The Marine Institute is the State agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland.
The Institute carries out environmental, fisheries, and aquaculture surveys and monitoring programmes to meet Ireland’s national and international legal requirements. The Institute provides scientific and technical advice to government to help inform policy and to support the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resource.
The Marine Institute also carries out research, strategic funding programmes, and national marine research platforms in support of the development of Ireland’s maritime economy.
The Marine Institute has a staff of approximately 200 people employed in areas such as research, science, technology, data management and analytics, international and European affairs, business development, marketing, promotion and public administration. Services are provided to industry, the public and government.
The Marine Institute staff work across a wide range of areas including:
- Business Development
- Fish Health
- Fisheries & Ecosystems
- Marine Biotechnology
- Marine Environment
- Marine technology & Engineering
- Renewable Ocean Energy
- Seabed Mapping
- Seafood Safety
- Shipping, Maritime Services & Ports
For more information visit the Marine Institute website here.
The IMDO, a group within the Marine Institute, is the Irish government agency which provides support to national and international maritime businesses in Ireland. The IMDO provides government and industry with a range of information and reporting across the sector and works with maritime businesses to help them set-up or expand in Ireland. The IMDO is also Ireland’s designated Shortsea Shipping Agency and provides independent advice and guidance on EU funding initiatives.