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Minister Connick Visits the Marine Institute
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,…
US Firm to Make Energy from Irish Waters
A US renewable energy company is proposing to meet the Government’s target of generating 500 megawatts of electricity from ocean energy systems by 2020, holding out the possibility of generating tens of thousands of jobs in Ireland. Frank McDonald's story…
Afloat.ie: Underwater Kites to Create Power
TIDAL POWER IN IRELAND: A tidal energy company spun out from Swedish car and plane manufacturer Saab plans to deploy its underwater kite-like devices off the coast of Northern Ireland next year. Minesto believes that unlike many existing tidal power…
Afloat.ie: New ‘Decade of Discovery’ for Irish Marine Science
2010 opens a new ‘decade of discovery’ for Irish Marine Science, according to Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Mr. Tony Killeen T.D. who visited the national marine research vessel R.V. Celtic Explorer in Galway…
Afloat.ie: Bringing Coal to Dublin Bay
The newly built dynamically positioned drillship Fugro Synergy commences drilling operations for VP Power in the Kish Basin, approximately 13.5 Nautical miles east of Bray Head this morning. The wells will be shallow coal exploration drilling to old layers of…
The Sounds of Life Under Water
We now know that Jacques Cousteau wasn't quite accurate when he called the the sea the 'silent world', but to be fair to the French underwater explorer, that was before advances in acoustic technology allowed us listen in to 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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