2020).
Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food visits the RV Celtic Explorer in Cork.
Partnership aims to boost marine research capabilities
Over six hundred days at sea planned for 2011
"Ocean resources will be a key part of Ireland's future economic story," says President.
Ireland welcomes the opportunity to input on major international strategy document
2010 "Stock Book" Values Irish Fish Stocks at €1.2 billion
“Real Atlas” of Ireland presented to Ms. Marie-Geoghegan Quinn
RESCALE Project Charts the Course of Climate Change on Western Rivers.
Irish Maritime Development Office Release Third Quarter Shipping and Ports
Catalogue of over 5,000 books relating to the sea now available for viewing
Hi-Tech Marine Sensing Systems Offer New Opportunities for Ireland
Intel and the Marine Institute Invest in Innovation
“Explorers” Primary School Marine Education Programme Launches on the East Coast
Young science enthusiasts, families and inventors from the past, present and future celebrated the launch of the national “Science Week” at Galway Atlantaquaria.
New Horizons in Sustainable Ocean Technology Discussed
International Shark Conference a First for Ireland
Stunning Underwater Landscapes Revealed
The Explorers Education Programme run by Galway Atlantaquaria with the support of the Marine Institute is emerging out of the deep blue sea and into space to celebrate the launch of National Science Week 2010.
EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn welcomes the Ostend Declaration: a call for recognition of the Seas and Oceans as one of the Grand Challenges for Europe in the 21st century.
Four Years of Research Reveals Unique opportunity to Conserve Shark Species
Charter agreements are signed aboard the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway.
Ireland’s Research Vessel Celtic Explorer to undertake surveys for Newfoundland
Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Food launches the publication of the final report on the RESCALE project at the Marine Institute in Newport, Co. Mayo.
International Energy Agency experts workshop meet in Clontarf Castle, Dublin.
The European Commission invites on-line public input to explore how the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP: 2007) could be implemented in the European Atlantic Area.
The Marine Institute welcomes the publication of a major international marine environmental status report.
Irish marine researchers (including SMEs) are invited to comment and / or give input to future European Marine Research Strategy.
Announcement of over €23 million in European funding for Irish marine research groups, including ocean energy, sustainable fisheries, biotechnology and marine environmental monitoring.
Shipping volumes on key corridors have stabilised with a largely positive underlying trend
Marine Institute/EUROFLEETS project offers unique opportunity to sample science at sea
Former Obama Advisor sees a "Rebirth" in the Use of Industry Information to Guide Scientists.
Trial hatchery and ongrowing methods for a number of seaweed species being developed.
Fishermen and fisheries scientists get together to pool information on fish stocks
Opportunities for New Developments in the Marine Sector Discussed
Significant opportunities for cod farming in the west of Ireland - Minister told.
Europe's biggest ever investment in research and innovation.
National Shared Marine Research, Test and Demonstration Platform to facilitate the commercial development of cutting-edge technologies.
The Marine Institute raised over €5,500 recently (11th July 2010) in aid of Galway Lifeboat (RNLI) at its Summer Fête in Rinville, Oranmore.
ROV Holland 1 used in Joint Navy / Coast Guard / Marine Institute / Lighthouse Service Exercise off the Cork Coast.
The Marine Institute is having a Summer Fête – Family Fun Pirate Day at its headquarters, Rinville, Oranmore on Sunday 11th July from 1.00 pm in aid of Galway Lifeboat.
Competitive Recovery the only way forward for Europe - say Irish export firms
Warm Water Species on the Increase Around Ireland's Coasts
Closing date for funding applications is 16:00 hours on Friday 1st October, 2010
Robot submarine probes the depths for undiscovered sources of bioactive compounds off Ireland's continental shelf.
Feedback and ideas please by 4th July
Scientists and anglers in joint satellite-linked project to track Porbeagle sharks around Ireland
Calcium crystals reflect light to give a beautiful natural marine phenomenon
Marine Institute Workshop looks to a Smart Economy of the Seas
New and emerging technologies offer great opportunies for marine industries.
Minister Dempsey Announces National Schools "Follow the Fleet" Competition Winners
DAFF Workshop on "Strengthening Ireland in participation in FP7" is told.
The Marine Institute recently held an open day on board the national Research Vessel Celtic Explorer.
An estimated 62,000 additional ferry passengers were carried through Irish ports over the first six days of the aviation crisis
The Irish ports and shipping sectors began to show positive signs of recovery towards the last quarter of 2009.
The calendar of events for Galway’s forthcoming Month of Marine Madness during May has been launched.
The Folens/Phillips New Irish Primary Atlas features Ireland’s Seabed Territory
The Marine Institute headquarters and laboratory facility at Oranmore, Co. Galway was honoured by a visit by both the US and UK Ambassadors to Ireland, The Honorable Mr. Daniel M. Rooney and His Excellency Julian King.
Major Marine Institute Workshop Looks to a Smart Economy of the Seas
Dubliners come face to face with dogfish, spidercrabs and stafish in Merrion Square
Applications invited for access to 18 European research vessels.
Ocean monitoring networks, hi-tech research vessels, and weather forecasting systems feature on Ireland’s stand
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Mr. Tony Killeen T.D. launches a special “Review of Irish Shellfisheries” at the Irish Skipper Expo 2010 in Galway.
“Research in Aquaculture Must be Matched to Current Problems” says Irish Science Chief.
Science@Sea ship-based training courses returns in early April on board the national research vessel Celtic Voyager.
Remote sensors for pollution, pathogens and toxic plankton blooms under development at Dublin City University.
Diverse range of topics discussed
Damage done to fish stocks from discarded nets may not be as widespread as previously thought
Marine Institute launches new data resource on Irish fishing activity
Minister Tony Killeen Visits National Research Vessel in Galway
A study to record the wealth of knowledge held by fishermen is underway in Galway Bay
Once considered unimportant as a factor in coastal economies, jellyfish are now playing increasingly significant roles in coastal ecosystems and processes.
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
Dr Niall McDonough takes the helm of a key European marine science organisation.
An Integrated Maritime Policy for Europe represents "a unique opportunity", says EU Commissioner.
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...
Marine science and education community gets together to celebrate World Oceans Day in Galway
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.
Ticket sales from "The Wizard of Oz", a joint production between the Marine Institute and Scoil Mhuire, Oranmore have been divided between local charities.
Irish researchers will have an opportunity to discuss areas of interest and hear from international seaweed researchers. This symposium is open to all researchers, to the seaweed industry and national agencies based in Ireland.
Vital scientific advice on the status of and future prospects for the marine fisheries resource in Irish waters in 2008, as well as recommendations for sustainable management in 2009 were recently presented to Mr. Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of...
Mr Jim Fennell of Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology is appointed as Chairman of the Marine Institute
Your guide to specialised Marine Research Infrastructures and Collaborative Projects
Scientists, technicians and support staff from the Marine Institute at Rinville will swap their lab coats and laptops for broomsticks and greasepaint when they appear together with children from Scoil Mhuire in Oranmore in John Morley’s ‘The...
A joint project between the Irish fishing industry and scientists from the Marine Institute to track stocks of cod in the Celtic Sea is starting to yield interesting results.