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Press Releases

12 Sep 2017

OCEANS North America will be hosted in Alaska for the first time in 2017. The theme, “Our Harsh and Fragile Ocean” will bring consideration of the issues of Climate Change, Diminishing Arctic Ice Pack, Ocean Acidification, Increase vessel traffic in Arctic waters, Energy extraction and much more.

31 Jul 2017

The unmanned miniature Lancer boat is heading home and may land in Kerry or Cork within weeks. The miniature unmanned 1 ½ metre Lancer boat that was found washed ashore in Galway in September 2016.

24 Jul 2017

On the 13th of july 2017 the European Union, Brazil and South Africa signed the Belém Statement, an agreement for research and innovation in the Atlantic Ocean. The statement was signed in Lisbon's historic Belém Tower.

17 Jul 2017

Scientists from different continents are coordinating their research to provide a deeper understanding of the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean, thanks to an EU-led collaboration.

24 May 2017

A team of scientists from six countries studying the impact of climate change on the ocean has completed 'health check' of Atlantic Ocean aboard Ireland's national research vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer.

18 May 2017

Join the celebrations and debate with Commissioner Carlos Moedas as he hosts a High-Level Ministerial and Scientific event on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.

26 Apr 2017

The Marine Institute recently hosted an information day for the VIVALDI (PreVenting and mItigating farmed biVALve DIseases) project at its headquarters in Galway.

21 Apr 2017

On Tuesday 18th of April 2017 at 9.30pm the Irish Research Vessel RV Celtic Explorer left Galway, Ireland to commence the 6th Trans-Atlantic Seabed Mapping Survey – Trasna 2017

20 Mar 2017

Lisbon, Portugal 12 – 14 July 2017. Together with the EU Member States, efforts to develop scientific cooperation in the South and Tropical Atlantic and in the Southern Ocean have been ongoing for the last years.

10 Mar 2017

The AORA-CSA 3rd High Level Advisory Board Meeting took place in the Irish Permanent Representatives Office, Brussels, Belgium on Friday 3rd of March 2017.

17 Jan 2017

January 11, 2017. 10:45. NADA is launched in the Atlantic between Portugal’s mainland and the Madeira archipelago by the crew of the ship ‘Insular’.

5 Dec 2016

Senior officials of the European Commission and the U.S. Department of State gathered on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, to review recent achievements and discuss new opportunities under the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC).

14 Nov 2016

On the 10th of November 2016 the European Commission adopted a landmark political document: a Joint Communication on "International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans."

6 Oct 2016

A miniature sailboat created by Kaitlyn Dow, a student at Waterford High School in Connecticut, was recovered by 8-year-old Méabh Ní Ghionnáin, a resident of Droim, Leitir Móir, Connemara, Co. Galway.

27 Sep 2016

This award honours the AORA-CSA as an outstanding success story in the Atlantic geographical area.

22 Jul 2016

On July 22, 2016, the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance is launching the 5th Trans-Atlantic seabed mapping survey.

15 Jul 2016

Craig McLean of NOAA was recently featured in an Irish Times article where he spoke on climate change, the potential of the oceans and the importance of sea bed mapping.

21 Jun 2016

Ocean experts have called for international action to generate the kinds of maps of global seabeds that space missions have already returned for the Moon and Mars.

17 Jun 2016

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding programme is supporting the largest and most ambitious assessment of deep-sea Atlantic ecosystems ever undertaken.

1 Jun 2016

Registration open for Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, 27 September 2016.