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The new Galway-based marine exploration research vessel to replace the Celtic Voyager is to be named RV Tom Crean after the Irish seaman and polar explorer in Antarctica. The new vessel is set to be completed in 2022 and be based in Galway Harbour where the port comprises a dock basin.
The final phase of works on a section of road at Corner Chapel, outside Headford, have been completed.
Marine Institute to cover distance from Renville to the North Pole in festive challenge to save lives at sea
Staff at the Marine Institute are embarking on a festive fundraising challenge in aid of the RNLI - they plan to to walk, run, row, cycle, and swim a total of 4,068km, equivalent to the distance from their headquarters in Renville, Galway to the North Pole. The fundraiser is a team challenge recognising the work of the RNLI Lifeboats Ireland, and they are inviting everyone to join in and support this worthy cause.
Funding for a new footpath to connect existing walkways along the R333 will be a huge benefit to Headford, that is according to Fine Gael councillor Andrew Reddington.
Empowering and inspiring European citizens to become citizens of the sea is one of the key goals of the European Commission’s forthcoming Mission for Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters. The Marine Institute and the European Commission are inviting the people of Ireland to complete an online survey on their level of awareness about our oceans and seas, and share what they believe are the top priorities for the health of our ocean.
Major improvement works in Headford have been completed and came in under budget, with a saving to the taxpayer of €80,000.
In recognition of European Maritime Day and World Oceans Day, the Marine Institute and partners are celebrating our seas, our world’s shared ocean and our connection to the sea through their Oceans of Learning series. Over 10 weeks, the Marine Institute and partners are coming together virtually to share news and offer online activities and resources on a range of marine topics to make it easier for those of all ages to engage with our ocean from home.
A contract has been signed between the Marine Institute and Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon Vigo S.A. for the construction of Ireland’s new Galway-based state-of-the-art marine research vessel, following the completion of the design of the vessel by Skipsteknisk AS of Norway.
The man who grew the Marine Institute from just one person to now, a staff of more than 200, retired last Saturday after 26 years of service — and when I called out to chat with Dr Peter Heffernan for one last time before he stepped down, I met him at the front door, being helped to load boxes into his car. Twenty six years in one office amasses a lot of material.
Dr Paul Connolly has been appointed as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Marine Institute, Ireland’s state agency for marine research, technology development and innovation. He succeeds Dr Peter Heffernan who retires from the post tomorrow (Friday)