UCC offers a number of undergraduate science degrees with marine applications including geology, geography, environmental science, life science programmes through the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and associate School (BEES) as well as energy and engineering through the School of Engineering (SE).
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.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is based at five locations in the west of Ireland. GMIT recently enhanced its marine research capacity through the development of the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre completed with refurbishment funding from the HEA. The Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) is housed within the centre, along with up to 30 postgraduate students and researchers.
The University of Ulster is a multi-campus, co-educational university located in Northern Ireland. The School of Environmental Sciences is based on the stunning north coast of Ireland. With over 350 full-time undergraduate students, 250 postgraduate students and 40 academic, technical and administrative staff, the School is one of the largest in Britain and Ireland.
AIT is an award-winning higher education institution located in the heart of Ireland. More than 6,000 students are undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business, Humanities, Engineering and Science. €100 million has been invested in our campus since 2000, ensuring that students experience a world-class education with cutting-edge facilities.
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 Higher Education Authority is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland that supports the SMART programme. The role of the HEA is to create a higher education system that maximises opportunities and ensures a high quality experience for students.
The Training Through Research Surveys Scheme (TTRS) offers seagoing placements on a range of research surveys on-board the national research vessels thereby increasing national capacity in offshore research.
The Training Through Research Surveys scheme (TTRS) provides exciting opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain valuable marine data collection and observation experience on dedicated research surveys.
The Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars Programme is an intensive, accredited workshop on how climate and oceans interact for postgraduate students held in Galway, Ireland from 12th to 19th September 2016.
The 2016 North South Atlantic Training Transect (NoSoAT) will investigate Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate interactions on a transect from Bremerhaven, Germany to Cape Town, South Africa from 12th Nov to 12th Dec 2016.