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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…
The project involved the fitting of four 50kWp Solar PV panel arrays to the roofs of terminal buildings, garage and shore shop as above
Coastal Notes
#SolarPort - As part of a drive to become the world’s greenest ferry operator, Stena Line has just delivered an innovative solar project at its Port of Holyhead in Wales.  The project involved the fitting of four 50kWp Solar PV…
Primary Schools' Marine Education Programme Expands
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme is growing and is now available in Galway, Clare, Mayo, Cork and Waterford, delivered by centres including Galway Atlantaquaria, Loop Head Summer Hedge School, Redrose Developments, Lifetime Lab and Oceanic Surf School…
Applications Open To Marine Researchers For Fulbright-Marine Institute Award
Marine Science
#MarineScience - The Fulbright Commission and the Marine Institute are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish PhD candidate or scholar to travel to the US to research in the fields of marine science or marine-related business sector. The commission…
Sir Ernest Shackleton – sculpture unveiled
Seascapes
Hello and welcome aboard your maritime programme Seascapes, this week we bring you highlights from the unveiling of a fine sculture by Mark Richards in Athy, Co Kildare on the centenary to the day of the rescue of the Endurance…
The tsunameter being deployed near the M4 buoy
Marine Warning
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that marine scientists from the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) are deploying a tsunameter close to the new location of the M4 weather…
Andrew Cotton rides the big swell at Nazaré in Portugal in 2014
Surfing
#Surfing - Chasing the most challenging swells is the dream of the world's top big wave surfers, who've made an art of determining where the tallest walls of water can be found. But now one Irish coastal regular reveals how…
West is one of five unmanned research boats sent out from the US east coast and the Canary Islands from late 2013
Marine Science
#Unmanned - A miniature unmanned sailing boat has been reported off the Kerry coast after nearly three years in the North Atlantic. The boat, named West, is part of the Educational Passages project by the Middle School of Westbrook in…
Dr Ciaran Kelly of the Marine Institute with Dr Louise Allcock of NUI Galway, Dr Philip McGinnity of UCC, Science Foundation Ireland DG Prof Mark Ferguson and Mark Johnson
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Two marine science projects will be funded as part of €40 million in research funding for 24 major projects as announced yesterday (Wednesday 3 August) by Minister for Innovation Mary Mitchell-O'Connor. Distributed via the Science Foundation Ireland's Investigators…
The science team on the current Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance transatlantic seabed mapping survey
Marine Science
#SeabedMapping - The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance's fifth transatlantic seabed mapping survey launched last Friday 22 July from eastern Canada. Sailing on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S St-Laurent, the team will map the seafloor across the North Atlantic…
EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella with heads of European marine science institutes in Ostend, Belgium on Friday 8 July
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan was among the heads of European marine science institutes meeting with Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at the European Marine Board offices in Ostend, Belgium yesterday…
John Breslin of SmartBay Ireland
Marine Science
#SmartBay - Launching in tandem with the Our Ocean Wealth Conference in Galway today (Friday 1 July), the SmartBay Subsea Observatory will begin feeding data from the seabed at Galway Bay to businesses, researchers, scientists and policy makers. Supported by the…
World Oceans Day At Galway Atlantaquaria This Sunday
Marine Science
#WorldOceansDay - Celebrate World Oceans Day at Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill this Sunday 12 June from 11am until 5pm with a full program of interactive exhibits focused on fun, information, education and science. Ireland's national aquarium joins hundreds of organisations…
Gerald Fleming of Met Éireann with Eleanor O’Rourke and Mick Gillooly of the  Marine Institute checking out an AR sandbox, one of many interactive displays at the Marine Institute’s ‘Beneath Our Wild Atlantic’ exhibition during SeaFest from 2-3 July
Marine Science
#OurOceanWealth - Industry leaders, policy makers, researchers and maritime entrepreneurs will come together for the third Our Ocean Wealth conference on Friday 1 July in NUIG to discuss marine innovation, marine spatial planning, healthy ocean ecosystems and sustainability, the Marine…
Scholarships For Atlantic Ocean Climate Science Students
Marine Science
#MarineScience - Applications are invited from postgraduate students of marine science, atmosphere and climate-based sciences worldwide to participate in the Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars Programme in Galway from 12-20 September 2016. This intensive, accredited workshop will examine how climate and…

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