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'Longest River' Hailed A Success In Brussels
#MarineScience - A unique audio-visual performance intended to communicate the importance of marine science and research has been praised at a showcase event in Brussels. The Marine Institute has collaborated with Galway-based choir Cois Cladaigh on The Longest River, in…
St. Andrews National Primary School Awarded Explorers Education Certificate
The Marine Institute presented St Andrew's National Primary school students with Explorers Certificates of Participation today (Friday 26th April) at the Sea Life Centre in Bray. Over the last couple of months, up to 200 primary school students on the…
Irish Music & Marine Science Event 'The Longest River' Highlights Marine Research
In association with the Marine Institute and sponsored by Culture Ireland and Tourism Ireland, the Longest River event will take place at Eglise du Saint-Sacrement, in Brussels on April 29th (from 8-9pm) as part of the celebration of Ireland's Presidency…
Irish Marine Innovations Applauded By Euro Space Agency
#MarineScience - Irish companies and researchers have distinguished themselves by developing innovative maritime services using satellite derived data in areas as diverse as marine renewables, fisheries protection, aquaculture and tourism.   That was the message from Dr Volker Liebig, director…
Advanced Marine Technologies Course Onboard RV Celtic Voyager
#MarineSCIENCE- Postgraduate students from the International SmartOcean Graduate Enterprise Initiative (ISGEI) recently had the experience of a two-day practical offshore course in advanced marine technologies onboard the national research vessel RV Celtic Voyager. The course focussed on Sensors, Moorings and…
Marine Jobs Boost as Irish MEP Pushes Growth of EU Maritime Sector
#marine – MEPs voted to back Sean Kelly's proposals on the future growth of the EU's maritime sector, by an overwhelming 42-1 in favour, in a show of cross-party political support, in the European Parliament today (Tuesday). "There is huge…
Marine Scientists Gather to Discuss Integration of Research Fleets
#MarineScience - Gathering more than 60 marine scientists and research fleets operators from all European eco-regions, the kick-off meeting of the European project EUROFLEETS2 was held in Brest, France from 19-21 March last at the invitation of the French Research…
Canadian Ambassador Boards RV Celtic Explorer at Galway Docks
#marine science – Irish and Canadian scientists join forces on a transatlantic survey onboard the Irish National Research Vessel, RV Celtic Explorer which sets sail today for the Labrador and Newfoundland Seas to carry out fisheries research. Canadian Ambassador to…
Cork Schools Complete Marine Science Programme
#marinescience –  The Lifetime Lab and the Marine Institute have presented up to one thousand 3rd and 4th primary school students with the Explorers Certificate of Participation, recently after they had completed the Explorers Primary Marine Science Workshops held at…
Dingle Aquarium Links With US University For Marine Science Studies
#MarineScience - An American university is teaming up with marine experts in Dingle to offer advanced marine biology classes. As the Fairfield Sun reports, the biology department at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut is collaborating with scientists and staff at…
Irish Marine Federation is Single Voice for Marine Leisure at Maritime Spatial Planning Conference
#spatialplanning– Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) is coming to prominence as a new approach to the governance of the seas and oceans.  The European Union has taken important steps to promote the uptake of MSP by Member States. Trans boundary planning in…
Pioneering Plan To Recycle Plastic Waste From The Sea
#MarineScience - A green cleaning brand plans to use science to recycle plastic waste from the sea in the production of a new type of sustainable plastic bottle. The Guardian reports that Belgian firm Ecover is working with plastic manufacturer…
Marine Leisure Body Makes New Contacts at UCC's Atlantic Forum
#marinescience – The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is representing Ireland's marine leisure industry at the Atlantic Forum held at University College Cork (UCC).Today's agenda is very much about the action plan and its implementation for marine research.Future funding is also…
Marine Research Forum at University College Cork to Focus on Jobs
#marinescience – The Atlantic Forum taking place at University College Cork over the next two days (4th-5th March 2013) will focus on research and innovation as a driver of blue growth and job creation in the EU Atlantic Area. Participants…
Researchers Ask For Help In Global Plankton Survey
#MarineScience - Researchers at a UK university are hoping to enlist seafarers to help conduct one of the world's biggest studies of ocean plankton. BBC News reports on the project by the Marine Institute at Plymouth University, which hopes to…
INFOMAR Maps Out Proposed Operations for 2013
#INFOMAR – The Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland's Marine Resource, in short (INFOMAR) have outlined their proposed mapping operations for 2013. INFOMAR (covering 125,000 sq kms) is a joint venture between the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)…

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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