Research & Development: Investment boosts our marine sector

The competitiveness that exists among marine researchers has resulted in Irish-based applications for EU funding being among the most successful.

21st September, 2014
Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive of the Marine Institute.

‘In a little over a decade – through the implementation of a number of strategic programmes – together with a marine research and innovation national programme we have eliminated an 80-year deficit in marine infrastructure and we have capacity now to emerge as an island of marine research and innovation,” said Dr Peter Heffernan, chief exeutive of the Marine Institute.

“This turnaround was achieved through a cumulative investment across our higher education sector...

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