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The last two decades have seen the concept of ocean literacy grow in Ireland through the influence of the Explorers Education Programme working with schools and also its participation in World Oceans Day
In honour of World Oceans Day on June 8th, the Marine Institute has revealed the fifteen primary schools in Ireland that have been shortlisted for the Explorers Education Programme’s Ocean Champion Awards 2023-2024. Patricia Orme, Corporate Services Director of the…
SeaBot Maritime is a leading provider of smart remote operations training in unmanned surface vehicle (USV) operations
The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) and SeaBot Maritime (Ireland) have signed a “groundbreaking” Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on integrating complex systems with specialised skills for the maritime workforce. This partnership aims to position Ireland as a…
On the 8th of June, Ocean to City - An Rás Mór, as part of the Cork Harbour festival will see hundreds of rowers and paddlers compete in a challenging 28km race through Cork harbour
The much-anticipated Cork Harbour Festival is returning this June for 10 days of maritime fun, running from the 1st to the 10th. The festival showcases Cork's stunning natural assets, including Cork Harbour and the River Lee, and promises a diverse…
Explorers Report 2023 - With the objective of creating marine leaders and ocean champions, 28 schools participated in the ‘Healthy Ocean Projects & Ocean Champion Awards’ in 2023
The Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme has been recognised for promoting ocean literacy and driving marine education at the primary school level. The programme's annual Ocean Literacy, Engagement & Impact Report highlights a range of activities available to schools, supporting…
European Fisheries Control Agency executive director Susan Steele
Three European agencies have initiated the first Coast Guard “capacity building” and training exchange at European level. The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) are working…
The BIM Aquaculture Remote Classroom
Prospective students interested in a marine career will be able to visit an aquaculture “remote classroom” at an Atlantic Technological University (ATU) open day this weekend. The mobile classroom which gives a taste of aquaculture has been developed by Bord…
The USA project team meet Barryroe pupils to describe their work that sets small sailing boats out across the Atlantic Ocean
The organisation, which has launched two hundred small sailing boats to cross the Atlantic Ocean, fostering interest in the sea and developing cultural links amongst nations, intends to develop the project further following a particularly positive response from a coastal…
Students at ATU - MSc students Shanlle Gilkes (left) & Adara Jaggernauth (second from right) in ATU with Dr. Deirdre Brophy (Project Supervisor & MFRC Leader) and & David O’Sullivan, Our Shared Ocean Programme Manager
The Our Shared Ocean funding programme, designed to build strategic research partnerships between Ireland and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has enabled two scholars from the Caribbean island of Grenada to enroll in Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Galway to undertake…
A Pool Circle formed at an INSS Sea Survival Course
Are you ready for the Round Ireland Race? Kenny Rumball of the INSS is looking forward to a series of Sea Survival Courses. Rumball, the RORC Seamanship Trophy recipient, includes plenty of first-hand experience in the course, including dealing with…
Explorers Sharks +  schools outreach module and resources launched by shark enthusiasts Cerys and Hugo Johnston with lead author Cushla Dromgool Regan (Explorers Education Programme) and shark expert Graham Johnston (Marine Institute)
The Marine Institute Explorers Education Programme team has launched a new set of resources for primary schools, aimed at promoting Ireland’s rich marine biodiversity in the classroom. The new class projects, called Fin-tastic Sharks+, will focus on the 71 species…
Designed to equip students with the skills to become ocean leaders and marine champions of the future, the Bursary Scholarship Programme is a key initiative of the Marine Institute's Strategic Plan 2023-2027
The Marine Institute has announced its 2024 Summer Bursary Scholarship Programme, inviting third-level students to apply for work experience in a variety of marine areas. The programme, which has been running for over 30 years, provides essential career development, support,…
Donegal teenager Séan Boyle from Árainn Mhór has taken a step closer to following his dream to pursue a career at sea by passing his Bord Iaschaigh Mhara (BIM) Basic Safety Training course which will allow him to work on a boat or Ferry. Pictured with Séan at Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada School as he proudly shows off his qualifications are his teacher, Florence Calais and Garvan Meehan, Principal of the National Fisheries College of Ireland in Greencastle, Co. Donegal
The Minister for the Marine has congratulated a Donegal teenager with Down Syndrome, described as having “sea blood running through his veins,” for following his dream to work in the marine sector. Sixteen-year-old Seán Boyle has passed his three-day Bord…
An example of an offshore wind farm at Teeside on England’s North Sea coast
Ireland is well placed to seize the opportunities presented by a boon in offshore projects, according to the head of the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI). Speaking to The Journal ahead of the NMCI’s third annual Seafarers’ Conference next…
Previous participants on The Irish Nautical Trust’s Comprehensive Maritime Training Course
Do you know anyone interested in a career in the maritime industry? Do you know someone with a passion for water and looking to learn real-world skills and qualifications? If so, The Irish Nautical Trust has just the thing for…
Pictured at the announcement of the 2024 conference are (l to r): Niall Collins, Minister of State at the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Innovation; Captain Brian Fitzgerald, Director of External Affairs, Simply Blue Group; Paul Hegarty, Head of School, National Marine College of Ireland (NMCI); Liz Goff, Chair, SERIFF (Inshore Fisheries Rep)
The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) has announced its third annual Seafarers’ Conference, ‘Realising Ireland’s Maritime Ambition’, which will take place on 22 February 2024 in the Castletroy Park Hotel in Co. Limerick. The conference, sponsored by Simply Blue…
Minister of State for Nature, Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan and the president of University of Galway Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh walk the Burren after signing the agreement between the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the University of Galway
A Burren-based marine and coastal research station stands to benefit from a new partnership agreement between the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the University of Galway. The Finavarra centre on the Burren’s water’s edge at Rine, Co Clare,…