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Marine science-related projects were among those awarded at the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin yesterday (Friday 11 January).

Rachel Cotter and Jack Mullen, pupils of Coláiste Muire in Crosshaven, Co Cork, placed second in the intermediate group under the Biological & Ecological Sciences category for their project ‘From fish to fork – ingestion of microplastics by commercial fish off the Irish South Coast’.

The duo also took the Contest Unge Forskere award from Denmark’s young scientist competition for their fishery investigation.

Taking third place among senior individuals in the same category was Timothy McGrath of Killorglin Community College in Co Kerry , for his ‘systematic study into using halophyte species to develop a nutrient treatment biofilter to combat oceanic deadzones’.

Niamh Coffey, Claire Joy and Abby O’Leary of St Brigid’s Secondary School also in Co Kerry netted a display award for their investigation into the Presence of microplastics in freshwater lakes surrounding Killarney.

Full results of this year’s awards can be found on the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition website. The exhibition closes at Dublin’s RDS this evening (Saturday 12 January) and features many more marine-related projects, including an innovative lifejacket design that could make work easier for rescuers.

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The son of an Irish Coast Guard volunteer from Co Clare is exhibiting his innovative lifejacket design at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin.

As TheJournal.ie reports, 16-year-old Dylan Egan has been working on a new system for an automatically inflating vest that won’t react to splashes of water.

Egan’s design would also allow more experienced seafarers such as rescue personnel to toggle the auto-inflate function to make it more convenient when working at sea.

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition continues till tomorrow, Saturday 12 January.

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About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

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Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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