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€6 Billion In Investments & Counting Under EU Atlantic Action Plan
The EU’s 2013-2020 Atlantic Action Plan has spurred over 1,200 new maritime projects and nearly €6 billion of investments so far, according to an independent consultant tasked by the EU to take stock of the initiative at mid-term. Most of…
Oceanology International 2018 took place at ExCeL London from 13-15 March
#BlueEconomy - Marine Minister Michael Creed this week visited the Oceanology International trade exhibition in London on day two of his six-day visit to the UK.  Held every two years, Oceanology International at ExCeL London is recognised as the leading…
Celtic Voyager Explores Irish Sea’s Lost landscapes
#MarineScience - An Irish research team from IT Sligo and University College Cork recently joined the ‘Europe’s Lost Frontiers’ project to explore the extensive submerged landscapes in the Irish Sea aboard the Marine Institute’s Celtic Voyager research vessel research vessel.…
The RV Celtic Voyager celebrated 20 years of service last July
#MarineScience - The Government’s new National Development Plan includes provision for a new marine research vessel to replace the RV Celtic Voyager, according to The Irish Times. Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan says work is at an “advanced…
A computer rendering of the proposed Páirc na Mara in Connemara
#PáircNaMara - Galway County Council is seeking further details on the Páirc na Mara development for Connemara, following an objection from a local group opposed to salmon farming. New plans for the ‘marine innovation park’ were submitted late last year by…
The Shannon Dolphin Centre in Kilrush
#MarineScience - The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s Shannon Dolphin Project is seeking research assistants from May-September 2018 based in Kilrush, Co Clare. Research assistants will be required to conduct monitoring surveys from dolphin-watching tour boats, spend a considerable amount…
The MaRei Centre in Ringaskiddy
#MarineScience - Applications are invited for the post of Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in University College Cork (UCC), based at the Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy. MaREI is a key research centre…
Dog’s Bay in Connemara, with its distinctive white sand
#MarineScience - This Friday 16 February is the deadline for applications to the Hardiman PhD Scholarships — and if beaches and coastal research are your passion, NUI Galway lecturer Eugene Farrell wants you to get in touch. High achievers with…
‘It’s a varied and exciting career’ says IFI senior research officer Dr Fiona Kelly
#MarineScience - Today, Sunday 11 February, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is marking International Day of Women and Girls in Science by highlighting the key role that women play in the organisation. According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres: “We need to…
The 65.5m research vessel RV Celtic Explorer when in drydock at A&P yard in Falmouth,Cornwall. The refit in the UK dockyard started in mid-December 2017 and works were completed this month.
#MarineScience - Research vessel RV Celtic Explorer of the Marine Institute, is off to a renewed start in 2018, after undergoing a major refit. The Romanian-Dutch built ship is ready to accommodate 18 scientific surveys throughout the year. The five-year…
Dr Colm Lordan joined the Marine Institute in 1998
#MarineScience - Dr Colm Lordan of Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services at the Marine Institute has been appointed as one of the Vice Chairs of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Advisory Committee. The ICES Advisory Committee…
Full-scale demonstration of a new aeration technology for fish farms
#Aquaculture - Researchers in Galway and Athlone are leading a project to identify technologies that can improve the management of freshwater fish farming and reduce its impact on the environment. As Green News reports, the teams at NUI Galway and…
The RV Celtic Explorer will carry out the survey between 19 February and 19 March
#IAMS2018 - The annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey for 2018 (IAMS 2018) will be carried out between Monday 19 February and Monday 19 March off the West, Southwest and South Coasts of Ireland, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries…
Diana Gudynaite, a bursar in 2017 from DIT, gained hands-on experience with sampling oysters in her work in shellfish safety
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute is inviting marine science students to apply for a number of work experience placements for summer 2018. The Marine Institute Bursary Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships worth €275 per week for an eight-to-12-week placement (bursary dependant).…
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…

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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