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Fourth class pupils from Cregmore NS at the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Docks
Maritime Festivals
#SeaFest - Students from fourth class at Cregmore NS recently visited the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Docks as part of their marine science and art project building up to SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival. Afloat.ie previously reported on the project, which…
The exhibition Cold Recall is based on images from the original lantern slides that Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen used in public lectures about his expeditions through the Northwest Passage and to the South Pole
News Update
#Amundsen - A unique exhibition on Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole was officially opened at NUI Galway by Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, on World Oceans Day (Thursday 8 June). A…
Inland Fisheries Ireland staff electrofishing on the River Barrow as part of the research
Angling
#Angling - New research from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has revealed the state of fish stock levels and the different species present within the River Barrow catchment. The River Barrow is Ireland’s second longest river after the River Shannon, and…
Delegates attending ESPO annual conference held in Barcelona discuss the core topic: “Ports in a changing Climate, a Changing World”.
Ports & Shipping
#ClimateChange - The European port industry gathered in Barcelona for ESPO’s annual conference entitled “Ports in a changing Climate, a Changing World”. During the first of the two day conference (1 June), Alvaro Rodriguez, high level Climate Reality representative, inspired…
Dr Louise Allcock with the ROV Holland I
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Marine scientist and researcher Dr Louise Allcock from NUI Galway is leading a team of 10 university researchers and students on a two-week deep-sea expedition researching cold water corals and sponges. The team — who can be followed…
New Marine Research Cluster For Connemara To Focus On Aquaculture Research
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A new marine research cluster is planned for Connemara incorporating the Údaras na Gaeltachta facility at Pairc na Mara currently under development in Cill Chiaráin, NUI Galway’s Carna Campus Laboratories, and an aquaculture site in Beirtreach Buí near…
Corkman Micheal Kingston along with the Irish Institute of Master Mariners is working on Ireland becoming an observing member of the Arctic Council.
Ports & Shipping
#PolarCode - A London based Irish lawyer has been to the forefront of a ground-breaking safety forum for ships in the Polar regions. Former Lloyds Maritime Lawyer of the Year Michael Kingston from Goleen reports the Southern Star has been…
Take A Virtual Tour On Board The Celtic Explorer
Marine Science
#RVCelticExplorer - Pay a visit on board Ireland’s national marine research vessel wherever you are, thanks to a new immersive 360-degree virtual tour of the RV Celtic Explorer courtesy of the Marine Institute. Conor Purcell writes in New Scientist on…
Dr Triona McGrath gave her talk on ocean acidification at TEDxFulbrightDublin on 6 February 2016
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A talk on how pollution is changing the chemistry of the seas around Ireland has been selected as a featured video by TED.com. The talk by Irish marine scientist and Fulbright Scholar Dr Triona McGrath discusses the process…
RV Celtic Explorer at work in the Atlantic earlier this month
Marine Science
#ClimateChange - Preliminary results from the recent ‘health check’ of the Atlantic Ocean suggest a greater penetration of manmade chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) further into the deeper ocean since 20 years ago. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, an Irish-led international team of…
Applications Open For Inland Fisheries Ireland Internships
Jobs
#Jobs - A limited number of short-term (2-8 week) internships are available at Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) each year, intended to offer practical experience in fisheries science. Dates are flexible depending on availability of supervisors and appropriate projects. Typical projects…
Birthday boy Hugo Johnston (7) joined Marine Minister Michael Creed to open ‘Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic’ at Galway City Museum
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Marine Minister Michael Creed fficially opened Ireland's first sea science gallery at Galway City Museum yesterday (Thursday 18 May). ‘Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic’ is Ireland’s first marine science exhibition to have audio and visual displays accessible…
The RV Celtic Voyager is part of the INFOMAR survey fleet
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Voyager returned to Cork Harbour last week after the first of six INFOMAR seabed mapping surveys planned for 2017. The two-week seabed survey carried out its operations in the Celtic Sea south of…
Marine Institute chair Dr John Killeen with Marine Minister Michael Creed and Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan launching the Marine Equipment and Small Infrastructure Call for 2017
Marine Science
#MarineResearch - The Marine Institute has announced a €2m Marine Infrastructure Call for 2017 with awards of between €20,000 and €200,000. Applications are invited from legal entities (higher education institutes, public research institutes, small-medium enterprises, etc) on the island of…
The GO-SHIP team in Galway getting ready for their expedition on the RV Celtic Explorer
Marine Science
#MarineScience - An international team of marine scientists from six countries are currently sailing on Ireland’s national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer on a transatlantic voyage to study the impact of climate change on the ocean. Departing from St John’s…
Lancer at sea in the mid Atlantic
Marine Science
#Lancer - The Marine Institute has posted video of the successful launch of the unmanned yacht Lancer in the Atlantic this past weekend. The miniature marine research vessel was released from the RV Celtic Explorer on Saturday 22 April in…

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