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BlueFish Partner host The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with the Marine Institute during first official visit to Ireland.

Dr Paul Connolly, CEO of the Marine Institute, Ireland’s state agency for marine research, technology development and innovation, along with All-Ireland Ocean Youth Ambassador, Eimear Manning, met with The Duke and Duchess at Howth, North County Dublin, today (Wednesday 4th March).

During a coastal walk of Howth Head, Dr Connolly spoke with Their Royal Highnesses on several subjects that are central to the work of the Marine Institute including the importance of the oceans to coastal communities and climate adaptation. The Marine Institute, through the BlueFish Project, is working with coastal communities in Ireland and Wales on the importance of the ocean to their livelihoods and the impacts of a changing climate.

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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… 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