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#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is hosting a one-day event for marine researchers and SMEs looking at cross-cutting opportunities in Horizon 2020 and the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme. The first part of the day, on Thursday 7 January 2016 from…
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#MarineScience - The Marine Institute welcomed more than 300 Transition Year students during Science Week as part of the Galway Science & Technology Festival and the Sea for Society FP7 project. The pupils met marine scientists and staff to learn…
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A team of scientists led by Dr Jens Carlsson, University College Dublin, onboard the national research vessel, RV Celtic Explorer discovered a field of carbonate chimneys supporting a range of deep-sea life during an expedition to research mud volcanoes in…
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#MarineScience - Apple's latest investment will mean more than a jobs boost as the technology giant has also committed to marine energy prototypes at Galway Bay's 'ocean observatory'. Yesterday (Wednesday 11 November) Apple announced an expansion of its Cork campus…
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#BlueFutures - The Marine Institute's chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan is representing Ireland at a number of international events in Europe, USA and Canada where he has promoted the importance of the oceans in the planetary life support system. “Ninety-seven…
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#MarineScience - Marine scientists from four countries will set off from Galway tomorrow on a three-week expedition to explore the deep ocean off southern Spain. As Galway Bay FM reports, the 13 experts will voyage on the RV Celtic Explorer…
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#MarineScience - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and Northern Ireland’s Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) welcomed delegates to the second International Sea Trout Symposium, which took place this week from 20-22nd October in Dundalk. The symposium’s key objective was…
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A team of scientists led by Dr Ruth Plets, School of Environmental Sciences at Ulster University, aboard the Marine Institute's Celtic Voyager research vessel has revealed detailed images of World War I shipwrecks in the Irish Sea. The team set out to capture…
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#MarineScience - NUI Galway will host a public seminar examining ocean acidification next Wednesday 16 September. Ocean acidification arises as a result of the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide…
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#MarineScience - The second International Sea Trout Symposium will take place in Dundalk, Co Louth from 20-22 October, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. Building on the success of the previous symposium on the biology, conservation and management of the important…
Applications Open For Explorers Marine Education Programme In 2015-16
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#MarineScience - Applications are now open for primary schools that wish to take part in marine-related activities and workshops for the 2015-16 school year as part of the Explorers Education Programme. The programme's new module system, introduced in 2014, "allows…
Coastguard Detect Algal Bloom Off South West Coast
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A dense bloom of a potentially fish killing species of algae was detected off the SW coast on Saturday 23rd of August in the Dunmanus Bay area. Extremely dense concentrations of the microscopic species Karenia mikimotoi were identified in samples…
Marine Institute Invites Tenders For Supply Of Survey Support Services
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#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is inviting tenders for the supply of survey support services to Fishery Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). The service provider will provide support to a range of fishery surveys as directed by FEAS according to FEAS…
Galway Bay Ocean Observatory Completed
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#MarineScience - A significant piece of ocean research infrastructure was brought to fruition with the completion of the Galway Bay underwater ocean observatory over the weekend. Through the combined effort of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Marine…
International Research Alliance Collaborates On North Atlantic Ocean Survey
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#MarineScience - Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea joined Kathryn Sullivan, US Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator and Marine Minister Simon Coveney to issue a statement yesterday (Friday 24 July) welcoming the second…
New Fellowship Programme For Marine Research
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#MarineScience - The Marine Institute's Cullen Fellowship was officially launched by Marine Minister Simon Coveney on 10 July during the SeaFest events in Cork. The Cullen Fellowship programme provides research training opportunities for scientists in marine and related disciplines leading…

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