Former US Secretary of State to address OOW 2019

Former US Secretary of State and presidential candidate John Kerry, will address Ireland's blue economy conference 2019. Described as a 'determined environmentalist' John Kerry  will share his insights on climate change and the actions…

Cash injection to accelerate ocean energy development

A European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) with a budget of €2.6m, aims to accelerate development within the ocean energy sector.

Unique project to study vulnerable marine life

SeaMonitor will study the seas around Ireland, Western Scotland and Northern Ireland to deliver the largest telemetric marine array and spatial models.
Roundstone, Co Galway

State investment for local authority harbours

A €2.2m fund will assist development, maintenance and repair at 39 harbours and slipways under the control of twelve coastal local authorities (LA).
shark eggs on the seabed
Marine Institute signs contract for new research vessel

Norwegian flair for Ireland's new marine research vessel

Norwegian ship consultants, Skipsteknisk AS, have been awarded the contract to design a marine research vessel for Ireland, with an expected build completion date in 2022.

Marine environment main concern for spatial plan development

A three-month public consultation on a National Marine Planning Framework Baseline report that sets out the context in which a marine spatial plan for Ireland is being developed, received 173 responses from the general public and stakeholder groups. 

Clean coasts initiative targets full fleet participation by year end

Marine minister Michael Creed has called on all Irish fishing vessels to sign up to the ‘Clean Oceans’ initiative by December 31, to achieve 100% participation in Ireland’s first coordinated scheme on land and at sea, to collect, reduce and reuse marine litter.
shark eggs on the seabed

Rare shark nursery discovered in deep waters west of Ireland

Discovery of a shark nursery 200 miles west of Ireland has been described as a ‘rare occurrence’. The discovery demonstrates the significance of documenting sensitive marine habitats and supports a better understanding of the biology of the animals and their ecosystem function in Ireland’s Biologically Sensitive Area.