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Marine Science
Ireland’s Deep Oceans Offer New Opportunities
Marine Science
A team of scientists has just returned from a research mission to sample habitats on the edge of the continental shelf using the Marine Institute’s vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer, and the deep water remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Holland I.…
New European Atlas of the Seas
Marine Science
The European Commission has recently launched a pilot version of a new European Atlas of the Seas – a dynamic online atlas where users will be able to learn more about Europe's seas, its maritime sectors, the interaction between them…
€7.5 million in EU grant-aid for Irish marine food research
Marine Science
The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. Brendan Smith TD, speaking at a workshop organised by his Department on 29th April, said that Ireland had secured over €7.5 million to date in research funding under the FP7 Food, Agriculture,…
US Firm to Make Energy from Irish Waters
Marine Science
A US renewable energy company is proposing to meet the Government’s target of generating 500 megawatts of electricity from ocean energy systems by 2020, holding out the possibility of generating tens of thousands of jobs in Ireland. Frank McDonald's story…
Afloat.ie: Underwater Kites to Create Power
Marine Science
TIDAL POWER IN IRELAND: A tidal energy company spun out from Swedish car and plane manufacturer Saab plans to deploy its underwater kite-like devices off the coast of Northern Ireland next year. Minesto believes that unlike many existing tidal power…
Afloat.ie: New ‘Decade of Discovery’ for Irish Marine Science
Marine Science
2010 opens a new ‘decade of discovery’ for Irish Marine Science, according to Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Mr. Tony Killeen T.D. who visited the national marine research vessel R.V. Celtic Explorer in Galway…
Afloat.ie: Bringing Coal to Dublin Bay
Marine Science
The newly built dynamically positioned drillship Fugro Synergy commences drilling operations for VP Power in the Kish Basin, approximately 13.5 Nautical miles east of Bray Head this morning. The wells will be shallow coal exploration drilling to old layers of…
The Sounds of Life Under Water
Marine Science
We now know that Jacques Cousteau wasn't quite accurate when he called the the sea the 'silent world', but to be fair to the French underwater explorer, that was before advances in acoustic technology allowed us listen in to the…

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