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President Michael D Higgins visiting the Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme and Leave No Trace Ireland stand at the Ploughing Championships 2018.
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September 25, 2018

The Explorers Education Programme in conjunction with Leave No Trace Ireland.

Gregor McGuckin yacht's - Hanley Energy Endurance
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September 25, 2018

It's a great achievement to have endured 82 days in the Golden Globe Race.

Dr Jack D’Arcy, Dr David Jackson (Marine Institute) and Majbritt Bolton-Warberg (NUI Galway)
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September 24, 2018

Cleaner Fish Biology and Aquaculture Applications.

Gregor McGuckin
September 21, 2018

in the middle of the Indian Ocean during an extreme storm.

National Marine Planning Framework Baseline Report. Photo Cr Tom Szumski.
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September 21, 2018

Bringing together a clear picture of all activity in Ireland's seas.

SEA-SEIS Survey, Chief Scientist Sergei Lebedev, DIAS and Daniel Farrell, Coastmonkey onboard the RV Celtic Explorer.
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September 20, 2018

For both primary and secondary schools.

BlueFish Meeting at the Marine Institute, Galway
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September 19, 2018

to engage people to think about climate change and how important the ocean is...

DIAS Cobh Sea Seis Expedition. Photo Cr Cathal Noonan
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September 18, 2018

to collect data and shed light on the nature and history of the vast ocean floor along Ireland's coast.

Big INFOMAR presence at FEMME 2018 in Bordeaux
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September 17, 2018

FEMME is a prestigious conference hosted by Kongsberg Maritime User Forum focussing on

Leave no trace at SeaFest. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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September 14, 2018

Visit us at the 2018 Ploughing Championships in Tullamore.

Marine Institute hosts successful biodiscovery workshop in Galway 2018.
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September 7, 2018

bringing together Irish and international researchers working in the field of Marine Biodiscovery.

Sponges on a rock at around 2000m depth. In the foreground, with a slim, golden stem, is the octocoral Chrysogorgia with its delicate pink polyps.To the left, are several stalked sea lilies. Photo NUI Galway/Marine Institute
September 4, 2018

The scientists are screening against various types of cancer, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and various pathogens such as Enterobacter bacteria species.

Ritchie Flynn
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August 29, 2018

Previous board member Richie Flynn passes away

Jennifer Doyle
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August 27, 2018

Finding the right niche for studying marine science can be challenging.

Micro-plastic particles observed in phytoplankton samples from net hauls on survey.
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August 23, 2018

Blooms of toxin producing algae and the occurrence unprecedented levels of microscopic plastic particles were detected.

Dr Debbi Pedreschi chair-person of the Marine Institute's Get Greener programme
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August 23, 2018

to promote and protect wildflower growth and provide safe habitats for Ireland's bee species.

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

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

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

Ireland demonstrates its ability to understand cutting-edge research

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

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

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

The Marine Institute welcomes European Marine Board's new publication

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

The 5 day workshop was recently held in Galway.

Bursay Students 2018.
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August 2, 2018

Marine Institute bursary students inspire bright future for marine sector.

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

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

Marine Biodiscovery Science Workshop
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July 26, 2018

Free Registration. Marine Institute, Galway - 4th September

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

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

Micro Island. Image by Tomasz Szumski
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July 24, 2018

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

SeaFest nets national award
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July 24, 2018

Best Cultural Event at this year's Event Industry Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nationwide Team with Caroline Bocquel
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July 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

Surf & sea breeze sees record numbers on Sunday at SeaFest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands enjoy sun-soaked start to SeaFest 2018

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

Confidence in Ireland's Marine Sector amidst challenges

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

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

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

SeaFest ar tí splais a dhéanamh an deireadh seachtaine seo

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

SeaFest set to make a splash this weekend

Bursay Students 2018. Photo Cushla DromgoolRegan
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June 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SeaFest Supporters. Photo Aengus McMahon
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June 12, 2018

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

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

The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Report now available

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

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

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

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

Mr Joey Murrin
June 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Doug Allan filming a Leopard Seal
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May 29, 2018

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

Making a Statement about the Atlantic
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May 28, 2018

Breaking down borders through scientific cooperation

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

with new research projects planned for mid-July.

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

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

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May 16, 2018

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Phytoplankton Intercomparison

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

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

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

Businesses get ready for SeaFest 2018 in Galway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snugboro NS at the smolts tank
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April 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

Connecting academia with industry for improved aquatic animal health

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

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

Marine Institute Newport Open Day 2018
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April 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And over 1200 new maritime projects

Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018
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March 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marine Acoustic Workshop & Networking Event
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February 22, 2018

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

Dr Peter Heffernan, Marine Institute CEO
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February 16, 2018

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

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

5th – 11th February 2018 #PLASTICFREEFORAWEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to Colm on his appointment to the ICES ACOM

Table Quiz
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January 25, 2018

in aid of Croi & Oranmore Community Development Association

2018 Bursay Scheme now open
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January 25, 2018

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

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

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

RV Celtic Explorer
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January 19, 2018

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

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

filmed on the RV Celtic Explorer during last summer

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

We have committed to funding international microplastics projects.

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

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

Loophead Summer Hedge School, County Clare is one of the ten Explorers Education Programme Outreach centres that ran seashore safari's for primary school students in 2017
December 29, 2017

The Explorers Education Programme reached a record number of children and teachers in 2017

The RV Celtic Voyager celebrates its 20th year of operations (July 1997-2017).
December 28, 2017

The Marine Institute's RV Celtic Voyager celebrates 20 years of service July 1997-2017

PRIMROSE group includes ten research and SME partners from five countries
December 27, 2017

PRIMROSE three year project is worth 2.7 Million Euro.

Marine Institute, Oranmore. Pic Cr Tom Szumski
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December 22, 2017

relating to national marine research, technology, development and innovation.

Irish Ports and Shipping Volumes Q3 2017
December 21, 2017

Irish Shipping Volumes increase by 5% in Q3 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016.

Galway Bay - Photo Cr Cushla DromgoolRegan
December 21, 2017

réimse gléasanna fréamhshamhla fuinnimh in-athnuaite mhuirí, teicneolaíochtaí nuálacha muirí & braiteoirí úrnua a imlonnú & a thástáil.

Galway Bay - Photo Cr Cushla DromgoolRegan
December 20, 2017

Will allow for the deployment & testing of a range of prototype marine renewable energy devices, innovative marine technologies & novel sensors.

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December 18, 2017

Save the Date: 25th & 26th April, Galway.

World Champion flyboarders created swirls of excitement with acrobatic and daredevil displays powering through the air on jets of seawater during Seafest 2017.Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure
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December 18, 2017

Ireland's biggest and most spectacular maritime festival
SAVE THE DATE

December 14, 2017

In 2017 the Marine Institute awarded €108,000 in grant-aid funding.

Speakers on the new 2018-2020 Horizon Work Programme
December 12, 2017

An information day, 'Sustainable Growth in the Atlantic Area: H2020 – A Key Investment Driver,' on the new 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme

Salmon losses at Connemara Fish Farms caused by Jellyfish Pic Credit David Branigan
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December 8, 2017

Such jelly fish incursions are natural phenomena.

Breaching beaked whale Photo credit: Ashley Bennison
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November 30, 2017

during a recent survey on the RV Celtic Voyager near the Rockall Trough

EAFP UK & Ireland Branches - Third Meeting
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November 29, 2017

11th – 12th September 2018, Connacht Hotel, Galway.

Pictured at the presentation of the Marine Institute's annual Stock Book in Dublin are Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute, John Killeen, Chairman of the Marine Institute and Paul Connolly, Director of Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services at the Marine Institute. Photo By Jason Clarke Photography.
November 28, 2017

Providing the latest scientific advice for 61 fish stocks & including management advice for 2018

Repro Free: Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Pictured at the Marine Institute’s announcement of funding grants totalling €3.3 million was the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, the funding grants which are being made in two research areas – Specialist Marine Equipment and Ocean Law and Marine Governance. Picture Justin McInness
November 21, 2017

In specialist marine equipment and Ocean Law & Marine Governance.

Collaborating for better marine resource management at INFOMAR Seminar
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November 21, 2017

highlighting the impact and value of Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme.

Marine Institute Singers to perform Christmas Concert December 9
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November 17, 2017

Along with Anna-Louise Costello & Cólaiste Éinde Choirs.

Irish Weather Buoy Network to feature on RTE’s Weather Live
November 17, 2017

M5 weather buoy which broke free during Storm Ophelia.

The Irish Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, in association with the recently launched H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020, will host an information session in the Marine Institute, Galway on Tuesday December 12th 2017
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November 15, 2017

4th Irish National Event of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan

The Marine Institute Celebrates Science Week
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November 10, 2017

Celebrating Science Week is really easy, and you can get involved in lots of different ways.

Kenyan Marine Fisheries Research Institute
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November 9, 2017

Increased level of marine ideas for both.

Howth Harbour
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November 7, 2017

The seminar theme is "Collaborating for Better Marine Resource Management"

Pacific Oysters. Photographer Fionn O'Fearghail
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November 7, 2017

Plus a new shellfish safety reporting website was launched at the end of the summer.

INvertebrateIT Project
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October 27, 2017

The INvertebrateIT consortium consists of seven partners from five European countries.

Marine Institute Headquarters
October 23, 2017

Four vacancies on the Board of the Marine Institute

Ifremer Logo
October 23, 2017

Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Irish Marine Institute, and François Jacq, CEO of Ifremer, have signed an agreement the 8th of September.

Galway Bay Tide Gauge 16 Oct 2017
October 20, 2017

Ophelia brings unusual surge event to Galway

Pupils from Coláiste Croí Mhuire, An Spidéal with Conall O'Malley, Scientific & Technical Officer, Marine Institute
October 20, 2017

Spiddal School Science Project to understand our seas ends up in Scottish Waters

European Marine Board
October 19, 2017

European Marine Board meet in Galway to further knowledge of the ocean through marine science and innovation.

Record individual wave measured in South East by M5 weather buoy during Ophelia
October 18, 2017

The Irish Weather Buoy Network is designed to improve weather forecasts and safety at sea around Ireland.

Storm Ophelia 16th October 2017
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October 16, 2017

Due to dangerous weather conditions due to the approach of 'Ophelia'.

Science Day - Marine Institute/Galway City Museum
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September 25, 2017

Thursday, 16th November @ Galway City Museum

Prof Mark Ferguson, SFI, Minister John Halligan, Andrew Wheeler,  UCC, Aoife Braiden, GSI, Ciaran Kelly MI
September 21, 2017

And 95 research positions over the next 5 years.

Fulbright-Marine Institute Award to conduct Research in the USA: Apply Now!
September 19, 2017

A unique opportunity to travel to the USA to research in the fields of marine science...

Pacific Oysters. Photographer Fionn O'Fearghail
August 30, 2017

providing the most up to date information available...

Sea Strike animation generates awareness of human impact on the Ocean
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August 29, 2017

MaREI Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy recently released a short fun animation...

Irish Shipping Volumes rise by 1% in Q2 2017
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August 24, 2017

when compared to the corresponding period of 2016.

Chief scientist Ciaran O’Donnell, Marine Institute with the BBC One Show film crew before the WESPAS survey. Photograph Fionn O'Fearghail
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August 15, 2017

and were joined by the BBC "One Show" for the 2nd leg

Dr Noirin Burke, Explorers Education Programme with teachers from Maree National School, Galway during the annual week long teachers training, learning about how to use marine themes on the primary school curriculum.  Photograph Cushla Dromgool-Regan
July 28, 2017

Seashore fun activities and projects to teach students about Ireland's marine resource

Follow the Lancer's position - the red line is the sailboat’s current position 28th July 2017.
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July 28, 2017

Track the Lancer to see where it will end up? It may be near you?

Bursar Group Oranmore – Grace English, Mico Kinneen, Eoin Conroy, RoisÍn Dobey, Amanda Egan and Louisa Sinclair at Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore.
July 27, 2017

And are among the next generation of marine scientists and experts...

Solenosmilia Variabilis
July 26, 2017

Solenosmilia variabilis in Irish waters using video mapping with the ROV Holland I.

Remotely Operated Vehicle Holland 1. Image Credit Marine Institute
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July 26, 2017

The ROV team have concluded a search operation at the R116 accident site.

Shipping & Maritime Transport Driving Ireland’s Blue Growth
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July 7, 2017

Ireland's marine economy is outperforming Ireland's general economy

RTE Nationwide to showcase SeaFest 2017
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July 5, 2017

Wednesday 5th July, 7.00pm on RTÉ One

Teenagers on the Safe Haven Ireland voyage enjoying the SeaFest 2017 festivities with Shauna Gillan CEO and Founder of Safe Haven Ireland, Dr John Killeen Chairman of the Marine Institute and Dr Peter Heffernan CEO of the Marine Institute. Photo by Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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July 4, 2017

Building community relationships in Ireland & empowering young people

Ceapann SeaFest 2017 101,000 cuairteoir. Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
July 3, 2017

SeaFest sees 68% growth in visitors numbers in one year

An Straitéis Náisiúnta um Thaighde & Nuálaíocht Mara 2021 Seolta
July 3, 2017

Following on from Sea Change & will ensure that Ireland maintains its position at the forefront of marine research in Europe

Try Sailing  at Seafest 2017, the National Maritime Festival which ran at the weekend in Galway. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure .
July 2, 2017

A ‘fin’tastic final day at SeaFest

Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD and Hildegarde Naughton, TD out and about at SeaFest today. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
July 1, 2017

and enjoys Ireland's biggest & most spectacular maritime festival in Galway

Minister Creed, Amaya Vega, Stephen Hynes and  Peter Heffernan pictured at the launch of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) Report on Ireland’s Ocean Economy in Galway today (Friday).  The 4th SEMRU report shows Ireland’s blue economy is experiencing sustained levels of economic growth across established and emerging marine industries.  Photo:Andrew Downes, Xposure .
July 1, 2017

Marine Institute Acknowledges Positive Blue Growth Report Published by SEMRU at Our Ocean Wealth Summit

SeaFest Festival App Now Available
July 1, 2017

SeaFest launches festival app with all the information you will need for Ireland's Maritime Festival 2017.

Life and the Sea  - A Commemorative event at SeaFest
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July 1, 2017

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

Repro free: Friday 30th June 2017. A swell start to SeaFest as thousands of visitors turned up in Galway today for the first day of festivities. The national maritime festival is in Galway this weekend (Friday June 30th to Sunday July 2nd) with a packed programme of free, family friendly activities and entertainment on offer for all ages. Pictured was New Zealand's champion flyboarder Beau Weston. Picture Jason Clarke
June 30, 2017

Thousands flock west for first day of SeaFest, so hope you can make it down over the weekend.

Minister Creed opens Ireland’s first sea science gallery in Galway City Museum. Photo Cr Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
June 29, 2017

Ireland is becoming a global hub for blue technology

Life and the Sea  - A Commemorative event at SeaFest. Photo Credit Cushla Dromgool Regan, Marine Institute
June 29, 2017

Will take place at Galway Harbour, Friday June 30th @ 6.30pm

SeaFest set to make a splash this weekend. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure
June 28, 2017

See it all at SeaFest.Free family friendly fun, water activities plus lots more all happening in Galway.

Sixth Class of Northampton National School Kinvara, Scoil Bhríghde Naofa, pupils Aiobhean Barry and Moya Coppinger with the Norwegian Ambassador Elsa Berit Eikeland at the Amundsen Expedition held at the O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure .
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June 28, 2017

At the unique exhibition on Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole

John Breslin, SmartBay Ireland and Francis Flannery, SonarSIM in preparation for this year’s event at National University of Galway on 29th June. More information at https://www.smartocean.ie/digital-ocean. Picture Credit Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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June 22, 2017

Driving opportunities of a Connected Ocean for Ireland’s Offshore Economy

Amundsen Exhibition Opens at NUI Galway. Picture courtesy of the Fram Museum, Oslo.
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June 9, 2017

Highlights the expeditions of the first Polar Explorer to navigate the South Pole

Highlighting World Oceans Day: Stormy seas captured by Tomasz Szumski, Marine Institute, on the recent GO-SHIP Survey – an Irish led international team carried out a ‘health check’ of the Atlantic Ocean on the national research vessel, RV Celtic Explorer, between St. John’s Newfoundland and Galway April-May 17.
June 8, 2017

Opportunities for Ireland’s Marine Economy

Discovering cold-water corals and sponges off the Irish continental shelf.
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June 2, 2017

Using the Marine Institute's remotely operated vehicle ROV Holland I

 Navigate the RV Celtic Explorer with new virtual tour
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June 1, 2017

Learn more about how research is carried out at sea

Braisle Nua sa Taighde Mara do Chonamara le díriú ar an taighde san uisceshaothrú
June 1, 2017

Part of a National aquaculture research cluster

Irish Researcher and Fulbright Scholar Dr Triona McGrath at TEDxFulbright Dublin
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May 31, 2017

“How Pollution is Changing the Ocean’s Chemistry”,

Caroline Cusack - Marine Institute, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland - Kevin Vickers and Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure
May 23, 2017

Carrying out a health check on the Atlantic Ocean...

Minister Creed Launches SeaFest, Ireland's National Maritime Festival. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure
May 19, 2017

Galway is the place to be, Friday 30th June - Sunday 2nd July

Birthday boy Hugo Johnston, 7 today Friday explores Ireland’s first “Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic” at Galway City Museum during its official launch by Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. “Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic” is a free exhibition and is a partnership between the Marine Institute and Galway City Museum. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure
May 18, 2017

Visit "Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic" exhibition.

Irish Sea Cod Tagging Project
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May 17, 2017

to create a better understanding of cod mortality, abundance...

The Marine Institute brings together over 200 international delegates who are attending the 11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety conference at NUI,Galway at the event was David Lyons, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Jeff Fisher Marine Institute Dorothy-Jean McCoubrey, University of Auckland , Dr Peter Heffernan Marine Institute, Terrance O’Carroll, BIM and Joe Silke, Section Manager of Shellfish Safety at Marine Institute. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure
May 15, 2017

to review the current and future prospects in shellfish safety...

Dr Peter Heffernan CEO Marine Institute, Jim O'Toole BIM Chief Executive, Maurice O'Gorman President Galway Chamber, Dr John Killeen Chair of Marine Institute and Johnny Donnelly Managing Director Arcana gathered in Galway for the SeaFest Information Evening on Wednesday 10 May.
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May 12, 2017

Galway, Friday, 30th June - Sunday, 2nd July. Galway will be the place to be...

RV Celtic Voyager
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May 11, 2017

Onboard the RV Celtic Voyager, off the south-east coast of Ireland.

Oibrithe deonacha ag teastáil le haghaidh Fhéile na Mara 2017
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May 9, 2017

Ireland’s national maritime festival - Friday 30th of June to Sunday 2nd of July.

Pictured on board Irish Ferries 'Ulysses' at Dublin Port launching 'Our Ocean Wealth Summit' are l-r Declan McDonald, Advisory Partner, PwC; Yvonne Thompson, Tax Partner, PwC and Dr. Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive, Marine Institute.  The conference is part of the 2017 SeaFest , hosted by the Marine Institute and forms a key part of the Government's integrated plan for Ireland's marine sector, Harnessing our Ocean Wealth.  The Summit is themed 'Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine
May 9, 2017

'Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine Economy'

International Phytoplankton Intercomparison
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May 3, 2017

Registration Open for 13th Annual Phytoplankton Intercomparison

(LtoR) Dr Evin McGovern, Principle Investigator, Marine Institute; Caroline Cusack, Project Manager, Marine Institute; and Dr Peter Croot, Chief Scientist, NUIGalway getting ready for the GOSHIP expedition. Photo Andrew Downes Xposure
April 27, 2017

part of the Global Oceans Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP)

The RV Celtic Explorer crew members deploy the Lancer boat from the RV Celtic Explorer. Photo Louise Manifold.
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April 26, 2017

during the transatlantic voyage to St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Presenters at VIVALDI information day: L to R: Katrina Campbell (QUB), Me, Isabelle Arzul (IFREMER), Michaela Fox (QUB), Owen Donohoe (NUIG / AIT). Absent was Sharon Lynch from UCC. Photograph Cushla Dromgool-Regan
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April 26, 2017

PreVenting and mItigating farmed biVALve DIseases

The 14th edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist
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April 25, 2017

Launch of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist report.

Méabh Ní Ghionnáin says farewell to the miniature Lancer boat as it heads off into the Atlantic Ocean on the RV Celtic Explorer to be deployed.
April 18, 2017

Méabh Ní Ghionnáin says farewell to the Lancer boat

PowerFly’s world-champion flyboarders will perform at SeaFest 2017 in Galway
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April 13, 2017

Friday, 30th June - Sunday, 02nd July...

Application to trade at SeaFest 2017
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April 13, 2017

Galway, 30th June – 02nd July 2017

Irish naval ship, marine research vessels and the tall ship ‘The Phonenix’ will be on display in Galway Harbour for SeaFest 2017. Photo Andrew Downes, Xposure.
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April 11, 2017

There will be loads to do and see for everyone in Galway, at Ireland's Maritime Festival, 30th June - 2nd July 2017...

RV Celtic Voyager
April 11, 2017

using the ROV Holland 1 remotely operated vehicle

Dr John Killeen Marine institute Chairman, Dr Peter Heffernan CEO Marine Institute and Donal Maguire Director of Aquaculture Development Services Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
March 30, 2017

Galway gets ready for SeaFest 2017, 30th June - 2nd July

VIVALDI workshop - Friday, 31st March
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March 28, 2017

PreVenting and mItigating farmed biVALve DIseases, a Horizon 2020 European project

Director – Policy, Innovation and Research Support Services
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March 23, 2017

An exciting and challenging opportunity to manage one of six service groups within the Marine Institute.

11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety
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March 16, 2017

Galway, 14th - 18th May 2017

Transition Year Training Week at the Marine Institute in Galway photo Cushla Dromgool-Regan
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March 3, 2017

A full programme of marine related activities was planned...

The Marine Institute hosts Norwegian Ambassador’s visit to Galway
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February 27, 2017

Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland and Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO

Irish and USA students meet for the first time at Marine Institute
February 23, 2017

Irish and USA students meet for the first time during the handover of their sailboat to the Research Vessels operations team

Irish Ports and Shipping volumes Q4 2016 - Bigstock Containers at Hong Kong Commerical Port
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February 15, 2017

Irish consumption remains strong while bulk traffic contracts

Rare Slipper lobster ‘Tréan’ found off the coast of Aran Islands. Photo Garry Kendellen
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February 9, 2017

Exotic lobster finds itself new home in Galway

New marine themed course offered through the Explorers Education Programme
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February 1, 2017

Bringing the ocean to the classroom...

Student Bursars Wanted for Work Experience Programme 2017
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January 25, 2017

Exciting student opportunities for summer 2017...

SeaFest 2017
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January 23, 2017

See you in Galway. Save the date: June 30th - July 2nd.

Adelie Penguins on Snow. Copyright Travel Wild Expeditions
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January 10, 2017

Ross Sea to become world's largest marine protected area.

Straitéis Taighde & Nuálaíochta Muirí. Copyright Tom Szumski
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December 12, 2016

I dTreo Straitéis Taighde agus Nuálaíochta Muirí 2021

Marine Research & Innovation Strategy. Copyright Tom Szumski
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December 9, 2016

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
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December 6, 2016

Marine Institute Singers Present Concert of Christmas Carols and Seasonal Songs, Augustinian Church 8pm Sunday 18th December

At the event were Vanessa Dinan, Aileen Molloy, Alembh Heffernan and Aileen Fox Colaiste Baile Chlair . Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSUREAt the event were Vanessa Dinan, Aileen Molloy, Alembh Heffernan and Aileen Fox Colaiste Baile Chlair . Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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November 29, 2016

Ollmhéid deiseanna agus léargas ar fáil ag Lá Oscailte Fhoras na Mara in Órán Mór

At the event were Vanessa Dinan, Aileen Molloy, Alembh Heffernan and Aileen Fox Colaiste Baile Chlair . Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSUREAt the event were Vanessa Dinan, Aileen Molloy, Alembh Heffernan and Aileen Fox Colaiste Baile Chlair . Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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November 24, 2016

Oceans of opportunities and insights on offer at the Marine Institute Open Day in Oranmore

Award winning photographer Doug Allan speaks about his film adventures from the Artic to the Antartica at the Marine Institute. LtoR Dr Peter Heffernan CEO, Doug Allan and Marine Institute Chairman Dr John Killeen. Photographer Cushla Dromgool-Regan
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November 17, 2016

Award-winning wildlife cameraman and photographer

Irish Shipping volumes up 2% during Q3 2016
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November 17, 2016

when compared to the same period in 2015

Ireland’s marine innovators win EU H2020 funding. Photo Credit Tom Szumski
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November 16, 2016

For innovative marine projects, driven through Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth

Ireland recognised as International Leader in Marine Technology by The Maritime Alliance
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November 14, 2016

International award for Ireland’s BlueTech cluster

National Marine Research Strategy. Copyright Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training
November 1, 2016

Public Consultation on the National Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2021 now open...

All aboard!  Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan joins Irish Skipper Enda O’Coineen, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr and some local primary school pupils on board the Kilcullen.   Photo Credit:  Leon Farrell, Photocall Ireland
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October 25, 2016

This year will see the first Irish team and skipper compete...

Marine Institute to host Open Day 23 November 2016
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October 21, 2016

An ocean of opportunities & insights

SeaFest
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October 20, 2016

Seafest 2017 confirmed for Galway 30th June – 02nd July 2017

Jeanne Flynn, Aoife Muldoon  Emily Egan and  Gearoid Tracy Loughrea students (Youth Work Ireland Galway) with Vera Quinlan, INFOMAR team, Marine Institute and  Letizia Gorini, Youth Work Ireland Galway (centre) have been shortlisted as one of three projects in Europe for the Mario Ruivo Prize. They visited the Marine Institute for advice on sustainable species ahead of their seafood cookery demonstration in Loughrea Hotel and Spa Thursday 27th October.  Photographer: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
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October 19, 2016

"Your Ocean, Your Future"

LtoR: Archie Donovan, Geological Survey Ireland, Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute and  Koen Verbruggen, Director of Geological Survey Ireland and Thomas Furey, Marine Institute at the 2016 INFOMAR Seminar held at the Marine Institute
October 19, 2016

10 years of seabed mapping in Ireland

7th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium
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October 14, 2016

SAVE THE DATE - 24th November 2016

The Marine Biotechnology Strategic Research and Innovation Roadmap
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October 14, 2016

Part of international expert group

INFOMAR Seminar 2016
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October 10, 2016

Wednesday, 19th October, Galway

Sea Power in Foynes
October 10, 2016

Sea Power progresses to quarter-scale testing. Léigh as Gaeilge.

Caris World Tour 2016
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October 6, 2016

15th - 17th November, Galway, Ireland

Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop  22nd November 2016
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October 4, 2016

22nd November 2016, School of Economic Science, Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ

The first Assembly of Members meeting of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO)
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October 4, 2016

Marine Institute joins flagship European ocean observing infrastructure partnership

Dr Peter Heffernan, Dr Margaret Rae, Karmenu Vella and Dr John Killeen at the Atlantic Stakeholders Conference, Croke Park
September 27, 2016

Marine Institute led project honoured at Atlantic Stakeholders Conference, Croke Park

3,000+ primary school students to learn about our ocean wealth through the Explorers Education Programme™
September 9, 2016

New centres join Explorers Education Programme™

Fulbright
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September 8, 2016

A unique opportunity in marine studies...

Dr. Ciaran Kelly, Dr. Louise Allcock, Dr. Philip McGinnity, Prof. Mark Ferguson and Mark Johnson
August 3, 2016

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

Foreshore Lease application. Photo credit Tom Szumski
August 2, 2016

following a series of public meetings...

Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance July 2016 Expedition Team
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July 22, 2016

Galway Statement and Our Shared Atlantic Resource...

3rd Public Information Evening - Thursday, 21 July at 7.30 pm, Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway.
July 12, 2016

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.
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July 12, 2016

3rd Public Information Evening - Thursday, 21st July at 7.30 pm, Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo.

Commissioner Vella pictured with CEOs of European Marine Board member institutes.
July 8, 2016

at the European Marine Board offices in Ostend, Belgium today...

SeaFest 2016, Galway. Photo Credit Andrew Downes
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July 4, 2016

What a great weekend in Galway...

Marine Industry Awards 2016 Winners
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July 1, 2016

Leading marine industry professionals are recognised...

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference 2016
June 30, 2016

'Into the Blue - Innovating for our Marine future'

John Breslin - Smartbay Ireland Photo Cr Andrew Downes
June 30, 2016

a critical component of a world-class maritime infrastructure in Ireland...

The Beaufort Marine Awards Principle Investigators Prof. Tom Cross, Dr. Stephen Hynes, Prof. Dave Reid, Prof. Fiona Regan and Prof. Alan Dobson at the Sea Change Researchers Workshop at the Marine Institute as part of SeaFest 2016.
June 30, 2016

Significant Investment in Sea Change Research Delivers Important Insights to our Ocean Health and Wealth...

Chefs Michael O’Meara from Oscar’s Bistro in Galway, Martin Shanahan from Fishy Fishy Café, Kinsale, and Rory O’Connell from Ballymaloe Cookery School will each host demos at the BIM/Bord Bia Seafood Extravaganza at SeaFest, which takes place in Galway Harbour this weekend (2 & 3 July).
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June 30, 2016

Galway is the place to be this weekend... Seafood Extravaganza

The Phoenix
June 27, 2016

Just one of the highlights for the weekend ahead...

Foreshore Lease application. Photo credit Tom Szumski
June 27, 2016

Closing date extended until the 2nd August...

Pictured on-board the Optimist are Finn and Lilian Furey from Oranmore, who are particularly looking forward to SeaFest’s ‘On the Water’ activities. SeaFest will take place at Galway Harbour on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July. Photo Cr Andrew Downes
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June 23, 2016

SeaFest Sails into Galway

Galway Bay, photo credit Cushla Dromgool-Regan
June 22, 2016

Marine and renewable energy test site in Galway Bay...

Bursar Induction Day 2016, MI Rinville
June 20, 2016

The annual Marine Institute bursar programme begins this month (June 2016)...

Foreshore Lease application. Photo credit Tom Szumski
June 15, 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.

Waves. Image credit Cushla DromgoolRegan
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June 10, 2016

Public Information Evening, Tuesday, 14th June

World Oceans Day 2016
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June 8, 2016

Healthy oceans, healthy planet! Sunday, 12th June

Gerald Fleming, Met Eireann and Eleanor O’Rourke and Mick Gillooly, Marine Institute,check out an AR sandbox, used to explain how we map the seabed. The sandbox will be one of many interactive displays at the Marine Institute’s ‘Beneath our wild Atlantic’ exhibition during SeaFest 2-3 July.Photo Copyright Aengus McMahon
June 7, 2016

Industry Leaders Focus on Innovating for our Marine Future at Our Ocean Wealth 2016 Conference in Galway

Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars 2016
May 31, 2016

Applicants can apply online until Friday 3 June 2016 at 18:00 UTC.

Irish Shipping Volumes up 2% during Q1 2016
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May 26, 2016

Shipping and port activity increase when compared to the corresponding period of 2015

MI Singers supporting COPE Galway
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May 24, 2016

Marine Institute Singers and SSE Airs Present Evening of Choral Favourites for COPE Galway

Public Consultation on Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site Lease application
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May 20, 2016

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.

: SeaFest Ahoy! Marking ‘European Maritime Day’ (20th May) to launch SeaFest 2016 is RNLI’s Stormy Stan, with Finn and Lillian Furey from Oranmore, on board an optimist. Photo Credit - Andrew Downes
May 20, 2016

Ireland's Maritime Festival, Galway

SeaFest 2016, Galway
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May 19, 2016

Ireland's Maritime Festival, Galway

Our Ocean Wealth Conference 2016
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May 17, 2016

Innovating for the Marine Economy, 1st July, Galway.

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers, Peter Heffernan and students from Calasanctius Secondary school in Oranmore.
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May 17, 2016

Link between Ireland and Canada increase's...

NoSoAT 2015 team
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May 13, 2016

Call for applications closing 23rd May 2016

TRASNA crew onboard the RV Celtic Explorer
May 10, 2016

Ireland expands seabed mapping footprint.

AtlanTec technology Festival at the Marine Institute, 18th May, 1pm
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May 9, 2016

Wednesday 16th May, 1pm at the Marine Institute

Atlantic Project Awards 2016
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May 6, 2016

Applications now open...

Speakers at the Research Vessel Users Conference included (L-R) Mr Aodhan Fitzgerald, Manager, Research Vessels Operations, Marine Institute; Rosemarie Butler, Research Vessel Operations, Marine Institute; Kevin Sheehan, Advanced Mapping Services, Marine Institute; Dr Florian Le Pape, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies; Dr Jens Carlsson, UCD and Mekayla Dale, Advanced Mapping Services / Ulster University.
April 28, 2016

Over 70 marine scientists attended the Research Vessel Users Conference at the Marine Institute.

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April 27, 2016

Tuesday 24 May at the Oslo bar, Salthill

Sea Change Researchers Workshop
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April 27, 2016

Thursday 30th of June 2016, in association with SeaFest

DCU – St Patricks Campus and the Marine Institute run pilot marine classes for student teachers
April 21, 2016

DCU – St Patricks Campus and the Marine Institute run pilot marine classes for student teachers

CommOcean 2016
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April 19, 2016

Save the Date / Call for Abstracts - Bruges-Ostend, 6th - 8th December.

Marine Industry Awards 2016
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April 15, 2016

Marine Institute are one of the sponsors...

Irish Maritime Transport Economist Vol 13 available now.
April 14, 2016

Irish Maritime Transport Economist Vol 13 available now...

Waves. Image credit Cushla DromgoolRegan
April 5, 2016

Statement re lease application for Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site

The Little Ice Age and the North Atlantic Fish Revolution
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April 5, 2016

Public Lecture

by

Professor Poul Holm, Professor of Environmental History,
and Dr.Francis Ludlow, Marie Curie Fellow,
...

Marlin Spikin' Miller sets sail once more. Photograph by Niall Keogh
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March 24, 2016

The miniature sailboat has set sail once again. Who knows where she'll go next...

Aquaculture. Picture Credit to David Branigan.
March 22, 2016

This project will also support Ireland's vision for aquaculture...

Oceanology International 2016
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March 15, 2016

We’re at Oceanology International with some of Ireland’s most innovative marine technology companies...

Marine Institute Head Office, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway.
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March 8, 2016

Closing date for Director of Marine Environment and Food Safety Services applications is 12pm, Friday - 18th March.

Vessel Users Workshop 2016
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March 4, 2016

taking place on the 28th April, followed by SMART Skills workshop on the 29th April.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 1 - 17 Márta 2016
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February 25, 2016

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture.

L-R Tommy Furey, Marine Institute; Pat McMullin, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; Sicily Kariuki, Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; Dr Paul Connolly, Director of Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services, Marine Institute; Professor Micheni Ntiba, Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; Anthony Njaramba, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mombasa County; Ms Susan Imende, Director of Policy, Research and Regulation
February 19, 2016

On Wednesday 17 March, the Marine Institute hosted a delegation of officials from the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Environ 2016
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February 15, 2016

22nd - 24th March, University of Limerick

TeenTech
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February 12, 2016

March 8th 2016, NUI Galway

Sea Lice Conference 2016
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February 2, 2016

26th to 28th September, 2016, Westport, Ireland. Registration now open, limited scholarships for students...

January 28, 2016

The Marine Institute’s new Board met for the first time this week at the Institute’s headquarters in Oranmore, Galway.

Bursar's 2016
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January 26, 2016

Exciting student opportunities for summer 2016...

January 26, 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.
January 25, 2016

Researchers are invited to apply for funding for transnational joint research projects within the Marine Biotechnology ERA- NET framework.

RV Celtic Voyager and RV Celtic Explorer - Photographer Andrew Downes
January 18, 2016

Busy year ahead for National Research Vessels, RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager

Marine Institute Head Office, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. Photo courtesy of Tomas Szumski, Marine Institute..
January 14, 2016

As we go full steam into the year ahead, lets take a quick look back at 2015...

Public Information Evening
January 11, 2016

Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site

Mr Gerry Finn, Director, Northern & Western Regional Assembly and NCP Ireland for Interreg Atlantic Area; Dr Fiona Grant, International Programmes, Marine Institute; Mr John Evans, Director, Policy Innovation & Research Services, Marine Institute; Dr Séan McCarthy, Hyperion Ltd and Mr Michael O' Brien, Programme Liaison Officer, Northern & Western Regional Assembly and NCP Ireland for Interreg Atlantic Area
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January 8, 2016

Marine researchers attend workshop titled 'Cross Cutting Marine Opportunities in EU Funding'

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January 8, 2016

Save the Date: Friday, 22 January 2016

Lough Feeagh, Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Image courtesy of Mary Dillane, Marine Institute
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December 17, 2015

Lough Feeagh, Newport is one of 235 lakes studied

Presentation of the Annual Fisheries Stock Book 2015 to Minister Coveney. Picture courtesy of the Marine Institute.
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December 15, 2015

Marine Institute presents 2015 Stock Book

Cross Cutting Marine Opportunities in EU Funding
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November 23, 2015

Save the Date: Thursday, 7th January 2016

EMB Policy Brief, No 2 November 2015, Delving Deeper
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November 20, 2015

A call for major progress in deep sea research...

Export Cargo Q3 2015
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November 19, 2015

when compared to Q3 2014.

Sea for Society logo
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November 18, 2015

Launch in Brussels, 18th November.

Marine Institute Singers pictured with their conductor, Carmel Dooley and CEO Peter Heffernan.  Photographer Cushla DromgoolRegan
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November 18, 2015

For her outstanding commitment to the singers.

Sea for Society logo
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November 17, 2015

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...

Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox,  pupils from Colaiste na Coirbe Harry Donnellan, James Gavin and Eoghan Brophy. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure.
November 16, 2015

to explore sustainable oceans for science week

Professor Mário Ruivo Prize
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November 16, 2015

“Your Ocean, Your Future” Project Contest

All-Island Horizon 2020 Conference for Societal Challenge 2
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November 9, 2015

Westin Hotel - 1st December 2015

Implementing the Atlantic Action Plan and Measuring the Ocean Economy
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November 9, 2015

Glenlo Abbey, Galway - 24th November 2015

Seascape, Photographer Tomasz Szumski,Courtsey of the Marine Institute
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October 30, 2015

The importance of the oceans highlighted globally.

CFER receives funding for 2016-17 survey work. Photograph courtesy of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University Newfoundland
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October 29, 2015

Atlantic research continues between CFER, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Irish Marine Institute

The RMS Leinster, lost in 1918 after being torpedoed off Howth Head. Over 500 people lost their lives – this is the greatest single loss in the Irish Sea. Sediment waves are currently moving over the wreck. Photo courtesy INFOMAR/Ulster University/Marine Institute
October 2, 2015

in the Irish Sea using a EM2040 onboard the RV Celtic Voyager.

 Marine Institute Singers pictured with their conductor, Carmel Dooley. Photographer Andrew Downes
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September 29, 2015

Marine Institute Singers are 2015 Workplace Choir of the Year

Marine Institute Singers pictured with their conductor, Carmel Dooley
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September 25, 2015

LIVE in the National Concert Hall - Sunday, 27th September

Irish Maritime Forum 2015
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September 16, 2015

National Maritime College of Ireland - 25th September

CTD being lowered into water_Image courtsey of the Marine Institute
September 11, 2015

Seminar examining ocean acidification to take place at NUI Galway

ocean image
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September 10, 2015

Lecture by Dr Richard Feely, NOAA, 7.30pm Wednesday 16th September 2015 at NUI Galway

Professor Gerry Boyle Director of Teagasc, with Dr Eoin Grealis of SEMRU (NUIG), Prof Cathal O’Donoghue of Teagasc and Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute, at the launch of a new report on the Economic Impact of the Irish Bio-Economy. The report highlighted the major job potential in the Irish Bio-Economy. Photo: John T Ohle Photography.
September 10, 2015

Economic Impact of the Irish Bio-Economy report launched

Explorers Education Programme Expands in Galway photographer Andrew Downes
September 3, 2015

Applications open for Galway, Mayo, Clare and Sligo.

Bloom of Karenia mikimotoi extending along coastline SW Cork taken from Air Corps Casa  Aircraft_Joe Silke Marine Institute
September 3, 2015

Joint monitoring exercise of Algal Bloom in South West completed by the Marine Institute.

RV Celtic Voyager and RV Celtic Explorer - Photographer Andrew Downes
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August 26, 2015

Framework agreement for Survey Support Services

Fishing gear
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August 26, 2015

Framework agreement for the supply of Fishery Sampling Services

Photographer Aengus  McMahon Photography
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August 10, 2015

SEAI, the Marine Institute and Commissioners of Irish Lights deliver Ireland’s latest marine research environment.

Residue Testing
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August 6, 2015

The National Residue Control Plan for 2014 has been published...

Wilton Park House, Dublin
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July 30, 2015

We’ll be at our new address from 12th August 2015

2015 Bursary students meet for Induction day training at the Marine Institute, Oranmore
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July 30, 2015

Marine Institute bursary students inspire bright future for marine sector

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent. Picture courtesy of Mac Mackay photos
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July 24, 2015

The continuation of an exciting science collaboration...

Cathal and Ruth Cullen with Minister Simon Coveney at the Cullen Fellowship Programme launch on July 10th 2015 during SeaFest in Cork
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July 21, 2015

In memory of Anne, who made a significant contribution to the work of the Marine Institute.

Commissioner Vella, Minister Simon Coveney & Dr. Peter Heffernan at the Marine Institute, Oranmore, Co. Galway
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July 10, 2015

Roundtable discussion with Seafood Industry at Marine Institute.

Minister Simon Coveney and Dr Peter Heffernan SEMRU Ocean Energy Report
July 10, 2015

‘Blue Economy’ significant contributor to Ireland’s Economy

Primary school teachers use quadrants to search for marine life on Gratton Beach during Explorers Teacher Training Workshop 2015 run by the Marine Institute and Galway Atlantaquaria
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July 9, 2015

Seashore fun activities and projects to teach students about Ireland's marine resource.

2015 Bursary students meet for Induction day training at the Marine Institute, Oranmore
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June 26, 2015

Welcome to all 23 students on their 8 week placement at all our locations around Ireland...

NMCI to host the 67th International IASST Meeting & Conference
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June 16, 2015

National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy on the 19th & 20th of October

The Cork Educate Together National School visited the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer in Galway on their school trip as part of the Sea for Society (FP7) initiative. Photo: Andrew Downes: XPOSURE
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June 12, 2015

Ocean awareness and impact that the ocean has...

Image of a 3D animation of the largest feature mapped in the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, extending 3708m above the surrounding seabed. The shallowest depth is 979m below sea surface, with depths of 4687m recorded at the base some 20km away.  Note the legend is depth rather than height. The triangle is a single slice (swathe) of multibeam data acquired from the ship on the sea surface, moving along its survey track – the white line.
June 9, 2015

Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance reveals seabed secrets

IRELAND’S FIRST NATIONAL MARITIME FESTIVAL LAUNCHES ON WORLD OCEANS DAY: As World Oceans Day is celebrated across the globe today (8 June), Minister for Agriculture, Food. the Marine and Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., has announced the first national celebration of Ireland’s oceans, SeaFest. The inaugural SeaFest, will take place this year in Cork Harbour on 10 and 11 July, and will see thousands of visitors enjoying the fruits and pleasures of the sea, from boating trips, yacht sailing, open water swimming,
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June 8, 2015

SeaFest, Ireland’s Maritime Festival, Cork, July 2015

Our Ocean Wealth 2015 Conference
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June 4, 2015

July 10th & 11th, Cork. Ireland's Maritime Festival.

Pictured on board the LE Samuel Beckett at the announcement that the second annual Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference will be held in Cork on 10 July are: Officer Commanding L.E. Samuel Beckett Lt Cdr Anthony Geraghty, Minister Simon Coveney T.D., Conor Healy CEO Cork Chamber, Chairman Of Bord Iascaigh Mhara  Kiernan Calnan. Photograph: Darragh Kane
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June 2, 2015

Global leaders in maritime economy to convene in Cork

Ireland's research vessel RV Celtic Explorer is the platform for the trans-Atlantic survey
June 2, 2015

Celtic Explorer sails St John's Newfoundland to Galway

Republic Of Ireland Q1 2015. Photograph courtesy of Dublin Port Company.
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May 20, 2015

Shipping and port activity increase when compared to same period in 2014...

HRH The Prince of Wales meets Mr Mick Gillooly, Director of Ocean Science Services and chats about the ROV/Data Buoy/Glider scientific equipment.
May 19, 2015

Galway Statement & climate change just some of the areas discussed...

RV Polarstern By Bruce McAdam from Reykjavik, Iceland (Polarstern arriving at Reykjavik) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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May 14, 2015

Applications Invited for the North South Atlantic Training Transect

Marine Institute Singers pictured with their conductor, Carmel Dooley
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May 13, 2015

Saturday,13th June, St Nicholas’s Collegiate Church, Galway...

Acoustic image direct from the INFOMAR crew onboard the R.V. Celtic Voyager 6 hours after survey completion, 25x25cm resolution, highlighting the lines of the vessel which lies on her starboard side, bow pointing top right (NE).
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May 8, 2015

How the shipwreck has changed since its sinking 100 years ago...

Vol 12 Irish Maritime Transport Economist
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April 23, 2015

Irish Maritime Transport Economist Vol 12 available now...

Cable laying at Spiddal - Photographer Andrew Downes
April 17, 2015

Major upgrade of national marine R&D infrastructure to drive Ireland’s ocean energy potential

Expedition map 2015, Ireland to Newfoundland
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April 16, 2015

1st Trans-Atlantic mapping survey announcement...

The Atlantic – Our Shared Resource
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April 14, 2015

16th & 17th April in Brussels. Will be streamed live...

Aoife Muldoon and Emily Egan St  Brigid's Vocational School Loughrea get to see the work that takes place on the RV Celtic Explorer
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March 27, 2015

TY placements hosted by INFOMAR at the Marine Institute

Minister of State Joe McHugh TD lauched the INFOMAR Programme's new survey vessel, naming her the RV TONN at the Poolbeg Yacht, Boat Club & Marina.
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March 26, 2015

INFOMAR Programme’s new survey vessel - RV Tonn...

Connor Farrell of Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Carrigaline, Co Cork  pictured at Explorers Education Programme workshop held at Lifetime Lab, Cork City. Photographer Clare Keogh
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March 20, 2015

Primary schools participate in the Explorers Education Programme.

Lough Feeagh, Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Photo Credit Mary Dillane, Marine Institute
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March 18, 2015

Database of lake surface temperatures collected from 1985–2009.

Station positions and mean burrow densities of 2014 Nephrops UWTV stations in ICES Subarea VII overlaid on Nephrops directed fishing effort
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February 26, 2015

The Marine Institute and BIM convened an information meeting...

Mussel Lines. Photographer David Branigan.
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February 19, 2015

The Marine Institute is supporting the Shellfish Regional Information Events being...

Image of The Atlantic Ocean Our Unknown Treasure.
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February 16, 2015

Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute joined European Commission officials and...

Ciaran O'Donnell. Photographer Cushla Dromgool Regan
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February 12, 2015

Linking fisheries and seabed mapping acoustic technologies...

Rebecca Wardell, Business Development Manager with the IMDO
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February 9, 2015

Rebecca Wardell talks about the Irish tonnage tax regime...

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference 2015 - Save the Date Notice
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February 5, 2015

A major celebration of Ireland's ocean wealth will take place in Cork...

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference 2015 - Save the Date Notice
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January 30, 2015

Location - Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline, Cork

Date - 10th and 11th July 2015

Our Ocean Wealth - Marine Opportunities for Ireland.

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RV Celtic Explorer refit 2015
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January 30, 2015

State of the art sonar systems installed for mapping...

Bursary Students getting experience in a lab
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January 27, 2015

Exciting student opportunities for summer 2015...

Representatives from SmartBay Ireland, SmartBay Newfoundland, Marine Institute & Dublin City University attended a reception hosted by the Canadian Embassy to mark the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
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January 8, 2015

SmartBay Ireland has entered...

Photo of Oysters. Photographer Andrew Downes.
December 11, 2014

The Marine Institute has secured €800,000 research funding from the...

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December 10, 2014

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...

Lisa Doran Communication Stagiaire with the new Marine Institute website.
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December 10, 2014

A key feature of our new website is that it uses responsive design....

Dublin Castle Seabed Mapping event
December 2, 2014

Ireland’s marine researchers have won €5.5m EU Horizon 2020 competitive funding

  Simon Spain from Ballygar Co Galway learned about fisheries research at the Marine Institute in Oranmore Galway during the open day for transition year students held as part of Galway Science & Technology Festival. Photo: Andrew Downes
November 20, 2014

Over 300 transition years students from Galway and further afield visited the Marine Institute as part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival.

Cargo Ship full with containers
November 18, 2014

Irish Shipping volumes increase for the 3rd quarter of 2014.

NW Herring Spawning Grounds, November & December 2014
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November 14, 2014

Sampling to take place of the NW Herring Spawning Grounds in November and December.

USA Irish Ambassador visit 2014
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November 14, 2014

Ambassador Kevin O’Malley & Dr Peter Heffernan discuss the strong marine transatlantic links.

Marine Institute Headquarters, Galway
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November 4, 2014

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.

UWTV Bay of Biscay Team. Photo - Jean Jacques Rivoalen
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October 28, 2014

September saw the first underwater TV (UWTV) survey of the Bay of Biscay Nephrops grounds carried out.

Seabed Bathymetry Data
October 22, 2014

The Seminar will showcase national seabed mapping activity and developments during 2014.

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October 15, 2014

USA student joined the Irish INFOMAR team on board the RV Celtic Voyager during an inshore survey of Mizen head.

Children from St Nicholas Parochial School, Galway celebrating launch of maths week on Grattan Beach Galway as part of the Explorers Education Programme. Photo Andrew Downes Photography
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October 14, 2014

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.

Biological effects and Chemical Measurements in Irish Marine Waters
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September 29, 2014

After four years of research the final report for 'Biological effects and Chemical Measurements in Irish Marine Waters' is published.

Atlantic Summer School
September 14, 2014

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...

Explorers Label
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September 9, 2014

Apply now to participate in the Explorers Primary School Education Programme 2014 and 2015

Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT) partner
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September 8, 2014

Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET partners met to coordinate a collective approach to trans-national marine biotechnology research and innovation projects.

September 1, 2014

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.

SEAS-ERA project
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August 26, 2014

FP7 SEAS-ERA Project (2010-2014): Legacy Report and Atlantic Research Agenda.

Horizon 2020
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August 20, 2014

New Connections II (2014): A Review of Irish participation in EU Marine Research Projects 2011-2013 published.

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August 19, 2014

Irish shipping and port activity rose by 2% in the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the corresponding period of 2013.

Marine Institute auditorium
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August 12, 2014

SMARTSkills 2014 workshop on 'Developing Successful Shiptime Proposals and Survey Plans' on Wednesday 27th August, Marine Institute, Oranmore.

Bursary Students winners 2014
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August 8, 2014

Marine Institute bursary students inspire bright future for marine sector

August 7, 2014

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),...

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August 6, 2014

In memoriam of Kostas Nittis

Teacher Training 2014
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July 9, 2014

Seashore fun activities and projects to teach students about Ireland's marine resource and Ocean Wealth.

Ireland's Ocean
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June 20, 2014

Ireland’s Ocean begins on Sunday June 22nd at 6:30pm on RTÉ One and runs for four weeks.

Minister Simon Coveney, Dr Peter Heffernan - CEO Marine Institute, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Miguel Marques - Economy of the Sea, John Killeen, Chairman of the Marine Institute
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June 18, 2014

Dublin Castle was the venue for the 1st Annual 'Our Ocean Wealth Conference'.

June 13, 2014

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.

Bursar Students 2014
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June 12, 2014

The annual eight week summer placement bursary gets underway in the Marine Institute.

Orange Roughy
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June 11, 2014

Deep sea fish remove and store more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide

May 30, 2014

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...

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth report cover
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May 29, 2014

The 1st Annual 'Our Ocean Wealth' Conference is taking place in Dublin Castle,on Wednesday 18th June.

RV Celtic Explorer
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May 28, 2014

A unique opportunity for post graduates to act as Chief Scientists of their own research onboard the RV Celtic Explorer in September.

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth - An integrated Marine Plan for Ireland
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May 13, 2014

A good week for Ireland's Maritime Economy

Ocean Water
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May 13, 2014

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.

Explorers Label
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May 2, 2014

The Explorer's Education Programme are looking to develop a range of marine themed lesson plans for primary schools.

Fish
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April 29, 2014

Two scientists associated with the Marine Institute have successfully gained support from the ICES Science Fund

Atlantic Summer School 2014
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April 28, 2014

Applications for the Atlantic Summer School 2014 on-board the RV Celtic Explorer now open.

116_Choir Factor 2014_Andrew Downes 120414
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April 15, 2014

Last years winners,the Marine Institute Singers were special guests at the annual Choir Factor at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.

April 12, 2014

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...

multibeam sonar system on the Marine Institute’s Research Vessel Celtic Voyager
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April 9, 2014

New multibeam on RV Celtic Voyager will allow a new level of detaiil to be captured for seabed mapping programs such as INFOMAR.

Shellfish Safety Workshop Poster
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April 5, 2014

The 10th Shellfish Safety Science workshop takes place on Thursday April 18th 2013.

RV Celtic Voyager and RV Celtic Explorer _Photographer Andrew Downes
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March 28, 2014

The Marine Institute has announced an additional call for funded ship-time on the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager.

March 26, 2014

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).

EurOCEAN logo
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March 19, 2014

Marine Institute welcomes announcement of EurOCEAN 2014 Conference in Rome (7th-9th October 2014)

March 11, 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.

February 25, 2014

“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...

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February 21, 2014

Stakeholder inputs to the development of strategic research and innovation agenda for food-related research required.

January 29, 2014

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...

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January 24, 2014

The Marine Institute is inviting students to apply for a number of work experience placements in many exciting areas for this summer 2014

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December 19, 2013

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

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December 19, 2013

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

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December 16, 2013

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

December 11, 2013

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

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December 9, 2013

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

December 5, 2013

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

November 29, 2013

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

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

November 28, 2013

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...

November 28, 2013

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

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November 22, 2013

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

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November 22, 2013

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

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November 8, 2013

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

November 5, 2013

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

October 21, 2013

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

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October 17, 2013

Register for SMARTSkills 2013 Postgraduate Workshop

October 11, 2013

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

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October 10, 2013

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

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October 7, 2013

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

October 7, 2013

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

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September 17, 2013

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

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September 13, 2013

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

September 11, 2013

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

September 11, 2013

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

September 11, 2013

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

September 10, 2013

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

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September 9, 2013

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

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August 20, 2013

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

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August 16, 2013

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

August 8, 2013

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

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July 23, 2013

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

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July 23, 2013

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

July 18, 2013

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

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July 16, 2013

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

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July 16, 2013

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

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July 11, 2013

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

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July 10, 2013

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

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July 2, 2013

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

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July 2, 2013

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

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June 25, 2013

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

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June 24, 2013

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

June 12, 2013

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

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June 7, 2013

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

June 5, 2013

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

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May 24, 2013

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

The Atlantic - A Shared Resource focused...

May 24, 2013

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

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May 23, 2013

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

May 23, 2013

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

May 16, 2013

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

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May 7, 2013

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

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May 2, 2013

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

April 26, 2013

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

April 24, 2013

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

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April 24, 2013

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

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April 24, 2013

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

April 24, 2013

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...

April 24, 2013

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

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April 16, 2013

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

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April 15, 2013

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

April 15, 2013

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

March 28, 2013

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

March 27, 2013

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

March 13, 2013

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

March 4, 2013

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

February 20, 2013

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

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January 25, 2013

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

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January 21, 2013

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

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January 11, 2013

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

December 11, 2012

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

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November 26, 2012

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

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November 26, 2012

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

November 20, 2012

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

November 15, 2012

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

November 14, 2012

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

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November 9, 2012

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

November 5, 2012

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

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November 1, 2012

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

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October 25, 2012

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

October 24, 2012

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

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October 9, 2012

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

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October 1, 2012

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

September 28, 2012

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

September 27, 2012

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

September 14, 2012

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...

September 14, 2012

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

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September 7, 2012

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

August 22, 2012

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

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August 21, 2012

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

August 13, 2012

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

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August 12, 2012

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

July 31, 2012

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....

July 31, 2012

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

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July 27, 2012

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

July 14, 2012

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

July 14, 2012

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

July 14, 2012

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

July 14, 2012

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

July 12, 2012

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

July 12, 2012

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

July 11, 2012

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).

July 11, 2012

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

July 11, 2012

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

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July 6, 2012

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

July 5, 2012

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

July 5, 2012

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

July 5, 2012

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

July 5, 2012

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

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July 3, 2012

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

July 3, 2012

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

July 2, 2012

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

July 2, 2012

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

June 25, 2012

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

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

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June 22, 2012

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

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May 31, 2012

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

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May 29, 2012

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

May 24, 2012

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

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May 4, 2012

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

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May 2, 2012

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

April 24, 2012

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

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April 23, 2012

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

April 19, 2012

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

April 18, 2012

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

April 18, 2012

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

April 18, 2012

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

April 18, 2012

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

April 13, 2012

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

April 13, 2012

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

April 12, 2012

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

April 4, 2012

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

April 4, 2012

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

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March 30, 2012

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

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March 5, 2012

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

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March 2, 2012

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

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February 17, 2012

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

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February 17, 2012

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

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February 16, 2012

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

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February 13, 2012

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

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February 8, 2012

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

February 3, 2012

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

February 3, 2012

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

February 2, 2012

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

February 2, 2012

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

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January 20, 2012

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

January 3, 2012

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

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December 14, 2011

M4 Next Generation weather buoy records waves at height of 20.4 meters off the north west coast of Ireland.

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December 9, 2011

€80 billion programme launched by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.

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December 6, 2011

Invitation for abstracts open now.

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December 2, 2011

Lisbon Atlantic Conference 28th - 29th November 2011

November 29, 2011

Fish Health the Cornerstone of Irish Aquaculture

November 29, 2011

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...

November 24, 2011

Latest Irish Maritime Development Office Figures Released

November 23, 2011

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).

November 23, 2011

2011 Stock Book Values Irish Fish Stocks at €1.04 billion

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November 21, 2011

Full figures for 2007 examined

November 16, 2011

Key Insights into Ireland's Marine History and Future Prospects Revealed

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November 9, 2011

Scientific Observations and Potential Solutions

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October 21, 2011

Closing Date - Wednesday 9th November at 1600 hours

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October 18, 2011

Role of research and innovation underpinned.

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October 14, 2011

Over 30 delegates attended the recent ARCOPOL workshop.

October 11, 2011

Beidh Seimineár Bliantúil INFOMAR ar siúl ag Foras na Mara i nGaillimh an 16 agus an 17 Samhain.

October 11, 2011

Minister views detailed seabed images

October 6, 2011

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...

October 6, 2011

An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. visits the R.V. Celtic Explorer in Dublin

September 28, 2011

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’.

September 28, 2011

Over ten thousand visitors descended on Salthill in Galway last Friday (September 23rd) for Ireland’s first participation in European Researchers Night ‘Sea2Sky’

September 23, 2011

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...

September 23, 2011

EU Commissioners Visit Home of Key 2004 Marine Science Declaration

September 16, 2011

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.

September 16, 2011

Rising sea levels, coastal erosion and flooding are amongst the top concerns

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September 14, 2011

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.

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September 6, 2011

Second edition of the Atlas of North Western Waters now available for free download

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August 29, 2011

Two-Day Marine Science Training Course Opens 2011 Call

August 25, 2011

Latest Port Traffic Data Released by IMDO

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August 22, 2011

Marine biotechnology in the Atlantic regions is the focus of a one-day conference being hosted by NUI Galway on Thursday 25th of August.

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August 12, 2011

Major Oil Spill Modelling Workshop to take place on Tuesday, September 13th 2011

August 4, 2011

New Life Forms Filmed for Upcoming National Geographic Channel Series

July 13, 2011

Joint Mission to Film Marine Life at 3 Kilometres Depth

July 7, 2011

SmartOcean Workshop Explores Business Opportunities for Ireland

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June 30, 2011

Applications are currently being accepted for ship-time in 2012 and 2013

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June 22, 2011

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.

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June 14, 2011

EU Atlantic Member States work together to optimise the potential of their marine resources

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June 3, 2011

'Driving New Business Opportunities at the Interface between ICT and the Sea' 5th & 6th July at the Marine Institute

June 2, 2011

Unique Memorandum of Understanding signed between Marine Institute and Intune Networks

May 20, 2011

According to latest figures from the Irish Maritime Development Office

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May 13, 2011

Call for "Seas and Oceans" to be recognised as a grand challenge for 21st century Europe.

May 5, 2011

According to new report from IMDO

April 14, 2011

With Slower Recovery Forecast for 2011

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April 7, 2011

Historic Memorandum of Understanding between Monaco and Ireland Signed.

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April 1, 2011

Marine Institute CEO Looks “Back to the Future” at Engineers Ireland Conference

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March 31, 2011

Marine Sector Offers “Significant Potential to Assist National Recovery” says Marine Institute

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March 30, 2011

Cork's LifeTime Lab hosts the Explorers Programme

March 30, 2011

Royal couple to visit the Marine Institute.

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March 28, 2011

Your opportunity to input to the shape and content of the next Framework Programme (2014-2020).

March 11, 2011

Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food visits the RV Celtic Explorer in Cork.

February 7, 2011

Partnership aims to boost marine research capabilities

January 27, 2011

Over six hundred days at sea planned for 2011

January 11, 2011

"Ocean resources will be a key part of Ireland's future economic story," says President.

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December 13, 2010

Ireland welcomes the opportunity to input on major international strategy document

December 7, 2010

2010 "Stock Book" Values Irish Fish Stocks at €1.2 billion

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December 3, 2010

“Real Atlas” of Ireland presented to Ms. Marie-Geoghegan Quinn

November 29, 2010

RESCALE Project Charts the Course of Climate Change on Western Rivers.

November 25, 2010

Irish Maritime Development Office Release Third Quarter Shipping and Ports

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November 23, 2010

Catalogue of over 5,000 books relating to the sea now available for viewing

November 18, 2010

Hi-Tech Marine Sensing Systems Offer New Opportunities for Ireland

November 17, 2010

Intel and the Marine Institute Invest in Innovation

November 12, 2010

“Explorers” Primary School Marine Education Programme Launches on the East Coast

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November 9, 2010

Young science enthusiasts, families and inventors from the past, present and future celebrated the launch of the national “Science Week” at Galway Atlantaquaria.

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November 8, 2010

New Horizons in Sustainable Ocean Technology Discussed

November 5, 2010

International Shark Conference a First for Ireland

November 3, 2010

Stunning Underwater Landscapes Revealed

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November 1, 2010

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.

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October 22, 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.

October 12, 2010

Four Years of Research Reveals Unique opportunity to Conserve Shark Species

October 11, 2010

Charter agreements are signed aboard the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway.

October 8, 2010

Ireland’s Research Vessel Celtic Explorer to undertake surveys for Newfoundland

October 4, 2010

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.

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September 28, 2010

International Energy Agency experts workshop meet in Clontarf Castle, Dublin.

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September 27, 2010

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.

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September 24, 2010

The Marine Institute welcomes the publication of a major international marine environmental status report.

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September 22, 2010

Irish marine researchers (including SMEs) are invited to comment and / or give input to future European Marine Research Strategy.

September 15, 2010

Announcement of over €23 million in European funding for Irish marine research groups, including ocean energy, sustainable fisheries, biotechnology and marine environmental monitoring.

August 25, 2010

Shipping volumes on key corridors have stabilised with a largely positive underlying trend

August 25, 2010

Marine Institute/EUROFLEETS project offers unique opportunity to sample science at sea

August 24, 2010

Former Obama Advisor sees a "Rebirth" in the Use of Industry Information to Guide Scientists.

August 9, 2010

Trial hatchery and ongrowing methods for a number of seaweed species being developed.

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August 5, 2010

Fishermen and fisheries scientists get together to pool information on fish stocks

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July 27, 2010

Opportunities for New Developments in the Marine Sector Discussed

July 27, 2010

Significant opportunities for cod farming in the west of Ireland - Minister told.

July 23, 2010

Europe's biggest ever investment in research and innovation.

July 21, 2010

National Shared Marine Research, Test and Demonstration Platform to facilitate the commercial development of cutting-edge technologies.

July 15, 2010

The Marine Institute raised over €5,500 recently (11th July 2010) in aid of Galway Lifeboat (RNLI) at its Summer Fête in Rinville, Oranmore.

July 11, 2010

ROV Holland 1 used in Joint Navy / Coast Guard / Marine Institute / Lighthouse Service Exercise off the Cork Coast.

July 2, 2010

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.

June 29, 2010

Competitive Recovery the only way forward for Europe - say Irish export firms

June 28, 2010

Warm Water Species on the Increase Around Ireland's Coasts

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June 25, 2010

Closing date for funding applications is 16:00 hours on Friday 1st October, 2010

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June 10, 2010

Robot submarine probes the depths for undiscovered sources of bioactive compounds off Ireland's continental shelf.

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June 2, 2010

Feedback and ideas please by 4th July

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June 1, 2010

Scientists and anglers in joint satellite-linked project to track Porbeagle sharks around Ireland

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May 27, 2010

Calcium crystals reflect light to give a beautiful natural marine phenomenon

May 26, 2010

Marine Institute Workshop looks to a Smart Economy of the Seas

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May 25, 2010

New and emerging technologies offer great opportunies for marine industries.

May 20, 2010

Minister Dempsey Announces National Schools "Follow the Fleet" Competition Winners

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May 19, 2010

DAFF Workshop on "Strengthening Ireland in participation in FP7" is told.

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May 18, 2010

The Marine Institute recently held an open day on board the national Research Vessel Celtic Explorer.

April 22, 2010

An estimated 62,000 additional ferry passengers were carried through Irish ports over the first six days of the aviation crisis

April 20, 2010

The Irish ports and shipping sectors began to show positive signs of recovery towards the last quarter of 2009.

April 19, 2010

The calendar of events for Galway’s forthcoming Month of Marine Madness during May has been launched.

April 7, 2010

The Folens/Phillips New Irish Primary Atlas features Ireland’s Seabed Territory

March 25, 2010

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.

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March 17, 2010

Major Marine Institute Workshop Looks to a Smart Economy of the Seas

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March 15, 2010

Dubliners come face to face with dogfish, spidercrabs and stafish in Merrion Square

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March 15, 2010

Applications invited for access to 18 European research vessels.

March 10, 2010

Ocean monitoring networks, hi-tech research vessels, and weather forecasting systems feature on Ireland’s stand

February 26, 2010

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.

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February 23, 2010

“Research in Aquaculture Must be Matched to Current Problems” says Irish Science Chief.

February 16, 2010

Science@Sea ship-based training courses returns in early April on board the national research vessel Celtic Voyager.

February 12, 2010

Remote sensors for pollution, pathogens and toxic plankton blooms under development at Dublin City University.

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January 28, 2010

Diverse range of topics discussed

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January 20, 2010

Damage done to fish stocks from discarded nets may not be as widespread as previously thought

January 18, 2010

Marine Institute launches new data resource on Irish fishing activity

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January 8, 2010

Minister Tony Killeen Visits National Research Vessel in Galway

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January 6, 2010

A study to record the wealth of knowledge held by fishermen is underway in Galway Bay

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January 5, 2010

Once considered unimportant as a factor in coastal economies, jellyfish are now playing increasingly significant roles in coastal ecosystems and processes.

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December 10, 2009

Irish marine researchers can now apply for fully funded ship time and access to equipment on a fleet of European research vessels.

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December 2, 2009

Researchers Gather in Belfast to Explore New Opportunities from Marine Bioactive Compounds

December 1, 2009

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....

November 11, 2009

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...

November 2, 2009

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...

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October 30, 2009

Research for new source book on Marine Law funded under the Marine Institute Manahan Fellowship.

October 22, 2009

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...

October 14, 2009

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...

October 8, 2009

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...

October 5, 2009

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.

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October 2, 2009

Oyster mortality reported in Irish and French oyster production areas over the summer has been resolved and trade has been re-established.

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October 2, 2009

The Marine Institute recently hosted the final workshop for the three year SPIES DETOX project at its headquarters in Rinville, Galway.

October 2, 2009

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.

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September 25, 2009

Over fifty delegates recently gathered at the Marine Institute headquarters in Galway to attend the ARCOPOL conference.

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September 25, 2009

Two new EU publications on current European Marine Research are a goldmine of information for Irish researchers

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September 18, 2009

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.

September 15, 2009

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...

September 7, 2009

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...

August 19, 2009

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...

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August 7, 2009

Latest information about Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) since the 22nd June.

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August 6, 2009

A series of surveys of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Areas (SPA) will commence around the Irish coast Friday 7th August.

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July 31, 2009

Atlantic Regions Coastal Pollution Response (ARCOPOL) Conference set for Galway on 7th September

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July 30, 2009

EU Launches 4th call for proposals in its €50 billion 7th Framework Research Programme

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July 24, 2009

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.

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July 24, 2009

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.

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July 15, 2009

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.

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July 6, 2009

Irish Marine Science to get greater visibility on worldwide publications database.

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June 29, 2009

Marine Institute Scientists Look at Ways of Preventing Fish Farm Escapes

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June 12, 2009

Dr Niall McDonough takes the helm of a key European marine science organisation.

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June 12, 2009

An Integrated Maritime Policy for Europe represents "a unique opportunity", says EU Commissioner.

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June 9, 2009

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...

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June 9, 2009

Marine science and education community gets together to celebrate World Oceans Day in Galway

May 29, 2009

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.

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May 26, 2009

The Marine Institute ROV "Holland 1" films uncharted deepwater corals off Ireland's Atlantic coast.

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May 22, 2009

Biodiversity Forum highlights danger of invasive species on International Biodiversity Day

May 20, 2009

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...

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May 15, 2009

"Europe is Over 50% Underwater" - Ireland tells EU Research Conference

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May 14, 2009

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.

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May 13, 2009

Showcase for the science above and below the waters of Galway Bay

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May 8, 2009

Dublin Workshop Glimpses the Future of Marine Sensor Technology

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April 28, 2009

Fishermen, Anglers and Scientists Join Forces to Understand Cod Stocks in the Celtic Sea

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April 24, 2009

World Expert Speaks to Irish Marine Scientists About Effects of Climate Change on the Oceans

April 20, 2009

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...

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April 15, 2009

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.

March 31, 2009

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...

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March 19, 2009

The Marine Institute hosted a meeting for marine socio-economic experts at its Galway Headquarters on the 10th March

February 26, 2009

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...

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February 24, 2009

Supercomputer project aims to forecast the effects of ocean climate change

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February 5, 2009

Seaweed Symposium Draws Unprecedented Interest

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January 30, 2009

Competition for a five days' mission on national research vessel announced

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January 20, 2009

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.

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January 19, 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.

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December 17, 2008

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.

December 5, 2008

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...

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December 4, 2008

Mr Jim Fennell of Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology is appointed as Chairman of the Marine Institute

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November 28, 2008

Your guide to specialised Marine Research Infrastructures and Collaborative Projects

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November 27, 2008

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...

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November 19, 2008

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.