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Marine Institute Pays Tribute To Dr Kostas Nittis
Marine Science
#InMemoriam - The Marine Institute was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of esteemed colleague and friend Dr Kostas Nittis of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Athens. A distinguished oceanographer, Dr Nittis served the marine science community as…
Marine Institute Bursary Programme Highlighted
Marine Science
#marinescience – Twenty-two 3rd level students highlighted the value of the Marine Institute bursary programme at the annual Bursar Seminar day recently (24th July) where they show cased their skills and experience gained at the Institute.The Marine Institute Bursary programme…
Marine Scientists Make New Discoveries on the Rockall Bank
Marine Science
#marinescience – A team of thirteen marine scientists representing eight nationalities led by Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou from University College Dublin (School of Geological Sciences) and Dr Veerle Huvenne from the National Oceanography Centre, UK (Marine Geoscience), recently completed a two…
Funding For New Research On Galway Coastal Climate
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Research funding of some €96,000 has been awarded to NUI Galway to study the marine environment of Galway Bay - and what that information can mean for those who live around it. As the Galway Advertiser reported earlier…
Galway Teachers Discover Their Local Seashore During 'Explorers' Training
Marine Science
#Marine - Local primary school teachers in Galway have just finished a week-long training course (1-5 July) on how to incorporate marine studies into their schools through fun activities and projects. Sea for Society (EU FP7 project) research last year…
Marine Researchers Pore Over Data Collected From Whittard Canyon
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Marine scientists from Ireland, the UK, US and Germany are starting to examine data collected from the Marine Institute's recent research mission to the Whittard Canyon in the North Atlantic, according to RTÉ News. As previously reported on…
National Maritime College Marks First Decade With Summer Conferrings
Marine Science
#cokrharbour – The National Maritime College of Ireland at Ringaskiddy, in Cork Harbour, the first higher education facility in the State to be built using the PPP process, marked its 10th year as it hosted the Cork Institute of Technology…
Frenchman's Plan For 'Starship Enterprise Of The Seas'
Marine Science
#NewDesign - The Verge has some beautiful artists' renderings of a proposal for an amazing ocean laboratory that's been dubbed 'the Starship Enterprise of sea exploration'. The brainchild of architect and oceanographer Jacques Rougerie, the SeaOrbiter is the culmination of…
Irish Marine Scientists Explore Whittard Canyon Deep-Sea Submarine Canyon
Marine Science
#deepsea – An international research team, led by scientists from NUI Galway, is currently exploring the Whittard Canyon deep-sea submarine canyon system in the North East Atlantic onboard the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Explorer. Researchers from Ireland, the UK, the…
Bursary Students join the Marine Institute for Summer Science Placements
Marine Science
#marinescience – The annual Marine Institute bursary programme gets underway this month (June, 2014) with 22 third-level students. Over eight weeks the students will work in a variety of areas including fish and shellfish assessments and surveys, sampling salmon and…
Deep Sea Fish Remove One Million Tonnes of CO2 from UK & Irish Waters Every Year
Marine Science
#fish – Deep sea fish remove and store more than one million tonnes of CO2 from UK and Irish surface waters every year, according to a new study completed by researchers from the Marine Institute and the University of Southampton,…
Postgrad Research Opportunity: Cold Water Carbonate Ecosystems In Irish Waters
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Marine-related postgraduates (MSc and PhD) across Ireland and Germany are being offered a unique opportunity to gain offshore marine research and training skills and experience acting as chief scientists of their own research voyage from 11-17 September as…
Opportunity For Ireland In European 'Blue Economy' Action Plan
Marine Science
#BlueEconomy - The European Commission last week presented an Action Plan for Innovation in the 'Blue Economy' to help use ocean resources responsibly and sustainably as sources of food, medicine and energy, and drive growth and jobs in Europe. Marine…
Explorers Programme Seeks Expressions Of Interest In Producing Primary Teaching Materials
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Explorers Marine Education Programme is looking for expressions of interest from those with experience in the primary education sector and an interest in the marine, to develop a range of marine-themed primary school lesson plans and worksheets.…
Marine Institute Affiliated Researchers Get Support From ICES Science Fund
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Two marine scientists associated with the Marine Institute through research carried out under the Sea Change Strategy have gone on to win support for specific small projects through the newly established International Council of the Exploration of the…
Open Call For Atlantic Summer School For Marine Science Postgrads
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Applications are now invited for the Atlantic Summer School 2014 to be held on board Irish national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer from 11-17 September. The school is a collaboration between the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training…

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