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Jellyfish Numbers On The Rise
Marine Science
New research by marine biologists shows that jellyfish numbers are rising in European waters - including the Irish Sea. The BBC reports that findings set to be published in the journal Global Change Biology show that samples collected from the…
Rare Strangford Cuttlefish Makes Great Escape
Marine Science
A rare cuttlefish found on the shores of Strangford Lough has made a bid for freedom after it was captured by marine science students. The cephalopod apparently squeezed its way down the drain of the lab tank where it was…
EurOcean 2010 Calls for a "Blue" Future for Europe
Marine Science
Over 400 marine scientists and science policy makers, from across Europe, gathered at the EurOCEAN 2010 Conference (Ostend: 12-13 October) to highlight the critical role of the seas and oceans in the earth and climate system and as an important…
Ireland's Research Vessel Celtic Explorer to Undertake Surveys for Newfoundland
Marine Science
Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has signed an accord with their Newfoundland counterparts Minister Clyde Jackman and Deputy Minister Alastair O'Reilly…
Europe Seeks Public Input on Atlantic Ocean
Marine Science
The European Commission invites on-line public input to explore how the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP: 2007) could be implemented in the European Atlantic Area. In the context of the IMP-2007, the Commission is developing strategic approaches to Regional Sea Basins…
State Research Body Backs Call for Marine Protected Areas
Marine Science
The Marine Institute today welcomed the publication of a major international marine environmental status report highlighting evidence of climate change and ocean acidification in the North Atlantic and calling for the creation of more Marine Protected Areas. The Quality Status…
Irish Marine Researchers Invited to Comment on European Marine Research
Marine Science
Irish marine researchers (including SMEs) are invited to comment and / or give input to future European Marine Research Strategy via the draft Ostend Declaration. The EurOCEAN 2010 Ostend Declaration will be a key deliverable of the Belgian-EU Presidency EurOCEAN…
Irish Marine Science Nets €23 million from Europe
Marine Science
Ireland's reputation as an emerging centre of excellence in marine science has been validated by the announcement yesterday (September 14th) of over €23 million in European funding for some 30 Irish marine research groups, including around 20 SMEs, engaged in…
Students Take to the High Seas
Marine Science
Imagine being able to plan, design and carry out your own scientific survey into the seas around us. Last week research students from across Europe were given just such an opportunity when they joined scientists onboard the Irish national research…
Minister Connick Visits the Marine Institute
Marine Science
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Mr. Sean Connick, T.D., today (July 27th), visited the Marine Institute's headquarters and laboratory facilities at Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway where he discussed the creation of new opportunities for…
€6.4 billion EU Fund has Opportunities for Irish Marine Sector
Marine Science
EU Commission Launches €6.4 billion for Smart Growth and Jobs The European Union has opened its latest round of financial support for collaborative research and innovation announcing nearly €6.4 billion in new investment under its 7th Framework Research Programme (2007-2013).…
Marine Institute opens its doors to the public in Aid of Galway Lifeboat
Marine Science
The Marine Institute is having a Summer Fête – Family Fun Pirate Day at its headquarters, Rinville, Oranmore on Sunday 11th July from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm in aid of Galway Lifeboat. Admission is free.The fun day offers a…
Marine Institute Seeks Ship-Time Programmes
Marine Science
The Marine Institute invites applications for grant-aid towards the cost of ship-time on-board the national research vessels (R.V. Celtic Explorer and R.V. Celtic Voyager) during 2011. Grant-aid will be provided for ship-time to carry out ship-based research activity within defined thematic…
Ireland’s Deep Oceans Offer New Opportunities
Marine Science
A team of scientists has just returned from a research mission to sample habitats on the edge of the continental shelf using the Marine Institute’s vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer, and the deep water remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Holland I.…
New European Atlas of the Seas
Marine Science
The European Commission has recently launched a pilot version of a new European Atlas of the Seas – a dynamic online atlas where users will be able to learn more about Europe's seas, its maritime sectors, the interaction between them…
€7.5 million in EU grant-aid for Irish marine food research
Marine Science
The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. Brendan Smith TD, speaking at a workshop organised by his Department on 29th April, said that Ireland had secured over €7.5 million to date in research funding under the FP7 Food, Agriculture,…

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