Understanding the ocean essential for us all

More than half the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean, which regulates our climate and is an important source of food, jobs and opportunities, writes Margaret O’Brien

26th February, 2017
Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive, Marine Institute

‘Our job at the Marine Institute is to study the ocean so that we understand how it impacts our daily lives and how our activities impact the ocean. We provide scientific, evidence-based advice to protect the ocean for future generations while making use of the many services and opportunities it presents us with,” said Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive, Marine Institute.

“We carry out a range of monitoring and advisory services and operate...

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