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Former Royal Navy ice patrol survey ship, HMS Endurance (named in honour of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1918 Antarctic expedition ship) departing Portsmouth under tow to Turkish ship-breakers
Marine Science
#ShackletonShips - The Ross Sea announced as the World’s largest marine park in the Antarctic is where ice patrol survey ship HMS Endurance nearly sank in the south Atlantic in 2008. Since then the ship has remained laid up, however in recent…
This photo taken in the Ross Sea, Antarctica yesterday from the Antarctic Ocean Alliance shows a adelie penguin on pack ice
Marine Science
#AntarcticPark - The European Union and 24 countries yesterday agreed to create the world’s largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million square km (600,000 square miles) of ocean. The Irish Times writes the Commission for…
Cape Verde Humpback Whales Doc On TG4 This Weekend
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Irish-made documentary The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde will be broadcast this Saturday 29 October at 7.15pm on TG4. Narrated by Liam Ó Maonlaí and shot in Cape Verde, Ireland and Malta, the film follows Dr Simon Berrow…
The longest migration recorded in this study was more than 300 days. Each day the eel made a vertical migration of more than 300 metres and back
Marine Science
Irish researchers from Inland Fisheries Ireland have contributed to an EU funded research which has helped solve the deepest secrets of oceanic migration and behaviour of one of Europe’s most mysterious fish, the European eel. The international research team, led…
Mystery Of Fin Whale Beaching On UK’s North Sea Coast
Marine Wildlife
#MarineWildlife - Marine scientists have been puzzled by the recent beaching of a whale rarely seen off the east coast of England. According to the Guardian, the carcass of a 12m fin whale washed up at Holkham in Norfolk last…
New Roadmap For Marine Biotechnology Research & Innovation In Europe Is Launched
Marine Science
#MarineScience - As previously highlighted on Afloat.ie, the Marine Biotechnology Research and Innovation Roadmap was launched by the EU-funded Marine Biotechnology Consortium (ERA-MBT) last week in Brussels. The consortium brings together 19 partners from 14 countries across Europe to work with…
Galway Hosts Atlantic Action Plan & Marine Economics Conferences
Marine Science
#BlueGrowth - Galway's Marine Institute will host the third Irish national event of the support team for the Atlantic Action Plan on Thursday 24 November. Under the theme of ‘Linking the Atlantic Strategy and Current Funding Opportunities’, this event is aimed…
Marine Institute Open Day In November
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is set to open its doors for its annual Open Day on Wednesday 23 November from 9.30am to 3pm. The Open Day at Ireland's national agency for marine research, technology, development and innovation is especially…
 Jeanne Flynn, Aoife Muldoon  Emily Egan and  Gearoid Tracy Loughrea students (Youth Work Ireland Galway) with Vera Quinlan, INFOMAR team, Marine Institute and  Letizia Gorini, Youth Work Ireland Galway (centre) have been shortlisted as one of three projects in Europe for the Mario Ruivo Prize
Marine Science
Two of three "Your Ocean, Your Future" themed projects shortlisted for the European Mario Ruivo Prize are from Ireland. A team of Loughrea students with Youth Work Ireland Galway, designed a project to raise awareness of the importance of the…
Sir David Attenborough and Cammel Laird CEO John Syvret with a model of the £150m polar research vessel. The famous naturalist and broadcaster attended a keel-laying ceremony of the Sir David Attenborough at a UK shipyard yesterday
Marine Science
#BoatyMcBoatface - Sir David Attenborough along with more than 1,000 people attended the keel-laying ceremony of a new £150m polar research vessel at a UK shipyard yesterday. Construction of RSS Sir David Attenborough was officially started by the world-renowned naturalist…
The Marine Institute headquarters in Rinville
Marine Science
#INFOMAR - Galway’s Marine Institute hosts the 2016 Seminar for INFOMAR – Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource – next Wednesday 19 October. With a focus on ‘collectively creating an INFOMAR legacy’, the free day-long event…
The Marine Institute headquarters in Rinville, Galway
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute will host a three-day workshop on some of the latest technology for ocean mapping next month when the CARIS World Tour stops off in Galway from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 November. Information sessions, detailed…
Dr Peter Heffernan, Dr Margaret Rae, EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Dr John Killeen at the Atlantic Stakeholders Conference in Croke Park on Tuesday 27 September
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Co-ordination and Support Action (AORA-CSA) has received the first Atlantic Project Award for International Cooperation. The Marine Institute-led project was presented with the accolade yesterday (Tuesday 27 September) during the Atlantic Stakeholders Conference…
Design and testing of the boat will take about 18 months, the team will start building it in 2018
Marine Science
Members of the public will be able to see their name etched into history when ambitious plans to build a multi-million pound robot boat to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower out of Plymouth take another…
Kaitlyn Dow's self-built vessel Lancer made landfall in Connemara on Saturday 17 September
Coastal Notes
#Unmanned - Following our previous alert for an unmanned yacht off the Galway coast, the mini-yacht has been found after making landfall. Kaitlyn Dow's self-built vessel Lancer was launched off the US coast four months ago as part of a…
Coral reef in Florida
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET will hold a stakeholder meeting, coinciding with the launch of the recently completed European Marine Biotechnology Research and Innovation Roadmap, on 12-14 October 2016 at the Hotel Marivaux in Brussels. The stakeholder meeting builds…

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