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Explore Ireland’s Coastal Communities with Oceans of Learning

Explore Ireland’s Coastal Communities with Oceans of Learning

In Ireland, 1.9 million people live within 5km of the coast and many communities along the Irish coast depend on industries such as tourism, fishing and aquaculture. Furthermore, there is now mounting evidence that the ocean plays a key role in the general wellbeing...

World’s first fully autonomous vessel to cross the Atlantic

World’s first fully autonomous vessel to cross the Atlantic

The Mayflower Autonomous ship is set to become one of the world’s first fully autonomous, unmanned vessels to cross the Atlantic. Led by marine research organisation, ProMare, the project is developing autonomous systems that can later be deployed commercially,...

Meet the Explorers: Celebrating our ocean connection

Meet the Explorers: Celebrating our ocean connection

The Marine Institute's Meet the Explorers team campaign is promoting the UN’s World Oceans Day theme of innovation for a sustainable ocean throughout the month of June. By sharing Explorers fun art lessons and activities for parents and children to use while at home,...

The Marine Institute wants to know what the sea means to you

The Marine Institute wants to know what the sea means to you

Today, on June 8th, World Oceans Day, the Marine Institute is celebrating our connection to the sea, and its importance to our lives with the launch of the social media competition ‘Sea to Me’, offering fantastic, ocean-inspired weekly prizes. From sailors, surfers,...

Oceans of Learning celebrates innovation on World Oceans Day

Oceans of Learning celebrates innovation on World Oceans Day

Celebrating World Oceans Day and this year’s theme of ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’ is the focus of the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series this week. The Institute and partners celebrate our world’s shared ocean and our connection to the sea...

From sea to plate – The science behind Ireland’s Seafood

From sea to plate – The science behind Ireland’s Seafood

From sea to plate, the production of Irish fish and shellfish is supported by a range of scientific programmes to ensure Irish seafood is among the safest, most sustainable and of the highest quality available in the world. The Marine Institute undertakes a range of...

Oceans of Learning focuses on Food From Our Oceans

Oceans of Learning focuses on Food From Our Oceans

Exploring the science behind our seafood with 'Food from our Ocean' is the first topic in the Marine Institute's Oceans of Learning series. The Marine Institute and partners are celebrating our world's shared ocean and our connection to the sea through an Oceans of...

Ireland celebrates European Maritime Day virtually

Ireland celebrates European Maritime Day virtually

In recognition of European Maritime Day today, 20th May and World Oceans Day on 8th June, the Marine Institute and partners will celebrate our seas, our world’s shared ocean and our connection to the sea through our Oceans of Learning series. Over the next 10 weeks,...

Ocean Champion Spot Prizes for Primary School children

Ocean Champion Spot Prizes for Primary School children

The Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme continues to offer a range of ocean-themed resources for parents and children to support their stay-at-home learning, which includes lots of cross-curricular activities and online spot prizes. "We are delighted to...