Saturday October 24, 2020

Looking after Ireland’s seas

Graham Clifford looks at the vital role played by the Marine Institute in monitoring the health of our underwater territory

11th March, 2018
Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive of the Marine Institute

The Marine Institute carries out crucial work which allows us to understand how healthy our seas, and the life within them, are. Its findings, acquired through ongoing research offers us vital information which impacts the life of our island at a time when issues such as climate change and pollution threaten.

The Institute creates detailed maps of Ireland’s extensive marine territory – an area more than ten-times Ireland’s land mass. Through research it helps us...

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