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Marine Institute Invites Applications for Summer Work Placements
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is inviting students to apply for a number of work experience placements in many exciting areas for this summer 2013. The list and short description of the positions (available in a Word doc HERE) include…
Research Vessel Explorer Departs on Dolphin Survey Mission
#marinescience – Scientists from GMIT's Marine and Freshwater Research Centre will depart Galway today on board the RV Celtic Explorer to carry out the fourth dedicated survey of cetaceans on the continental shelf edge. The trip will determine if a…
Research Vessel Speeds Home following Modification Work
#ResearchVessel – The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) research vessel Keary, returned to her homeport of Dun Laoghaire Harbour today, having completed modifications at Arklow Marine Services, writes Jehan Ashmore. The South African built aluminium catamaran craft had been hoisted…
Marine Agriculture Could Be Answer To World Hunger Problem
#MarineScience - With world hunger set to be a hot button issue at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland this summer, the Guardian reports on one possible solution to the problem of food scarcity in the developing world in the…
New Survey Technology Shines Light on Donegal Shipwrecks
#marinescience – A survey by a Marine Robotics Team from University of Limerick (UL) using the UL built Smart ROV Latis has shed new light on two shipwrecks off the coast of Donegal, the S.S. Empire Heritage and the S.…
Marine Science Students Complete Survey Onboard RV Celtic Voyager in Cork
#marinescience – Students of marine science from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and University College Cork (UCC) are designing and delivering their own survey onboard the RV Celtic Voyager in Cork this week as part of an accredited inter-institutional…
Irish Marine Science Chief Appointed to European Research Board
#marinescience – Dr. Peter Heffernan, CEO Marine Institute, has been appointed to the European Research and Innovation Area Board (ERIAB) by European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. The 11 member board advises the Commissioner on issues relating…
Galway Marine Scientist is New President of International Council for Exploration of the Sea
#marinescience – The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has elected Dr Paul Connolly as its new President for a three-year term (Nov 2012 – Oct 2015). Dr. Connolly is the Director of Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services…
Irish Marine Scientists Discover 'Smoking Vents' on Mid-Atlantic Ridge
#UCC – Irish research which led to the discovery of smoking vents on the mid Atlantic Ridge will feature in a National Geographic programme to be broadcast next Sunday, 28 October. National Geographic has produced a five part series, The…
ReLaunch of Inland Fisheries 'Cosantóir Bradán' Vessel Tonight at Port of Cork
#Minister for Natural Resources Fergus O'Dowd will re-launch the Inland Fisheries Ireland vessel, the Cosantóir Bradán, in her new role as a marine survey vessel tonight at 9pm at the Custom House in the Port of Cork. The vessel, a…
Minister O'Dowd Commends Marine Research Partnership Between State Bodies
#marinescience – At a leading marine research conference in Cork today, Minister for Natural Resources, Fergus O'Dowd, will re-launch the Inland Fisheries Ireland vessel, the Cosantóir Bradán, in her new role as a marine survey vessel. The Cosantóir Bradán will…
Nutramara Researcher (NUI Galway) Receives Egon Stahl-Award 2012
#NutraMara – Dr. Ulrike Grienke, a postdoctoral researcher based at NUI Galway and a participant in the Teagasc led NutraMara functional foods research programme recently received the prestigious Egon Stahl-Award at a ceremony held in New York. This biennial prize…
Irish Firm Leads Satellite Coastal Research Project
#MARINE SCIENCE - An Irish marine science company will lead a new research project using satellites to monitor coastal outlets in Europe, as Silicon Republic reports. TechWorks Marine, based in Dun Laoghaire, has won the contract to head up the…
EU Commissioner Discusses 'Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth' at Marine Institute Meet
#marineinstitute – The Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation visited the Marine Institute in Galway Friday 28th September 2012, together with Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, DG Research Science and Innovation. They participated in a round table discussion with Government officials…
Galway Showcases Marine Science on 'Sea2Sky' Research Night
#marinescience – Galway will celebrate European Researchers' Night on Friday 28th September together with 320 cities around Europe. The Sea2Sky event organised by NUI Galway in collaboration with the Marine Institute, Galway Atlantaquaria and its new partner CIT Blackrock Castle…
Galway's Sea2Sky Celebrates European Researcher’s Night in Ireland
#MARINE SCIENCE - Galway will celebrate European Researchers’ Night on Friday 28 September together with 320 cities around Europe with its latest Sea2Sky event. Sea2Sky, organised by NUI Galway in collaboration with the Marine Institute, Galway Atlantaquaria and its new…

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