2011 INFOMAR Call for Applied Research Proposals Announced

INFOMAR logoINFOMAR - the INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s MArine Resource, is a joint venture between the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute.The programme is a successor to the Irish National Seabed Survey (INSS) and concentrates on creating a range of integrated mapping products of the physical, chemical and biological features of the seabed in the near-shore area.   

Included in the objectives of the INFOMAR Programme, under strand 3, Value Added Exploitation is the objective to deliver “A programme of national and international value added research to leverage the skills, expertise and data from the Irish National Seabed Survey and INFOMAR”.  

To this end the programme is engaging in a call for research proposals. The research call is designed largely to fund applied desk studies with an optional field work component. INFOMAR  are keen to promote research and industry partnership, and encourage applied collaborative proposals, particularly in areas which may be subject to future commercial opportunities, growth, and / or jobs.  

Applicants should note that:  

Work will be completed and reported before end calendar year 2012.

Projects will have a budget of c. €30,000 or less  

While indicative research topics are given below, any area of activity of the INFOMAR Programme is open for proposals.  

The closing date for receipt of application is Wednesday 9th November at 1600 hours.  

For further information, please access the attached documents: