National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)

NUIG’s Ryan Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy Research is the home of 150 researchers and 150 postgraduate students whose focus includes (1) understanding and predicting climate, ecological, terrestrial and marine system changes, and their effects on human health and well-being, (2) research and development to support aquaculture, fisheries, offshore renewable energy and biodiscovery industries, (3) marine environmental informatics and (4) provision of scientific and technical information to guide socioeconomic and policy decisions. 

Its off-campus facilities include Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station, Carna Aquaculture Research Facility and Carron ecology field station in the Burren.  NUIG offers BSc degrees in Earth and Ocean Sciences, Marine Science and Environmental Science with an intake of 150 students per annum.