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Galway’s Marine Institute helps thread the tangled Food Web of the Irish Sea

Almost everyone has heard of the concept of the food chain, at the very least just to use it in some...

Galway family on 14 month sailing voyage lends a hand to the Marine Institute

A Galway family taking a 14 month long sailing trip around the Atlantic Ocean took some time from their trip to deploy a new...

Spanish shipyard to build research ship for Galway’s Marine Institute

Galway's Marine Institute has announced that Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon Vigo S.A. has been chosen to build their new state of the art marine...

Killer whales stranded in Ireland with toxic level of pollutants GMIT study shows

Killer whales stranded in Ireland have had extremely high levels of pollutants in their bodies a Galway based study has found. GMIT and the Marine...

Marine Institute shares in €25 million SFI Research Infrastructure fund

Galway's Marine Institute is leading one of six projects which have been awarded €25 million under the SFI Research Infrastructure Programme. The Oranmore based Marine...

When is a smartphone a key tool for Irish fishermen?

We all have at least one app on our smartphone that just makes your day to day life that much easier, but what would...

Marine Institute forms partnership with Portuguese counterparts

Galway's Marine Institute has formed a partnership with its Portuguese counterpart the Hydrographic Institute to deepen cooperation on ocean research in the Atlantic. A Memorandum...

Marine Institute welcomes first ever new boss

The Marine Institute in Oranmore, Ireland's national ocean research centre, has had a historic changing of the guard this week with the first appointment...

Composer and writer Ailís Ní Ríain discovers a bold new world at sea

Ailís Ní Ríain, a contemporary classical composer and writer, spent three weeks at sea this August on board the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer searching for...

Seven marine tech projects win funding for Galway Bay testing

Galway's Marine Institute has awarded funding to seven projects by universities, institutes of technology, and private enterprises testing marine technology in Galway Bay. The Marine...

Three year survey of underwater reefs comes to a close

Voyages of exploration might be confined to historical fiction in many minds, but there are many corners of the world that are still being...

Youth Ambassadors from 13 countries learn to fight for the Atlantic Ocean

Galway's Marine Institute is helping young people from around the world fight for the future of the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty-three Youth Ambassadors from countries connected...

Angling vessels gathering data on the Bluefin Tuna

Angling vessels in Galway and all along the Atlantic coast will be taking part in a scheme to gather more data on the much...

Marine Institute Chief appointed to EU agency on healthy oceans

The head of Galway's Marine Institute has been appointed to a key positions on the EU agency promoting healthy oceans and waterways. Dr Peter Heffernan,...

Hammerhead shark spotted in Irish waters for the first time ever

A hammerhead shark has been spotted in Irish waters for the first ever time by a research team from Galway's Marine Institute. A survey group...

Galway’s SeaFest 2018 shortlisted for best Cultural and Live event in Ireland

The 2018 SeaFest which took place in Galway last year has been nominated for two awards in Ireland's Event Industry Awards 2019. Ireland's largest maritime...

NUIG students plough the ocean waves aboard the Celtic Explorer

Scientists and students from NUIG's Ryan Institute spent a day on the seas aboard the RV Celtic Explorer for Ocean Sampling Day 2019. Ocean Sampling Day...

Historic landmarks lighting up blue for World Oceans Day

Dozens of landmarks in Galway and around Ireland will be lighting up Atlantic Blue this weekend to mark World Oceans Day. World Oceans Day on...

Marine Institute helping set up world class research institute in Cyprus

Galway's Marine Institute has been awarded €2 million to help set up a centre of excellence for marine research in Cyprus. The European Commission has...

King and Queen of Sweden visiting Galway

The King and Queen of Sweden are visiting Galway today as part of a three day state visit to Ireland. King Carl XVI Gustaf and...
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