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Explorers Marine Education Programme Visits Cork's Lifetime Lab
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Over 900 primary school students got to experience the wonders of the Irish marine environment at the Lifetime Lab in Cork where they participated in the Explorers Education Programme workshops from 2 to 13 March. The pupils learned…
Warming of Irish Lake Is Sign of Global Trend, Say Marine Scientists
Marine Science
#warmlkake – A lake in county Mayo is among a number of lakes around the world that are 'warming' and Irish Marine Scientists are part of a global research project examining the trend.  Data for Lough Feeagh, situated in the…
IFI & Queens Share Expertise In Fisheries Research
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and Queens University Belfast (QUB) jointly sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at QUB’s Medical Biological Centre on Wednesday 11 March, expressing their commitment to a continued rich and productive liaison in research and education.…
Scientists Discuss 'Unknown Treasure' Of The Atlantic Ocean
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Atlantic Ocean: Our Unknown Treasure was on the agenda at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose, California on Saturday 14 February. Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter…
New Project Uses Seabed Mapping To Study Behaviour Of Fish
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Ciaran O’Donnell, a specialist in fisheries acoustic research with Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory services at the Marine Institute, has just begun a PhD research project that will link fisheries and seabed mapping acoustic technologies. By using both technologies, he…
Major Upgrade To Scientific Equipment On RV Celtic Explorer
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The marine research vessel Celtic Explorer is back in the water with a new suite of hydrographic and geophysical sonar systems. According to the Marine Institute, the new instruments were installed during an extensive refit in the A&P…
Student Bursars Wanted For Marine Institute Work Experience Programme
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is inviting students to apply for a number of work experience placements in many exciting areas for this summer 2015. The bursaries are worth €2,200 each for an eight-week placement based in various locations including…
SmartBay Ireland & Newfoundland Strengthen Ties In Atlantic Bridge
Marine Science
#MarineScience - SmartBay Ireland has entered into a transatlantic collaboration agreement with the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Dublin City University and the Marine Institute. The Memorandum of Understanding…
Opportunities With Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services Team
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute has carried out Ireland's obligations under the Data Collection Framework (DCF) since 2002. The DCF programme involves at-sea and port sampling of catch and landings, research vessel surveys (eg acoustic, egg, groundfish and underwater TV…
Fish Telemetry Workshop For Experts In January
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) are hosting a workshop for scientists with experience in biotelemetry on 27-29 January 2015 at Citywest in Dublin. Both agencies are promoting the workshop to provide…
Marine Institute Announces Boost For Seafood Research
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute has secured €800,000 research funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to carry out three significant research projects that address the needs of the aquaculture and seafood industry in the areas of…
Irish Marine Scientists Win €5.5m in EU 'Blue Growth' Research Funds
Marine Science
#marinescience – Ireland's marine researchers have won €5.5m in the latest EU Horizon 2020 competitive funding in the areas of Blue Growth and Sustainable Food and Security. This represents 4.7% of total EU budget awards and 5% of Blue Growth,…
Hundreds Of TY Students Visit Marine Institute For Science Fest
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Over 300 Transition Year students from Galway and further afield visited the Marine Institute yesterday (Thursday 20 November) as part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival. The students met scientists and staff, discovered the wide ranging work…
New US Ambassador to Ireland Visits the Marine Institute
Marine Science
#USambassador- The newly appointed US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O'Malley met with Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute last week at the headquarters of the institute in Oranmore, Co. Galway. Dr Heffernan highlighted the strong marine transatlantic relationship…
Open Day For TY Students At The Marine Institute
Marine Science
#MarineScience - As part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival 2014, Transition Year students are invited to visit the Marine Institute in Oranmore, Co Galway during a special open day on Thursday 20 November. TY students will be given…
Marine Institute Brings Underwater TV Survey Tech To Bay Of Biscay
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The first underwater TV (UWTV) survey of the Bay of Biscay Nephrops grounds was carried out on the RV Celtic Voyager from 20-29 September. This survey involved collaboration between the fishing industry and IFREMER, the French equivalent of…

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