A Marine Science and Technology Partnership Programme for the island of Ireland


Atlantic Technological University (ATU)

The Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is located across five campuses in the west of Ireland. ATU conducts marine research at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre on its Galway campus. The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) is housed within the centre, along with up to 100 research fellows, postdoctoral researchers, and postgraduate students. ATU is a core

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Marine Institute (MI)

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

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University College Cork

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MaREI) at UCC coordinates marine research for climate, energy and innovation at UCC and across a wide network of national and international research partners. Research in marine geosciences at UCC is lead by the Marine Geosciences research group.UCC offers several undergraduate and postgraduate science degrees with marine applications in geology, geography, environmental, life sciences and

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University of Galway

Marine research at the University of Galway (UG) is concentrated in the Ryan Institute. Ryan Institute research strands extend to 12 research clusters with inputs from over 500 researchers in UG and partner institutes. Research is thematically focused on Marine & Coastal, Energy & Climate Change, Agriculture & BioEconomy, and Environment & Health. Marine oriented undergraduate education at UG is

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INFOMAR is a joint project to map Ireland’s seafloor supported by the Marine Institute and the Geological Survey of Ireland. INFOMAR’s hydrographic and geophysical surveys are essential outputs for the sustainable development and management of Ireland’s marine resources. Website: Irish Seabed Mapping

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Geological Survey Ireland (GSI)

Geological Survey Ireland was founded in 1845 and provides correct and open access data and maps on Ireland’s geology to stakeholders, industry and the public. Its remit extends to bedrock, groundwater resources, seabed mapping, geological hazards, and public health. Website: Geological Survey Ireland

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SMART Training Programmes

Call Open: SMART MI Research Vessel Bursaries 2024

The Marine Institute, in collaboration with the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART), is thrilled to announce 25...

Deferred: Science@Sea 2023 Tom Crean Training Survey

A Science@Sea marine data collection training survey will take place on the 15th and 16th of February in Cork Harbour...

Call Open: Science@Sea 2022

Two Science@Sea training surveys in multidisciplinary marine science will take place from the 14th to 17th of March in Cork...

Marine Institute SMART Research Vessel Bursaries 2022

The Marine Institute in collaboration with the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) is offering up to 27...