Marine Institute

Press Releases Archive 2020

A waverider buoy deployed in Galway Bay. Photo provided by the Marine Institute.
December 22, 2020

NUI Galway and Marine Institute partnership.

Crashing Waves at Keem Bay, Achill Island, Co.Mayo. Photograph © Daniel Farrell and Ann Robinson, Coast Monkey
December 16, 2020

National Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2017-2021

From Galway to the North Pole - Marine Institute Launch Festive Challenge to Save Lives at Sea. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
December 4, 2020

Marine Institute Launch Festive Challenge to Save Lives at Sea

Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway.
November 17, 2020

7 new Cullen PhD Scholarships to run over the next four years.

Clontuskert students in front of newly installed solar panels sponsored by Microsoft SSE Airtricity and Activ8. Photo courtesy of St. Augustine's N.S. from Clonstuskert, in County Galway
November 13, 2020

St. Augustine's N.S. Clontuskert, from County Galway.

A male arctic charr from Lake Windermere. Photo Cr Ian Winfield.
November 13, 2020

The warming of lake temperatures across Ireland and central Europe poses major risk to rare Arctic charr fish populations which date back to before last Ice Age.

November 12, 2020

The Marine Institute is also encouraging children to get creative and colour in a picture of the RV Celtic Explorer.

Dr Paul Connolly, CEO Marine Institute. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
November 2, 2020

The Marine Institute provides a broad range of dedicated marine scientists that make a valuable contribution to the work of ICES.

RV Celtic Explorer
October 15, 2020

This new vessel will enable Ireland to develop the best scientific advice possible.

October 7, 2020

The public feedback gathered will inform Ireland's Seascape Character Assessment Report.

Mission Atlantic
October 1, 2020

The Marine Institute will join forces with international ocean.

The people of Ireland contribute to Mission Starfish 2030
September 23, 2020

Restore our Ocean and Waters to the European Commission.

Lots of treasures and oddities found on Grattan Beach in Galway by Padraic Creedon and Anna Quinn (Galway Atlantaquaria) and Cushla Dromgool-Regan (The Camden Education Trust) who represented the Explorers Education Programme, as part of the EMSEA-Atlantic network on World Cleanup Day.
September 22, 2020

looking for Trash and Treasures on the Seashore.

Climate change research in the Arctic on board the RV Celtic Explorer
September 16, 2020

Climate change research in the Arctic on board the RV Celtic Explorer

EU Mission Citizen Survey opens in Ireland
August 18, 2020

EU Mission Citizen Survey opens in Ireland

One Shared Ocean, One Shared Future
July 22, 2020

Collaboration and scientific research are now more important than ever.

Join Kathy Sullivan in conversation with broadcaster Pat Kenny
July 21, 2020

Join Kathy Sullivan in conversation with broadcaster Pat Kenny.

Kathy Sullivan
July 16, 2020

An exclusive Irish interview

The Cliffs of Moher are amongst the most impressive coastlines in the world, and one of Ireland's top tourist attractions, drawing almost one million visitors every year.
June 16, 2020

One of the key industries contributing to Ireland’s ocean and coastal economies is tourism and leisure.

Shark nursery discovery
June 10, 2020

Oceans of Learning highlights Ireland’s Marine Biodiversity

What the sea means to you competition. Photo Andrew Downes, XPOSURE
June 8, 2020

#Sea to Me competition launched to coincide with World Oceans Day

The Marine Institute's Remotely Operated Vehicle - ROV Holland 1
June 3, 2020

Marine Institute's Oceans of Learning series.

My Explorers Seashore Guide Work Book published on International biological diversity day
May 22, 2020

Published by the Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme.

Oceans of learning resources online at
April 3, 2020

Explore Ireland's marine resource

Dr Paul Connolly, CEO of the Marine Institute and All-Ireland Ocean Youth Ambassador, Eimear Manning, met with The Duke and Duchess at Howth, North County Dublin. Image Cr Julien Behal Photography
March 4, 2020

Focus on vital role of the ocean in our everyday lives and actions to safeguard it for future generations

MacDara Flavin (9) from Scoíl Shéamais Naofa, Barna, Galway launches Explorers Pop art and Creative writing competition open to all national primary schools to create a super hero that saves the ocean from climate change.  See  Funded by the Marine Institute and supported by the Camden Education Trust, and Galway Education Centre. Photography: Andrew Downes – Xposure
January 27, 2020

Inviting primary school children to use the power of their imagination to save the ocean from climate change.