Marine Institute

Press Releases Archive 2017

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.

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.

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

M5 weather buoy which broke free during Storm Ophelia.

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.

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Part of a National aquaculture research cluster

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.

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...

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'

(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)

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

RV Celtic Voyager
April 11, 2017

using the ROV Holland 1 remotely operated vehicle

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