Marine Institute (MI)

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for Marine Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI). The institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland's 220 million acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry  through strategic funding programmes and essential scientific services; and safeguard our marine environment through research and environmental monitoring. The institute operates the National Research Vessels, the Celtic Explorer and Celtic Voyager and provides services to government, industry, the third level sector and the public.