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INFOMAR Seminar Heads for Waterford City
Marine Science
#INFOMARseminar- The annual INFOMAR Seminar is to take place in Waterford City over the course of two-days (22-23 October) at the Tower Hotel opposite the city's landmark Reginald Tower. The seminar will include an update on Ireland's national seabed mapping…
Irish Coastal Water Quality 'Generally Good' Says Final Report On Biological Effects & Chemical Measurements
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The final report for Biological Effects and Chemical Measurements in Irish Marine Waters has just been published after four years of collaborative research led by Trinity College Dublin in partnership with the Marine Institute, Shannon Aquatic Toxicity Laboratory…
Salmon Farms 'Can Have Significant Impact' On Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Stocks – IFI
Marine Science
#SeaLice - The chairman and board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) have welcomed a definitive review of over 300 scientific publications on the effects sea lice can have on sea trout stocks. A team of top international scientists from Norway,…
Science Students Study Cold Water Coral Ecosystems In Irish Waters
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer has become a ‘floating university’ for 14 postgraduate students from seven countries – including Ireland – who have a unique chance to study cold water coral systems in their living environment…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Opens New Research Facility in Galway
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has officially opened a new laboratory at its research facility on its National Index Sea Trout Catchment (River Erriff) at Aasleagh Lodge in Leenane, Co Galway. IFI says it will continue to invest resources…
Irish Scientists Contribute to New World Class Offshore Geological Atlas
Marine Science
marineatlas – #Scientists from the Geological Survey of Ireland and UCD have contributed to a new Geological Atlas of the offshore geology of north-west of Europe, which will be launched today at the Geological Survey of Denmark, Copenhagen. The Atlas…
Explorers Programme Opens To Northwest Region Primary Schools
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Applications for the Explorers Education Programme are now open for primary schools in Galway, Clare, Mayo and Sligo that wish to take part in marine-related activities and workshops for the 2014/2015 school year. “With over 50 primary school…
Marine Biotech Partners Meet At Marine Institute
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT) partners, a consortium of 19 national funding bodies from 13 European countries, met at the Marine Institute in Galway last week from 3-4 September to co-ordinate a collective approach to funding trans-national marine…
Central Bank Issues Commemorative Coin in honour of Irish Submarine Inventor John Philip Holland
Marine Science
#submarine – The Central Bank of Ireland launched today a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine. Speaking at the launch at the Marine…
Military Listens Close To Marine Scientists' Ocean Sound Data
Marine Science
#Hydrophones - Could the world's network of hydrophones used by marine scientists to track ocean sounds such as whale songs also be used to spy on the movements of military submarines? That's a real concern among North America's top brass,…
Legacy Report Concludes Four-Year European Marine Research Programme
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The recent publication of the SEAS-ERA Legacy Report brings to a successful conclusion the four-year work programme of the SEAS-ERA Network, a consortium of 21 European marine research funding organisations (RFOs) from 18 member and associated member states.…
Impressive €70m In EU Marine Grants for Irish Science Projects
Marine Science
#marineinst – In the six years between 2007-2013, 111 Irish research groups (including SMEs) have participated in 210 competitive EU-funded marine projects; winning over €70 million in grant-aid. "These figures", said Marine Institute, Chief Executive, Dr Peter Heffernan, "are even…
SMARTSkills Workshop For Marine Researchers In Galway This Month
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) and the Marine Institute will host a one-day SMARTSkills 2014 workshop on Wednesday 27 August in Oranmore, Galway. This workshop is aimed at preparing early-stage researchers in developing successful…
Marine Institute Pays Tribute To Dr Kostas Nittis
Marine Science
#InMemoriam - The Marine Institute was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of esteemed colleague and friend Dr Kostas Nittis of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Athens. A distinguished oceanographer, Dr Nittis served the marine science community as…
Marine Institute Bursary Programme Highlighted
Marine Science
#marinescience – Twenty-two 3rd level students highlighted the value of the Marine Institute bursary programme at the annual Bursar Seminar day recently (24th July) where they show cased their skills and experience gained at the Institute.The Marine Institute Bursary programme…
Marine Scientists Make New Discoveries on the Rockall Bank
Marine Science
#marinescience – A team of thirteen marine scientists representing eight nationalities led by Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou from University College Dublin (School of Geological Sciences) and Dr Veerle Huvenne from the National Oceanography Centre, UK (Marine Geoscience), recently completed a two…

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