Category Archives: News

Celebrating Europe Day 2019

Europe Day takes place on 9th May every year with a variety of activities and events celebrating peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration‘ in Paris in 1950 when the then French foreign minister Robert Schuman set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.

In a statement to mark EU day, Bangor’s Vice Chancellor, Professor John G. Hughes, said: “EU funding has been vital to the university in terms of supporting our collaborative and fundamental research, raising skill levels amongst its students, supporting innovation as well as bringing substantial benefits to our wider community, in both economic and social terms.”

Continue Reading

Super Science Sunday

#supersciencesunday brought many visitors to the National Waterfront museum on March 10th when the doors were opened to the public for an interactive science day. The BlueFish team from Swansea were on hand to showcase their research with the general public. A day of hands on family learning kept our team busy. Continue Reading

Climate change and marine conservation

The 2015 MCCIP Report Card on marine biodiversity legislation showed that climate change is likely to have significant impacts on the UK’s marine protected areas and their features but identified a lack of advice on how protected features should be managed to build resilience to climate change. MCCIP has therefore worked with some of the… Continue Reading

Artwork highlighting the importance of the ocean is unveiled

A series of illustrations about the importance of the ocean to the coastal communities of Ireland and Wales were unveiled at the Marine Institute, as part of a BlueFish Project meeting. BlueFish is a marine science research project focusing on the importance of the ocean to economic activities of coastal communities and potential impacts of… Continue Reading

Continued European collaboration vital for Wales, says Finance Minister

Continued European collaboration vital for Wales, says Finance Minister The Finance Secretary will met scientists from Bangor University, Aberystwyth University and representatives from the industry to hear about the progress of two cross-border projects aimed at growing both nations’ shellfish industries and assessing the effects of climate change in the Irish Sea.      … Continue Reading

Visit by Irish Ambassador

Visit by Irish Ambassador We were delighted to showcase the BlueFish Project recently to the Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK, Mr Mulhall. Welcoming Mr Mulhall to the University, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John G. Hughes, said:“It is a pleasure to welcome the Irish Ambassador to Bangor University and to showcase some of the innovative collaborations we have… Continue Reading