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Happy Birthday Buoys

Happy Birthday Buoys

Today on World Meteorological Day, the Irish Marine Institute and Ireland's National Meteorological Service, Met Éireann, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Irish Marine Data Buoy Observation Network. The theme of this year's World Meteorological Day is 'The...

An Introduction to Floating Offshore Wind

An Introduction to Floating Offshore Wind

The battle to control climate change will be lost or won this decade. Extreme climate events are already having widespread impacts on people and the planet. We know that continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause pervasive and irreversible impacts on our...

Marine Institute CEO elected to the ICES Bureau

Marine Institute CEO elected to the ICES Bureau

Dr Paul Connolly, CEO of the Marine Institute, has been elected to the Bureau of The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) at the annual meeting of Member Countries on 21st and 22nd October 2020. ICES is an intergovernmental marine science...

Smell of the sea may steer seabirds to their food

Smell of the sea may steer seabirds to their food

Researchers in Ireland have shed some light on how a wide-ranging seabird tracks its prey. They showed how the species known as the Manx Shearwater searches for food in areas of ocean packed with plankton. These microscopic organisms give off a smell the seabirds can...

Collaborative ‘Smart Lobster’ project in Galway Bay

Collaborative ‘Smart Lobster’ project in Galway Bay

The Marine Institute is collaborating with scientists in Spain as part of a new project, Smart Lobster, to monitor the digging activity and maintenance of burrows of the Nephrops norvegicus, commonly known as the Dublin Bay Prawn, using the EMSO SmartBay Observatory...

Marine Institute: ‘Sea’ the future together

Marine Institute: ‘Sea’ the future together

The Marine Institute is delighted to launch a new video, with a message that we can all 'sea' the future together. As a global leader in ocean knowledge, the Marine Institute is inspiring Ireland and its people to safeguard and harness our ocean wealth. The new video...

INFOMAR: Laying the foundation for mapping our ocean resources

INFOMAR: Laying the foundation for mapping our ocean resources

Ireland through its national seabed mapping programme, INFOMAR has achieved global recognition for its endeavor to systematically map the seabed of its entire marine territory, and to unlock and sustainably manage the associated resources. International partnership...

Health supplements powered by the Ocean

Health supplements powered by the Ocean

Fish have long been part of the human diet and often considered as 'brain food'. Recent research in this area suggests that eating fish is good for early brain development and may also prevent many brain-related conditions. Our ocean may also offer a vast resource of...

Extraordinary Exploration: From Space to the Sea Floor

Extraordinary Exploration: From Space to the Sea Floor

An exclusive Irish interview with the Most Vertical Girl in the World. The woman who’s made history in sea and space; the astronaut, oceanographer, explorer, author and the first person to ever experience travelling to both deep space and the oceans deep. Kathy...