Marine Institute

Press Releases Archive 2015

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

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.

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.

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

‘Blue Economy’ significant contributor to Ireland’s Economy

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 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

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...

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