Marine Institute

News Archive 2019

Macdara O Cuaig - Fisheries Liaison Team Lead at the Marine Institute. Photo credit to Wonky Eye Photography.
News :
October 4, 2019

Macdara says he has 'fishing in his blood'.

World’s first shellfish traceability tool launched by research consortium. Photo Fionn O Fearghail, Marine Institute.
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October 2, 2019

led by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), and supported by the Marine Institute.

Aerial Sparks Ailís Ní Ríain on board the RV Celtic Explorer for the SeaRover 3 ROV Survey during Aug 2019. Photographer Ailís Ní Ríain.
News :
September 30, 2019

on board the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Explorer.

Argo Floats
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September 26, 2019

Argo Floats

Eammon O'Connor
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September 20, 2019

Eamonn O'Connor has recently completed his PhD through the J.E. Cairnes School of Economics and Business at NUI Galway.

An Octopus 1000m below the surface.
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September 19, 2019

The three year project, called SeaRover (Sensitive Ecosystem Assessment and ROV Exploration of Reef) is led by the Marine Institute and INFOMAR.

New mapping application for Ireland’s Shellfish Monitoring Programme. Photo Credit Andrew Downes, Xposure
News :
September 11, 2019

providing the latest information on shellfish safety data for shellfish producers, food business operators and consumers.

Our Ocean Economy
News :
September 2, 2019

Our Ocean Economy

Elizabeth Tray - Research Scientist, Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (GMIT) and Marine Institute. Photo credit to Wonky Eye Photography.
News :
August 30, 2019

Elizabeth Tray - Research Scientist, Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (GMIT) and Marine Institute

Brian Doyle
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August 8, 2019

Brian's research is focused on Lough Feeagh, a freshwater lake in the Burrishoole catchment near Newport, Co Mayo.

Bluefin Tuna, Donegal Bay. Photo courtesy of David Morrissey and Inland Fisheries Ireland.
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August 7, 2019

The programme will enable 15 authorised vessels to catch, tag and release Atlantic Bluefin tuna for data collection purposes off the Irish coast.

Exploring Our Marine - Ray's and Skate's
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August 1, 2019

Ray's and Skate's

Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure
News :
July 31, 2019

Dr Peter Heffernan, has been selected as a member of the European Commission's Mission Board for Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters.

Scientists find plastics at bottom of deep submarine canyon. Photo courtesy of University College Cork. .
News :
July 31, 2019

University College Cork scientists have discovered plastic at the bottom of a deep submarine canyon.

RV Celtic Explorer.
News :
July 19, 2019

A smooth hammerhead shark was reported on the edge of the continental shelf, south-west of Ireland.

Marine Institute Headquarters
News :
July 16, 2019

CEO to take the helm of Ireland’s Marine Institute

Exploring the Seashore Teachers Training at the Marine Institute in Galway. Photo Danielle Crowley
News :
July 16, 2019

Up to 100 primary school teachers from Galway, Kerry, Waterford, and Dublin took to the beaches in the first week of July (1st – 5th)

Ryan McGeady
News :
July 11, 2019

Ryan McGeady is a PhD student at NUI Galway and a Cullen Fellow at the Marine Institute.

Phytoplankton Infographic
News :
July 4, 2019

Life in a drop of water...

An Irish Argo Float been deployed from the RV Celtic Explorer. Photo Tom Szumski.
News :
July 3, 2019

travelled 3,500km across the Atlantic Ocean and was recovered off the coast of Co Cork in 2018

Catherine Jordan. Picture Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
News :
June 27, 2019

The third annual Soapbox Science event in Galway

Environment Activist and former US Secretary of State John Kerry delivering keynote address at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork
News :
June 24, 2019

Working together in partnership to create the political will to address the challenges of Climate Change at Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2019 in Cork.

Third-level students join the Marine Institute for Summer Bursary Programme
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June 20, 2019

The students will gain valuable practical experience across the field of marine science and related areas.

Primary School students Aubrey O'Toole and Sinead Kelleher from Cork's Educate Together who presented a book called ‘Our Ocean – Marine Legends, Fairy Tales and Folklore in Ireland’ at the Marine Institute's ‘Wild Atlantic - What Lies Beneath?’ Expo at the SeaFest 2019 in Cork pictured with the President of the Seychelles Danny Faure and Minister Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Photo: Brian Lougheed.
News :
June 19, 2019

The importance of engaging with our marine heritage through story-telling at a local and international level.

Andrew Power - Cullen Fellowship research on contaminants in seabird eggs.
News :
June 14, 2019

Andrew Power is a PhD student at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and a Cullen Fellow at the Marine Institute.

SeaFest 2019. Cork. Photo Brian Lougheed
News :
June 10, 2019

Cork was transformed into a giant interactive 'sea world' for the three day festival.

The Map of Ireland Is Bigger Than You Think
News :
June 7, 2019

Ireland is one of the largest countries in Europe.

Pictured at the launch of SeaFest, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration, which takes place at the Port of Cork, Cork City from 7 – 9 June are (back l-r) Colum Byrne, Second Lieutenant; Mick Finn, Lord Mayor of Cork; Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute; Cathy Buchanan, General Manager, Meitheal Mara; and Jim O'Toole, CEO of BIM with (front l-r) Lola Grainger (10), Archie Murray (6) and Marvin Grainger (7).
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June 6, 2019

Specially commissioned installations set for SeaFest

The first Irish Crayfish Seminar, organised by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and hosted by the Marine Institute convened on 21 - 22 May.
News :
May 31, 2019

The first Irish Crayfish Seminar, organised by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and hosted by the Marine Institute convened on 21 - 22 May.

Deep sea species the Orange Roughy. Photo Cr Hans Gerritsen.
News :
May 30, 2019

The Marine Institute's annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey extended the depth of its survey area to 1,500m this year to obtain additional information on selected deep-water marine species.

Doug Allan swims beside Humpback Whale and her calf, Tonga, South Pacific
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May 30, 2019

Ireland's largest free family-friendly maritime celebration, SeaFest, will take place from 7 - 9 June 2019 at the Port of Cork in Cork City.

Robertina Sebjanic sound recording at the RV Celtic Explorer. Photo Cr Robertina Sebjanic.
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May 29, 2019

As part of Galway 2020's Aerial/Sparks project, artist Robertina Šebjanič joined scientists on board the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Explorer for a biodiversity survey exploring shelf sea habitats from 27th April to 12th May 2019.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Friday 24th May 2019. Photo Cr Andrew Downes, XPOSURE.
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May 24, 2019

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore today, Friday 24th May 2019, as part of a three-day state visit.

European Maritime Day 2019, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 16-17 May
News :
May 16, 2019

European Maritime Day 2019, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 16-17 May

Dr Katie Thomas
News :
May 16, 2019

Research from Dr Katie Thomas of the Marine Institute...

A swell-tering start to SeaFest 2018, Ireland's national maritime festival, in Galway. Pictured with Doug Allan, renowned wildlife and underwater cameraman are Seren Flavin, age 5, and Amy Sarma, age 7, and Alexander Bocquel, age 3. Photo Jason Clarke.
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May 15, 2019

SeaFest will be held in Cork for three days from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June 2019.

Dr Liam Carr, Disipline of Geography, Co-ordinator for MSc in Coastal and Marine Environments NUI Galway; Niamh Santry Administrative Officer Marine Spatial Planning at Dept of Housing, Planning and Local Government; Caitriona Nic Aonghusa, Marine Institute. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure.
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April 18, 2019

The Marine Institute recently welcomed an international group of experts to Galway to discuss how marine spatial planning is used to balance the different demands for using our ocean.

New Phone system Oranmore
News :
March 21, 2019

New Phone system Oranmore

 

Marine Institute Channels up to €1.4 Million to Fund Renewable Energy Research Projects
News :
February 25, 2019

Marine Institute Channels up to €1.4 Million to Fund Renewable Energy Research Projects

Investment in Blue Innovation driving Ireland's marine sector
News :
February 18, 2019

Marine Institute Supports Industry-Led Innovation in Irish Marine SMEs through Investment

Year of the Salmon
News :
January 31, 2019

Did you know that 2019 is the year of the salmon...

Marine Institute Board members were delighted to learn more about the activities the staff are engaging in to help get greener.
News :
January 29, 2019

having achieved a 27.3% energy saving and on track

Faces of the Sea – Tom McDermott, Fisheries Scientist at Marine Institute. Photo Cr Wonky Eye Photography.
News :
January 25, 2019

researching the 'King of Fish', the salmon for more than 40 years.

Bursar student working in the lab 2018.
News :
January 22, 2019

View the bursaries available and get the application form in by the 9th February.

Faces of the Sea Campaign
News :
January 18, 2019

What does the sea mean to you?

Marine Institute welcomes Clean Oceans Initiative
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January 16, 2019

Ireland's first co-ordinated initiative on land and at sea to collect, reduce and reuse marine litter and clean up our marine environment

 Minister announces €2.4 Million Investment by the Marine Institute in Industry-Led Marine Projects. Pic Darragh Kane
News :
January 14, 2019

Twelve marine SMEs to benefit from funding provided for National Marine Research and Innovation Strategy (2017-2021).

Energy Savings for the Marine Institute
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January 10, 2019

Overall energy savings of 14.1% in 2018 through operational and behavioural changes.

Marine Institute Chairman Dr John Killeen. Photo - Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
News :
January 8, 2019

For a five year term with effect from January 8th 2019.

Leaping Salmon. Picture Cr Ger Rogan
News :
January 3, 2019

also investigates migration patterns, timings, return rates, their changes and patterns.