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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
Marine Science
#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
Marine Science
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
Marine Science
#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
Marine Science
#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
Marine Science
#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
Marine Science
#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…
New Centre Beaufort Promises Major Maritime Investment
Marine Science
#NewCentre – The Examiner writes that over the weekend, a maritime facility which will power the 'blue economy" was opened in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The 4,700m sq, five-storey Beaufort Building with wave simulators, test tanks, workshops…
Registration Open For International Sea Trout Symposium
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The second International Sea Trout Symposium will take place in Dundalk, Co Louth from 20-22 October 2015. Targeted at scientists, managers and other fishery stakeholder interests in the public and private sectors, the central aim is to promote the wider application of an evidence-based…
Students Join Marine Institute For Summer Science Placements
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The annual Marine Institute bursary programme gets underway this month with 23 third-level students from academic institutions in Ireland and the UK joining the institute for eight weeks. Every year up to 150 of third-level students across Ireland…
Cold Water Corals Growing In Abundance Off Porcupine Bank
Marine Science
#MarineScience - An international team of scientists led by Prof Andy Wheeler of University College Cork have discovered a new habitat for coral in Irish waters – possibly doubling the amount of cold water corals previously thought to exist in the area…
The Blue Economy: Business Breakfast Hosted by Cork Chamber
Marine Science
#BlueEconomy - Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute is to be the guest speaker of Cork Chamber's June Business Breakfast on Thursday 25th June in the Clarion Hotel. The Blue Economy is seen as hugely important for the…
Sea for Society: RV Celtic Explorer Hosts National Schools Open Day
Marine Science
#SeaforSociety - An open day saw more than 150 children from five schools from Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Mayo visit the Marine Institute's research vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer, as well as Galway Atlantaquaria, as part of the EU FP7…
Mountains in Atlantic Mapped by Celtic Explorer's Multi-National Team
Marine Science
#UnderseaMountains - A multi-national team of ocean exploration experts from Europe, USA and Canada led by Thomas Furey, Marine Institute, has revealed previously uncharted features on the Atlantic seabed including mountains and ridges taller than Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain. The survey onboard…
Trans-Atlantic Mapping Survey Launched
Marine Science
#survey – Today, a multi-national team of European, Canadian, and American ocean mapping experts launch the first trans-Atlantic mapping survey under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.The survey is one of the first projects to be launched by the Alliance, formed…

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