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The RV Celtic Voyager is part of the INFOMAR survey fleet
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Voyager returned to Cork Harbour last week after the first of six INFOMAR seabed mapping surveys planned for 2017. The two-week seabed survey carried out its operations in the Celtic Sea south of…
Marine Institute chair Dr John Killeen with Marine Minister Michael Creed and Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan launching the Marine Equipment and Small Infrastructure Call for 2017
#MarineResearch - The Marine Institute has announced a €2m Marine Infrastructure Call for 2017 with awards of between €20,000 and €200,000. Applications are invited from legal entities (higher education institutes, public research institutes, small-medium enterprises, etc) on the island of…
The GO-SHIP team in Galway getting ready for their expedition on the RV Celtic Explorer
#MarineScience - An international team of marine scientists from six countries are currently sailing on Ireland’s national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer on a transatlantic voyage to study the impact of climate change on the ocean. Departing from St John’s…
Lancer at sea in the mid Atlantic
#Lancer - The Marine Institute has posted video of the successful launch of the unmanned yacht Lancer in the Atlantic this past weekend. The miniature marine research vessel was released from the RV Celtic Explorer on Saturday 22 April in…
Méabh Ní Ghionnáin from Droim, Leitir Móir, Galway met with the Marine Institute’s scientists and crew on the RV Celtic Explorer
Méabh Ní Ghionnáin from Droim, Leitir Móir, Galway met with the Marine Institute’s scientists and crew on the RV Celtic Explorer today on her 9th birthday (18th April) to see the loading of the 1 ½ metre Lancer unmanned sailboat…
Coast Guard Helicopter R116 – the search for two missing crew continues
Remote Operations Vehicle (ROV) operations, conducted by Marine Institute specialists on-board the Granuaile in conjunction with An Garda Síochána and the Air Accident Investigation Unit continued overnight and are ongoing. Wind has freshened overnight, which may constrain certain elements of the…
A bag-net 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 from this week. The bag-nets will start at the shore and extend into the water approximately 25…
Tomasz Szumski’s photograph ‘Micro Island - Connemara’ was runner-up in the 2017 CommBeBiz contest
#MarinePhoto - A marine researcher at the Marine Institute was recently runner-up in the EU-funded CommBeBiz photography competition with the theme of ‘New Perspectives on the Bio-Economy’. Tomasz Szumski captured the prize-winning shot ‘Micro Island - Connemara’ when he provided…
Map showing the ADCP frame placement points; the green line delineates the sites of two tide gauges installed on 13 & 14 March
#MarineNotice - TechWorks Marine are deploying three trawl-resistant bottom mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) frames at three locations in Donegal Bay from this week. The frames, which will be on the sea floor between now and June, are being…
The path of the deep ocean glider SILBO as it crossed the North Atlantic Gyre
#MarineScience - A deep-ocean drone was recovered with the help of the Marine Institute off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork earlier this month. The SILBO autonomous glider, deployed by Teledyne Webb Research USA from Falmouth, Massachusetts in April…
An eel caught at Lough Muckno in Co Monaghan
#Fishing - Local eel fishermen were celebrated recently at an information day hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland in Athlone. The fishermen, who are involved in IFI’s Scientific Eel Fisheries in different parts of the country, attended the event which aimed…
The ROV has high definition cameras, powerful lighting, robotic arms, and has been fitted with other specialist equipment to assist with the operation
The Marine Institute is working closely with the Coast Guard, the Air Accident Investigation Unit, Commissioners of Irish Lights, Geological Survey Ireland, P&O Maritime Services, the Navy, An Garda Síochána, and local skippers. The Marine Institute's ROV Holland 1 remotely…
TULCA Education co-ordinator Joanne McGlynn with Èabha, David, and Lauryn from Cregmore NS as they ‘rediscover’ the Moytirra hydrothermal vents as part of the Build Your Own Unknown art/science project
#MarineScience - Fourth-class pupils from Cregmore National School in Co Galway are creating a marine science and art installation and short film with artist Louise Manifold that re-enacts the 2011 discovery of the Moytirra deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Build Your Own…
BREXIT: On the day that the UK announced the triggering date of Article 50 to begin leaving the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May paid a visit to Wales yesterday to sign the Swansea Bay City Deal in the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. The venue is the home ground for Swansea City F.C. and Ospreys Rugby.
#UKpmSigns - UK and Welsh government ministers were in Swansea to witness Prime Minister Theresa May sign yesterday the Swansea Bay City Deal along with members of the Swansea Bay City Region Board. The deal is the biggest ever investment for south…
Galway Hosts Shellfish Safety Conference This May
#Shellfish - Galway will host the 11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety (ICMSS 2017) this summer from Sunday 14 to Thursday 18 May. ICMSS 2017 will be hosted by the Marine Institute in association with the Food Safety Authority…
Map of the GESS survey starting later this month
#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 11 of 2017 advises that a geophysical research survey will be undertaken off the South and East Coasts of Ireland for 16 days from Tuesday 28 March. The survey is a collaborative effort by researchers…

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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