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Minister of State Ciarán Cannon speaking at the EU’s Our Ocean Conference in Malta last week
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute has welcomed commitments of €6 million in funding for seabed mapping and marine research announced at the fourth Our Ocean Conference in Malta last week. Ciaran Cannon, Minister of State for International Development, addressed representatives…
Fire Damage To Connemara Shellfish Research Base
Coastal Notes
#Connemara - Galway Bay FM reports that a shellfish research centre in Connemara was damaged in a fire earlier this week. The blaze broke out in a section at the centre in Carna dedicated to studying the control of sea…
The deep sea coral Solenosmilia variabilis, photographed during this past summer’s expedition to the Porcupine Bank
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Offshore earthquakes and cold water coral in subsea canyons in Irish waters are among 26 projects awarded €45 million in research investment through the Science Foundation Ireland's Investigators Programme, announced last week by Minister of State for Training…
Dr Triona McGrath giving her talk on ocean acidification at TEDxFulbrightDublin on 6 February 2016
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute and the Fulbright Commission are once again offering a unique opportunity for an Irish PhD candidate or scholar to travel to the USA to research in the fields of marine science or a marine-related business…
Harbour porpoise like this one in Denmark have been protected by a Special Area of Conservation across Dublin Bay since 2013
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - This weekend Dublin Port is deploying data buoys in Dublin Bay to monitor marine wildlife activity during the controversial dredging works at Alexandra Basin. According to The Irish Times, the four boys will provide live data on any…
Dr Andy Wheeler of UCC, artist Louise Manifold, Joanna McGlynn of Tulca, Cushla Dromgool-Regan of the Marine Institute and Denise McDonagh welcoming the nomination in the Allianz Business to Arts Awards for Cregmore National School's fourth-class project Build Your Own Unknown
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Build Your Own Unknown, a marine science and art project by fourth-class pupils at Cregmore National School in Co Galway, has been shortlisted for the Allianz Business to Arts Awards. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Cregmore pupils…
The tug Husky manoeuvring the ‘Spud’ barge Beluga out of Shoreham Harbour on the UK Sussex coast
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping  - Wicklow based Alpha Marine are carrying out a dredging project off the UK south coast for an offshore windfarm project, writes Jehan Ashmore. The vessel support and marine services company deployed the Husky, a twin screw shallow draft tug…
Chief scientist Ciaran O’Donnell, Marine Institute provides the BBC One Show film crew a briefing of the survey route planned for the WESPAS survey.
Marine Science
#marinescience - The Marine Institute recently led an acoustic survey of herring and boarfish in the oceans to the north, west and south of Ireland to determine the distribution, abundance, health and maturity of the herring and boarfish stocks in…
The deep sea coral Solenosmilia variabilis
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A team of scientists have discovered the deepest known occurrence of a cold water coral reef known as Solenosmilia variabilis in Irish waters. The marine scientists, led by the Marine Institute with the National Parks and Wildlife Service…
Lancer at sea in the mid Atlantic after its release from the RV Celtic Explorer on 22 April
Marine Science
#Lancer - The unmanned miniature yacht Lancer is heading back to Ireland – and may make landfall in Kerry or Cork within weeks. The 1.5m boat made the news when it was found washed ashore in Connemara by local girl…
Soapbox Science comes to Galway for the first time featuring participating scientists from NUI Galway, GMIT, Marine Institute and IT Sligo to promote the visibility of women in science
Marine Science
#MarineScience - A postdoctoral researcher with the Marine Institute will join a group of female scientists as they take take to their soapboxes and bring science to the streets of Galway tomorrow lunchtime. Soapbox Science takes place from 11am to…
Minister Michael Creed and the winners of the third annual Marine Industry Awards held as part of the recent Seafest event in Galway
Ports & Shipping
#MarineAwards - The winners of The Marine Industry Awards 2017 were revealed at the gala awards ceremony which took place as part of SeaFest in Galway. In total 16 categories were announced at the premier event in Ireland for showcasing…
Marine Minister Michael Creed addressing the fourth Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Galway last Friday
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The new National Marine Research & Innovation Strategy 2017-2021 aims to fulfil the need for a strategic marine research agenda to promote cross-agency collaboration, says Ireland’s Marine Minister. Michael Creed welcomed the new strategy during SeaFest 2017, Ireland’s…
Marine Minister Michael Creed opens Ireland’s first sea science gallery in Galway City Museum last month
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The combination of serious scientific research being done in and out of Galway as well as the city’s location as an ocean gateway makes it an ideal location to stage an event like SeaFest. That’s according to Dr…
Deployment Of Sampling Nets At Bertraghboy Bay In Connemara
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute has begun deployment of bag nets for a scientific sampling of Bertraghboy Bay and surrounding waters in Connemara. The nets — checked daily, weather permitting — will extend outward from the coast for some 30…
John Breslin of SmartBay Ireland with Francis Flannery of SonarSIM in preparation for this year’s Digital Ocean event at NUI Galway
Marine Science
#BlueTech - Enabling a connected ocean presents enormous opportunities for the Irish marine sector, with this country fast becoming a global hub for the Blue Internet of Things — the collective term for sea-related connected devices. The growing market opportunities…

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