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Our Ocean: Our Future

Our Ocean: Our Future

Ireland’s marine sector looks forward in final week of Oceans of Learning series  Ensuring a sustainable future for our ocean is one of the great missions of the next decade. The ocean is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth and is...

Marine Institute Trial Bycatch Avoidance App

Marine Institute Trial Bycatch Avoidance App

Researchers at the Marine Institute are calling on fishermen from around the country to participate in a new project aimed at reducing unwanted catches across harvesting practices, in an ecological, economic, and socially sustainable way. The project, IFISH, will use...

Shining a light on Irish Fisheries Conservation Work

Shining a light on Irish Fisheries Conservation Work

Fisheries discards have been high on the public agenda in recent months. Despite a slew of factual inaccuracies, the Netflix ‘Seaspiracy’ opinion piece has raised awareness around discards and other fisheries environmental challenges. The Journal.ie also published a...

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...