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Funding For New Research On Galway Coastal Climate
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Research funding of some €96,000 has been awarded to NUI Galway to study the marine environment of Galway Bay - and what that information can mean for those who live around it. As the Galway Advertiser reported earlier…
Galway Teachers Discover Their Local Seashore During 'Explorers' Training
Marine Science
#Marine - Local primary school teachers in Galway have just finished a week-long training course (1-5 July) on how to incorporate marine studies into their schools through fun activities and projects. Sea for Society (EU FP7 project) research last year…
Marine Researchers Pore Over Data Collected From Whittard Canyon
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Marine scientists from Ireland, the UK, US and Germany are starting to examine data collected from the Marine Institute's recent research mission to the Whittard Canyon in the North Atlantic, according to RTÉ News. As previously reported on…
National Maritime College Marks First Decade With Summer Conferrings
Marine Science
#cokrharbour – The National Maritime College of Ireland at Ringaskiddy, in Cork Harbour, the first higher education facility in the State to be built using the PPP process, marked its 10th year as it hosted the Cork Institute of Technology…
Frenchman's Plan For 'Starship Enterprise Of The Seas'
Marine Science
#NewDesign - The Verge has some beautiful artists' renderings of a proposal for an amazing ocean laboratory that's been dubbed 'the Starship Enterprise of sea exploration'. The brainchild of architect and oceanographer Jacques Rougerie, the SeaOrbiter is the culmination of…
Irish Marine Scientists Explore Whittard Canyon Deep-Sea Submarine Canyon
Marine Science
#deepsea – An international research team, led by scientists from NUI Galway, is currently exploring the Whittard Canyon deep-sea submarine canyon system in the North East Atlantic onboard the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Explorer. Researchers from Ireland, the UK, the…
Bursary Students join the Marine Institute for Summer Science Placements
Marine Science
#marinescience – The annual Marine Institute bursary programme gets underway this month (June, 2014) with 22 third-level students. Over eight weeks the students will work in a variety of areas including fish and shellfish assessments and surveys, sampling salmon and…
Deep Sea Fish Remove One Million Tonnes of CO2 from UK & Irish Waters Every Year
Marine Science
#fish – Deep sea fish remove and store more than one million tonnes of CO2 from UK and Irish surface waters every year, according to a new study completed by researchers from the Marine Institute and the University of Southampton,…
Postgrad Research Opportunity: Cold Water Carbonate Ecosystems In Irish Waters
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Marine-related postgraduates (MSc and PhD) across Ireland and Germany are being offered a unique opportunity to gain offshore marine research and training skills and experience acting as chief scientists of their own research voyage from 11-17 September as…
Opportunity For Ireland In European 'Blue Economy' Action Plan
Marine Science
#BlueEconomy - The European Commission last week presented an Action Plan for Innovation in the 'Blue Economy' to help use ocean resources responsibly and sustainably as sources of food, medicine and energy, and drive growth and jobs in Europe. Marine…
Explorers Programme Seeks Expressions Of Interest In Producing Primary Teaching Materials
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Explorers Marine Education Programme is looking for expressions of interest from those with experience in the primary education sector and an interest in the marine, to develop a range of marine-themed primary school lesson plans and worksheets.…
Marine Institute Affiliated Researchers Get Support From ICES Science Fund
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Two marine scientists associated with the Marine Institute through research carried out under the Sea Change Strategy have gone on to win support for specific small projects through the newly established International Council of the Exploration of the…
Open Call For Atlantic Summer School For Marine Science Postgrads
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Applications are now invited for the Atlantic Summer School 2014 to be held on board Irish national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer from 11-17 September. The school is a collaboration between the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training…
Sail for Science Sailor Aims for Pacific Survey of Microplastics Pollution
Marine Science
#sailforscience  – Solo non-stop 2012 circumnavigator of the Americas record-holder Matt Rutherford, homeport Annapolis USA, and Ocean Research Project founder, surveyed the Atlantic Sargasso Sea Gyre for plastics pollution in 2013, is now venturing to do the same in the Pacific for the…
Irish–Newfoundland Transatlantic Research on RV Celtic Explorer
Marine Science
#marinescience – The RV Celtic Explorer leaves Galway today (12th April) for Newfoundland and Labrador, on its fourth multi-institution transatlantic survey. The 13 day expedition across the Atlantic to St Johns, Newfoundland will involve four scientists from NUI Galway, as…
Celtic Voyager Gets New Multibeam Sonar System Fitted at Killybegs Shipyard
Marine Science
#multibeam – A new multibeam sonar system fitted to the Marine Institute's Research Vessel Celtic Voyager will allow a new level of detail of seabed features to be captured during important mapping surveys around our coast. It will greatly increase…

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