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NUI Galway PhD Student Wins Floating Wind Turbine Prize at International Conference
Marine Science
Ciaran Kennedy, a PhD student in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway, was recently presented with two prizes at the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2011) held in The Netherlands. Originally from Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.…
Sonar Survey Reveals Torpedoed Guinness Ship
Marine Science
High Resolution images of a merchant ship which was sunk ninety-four years ago today (October 12th) off the coast of Dublin have been revealed by the INFOMAR (Integrated Mapping For the Sustainable Development of Ireland's Marine Resource) Programme during a…
Taoiseach Announces Marine Jobs On Visit of RV Celtic Explorer
Marine Science
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the Marine Institute's research vessel RV Celtic Explorer in Dublin Port today, where he announced the creation of 92 jobs in the marine sector, writes Jehan Ashmore. "Ireland is now recognised as an emerging power…
Marine Institute Research Vessels On Rare Double Calls to Dublin Bay Ports
Marine Science
On a rare occasion both the Marine Institute's research vessels docked in both Dublin Bay ports today, normally these vessels operate mostly off the western seaboard and using their home-port of Galway Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 65m RV Celtic…
Research Vessel on Hydrographic Survey Calls to Dun Laoghaire
Marine Science
As strollers take in the fresh conditions along Dun Laoghaire Harbour's East Pier today they will see the state's first purpose built oceanographic research vessel RV Celtic Voyager moored alongside at the jetty, writes Jehan Ashmore. With her distinctive 31m…
Scientists Set to Show Off in Salthill
Marine Science
Hundreds of experts will be showcasing their work in marine science, weather and astronomy in Galway next Friday 23 September, the Galway Advertiser reports. http://afloat.ie/resources/business/marine-science/ http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/43948/the-world-of-science-on-show-in-salthill The special family-oriented Sea2Sky event - organised by NUI Galway in tandem with the…
New Marine Atlas Answers Important Questions
Marine Science
A new edition of the North Western Waters Atlas has just been published, showing the key biological features of the waters around Ireland. The Atlas brings together in one volume the answers to such diverse questions as: How is rising…
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…

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