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Massive boost for marine research as Galway Bay Ocean Observatory completed at weekend

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A significant piece of ocean research infrastructure was brought to fruition with the completion of the Galway Bay underwater ocean observatory over the weekend.  Through the combined effort of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Marine Institute and Commissioners of Irish Lights the final piece of equipment has been deployed to give researchers and ocean energy developers unique insight into the Galway bay marine environment.  The observatory is now entering into a commissioning period and is expected to be operational in the coming months. 

Prince Charles shows his interest in all things marine

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Following the royal visit to NUIG on Tuesday, The Duchess of Cornwall remained in the city for a number of engagements while Prince Charles travelled further afield. The prince, who established the International Sustainability Unit in 2010, had expressed a particular interest in visiting the State’s marine research headquarters in Rinville, en route to the Burren.

Galway scientists begin another new Atlantic venture

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Galway scientists and students are undertaking a 13-day expedition across the Atlantic in a study of the ocean.

Conference to explore the economic potential of the sea

The potential for sea food, sea technology, sea energy, and ports/harbours in generating economic growth, will be the subjects of the inaugural Bright Blue Sea Conference.

Time to exploit our extraordinary marine resources — Minister

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Ireland’s oceans are an extraordinary natural resource with massive potential yet to be tapped, according to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, who was speaking at a national marine economy conference held in Malahide, Co Dublin, on Tuesday last.

Marine institutes sign historic pledge during royal visit

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Over the next five years the Marine Insitute in Oranmore and the Institut de Océanographique of Monoco are to further strengthen ties working closely together on research and cutting-edge technology to solve the challenges facing sustainable development of the oceans.

GMIT to link up with Marine Institute to further develop marine research

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is to join forces with the Marine Institute to further develop marine research capabilities, undergraduate and postgraduate marine science programmes and, staff training and development initiatives at the two organisations.

Marine Institute charity event for Galway Lifeboat

The Marine Institute is holding a Summer Fête – Family Fun Pirate Day at its headquarters in Rinville, Oranmore, on Sunday July 11 from 1pm to 5.30pm in aid of Galway Lifeboat.

Nano Nagle’s Galway legacy

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Nano (Honoria) Nagle was born in County Cork in 1728. She was educated there and in France, where she eventually entered a convent as a postulant. She felt her mission lay in Ireland so she returned to Cork where she taught lessons in Christian doctrine. She sought out needy cases and established an asylum for aged and infirm women. In order to perpetuate this work, she formed, with ecclesiastical sanction, a religious community known as the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Later this title was changed to The Presentation Sisters. They received a set of rules, were approved by the Pope and finally, in 1800, raised to the dignity of a religious order.

Leaded, contaminated and now Galway gets smart water

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From cryptosporidium to lead contamination, Galway now has ‘Smart Water’, compliments of IBM. To date the city’s water problems have drawn more national attention than the county hurling squad.


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