Marine Institute welcomes US Ambassador to Ireland to our national headquarters in Galway

Marine Institute welcome US Ambassador to Ireland to our national headquarters in GalwayThe United States Ambassador to Ireland, Claire Cronin, visited the Marine Institute’s national headquarters in Galway, Ireland, today. The Ambassador’s visit celebrated the strong ties in oceans science and technology that exist between the two nations that are separated but also connected by the North Atlantic Ocean. 

The Marine Institute is a leading centre of excellence in marine science, research, technology, and innovation, contributing significantly to Ireland's economic prosperity and environmental sustainability.  The visit provided an opportunity for Ambassador Cronin to tour the Institute’s state-of-the-art facilities and gain insights into our scientific programmes and capabilities, including research vessel operations, ocean observation and seabed mapping, marine ecosystem monitoring, climate science, and scientific services supporting development of a sustainable ocean economy.

In welcoming Ambassador Cronin, the Marine Institute's Director of Policy, Innovation and Research Services, Dr Niall McDonough, emphasised the Institute's commitment to fostering international cooperation and knowledge exchange to not only advance marine research and innovation goals but to address global marine challenges.

"As two nations with seaboards on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland and the US share a deep commitment to exploring new frontiers of ocean science and sustainability. The connections between us have deepened substantially since the signing of the Galway Statement to establish the All-Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Alliance in 2013. We now work together as part of a growing family of Atlantic nations that seek common solutions through scientific collaboration to harness the vast potential of the Atlantic Ocean whilst safeguarding it for future generations.”



For more information, please contact:
Sinéad Coyne, Marine Institute e. m. +353 (0)87 947 7090
Sheila Byrnes, Marine Institute e. m. +353 (0)87 815 5271
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About Marine Institute
The Marine Institute provides government, public agencies, and the maritime industry with a range of scientific, advisory, and economic development services that inform policy-making, regulation, and the sustainable management and growth of Ireland’s marine resources. The Institute undertakes, coordinates, and promotes marine research and development, which is essential to achieving a sustainable ocean economy, protecting ecosystems, and inspiring a shared understanding of the ocean.