The Marine Institute is delighted to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science this week by recognising the women who work in marine science and research.
"The Institute is committed to supporting a culture of high performance driven by our people. With a staff over 236 permanent and temporary project employees, we have a strong workforce of female employees reaching up to almost 50% " said Caroline Bocquel, Director at the Marine Institute.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science Forum has been one of the flagship events of the United Nations, since its inception in 2016. It is a key event for women and girls in science, science experts, policy-makers and diplomats to gather and share their vision, expertise and best practices to achieve Equality and Parity in Science for Sustainable Development.
The Marine Institute is the national agency for marine research, technology, development and innovation. Since the established in 1991 and in line with the Marine Institute's Strategic Plan (2018-2022), the organisation continues to recognise that its employees skills, experience and passion for the marine are central to the work that is undertakes for the government and other stakeholders.
"Almost 70% of the women working at the Marine Institute work in science and research including areas of oceanography, fisheries ecosystems and advisory roles, marine environment and food safety. We also have women working in policy, innovation and research, maritime development and corporate roles".
"We are extremely proud to note that more than 70% of our female staff have a bachelor, masters or a doctorate in science related fields. In 2018 the scientific roles filled at the Marine Institute were competed successfully by 16 women and 17 by men," Caroline Bocquel added.