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Lost Atlantic M3 Weather Buoy Found in Devon
#MARINE INSTITUTE – A weather buoy from the Irish marine weather buoy network was located on a beach in Devon today, 270 miles from home, having lost communication with the network over three weeks ago. A note on the Marine…
Discovering our (Underwater) Past
New developments in Ireland's capacity to uncover its past and explore its future economic potential will be revealed today and tomorrow (16th and 17th November) at a seminar on underwater mapping at the Marine Institute in Galway. Map of the…
NUI Galway PhD Student Wins Floating Wind Turbine Prize at International Conference
Ciaran Kennedy, a PhD student in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway, was recently presented with two prizes at the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2011) held in The Netherlands. Originally from Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.…
Sonar Survey Reveals Torpedoed Guinness Ship
High Resolution images of a merchant ship which was sunk ninety-four years ago today (October 12th) off the coast of Dublin have been revealed by the INFOMAR (Integrated Mapping For the Sustainable Development of Ireland's Marine Resource) Programme during a…
Taoiseach Announces Marine Jobs On Visit of RV Celtic Explorer
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the Marine Institute's research vessel RV Celtic Explorer in Dublin Port today, where he announced the creation of 92 jobs in the marine sector, writes Jehan Ashmore. "Ireland is now recognised as an emerging power…
Marine Institute Research Vessels On Rare Double Calls to Dublin Bay Ports
On a rare occasion both the Marine Institute's research vessels docked in both Dublin Bay ports today, normally these vessels operate mostly off the western seaboard and using their home-port of Galway Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 65m RV Celtic…
Research Vessel on Hydrographic Survey Calls to Dun Laoghaire
As strollers take in the fresh conditions along Dun Laoghaire Harbour's East Pier today they will see the state's first purpose built oceanographic research vessel RV Celtic Voyager moored alongside at the jetty, writes Jehan Ashmore. With her distinctive 31m…
Scientists Set to Show Off in Salthill
Hundreds of experts will be showcasing their work in marine science, weather and astronomy in Galway next Friday 23 September, the Galway Advertiser reports. http://afloat.ie/resources/business/marine-science/ http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/43948/the-world-of-science-on-show-in-salthill The special family-oriented Sea2Sky event - organised by NUI Galway in tandem with the…
New Marine Atlas Answers Important Questions
A new edition of the North Western Waters Atlas has just been published, showing the key biological features of the waters around Ireland. The Atlas brings together in one volume the answers to such diverse questions as: How is rising…
Pulsars Discoveries by NUI Galway Astronomers
Astronomers from NUI Galway's Centre for Astronomy have made an important breakthrough in the understanding of how pulsars work, and have recently published their findings in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team, led by NUI Galway's…
Celtic Mist Needs Funds for Refit
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has published a notice for its plans to refit Celtic Mist as a research vessel. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Celtic Mist was gifted to the IWDG by the Haughey family to help…
Marine Institute to host ARCOPOL Oil Spill Modelling Workshop
The Marine Institute will be hosting an ARCOPOL oil spill modelling workshop in Galway on Tuesday 13 September. This one-day workshop is an opportunity to discuss the development of common procedures, techniques and decision tools for the management of response…
Scientists Discover World of Wonder Beneath the Atlantic
The Irish-led scientific expedition aboard the RV Celtic Explorer has discovered a previously uncharted field of hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. http://afloat.ie/resources/business/marine-science/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the team includes geochemists, marine biologists, marine geologists, marine geneticists and technicians…
Irish Lead Mission to Find New Life on the Ocean Floor
A new Irish-led marine research mission has set off to discover strange new lifeforms that inhabit the deepest parts of our oceans. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/business/marine-science/ In collaboration with scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre, the team sailed from Galway earlier this…
Minister Coveney And Irish MEPS Now Have Responsibility for Fixing Irish and EU Fisheries
OCEAN2012 Ireland issued the following statement on the European Commission's proposal for reform of the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). "The Commission's proposal includes solid targets for the recovery of European fish stocks, including requiring that measures be taken…
Waterford: Where Tallships and Science Meet
Amongst the festival tallships lining Waterford quays, the RV Keary, a marine research survey vessel that mapped the estuary in advance of the tall ships arrival, will too be open to the public, writes Jehan Ashmore. Work to map the…

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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