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Pulsars Discoveries by NUI Galway Astronomers
Marine Science
Astronomers from NUI Galway's Centre for Astronomy have made an important breakthrough in the understanding of how pulsars work, and have recently published their findings in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team, led by NUI Galway's…
Celtic Mist Needs Funds for Refit
Marine Science
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has published a notice for its plans to refit Celtic Mist as a research vessel. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Celtic Mist was gifted to the IWDG by the Haughey family to help…
Marine Institute to host ARCOPOL Oil Spill Modelling Workshop
Marine Science
The Marine Institute will be hosting an ARCOPOL oil spill modelling workshop in Galway on Tuesday 13 September. This one-day workshop is an opportunity to discuss the development of common procedures, techniques and decision tools for the management of response…
Scientists Discover World of Wonder Beneath the Atlantic
Marine Science
The Irish-led scientific expedition aboard the RV Celtic Explorer has discovered a previously uncharted field of hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. http://afloat.ie/resources/business/marine-science/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the team includes geochemists, marine biologists, marine geologists, marine geneticists and technicians…
Irish Lead Mission to Find New Life on the Ocean Floor
Marine Science
A new Irish-led marine research mission has set off to discover strange new lifeforms that inhabit the deepest parts of our oceans. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/business/marine-science/ In collaboration with scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre, the team sailed from Galway earlier this…
Minister Coveney And Irish MEPS Now Have Responsibility for Fixing Irish and EU Fisheries
Marine Science
OCEAN2012 Ireland issued the following statement on the European Commission's proposal for reform of the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). "The Commission's proposal includes solid targets for the recovery of European fish stocks, including requiring that measures be taken…
Waterford: Where Tallships and Science Meet
Marine Science
Amongst the festival tallships lining Waterford quays, the RV Keary, a marine research survey vessel that mapped the estuary in advance of the tall ships arrival, will too be open to the public, writes Jehan Ashmore. Work to map the…
Ferry Operator Assists in Marine-Life Conservation Role
Marine Science
Fastnet Line which runs the Cork-Swansea port route on the Celtic Sea, is assisting the charity MarineLife to monitor cetaceans, writes Jehan Ashmore. The work of MarineLife is to survey the population trends and track the movements of dolphins, whales,…
US Schools Send Mini Sailboats Across The Pond
Marine Science
Mini sailboats could soon be spotted in Irish waters if a US school project goes according to plan. The Bangor Daily News in Maine reports on the Educational Passages programme, through which middle school students will equip miniature sailboats with…
Celtic Mist Offered as Gift to IWDG
Marine Science
The yacht sailed by late former Taoiseach Charles Haughey has been offered as gift to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) as a research vessel. The Irish Times reports that 52ft Celtic Mist had been on sale in the…
Marine Education Programme Makes a Splash
Marine Science
The wonders of Ireland's marine life came to the LifeTime Lab in Cork on Monday with the launch of a fortnight of school visits in tandem with the Explorers marine education programme for primary schools. The programme aims to empower…
Prince Albert II of Monaco to Visit Marine Institute
Marine Science
Prince Albert II of Monaco is to make a state visit to Ireland next week which is to include a tour of the Marine Institute in Co. Galway, according to Department of Foreign Affairs, writes Jehan Ashmore.  The three-day visit…
'The Sea: One of Ireland's Greatest Natural Resources' - Coveney
Marine Science
In his first week in office Marine Minister Simon Coveney has moved to highlight the significance of the marine sector to Ireland. The statement came in his first official engagement at the new Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food. Minister…
Marine Institute Welcomes Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food
Marine Science
The Marine Institute has issued a statement congratulating Mr Simon Coveney TD on his new appointment as the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food today (11th March 2011), during his visit on board the RV Celtic Explorer in Cork, after…
New Thermal Imaging System Spots Whale Spouts 2km Away
Marine Science
Current Corporation has announced successful results of tests involving the simulation and detection of whale spouts with its new Night Navigator 3 thermal imaging camera system. http://www.currentcorp.com/current-corporation-detects-whale-spouts-at-night-at-distances-of-up-to-2km/ An air compressor was used to simulate the spout of a whale in…
Scientists Await Data from Galway Wave Energy Test
Marine Science
The Irish Times reports that a number of European universities and research centres are eagerly awaiting the data from the latest wave energy test buoy deployed in Galway Bay. Cork company Ocean Energy Ltd is behind the latest test and…

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