During the last four weeks the Marine Institure have joined together with a host of organisations across the country to launch the 2021 Oceans of Learning series, to celebrate our seas and Ireland’s marine resource. There is something for everyone and the Oceans of Learning series explores all aspects of our marine resource, from our rich marine biodiversity, to our changing ocean climate, and our oceans future.
Oceans of Learning Podcast
In the fourth and final week Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, reminds us of the richness of our marine resources and the fundamental role oceans play in sustaining life on our planet in this video message.
In the Oceans of Learning podcast, presenter Finn van der Aar finds out how the next generation can seek to influence and engage with politicians and government and why research and innovation are so important for the marine environment. She speaks to Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs, John Bell, Director Healthy Planet DG Research & Innovation at the European Commission, Aodhán Fitzgerald, Research Vessel Manager with the Marine Institute, and Eimear Manning and Gary Kett who are both involved with the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador Programme.
The Marine Institute launches Voyages
As part of Oceans of Learning, the Marine Institute launches Voyages, a series of short vignettes profiling the people whose work is intertwined with our national research vessels the RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager. Voyages shares insights into the people behind the science of our seas – Aodhán Fitzgerald, Research Vessel Operations Manager, Fisheries Scientist Ciaran O’Donnell and Ocean Climate Scientist Caroline Cusack, of the Marine Institute – all modern explorers on a voyage of discovery to safeguard the ocean and our future.
Dive deep with the ROV Holland 1
The Marine Institute also presents the spectacular short film Dive Deep with the ROV Holland 1. The Marine Institute’s Remotely Operated Vehicle the ROV Holland 1, has enabled scientists to make many exciting discoveries in our ocean. Take a dive and explore our deep sea like a marine scientist and discover cold-water corals, shipwrecks and a rare shark nursery in Irish waters.
Sea Science Series
We take a look at warming oceans in this week’s episode of the Sea Science series with Mark Langtry, ‘The Science Guy’. Mark brings the wonders of sea science to the screen with his entertaining, sometimes explosive, and totally educational sea science shows.
Lighthouse Storybook from the Commissioners of Irish Lights
The Commissioners of Irish Lights also offers the Lighthouse Storybook, a collection of creative stories from children across Ireland.
How to Make a Chart
Check out ‘How to make a chart’ from Infomar, a joint partnership of Geological Survey Ireland and the Marine Institute.
And information sheets on Marine Spatial Planning, Energy from the Sea and a Story Map on Skates & Rays in Dingle, Brandon and Tralee Bay.
If you would like to watch our Oceans of Learning Webinar, view it on our YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/TF0G9ro4w0w
#SeaToMe social media competition
To enter the ‘Sea to Me’ competition, simply share ‘what the sea means to you’ on social media using the hashtag #SeaToMe. Draw a picture, take a photo, upload a video, make some music, share a photo from a past holiday by the sea or favourite place along Ireland’s coast, or be inspired to write a poem, or quote about what the sea means to you. We are offering some great weekly prizes inspired by our seas!
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· What does the sea mean to you? Enter the #SeaToMe competition for the chance to win some great prizes! Draw a picture, take a photo, upload a video, or share a photo from a past holiday by the sea or your favourite place along Ireland’s coast. Simply post, tag the Marine Institute and use the hashtag #SeaToMe
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