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Remotely operated vehicle and detailed seabed maps used to find sensitive underwater habitat
A team of marine scientists have discovered a very rare shark nursery, 200 miles west of Ireland while investigating Ireland’s deep ocean territory. The announcement was made at the INFOMAR Seabed Mapping Seminar in Kinsale today, where video highlights were…
Marine Institute Welcomes Irish Commitments To Ocean Research
The Marine Institute has welcomed Irish commitments announced at the recent Our Ocean Conference in Bali which include the provision of €25 million for a 50-metre modern research vessel to replace the RV Celtic Voyager. “The vessel will provide critical…
The Riptide Movement and Amanda Byram #PassOnPlastic as part of Sky Ocean Rescue’s campaign
The Riptide Movement’s Plastic Oceans is a three-part web series that hopes to add to the urgent and important debate about how to solve the global plastic crisis and the devastating effect it is having on our marine life. The…
Minister Sean Canney TD, Louis Duffy, Director of Services, Cork County Council, Katherine Corkery, Circular Ocean, Julie Crowley, Circular Ocean, John O’Regan, Cork County Council, Chris Murphy, DCE from CIWM
Current research estimates approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans each year, with the Ellen McArthur Foundation citing there is likely to be more plastic than fish in our seas by 2050. The issue of marine plastics is…
This is the fifth of these conferences, started by former US Secretary of State, John Kerry, which brings together global community representatives
Minister Creed today attended the international Our Ocean Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali. This is the fifth of these conferences, started by former US Secretary of State, John Kerry, which brings together global community representatives and urges them to commit…
Stena Jutlandica has completed its first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route.
#FerryNews - A Scandinavian ferry operating between Sweden and Denmark, the Stena Jutlandica has now completed its first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel and the positive experiences from the first weeks of service have exceeded expectations. “It's…
Marine Minister Attends ‘Our Ocean Conference’ In Bali
In the first of a series of engagements in Indonesia and Malaysia during the coming week, Marine Minister Michael Creed will address the Our Ocean Conference being held in Nusa Dua, Bali today and tomorrow (Monday 29 and Tuesday 30…
‘Operation Orca’ Set To Survey Scottish Killer Whales On Celtic Voyager
#MarineWildlife - The RV Celtic Voyager departed the Port of Cork yesterday (Wednesday 24 October) for ‘Operation Orca’, a 12-day survey of an offshore killer whale community associated with the Northeast Atlantic mackerel fishery. A team of marine scientists from…
An Environmental Report 2018 from ESPO includes The 10 Top environmental priorities of the EU port sector, so check it out! with related links below.
#Ports&Shipping- The annual Environmental Report for 2018 (download) published by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) was presented yesterday at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia, Spain. The ESPO Environmental Report includes environmental performance benchmark indicators as well as the Top 10 Environmental…
SmartBay Project Recruiting Community Liaison Co-ordinator
#Jobs - SmartBay Ireland is seeking to recruit a community liaison co-ordinator for its marine and renewable energy test site and subsea observatory in Galway Bay. The successful candidate will have a contract with SmartBay, but the focus of the…
A dogfish caught on camera by the SmartBay observatory in Galway Bay
#MarineScience - More than 70 leading marine scientists from across Europe met in Galway recently to discuss open access to research on ocean observation. The Marine Institute in Oranmore hosted the second general assembly of the EU-funded Jerico-NEXT Project, which…
Short sea-traders line the South Jetties in the docklands of Cork City.
#Ports&Shipping - The European Parliament's Transport Committee supported yesterday the removal of tax barriers for the uptake of shore-side electricity supply (OPS) in ports for ships at berth. The Ertug report on the deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in…
Deploying the seismometer ‘Allód’ off the southern edge of Ireland’s continental shelf
#MarineScience - The new mission to Ireland’s offshore reaches to monitor seismic activity on the North Atlantic floor is to engage with schools while at sea. As previously covered on Afloat.ie, scientists from the Dublin Institute for Advances Studies (DIAS)…
iMARL’s ‘deep ocean listening’ technology is an integral part the SEA-SEIS project currently on a mission to deploy seismometers in Ireland’s offshore waters
#MarineScience - Researchers from the Dublin Institute for Advances Studies (DIAS) departed Cobh yesterday (Monday 17 September) on the RV Celtic Explorer with a mission to monitor seismic activity on the North Atlantic Ocean floor. As Silicon Republic reports, the…
INFOMAR under discussion at FEMME in Bordeaux last week
#MarineScience - The extensive work carried out jointly by the Marine Institute and Geological Survey Ireland through the INFOMAR programme received substantial exposure and recognition at the 16th Forum for the Exchange of Mutual Multibeam Experiences (FEMME) in Bordeaux last…
Last year’s National Ploughing Championships were also held in Screggan, near Tullamore
#Angling - Novice anglers are invited to try their hand at fishing at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships. Inland Fisheries Ireland will attend the three days that kick off in Screggan near Tullamore, Co Offaly from tomorrow, Tuesday 18 September,…

Marine Science Perhaps it is the work of the Irish research vessel RV Celtic Explorer out in the Atlantic Ocean that best highlights the essential nature of marine research, development and sustainable management, through which Ireland is developing a strong and well-deserved reputation as an emerging centre of excellence. From Wavebob Ocean energy technology to aquaculture to weather buoys and oil exploration these pages document the work of Irish marine science and how Irish scientists have secured prominent roles in many European and international marine science bodies.

 

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