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A huge plastic-collection system was towed last weekend under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francicso Bay and out into the Pacific Ocean. Afloat has identified the towing vessel as the Maersk Launcher.
#MarineScience - A Dutch teenager writes BBC News, who went swimming in the sea in Greece seven years ago, was shocked to see more plastic than fish. In fact, Boyan Slat was so appalled by the pollution that he soon…
Common limpets found across the Irish Sea in Pembrokeshire, Wales
#MarineScience - Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have identified ‘super healing’ capabilities in limpets, as Trinity News reports. The small molluscs, which can be found in coastal areas all around the world, were studied for a paper in the Journal…
Microplastic particles observed in phytoplankton samples from net hauls on the month-long survey of UK and Irish waters
#MarineScience - Blooms of toxin-producing algae and unprecedented levels of microplastic particles were detected in a recent oceanic survey carried out by scientists from the Marine Institute. Bristling with sensors and state-of-the-art technology, the German research vessel RS Heincke completed…
Maude Delap in 1950
#MarineScience - Pioneering marine biologist Maude Delap is the focus of an exhibition celebrating her work at her former home of Valentia Island this Saturday (18 August), as The Irish Times reports. The self-taught Delap, who was born in Donegal…
Ireland demonstrates its abilities in cutting-edge research in extreme environments during the Controls of Coldwater Coral Habitats in Submarine Canyons II (CoCoHaCa2) survey led by UCC-led scientists on board the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer
#MarineScience - A UCC-led group of scientists from across the globe have revealed a submarine canyon on the edge of Ireland’s continental shelf, 320km west of Dingle, after mapping an area twice the size of Malta. The group returned last…
Bob the Buoy now has pride of place next to Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point
#Buoys - After more than two decades of service as part of the Marine Institute’s national weather buoy network, the affectionately named ‘Bob the Buoy’ will see out his retirement as a permanent resident at Valentia Lighthouse. Bob withstood countless…
Sea Tech Marine Broadband Transmission Set for World Record Books
A scientific experiment, conducted by SEA-Tech a Cork based SME, under the control of a group of reputable witnesses composed of maritime professionals and researchers is set to enter the record books. The purpose of the experiment was to set…
The huge iceberg in Greenland has drifted close to a village on the western coast, threatening residents in case it splits resulting in waves swamping homes.
#MarineScience - In Greenland, a huge iceberg has drifted close to a village on the western coast, prompting a partial evacuation in case it splits and the resulting wave swamps homes. The iceberg reports BBB News is looming over houses…
The hull of newbuild RRS Sir David Attenborough pushed a big wave out into the Mersey from the shipyard of Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. A yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface forms part of the ship's sophisticated equipment.
#MarineScience - This afternoon Sir David Attenborough launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK's newest polar ship - named after him - into the River Mersey. The BBC reports the broadcaster pushed the button, sending the hull sliding out from…
RV Celtic Voyager
#MarineScience - Applications are open for shiptime in 2019 and 2020 on Ireland’s national research vessels Celtic Explorer and Celtic Voyager, as well as the ROV Holland I and the Laochra na Mara glider. Every year a broad range of…
Primary schoolchildren explore the physics of sailing in Howth
#MarineScience - Irish Sailing’s Cara na Mara programme teamed up with the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme this month in encouraging primary schools to engage with the marine environment. Clubs involved with the programme, that aimed to offer “a dynamic…
Some of this summer’s Marine Institute bursars
#MarineScience - Twenty-five third level undergraduates have joined the Marine Institute this summer to gain work experience in variety of areas including fish and shellfish assessment and monitoring, catchment research, and the management of the national research vessels as well…
The RV Celtic Voyager is undertaking the survey off the Celtic Sea shelf southwest of Cork and Kerry
#MarineScience - Researchers at NUI Galway, along with partners at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) and the Marine Institute, are currently carrying out a marine hydroacoustic survey in the eastern margin of the Porcupine Basin. Continuing…
Sponges found on the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone using the ROV Holland I during the recent TOSCA expedition
#MarineScience - A multinational team of ocean exploration experts returned to Galway on World Ocean Day (Friday 8 June) after spending the last few weeks exploring and mapping the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Using the robotic mini-sub…
The signing of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation on 24 May 2013
#MarineScience - Five years ago this month, the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation was signed and the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) between the European Union, Canada and the United States of America formed. In the time since, the…
Mark Kerrigan prepares the SmartBay Observatory for recovery
#MarineScience - The SmartBay Observatory in Galway Bay will be brought ashore for essential maintenance in the coming days. Last week Ocean Crest Marine, with diver Mark Kerrigan, prepared for the recovery of the underwater observatory, located 1.5 km off…

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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