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Irish Scientists Contribute to New World Class Offshore Geological Atlas
Marine Science
marineatlas – #Scientists from the Geological Survey of Ireland and UCD have contributed to a new Geological Atlas of the offshore geology of north-west of Europe, which will be launched today at the Geological Survey of Denmark, Copenhagen. The Atlas…
Explorers Programme Opens To Northwest Region Primary Schools
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Applications for the Explorers Education Programme are now open for primary schools in Galway, Clare, Mayo and Sligo that wish to take part in marine-related activities and workshops for the 2014/2015 school year. “With over 50 primary school…
Marine Biotech Partners Meet At Marine Institute
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT) partners, a consortium of 19 national funding bodies from 13 European countries, met at the Marine Institute in Galway last week from 3-4 September to co-ordinate a collective approach to funding trans-national marine…
Central Bank Issues Commemorative Coin in honour of Irish Submarine Inventor John Philip Holland
Marine Science
#submarine – The Central Bank of Ireland launched today a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine. Speaking at the launch at the Marine…
Military Listens Close To Marine Scientists' Ocean Sound Data
Marine Science
#Hydrophones - Could the world's network of hydrophones used by marine scientists to track ocean sounds such as whale songs also be used to spy on the movements of military submarines? That's a real concern among North America's top brass,…
Legacy Report Concludes Four-Year European Marine Research Programme
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The recent publication of the SEAS-ERA Legacy Report brings to a successful conclusion the four-year work programme of the SEAS-ERA Network, a consortium of 21 European marine research funding organisations (RFOs) from 18 member and associated member states.…
Impressive €70m In EU Marine Grants for Irish Science Projects
Marine Science
#marineinst – In the six years between 2007-2013, 111 Irish research groups (including SMEs) have participated in 210 competitive EU-funded marine projects; winning over €70 million in grant-aid. "These figures", said Marine Institute, Chief Executive, Dr Peter Heffernan, "are even…
SMARTSkills Workshop For Marine Researchers In Galway This Month
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) and the Marine Institute will host a one-day SMARTSkills 2014 workshop on Wednesday 27 August in Oranmore, Galway. This workshop is aimed at preparing early-stage researchers in developing successful…
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…

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