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Learn More About ’Science Of The Sea’ During Science Week 2017
#MarineScience - Science of the sea will be celebrated by the Marine Institute via a number of events taking place during Science Week from Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 November. The institute will host an interactive stand at the Mayo…
New Project Launched To Revolutionise Fish Feed For Agriculture
#Aquaculture - The INvertebrateIT Project for the aquaculture sector, in which the Marine Institute is one of five partners, has been officially launched. The project is focused on developing innovative approaches for aquaculture, particularly on the use of organic waste…
INFOMAR Seminar Takes Place In Cork Next Week
#INFOMAR - This year’s annual seminar for the INFOMAR programme will take place next Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November at the National Maritime College of Ireland on Cork Harbour. The Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource…
Ice is no obstacle on land or sea to Paddy Barry, lecturer and author who will be at Glenua's talk series held next Thursday, 2 November in Poolbeg Y&BC, Ringsend, Dublin
#Lecture - Friends of Glenua are to have a lecture 'Adventures in Antarctica' and launch of an autobiography 'So Far, So Good' by Paddy Barry this Thursday 2 November at 20:00. The venue will be in the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat…
Pupils from Coláiste Croí Mhuire with Conall O'Malley, scientific and technical officer at the Marine Institute
#MarineScience - Transition Year pupils from Coláiste Croí Mhuire in Spiddal learned recently that a tracking drifter device they were using to measure the surface currents of Galway Bay before it was lost ended up off the coast of Scotland,…
Dr Kyle Young on site with Dr Paddy Gargan of Inland Fisheries Ireland in the upper reaches of the National Salmonid Index Catchment at the River Erriff
#Angling - An international fisheries biologist has suggested a novel approach to boosting numbers of wild Atlantic salmon in Irish rivers — by moving wild fry from more abundant areas to weaker spots within a catchment. Dr Kyle Young, a…
Ophelia: Crunching The Numbers On Galway’s ‘Unusual’ Storm Surge
#Ophelia - With most of Ireland battening down the hatches for the second time in a week in preparation for Storm Brian’s arrival, the Marine Institute in Galway says it continues to gather and analyse data from Storm Ophelia. Despite…
40 marine leaders gathered for the meeting in Galway's Marine Institute
The Marine Institute is hosting a two day meeting of the European Marine Board at its headquarters in Oranmore (18-19th October). Dr. Peter Heffernan, Marine Institute CEO, welcomed more than 40 marine leaders gathered for the meeting, as well the…
Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal is on a visit to Dublin Port having taken part in a major UK-led NATO exercise off Scotland
#navalvisits- A Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal made a morning arrival to Dublin Port yesterday having taken part in a major UK led exercise involving a large NATO fleet off Scotland last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The call of…
High Genetic Diversity In Irish Brown Trout Stocks, Conference Hears
#BrownTrout - There is a high level of genetic diversity in brown trout populations evident from all catchments studied. That’s according to the findings of a groundbreaking ‘citizen science’ research into the genetic makeup of Ireland’s brown trout and sea…
The Locations of the Irish Marine Weather Buoy Network. M5 buoy off the South East Coast recorded 18m high waves this week
Record wave heights were captured by the Irish Weather Buoy Network during Hurricane Ophelia on Monday 16th October, causing one of the five weather buoys to break it moorings. The highest wave was recorded off the Irish coastline at 16.00…
Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Co Galway
#MarineScience - Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, was at the Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore yesterday (Friday 13 October) to discuss collaborations under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The Marine Institute meetings were part of a…
Cruiser’s GPS tracker shows its incredible five-month voyage from South Carolina to Mayo
#Unmanned - School children in South Carolina in the USA are awaiting news on the whereabouts of their unmanned sailboat that made landfall in Ireland's North West this past week. As WCSC Live 5 News reports, the miniature vessel named…
Minister of State Ciarán Cannon speaking at the EU’s Our Ocean Conference in Malta last week
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute has welcomed commitments of €6 million in funding for seabed mapping and marine research announced at the fourth Our Ocean Conference in Malta last week. Ciaran Cannon, Minister of State for International Development, addressed representatives…
Fire Damage To Connemara Shellfish Research Base
#Connemara - Galway Bay FM reports that a shellfish research centre in Connemara was damaged in a fire earlier this week. The blaze broke out in a section at the centre in Carna dedicated to studying the control of sea…
The deep sea coral Solenosmilia variabilis, photographed during this past summer’s expedition to the Porcupine Bank
#MarineScience - Offshore earthquakes and cold water coral in subsea canyons in Irish waters are among 26 projects awarded €45 million in research investment through the Science Foundation Ireland's Investigators Programme, announced last week by Minister of State for Training…

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