Marine Institute

Press Releases Archive 2008

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...

November 11, 2008

Leading members of the shipping, financial and investment sectors gathered today (Tuesday 11th November) in Ireland at the 2nd Annual Marine Money Dublin Ship Finance and Investment Forum, to hear the views of number of leading expert economists...

November 6, 2008

Starting today (Thursday 5th November) from Galway, the Marine Institute research vesselRV Celtic Voyager, begins the task of replacing each of the six original weather buoys, placed around the coast with new and improved systems that will not...

September 4, 2008

The EU FP7 Environment (including Climate Change) Programme (Theme 6) today launched its 3rd call for proposals which includes many opportunities for funding collaborative marine research.

September 3, 2008

Ship based training opportunities are now available for undergraduate, postgraduate and transition year students on the national research vessels.

September 2, 2008

The Marine Institute is now accepting applications for ship-time on board the two national research vessels, RV Celtic Voyager and RV Celtic Explorer for the 2009 survey season. Applications for funding towards vessel time are also welcome under...

August 19, 2008

Dr Niamh Connolly, Executive Secretary of the Marine Board-European Science Foundation, visited the Marine Institute HQ in Galway on Friday 15th August where she gave a lunchtime lecture on “The Marine Board and its role in shaping European...

August 5, 2008

An EU project organised between Ireland, Spain and Norway may have found a way to secure the future of lobster stocks in European waters.

Under the ‘AquaReg’ programme that began over 4 years ago, the project team, coordinated by Alan...

July 18, 2008

The American Ambassador, Mr Thomas C. Foley visited the Marine Institute’s headquarters and laboratory facilities at Oranmore, Co. Galway, yesterday (Thursday 17 July), for a joint workshop between Irish and US companies and organizations in the...

June 16, 2008

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Seán Power, T.D. today launched www.infomar.ie a new website which will provide information on the nature of the seabed,...

June 16, 2008

he Marine Institute’s SmartBay system—a network of surface and sub-surface buoys, cables and communications systems designed to provide real time information about the environment in Galway Bay and to support and stimulate the environmental...

June 4, 2008

The weather buoy M5, which played such in important role in predicting and recording the record wave heights off the coast last December, is back in action again.

May 29, 2008

Galway Atlantaquaria in conjunction with the Marine Institute and Failte Ireland/West will host the biggest World Ocean Day celebrations to date in Galway on Sunday 8th June 2008. A family fun-day of excitement, activities and presentations have...

May 15, 2008

A unique international scientific mission, to investigate the increasing mortality of salmon at sea, sails today (Friday 16th May) from the port of Killybegs aboard the Marine Institute’s research vessel RV Celtic Explorer. The project, SALSEA-...

May 9, 2008

Bjorn the Polar Bear is making his way from the Arctic to Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill to celebrate World Oceans Day on Sunday 8th June 2008. Galway Atlantaquaria, the Marine Institute and Failte Ireland, who are sponsors of the event, aim to...

May 8, 2008

Members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change and Energy Security today (8th May) visited Galway for detailed briefings on the Marine Institute’s programme to understand the key drivers of climate change in Ireland by studying...

April 17, 2008

Easy and immediate access to a wide range of ocean data, including wave and tide heights, is now available through IMOS – the Integrated Marine Observations page of the Marine Institute website.

April 15, 2008

Three million containers and an estimated €135 billion worth of merchandise trade were handled at Irish ports last year, according to a report published today (Tuesday 15th April) by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine...

March 5, 2008

The Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, TD and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mary Coughlan, TD, announced details of the joint Marine Institute – Higher Education Authority (HEA) programme to enhance Ireland’s...

March 2, 2008

Dr. Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Marine Institute, was honoured with the Seavite Alumni Award for Natural Science by NUI Galway last night (Saturday 1st March) at their Ninth Annual Gala Banquet. The event was attended by leaders from...

February 13, 2008

The annual INFOMAR seminar at the Marine Institute headquarters in Galway today (13th February), announced new plans for marine mapping and outlined how the project is supporting efforts to combat climate change.

January 31, 2008

New ways of exploring the deep oceans, that can shed light on rapid climate change, investigate the consequences of erupting underwater volcanoes and provide new technologies that may help humankind explore distant planets, are just some of the...

January 28, 2008

Songs of the Deep” a unique blend of music and marine science will take place in Galway on Thursday 31st January at 7.30 pm in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, sponsored by the Marine Institute. Entry is free and open to all members of the public...

January 25, 2008

A group of European Shellfish experts visited the Marine Institute in Galway this week to discuss issues regarding food safety, industry development and relations with the European Commission. The delegation, visiting Ireland at the invitation of...