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The Marine Institute's research facility in Newport, Co Mayo
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Taoiseach Enda Kenny today (Saturday 28 January) announced the creation of 20 new jobs and a €6 million investment in the Marine Institute's facility in Newport, Co Mayo. The 20 new positions will be based at Newport research…
Marine Institute’s 2017 Work Experience Programme Calls For Student Bursars
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is inviting students to apply for a number of work placement bursaries in many exciting areas for the summer of 2017. The Marine Institute Bursary Scholarship Scheme is worth €275 per week for an eight-…
SeaFest runs from June 30th t July 2nd 2017 in Galway
Maritime Festivals
Galway based and globally renowned event management specialist Arcana has been appointed to stage SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, this summer. Arcana, which has organised sporting, cultural and commemorative historical events across the globe, has been given the challenge of…
Crew on board a tender attend buoy-work which forms part of the Irish Lights Exhibition which continues to tour around our coastline. The next venue is Wexford County Offices which begins on 23 January.
Lighthouses
#Exhibition - The Commissioners of Irish Lights and the Royal Irish Academy continues to tour an exhibition around our coastline that captures the history of Irish Lights. Having first exhibited last year in Cobh as Afloat reported on the next…
Glenua & Friends lecture series resumes in the New Year beginning next month - the topic is Ernest Shackleton's Story - 100 Years Later
News Update
#LectureShackleton -An illustrated lecture: "Ernest Shackleton's Story - A Hundred Years Later"  by Kevin Kenny will take place on Thursday 12 January 2017 (20:00hrs) at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend, Dublin 4. There will be an entry fee…
Deadline Extended For Views On New Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2021
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The public consultation on a new plan setting out Ireland's Marine Research and Innovation Strategy for the period 2016-2021 has been extended till Friday 30 December. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the draft strategy as prepared by the…
Students from Coláiste Baile Chlair at the Marine Institute’s 2016 open day
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute welcomed over 250 visitors to its headquarters in Oranmore for the maritime innovation agency’s annual open day on Wednesday (23 November). Organised as part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival and designed mainly for…
Recent research awards through the H2020 SME Instrument include Kerry based Brandon Products Ltd. for a blue biotechnology solution for bio oil production; Connemara based EireComposites for a project to develop develop smart, efficient tidal-turbine blades and offshore wind-turbine blade structures at an affordable cost; and Dare Technology based at the IMERC cluster in Cork.
Marine Science
A number of Irish marine businesses have been successful in winning EU research funding to develop disruptive technologies that will help achieve energy and food security, key societal challenges in the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 (H2020). Recent…
The Irish organisation received their award from San Diego-based non-profit industry association The Maritime Alliance (TMA) at the annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit in San Diego
Marine Science
The Marine Institute and IMERC have been presented with the International Maritime Partner award by the Maritime Alliance. The Irish marine science organisation received their award from San Diego-based non-profit industry association The Maritime Alliance (TMA) at the annual Blue…
A new plan setting out Ireland's Marine Research and Innovation Strategy for the period 2016-2021 is available for public consultation until Tuesday 22 November
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A new plan setting out Ireland's Marine Research and Innovation Strategy for the period 2016-2021 is now available for public consultation until Tuesday 22 November. The draft strategy, prepared by the Marine Institute, provides a unified view of…
Former Royal Navy ice patrol survey ship, HMS Endurance (named in honour of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1918 Antarctic expedition ship) departing Portsmouth under tow to Turkish ship-breakers
Marine Science
#ShackletonShips - The Ross Sea announced as the World’s largest marine park in the Antarctic is where ice patrol survey ship HMS Endurance nearly sank in the south Atlantic in 2008. Since then the ship has remained laid up, however in recent…
This photo taken in the Ross Sea, Antarctica yesterday from the Antarctic Ocean Alliance shows a adelie penguin on pack ice
Marine Science
#AntarcticPark - The European Union and 24 countries yesterday agreed to create the world’s largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million square km (600,000 square miles) of ocean. The Irish Times writes the Commission for…
Cape Verde Humpback Whales Doc On TG4 This Weekend
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Irish-made documentary The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde will be broadcast this Saturday 29 October at 7.15pm on TG4. Narrated by Liam Ó Maonlaí and shot in Cape Verde, Ireland and Malta, the film follows Dr Simon Berrow…
The longest migration recorded in this study was more than 300 days. Each day the eel made a vertical migration of more than 300 metres and back
Marine Science
Irish researchers from Inland Fisheries Ireland have contributed to an EU funded research which has helped solve the deepest secrets of oceanic migration and behaviour of one of Europe’s most mysterious fish, the European eel. The international research team, led…
Mystery Of Fin Whale Beaching On UK’s North Sea Coast
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Marine scientists have been puzzled by the recent beaching of a whale rarely seen off the east coast of England. According to the Guardian, the carcass of a 12m fin whale washed up at Holkham in Norfolk last…
New Roadmap For Marine Biotechnology Research & Innovation In Europe Is Launched
Marine Science
#MarineScience - As previously highlighted on Afloat.ie, the Marine Biotechnology Research and Innovation Roadmap was launched by the EU-funded Marine Biotechnology Consortium (ERA-MBT) last week in Brussels. The consortium brings together 19 partners from 14 countries across Europe to work with…

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