The Wonders of our Sea to Protect, an evening of talks at Galway Atlantaquaria for World Oceans Day 8th June 2022

With over 3,000 km of coastline and one of the biggest marine territories in the world, Ireland can boast an incredible range of different underwater environments and a diversity of marine life that are still mostly unknown although 40% of…

Gigantic Kraken sea-monsters ‘found’ on beaches in Galway and around Ireland over the weekend 

Celebrating European Maritime Day and the beginning of summer, children in Galway were having a kraken time creating gigantic Kraken sand sea-monsters with the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education team, on Grattan beach in Salthill (21st May). Over 150 children and families…

‘Building Climate Action Locally: Tools from the CCAT Project’, the final event of the ‘Coastal Communities Adapting Together’ project

‘Coastal Communities Adapting Together’ (CCAT) was a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme and ran from 2019 to 2021. The project was led by University College Dublin in partnership with Fingal County Council…

Coastwatch calls on citizen to help, protect and discover the seagrass beds around the island of Ireland

The seagrass meadows have been known for long time to play a vital ecological role worldwide as nurseries for many marine creatures, including commercial fish, and to protect the shoreline from erosion acting both as a trap for sediment and…

Public awareness of climate change, its effects and solutions in marine and coastal environments

Policy makers are increasingly aware of the adverse effects climate change and environmental degradation have for our coasts and oceans. However, decision-making on the actions to take may be influenced by public opinion. Whilst climate change has been subject to…

Communities of Practice – learning from and creating ocean/ catchment communities.

We are delighted to announce that the next Members online meeting will be held on the 2nd of December between 2-4pm. . https://videopress.com/v/gMkU97pG?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata You can register to attend athttps://bit.ly/3bWK0ds Speakers on the day will include Diz Glithero from the Canadian…