Marine Institute

Marine Institute

Foras na Mara

We are the state agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland.

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We provide scientific and technical advice to the government to inform policy and support the sustainable development of Ireland's marine resources.

  • Ireland's new state-of-the-art multi-purpose marine research vessel
  • Podcast
  • Year in Review 2020
  • and explore Ireland’s marine resource


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The Marine Institute’s primary role is to undertake and co-ordinate marine research and development.
We also provide a number of services to promote economic development and create employment around the marine environment.
Find out more about any of primary areas of activity below:


Clement Calvino
Cullen Scholar - Clement Calvino
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Anna Quinn talks about squids tough beaks in Explorers Learning about Squid films. Image Credit Cushla Dromgool-Regan
The Explorers Launch New Educational Resources for primary schools: Learning about Squid!
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Bioeconomy - The Blue Perspective
Bioeconomy - The Blue Perspective
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Exploring Our Marine with the Marine Institute - Energy from our Ocean
Exploring Our Marine with the Marine Institute - Energy from our Ocean
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Information on Ireland's Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2017-2021

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View all the latest research funding opportunities in the Irish marine sector

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View corporate and scientific reports, peer reviewed articles and conference papers

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We believe our people are our greatest asset. Find out more about opportunities to work with the Marine Institute.
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