SME (Small / Medium Enterprise)
At AquaTT we believe that scientific research can, and should, enrich our lives and help deliver a sustainable future for humanity. We understand that, for this to happen, the results of this research must reach the relevant decision makers, policy creators, scientists, industry groups and the wider public, so we work with European funded scientific projects to help ensure that the new knowledge they generate is effectively transferred to create maximum positive impact.
AquaTT is an SME, with a not-for-profit mandate. It was founded in 1992 under the EU COMETT programme as the University Enterprise Training Partnership (UETP) for the European aquaculture industry, to coordinate the training requirements of the industry through a single body.
Over the past 20 years AquaTT has grown beyond its original remit to become a leader in scientific knowledge transfer and dissemination. We partner with research consortia to design projects that make a difference. We devise best practice work packages related to dissemination, communication and knowledge transfer. Traditionally we have worked with the marine and aquaculture research sectors, but recently we have become involved in projects in the areas of environment, health, food and sustainable development.
AquaTT has built a multidisciplinary team from across Europe with a range of professional backgrounds in scientific research, education, business, industry, graphic design and communication. We use our team’s collective experience to create knowledge transfer and dissemination plans specifically tailored to each new project. We provide networking and communication services including stakeholder engagement and branding.
In addition to our core partnership role in EC-funded projects, we have developed training, mentoring and advisory services through which we pass on the knowledge and skills we have gained from our experience to support others.
Science communication and interpretation consultancy.
Originally set up as a UCD campus company specialising in water parasitology, City Analysts has rapidly grown over the last 16 years into Ireland's leading environmental analysis laboratory. Now operating from two main labs in Dublin and Shannon we provide a full range of accredited chemistry and microbiology analysis for three key areas of water, soil, food. Our Shannon facility has recently been accredited for Legionella testing. This site has is also our main hub for toxicological testing. Through both facilities we are able to reach a countrywide client base while also maintaining the highest standards achievable.
Every coastal community, no matter how big or small, has an interesting story to tell but many just don’t have a way of getting it out there.
The team behind Coast Monkey – Ann Robinson and Daniel Farrell – realised that using their experience of online media, combined with their passion for all things coastal, they could be the voice of the Irish coast – and from that they came up the simple mission: Share the best of the Irish coast online.
We want to highlight what’s happening around Ireland’s coast – Share news and important developments, shine a light on marine conservation efforts, celebrate our maritime history and encourage more people to get out by the coast.
The Irish coast is an ever-changing landscape environment and this is our effort to make that change for the better.
Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.
This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.
As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.
This member driven organisation teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics programme in Ireland. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, Leave No Trace Ireland ensures the long-term health of our natural world. In its simplest form, Leave No Trace Ireland is about making good decisions to protect the world around you - the world we all enjoy. Do your part to pass our nation’s heritage of outdoor recreation to future generations by joining Leave No Trace Ireland.
Leave No Trace Ireland inspires responsible use of the outdoors through memberships, research and education. It teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
As the leading educator of outdoor ethics in Ireland, Leave No Trace Ireland will grow a nation of outdoor advocates to put the Leave No Trace Ireland principles into action.
LH Marine is an innovative multi-faceted marine research and awareness consultancy, here to help you on your next endeavour in global marine exploration and conservation.
LH Marine also operates Sea Synergy Marine Awareness & Activity Centre (in link) during the summer months in Waterville, Co. Kerry. A fascinating marine interpretive centre with marine biologists on hand to explain marine life in Ireland and lots of fun and activities on the beach!
Committed to hard work and professionalism in marine mammal observations, marine surveys, EIA’s, environmental awareness workshops and report writing we are focused on providing a high quality service and customer satisfaction.
Wild Atlantic Seagarden is a multivendor seaweed marketing project based in County Mayo. Our aim is to create jobs, careers and a thriving economy in Ireland by sustainably developing Irish seaweed through locally based industries.
We are running this marketing platform to support Irish seaweed businesses, raise awareness of the high quality seaweed available on the Irish coastline and stimulate global demand for Irish seaweed-based products. We want to get people using more seaweed products in their day-to-day lives so that consumer demand can drive the industry forward. It is really important that this is done in a way that safeguards seaweeds and the many ecological systems that they support, and the material and spiritual wellbeing of rural, coastal communities whose livelihoods are inextricably involved with the sea.
We also run education programmes in marine resource management to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and technologies that will be needed to allow them to deal with the challenges they will face. We understand that the will to address the issues we face as a global community will come from people having concerns for the futures of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The sooner we start knowing about and using seaweed, the better it will be for everyone.