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 The first deepwater INFOMAR survey of 2018, is to map the seabed in the region of the Labadie and Cockburn Banks, south of the Celtic Sea.
#MarineScience - Marine Institute's RV Celtic Explorer departed Galway yesterday for the first deepwater INFOMAR survey of 2018 to map the seabed in the region of the Labadie and Cockburn Banks, south of the Celtic Sea. These areas are of ecological…
The RV Celtic Explorer will begin a three-week survey in the Celtic Sea this Sunday 22 April
#MarineNotice - Hydrographic and geophysical surveys will be undertaken in the Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean under the INFOMAR (Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resources) programme until October 2018. Geological Survey Ireland vessels the RV Keary…
According to New Economics Foundation (NEF), Ireland is one of the worst EU states regarding overfishing in the Atlantic
#Fishing - Calls from over 175,000 EU citizens to demand an end to overfishing and protection of European waters took place as EU environment ministers gathered in Bulgaria last week. As the Green News reports, Environmental NGOs, Our Fish, Seas…
Some of the 20 transition students from counties around Ireland, who learned about 'Blue Skill's training at the Marine Institute.
#MarineScience - A group of transition year students from five counties around Ireland, including Galway, Clare, Mayo, Roscommon and Meath, recently completed a week of marine science and technology training at the Marine Institute. Now in its fourth year, the…
One of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s bag nets in operation
#MarineNotice - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be carrying out scientific sampling using bag nets and sentinel cages in Killary Harbour and surrounding waters.  Similar to last year’s operation, the bag nets will start at the shore and extend into…
The Marine Institute’s Marine Environment and Food Safety (MEFS) team pictured last month
#MarineScience - The Marine Environment and Food Safety (MEFS) team of the Marine Institute has made the list of finalists for the Irish Laboratory Awards 2018. The MEFS team performs environmental monitoring and related laboratory services managed by four integrated…
The Marine Institute’s research facility in Newport, Co Mayo
The Marine Institute’s Research Facility in Furnace, Newport, Co Mayo will open its doors on Saturday 14 April from 11am to 4pm. The open day is for all, and visitors will have the opportunity to view the facility for studying…
The Neprophs survey team on the RV Celtic Voyager this month
#MarineScience - A new survey sampling Nephrops larvae from the area west of the Aran Islands is currently being conducted for the first time aboard the RV Celtic Voyager. “Nephrops are more commonly known as Dublin Bay prawn, Norway lobster…
ESPO supports EU position on IMO CO2 negotiations
#Ports&Shipping - Next week the International Maritime Organization (MEPC 72)1 is expected to adopt its Initial GHG Strategy for shipping. The discussions aim to include in the Initial Strategy a CO2 emissions reduction target for the sector as well as…
Irish Deep Water Coral Reefs Changing Faster Than Previously Thought, Says New Research
#MarineScience - One of Ireland’s deep water coral reefs is changing at a rate of some 20% over four years, faster than previously thought. That’s according to new research published by Dr Aaron Lim of the Marine Geology Research Group…
Zooplankton like these were the focus of the Australian study
#MarineScience - New research raises questions over “significant disruption” to microscopic marine wildlife by seismic surveys — leading to calls for the Government to take notice. According to The Irish Times, Lorcán Ó Cinnéide of the Irish Fish Processors’ and…
New Data Reveals Higher Concentrations Of Ocean Microplastic Found Nearer Major Cities
#Microplastic - Using data collected by Volvo Ocean Race team Turn the Tide on Plastic, marine scientists have identified 75 particles of microplastic per cubic metre in waters near Hong Kong and 87 per cubic metre along the coast near…
Marine Notice: Acoustic Doppler Profiler Deployed In Aran Prawn Ground
Marine Notice No 12 of 2018 advises that the Marine Institute was scheduled to deploy a bottom-mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) on the Aran prawn ground today, Monday 26 March. The ADCP will be recovered in May and will…
The Maritime Knowledge Hub (MKH) located at the Liverpool John Moores University (Birkenhead) . The University (which has other campus locations) is one of several core partners in the MKH alongside Mersey Maritime, Wirral Council and Peel Ports
#MarineScience - Liverpool city region according to Maritime Mersey, could reap the benefit of a massive expansion in the UK offshore wind sector between now an 2030. In partnership with the Government the UK offshore wind industry has unveiled plans…
Northern Ireland Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) when under the name of Banríon Uladh which was changed to Queen of Ulster.
#Fisheries - The Irish News writes that a former DUP minister was told by officials of her department’s obligation to recognise Irish and Ulster-Scots months after she claimed it had adopted “single language policy”. Details emerged after the Department of…
€6 Billion In Investments & Counting Under EU Atlantic Action Plan
The EU’s 2013-2020 Atlantic Action Plan has spurred over 1,200 new maritime projects and nearly €6 billion of investments so far, according to an independent consultant tasked by the EU to take stock of the initiative at mid-term. Most of…

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