The Marine Institute is the national agency for Marine Research, Technology Development, and Innovation (RTDI) in Ireland and manages the Celtic Explorer and Tom Crean research vessels. The institute seeks to assess and sustainably develop the social and economic potential of Ireland’s 500,00km2 Exclusive economic Zone (EEZ). It does so through strategic funding programmes for research, data collection and environmental monitoring and the provision of essential services to stakeholders and competent authorities within Ireland. Among these are the provision of structured research vessel shiptime to Higher Education Institutes in collaboration with SMART.
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