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The distance of some 6,000km the buoy travelled between the Beaufort Sea and west Connemara
#ArcticBuoy - A marine research buoy found on the Connemara coast by local Sea Scouts recently had drifted over 6,000 kilometres across the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean and Atlantic to Ireland. The buoy, around half a metre in diameter, was…
Microplastic Particles Found In Antarctic Waters By Volvo Ocean Race Team
#MarineScience - Microplastic particles have been found in the oceans close to Antarctica, data collected during the Volvo Ocean Race has revealed. Scientists with the Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme, funded by Volvo Cars, analysed water samples gathered at points…
The RV Celtic Voyager, pictured, and RV Celtic Explorer will host TTRS participants on voyages from next month
#MarineScience - The call for applicants to take part in Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) is now open to graduate and postgraduate students from across Ireland. TTRS is a collaboration between the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research & Training (SMART)…
Damaging Our Oceans: Dr Peter Heffernan CEO of the Marine Instiute said the scale of plastic pollution in our oceans is alarming and our current human behaviours needs to change.
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute supports Ireland's commitment to introduce national legislation that will prohibit the sale and manufacture of certain products containing microbeads. Dr Peter Heffernan CEO of the Marine Institute, was recently interviewed on RTE Morning Ireland (see…
Marine Institute Leads New Project In Predicting Shellfish Safety
#Shellfish - Predicting risk and impact of harmful algal bloom events that cause impact to the shellfish aquaculture sector (PRIMROSE) is a new €2.7-million marine science project led by the Marine Institute. The project is funded by the Interreg Atlantic…
Small but harmful: Microbeads are tiny plastic balls, found in soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs. The Marine Institute CEO said 8 million tonnes of plastic is annually dumped into the oceans and warned if the trend continues, by 2050 it is estimated there will be more weight of plastic population in the ocean, than the entire population of fish.
#MarineScience- The Marine Institute's CEO says the key risk with microbeads is the potential to get into the food chain, eventually getting into products eaten by humans. According to RTÉ where Dr Peter Heffernan was speaking on 'Morning Ireland', the CEO…
2017 marked a successful year for The Explorers Education Programme that met up to 15,000 primary school students
#MarineScience - Delivered by ten centres around Ireland is The Explorers Education Programme, that met up to 15,000 primary school students, worked with over 500 school teachers and trained in excess of 100 teachers and student teachers on the east…
Celebrating 20 years of service in July, the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Voyager, the 31.4m vessel is Ireland's first purpose built research vessel.
#MarineScience - Celebrating 20 years of service in July was the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Voyager, the second decade reached marked a significant milestone for Ireland's first purpose built research vessel. The RV Celtic Voyager was built in the Netherlands…
IMERC in Ringaskiddy was wound down in early 2017 following an unfavourable report commissioned by UCC and CIT
#IMERC - Documents seen by the Irish Examiner show that the Naval Service was against the shutting of the Irish Marine and Energy Research Cluster (IMERC) earlier this year. A joint marine research initiative of CIT’s National Maritime College of…
Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore, Galway
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute awarded €108,000 in grant-aid funding to 94 recipients in 2017 under its Networking & Travel Awards. This scheme, funded under the Marine Research Programme with the support of the Government, makes awards to provide assistance…
Dee Caffari speaking at the Cape Town Ocean Summit on Thursday 7 December
#MarineScience - Millions of tiny particles of plastic have been detected in European waters in groundbreaking scientific research conducted as part of the Volvo Ocean Race. Using data collected by Turn the Tide on Plastic, which features Ireland’s own Annalise…
Connemara ‘Marine Innovation Park’ Preps New Planning Application
#MarineScience - A new planning application is set to be submitted for the proposed ‘marine innovation park’ in Connemara, as Galway Bay FM reports. Páirc na Mara is envisaged as a low-carbon marine industry hub over nine hectares, with a…
European Association Of Fish Pathologists To Host Third Meeting In Galway Next September
#MarineScience - Following on from the successful conferences in Keele (2014) and Stirling (2016), the Marine Institute in Galway will host the third meeting of the European Association Of Fish Pathologists (EAFP) on 11-12 September 2018. ‘Connecting academia with industry…
Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday announced new funding grants which are being made in two research areas
#MarineScience - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the awarding of €3.3 million grant funding through the Marine Institute to research projects in specialist marine equipment and ocean law. Some 19 funding grants in total have been made in the…
The INFOMAR fleet
The INFOMAR programme, jointly managed by the Marine Institute and Geological Survey Ireland and funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment held its annual seminar in Cork (15th – 16th November), highlighting the impact and value of…
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…

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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