A new research project, ShellAqua, aims to quantify the ecosystem services - that is the benefits to human wellbeing provided by the natural environment from healthy ecosystems, potentially provided by shellfish aquaculture.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking the views of citizens, institutions and organisations from the public and private sectors on how to make the EU's Marine Strategy Framework Directive more efficient, effective and relevant to the ambitions set in the European Green Deal.
A HABscope, a microscope with an attached iPod using artificially intelligent software, is currently being tested by scientists from the Marine Institute and NUI Galway to detect harmful algal bloom species (HABs) in Irish waters.
An Irish-led international consortium will this month begin extensive aerial surveys of almost 500,000km² of Ireland’s maritime area. The ObSERVE 2 Aerial survey will help build a greater understanding of Ireland’s marine species and the habitats they need to survive and to thrive.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD last wee paid tribute to the men and women working in Ireland’s seafood sector for their continued efforts to reduce Ireland’s marine waste as part of the Clean Oceans Initiative.