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Students Join Marine Institute For Summer Science Placements
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The annual Marine Institute bursary programme gets underway this month with 23 third-level students from academic institutions in Ireland and the UK joining the institute for eight weeks. Every year up to 150 of third-level students across Ireland…
Cold Water Corals Growing In Abundance Off Porcupine Bank
Marine Science
#MarineScience - An international team of scientists led by Prof Andy Wheeler of University College Cork have discovered a new habitat for coral in Irish waters – possibly doubling the amount of cold water corals previously thought to exist in the area…
The Blue Economy: Business Breakfast Hosted by Cork Chamber
Marine Science
#BlueEconomy - Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute is to be the guest speaker of Cork Chamber's June Business Breakfast on Thursday 25th June in the Clarion Hotel. The Blue Economy is seen as hugely important for the…
Sea for Society: RV Celtic Explorer Hosts National Schools Open Day
Marine Science
#SeaforSociety - An open day saw more than 150 children from five schools from Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Mayo visit the Marine Institute's research vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer, as well as Galway Atlantaquaria, as part of the EU FP7…
Mountains in Atlantic Mapped by Celtic Explorer's Multi-National Team
Marine Science
#UnderseaMountains - A multi-national team of ocean exploration experts from Europe, USA and Canada led by Thomas Furey, Marine Institute, has revealed previously uncharted features on the Atlantic seabed including mountains and ridges taller than Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain. The survey onboard…
Trans-Atlantic Mapping Survey Launched
Marine Science
#survey – Today, a multi-national team of European, Canadian, and American ocean mapping experts launch the first trans-Atlantic mapping survey under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.The survey is one of the first projects to be launched by the Alliance, formed…
Commemorative Coin For Ireland's Submarine Inventor Presented To Taoiseach
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Following its issue by the Central Bank last year, the limited edition Silver Proof coin commemorating John Philip Holland, the Irish-born inventor of the modern submarine, was presented to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Marine Minister Simon Coveney during…
Prince of Wales Visits the Marine Institute Galway
Marine Science
#RoyalVisitsMarine - Today the Prince of Wales visited the Marine Institute in Oranmore, Co. Galway where he met Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Minister Simon Coveney, and talked to Marine Institute staff about their work in areas including analysing the impact…
Ocean Research Opportunity For Marine Science Graduates
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A unique opportunity to participate in the North South Atlantic Training Transect (NoSoAT) summer school and carry out ocean research in the North and South Atlantic Ocean is being offered to graduates of marine-related sciences from across the…
New Sonar Imagery of Wreck of RMS Lusitania
Marine Science
#lusitania – Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Resources at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Joe McHugh T.D., and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys T.D, today welcomed the publication of new state-of-the-art…
'Ocean Observatory' For Galway Bay
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A subsea cable laid from the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Bay this week marks a major milestone in the development of Ireland's national marine research and development infrastructure. The four-kilometre cable and a frame to which sensors…
Scientific Transatlantic Mapping Between Ireland & Canada Begins
Marine Science
#mapping – The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD today joined with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in Brussels, along with Canada's…
Transition Year Students Learn About Mapping Ireland’s Seabed
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Three Transition Year students recently completed placements hosted by INFOMAR at the Marine Institute. Jack Lillis, Aoife Muldoon and Emily Egan learned how seabed mapping can improve safety at sea, how it relates to the fishing industry, and…
New Survey Vessel Named RV Tonn at Poolbeg Yacht, Boat Club & Marina
Marine Science
#marinescience – Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Resources at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Joe McHugh T.D., today formally commissioned the INFOMAR Programme's new survey vessel, naming her the RV TONN at the Poolbeg Yacht,…
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…

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