• Our Shared Ocean
  • Our Shared Ocean
  • Marine Institute of Ireland

  • Our Shared Ocean is administered and managed by the Marine Institute
Marine Institute of Ireland

We provide scientific and technical advice to Government to help inform policy and to support the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resource.

The Marine Institute was set up under the Marine Institute Act 1991: “to undertake, to coordinate, to promote and to assist in marine research and development and to provide such services related to research and development, that in the opinion of the Institute, will promote economic development and create employment and protect the marine environment.”

The Marine Institute’s five-year corporate strategy (2023-2027) Ocean Knowledge that Informs and Inspires sets out eight strategic priorities centring on transforming the Institute’s knowledge, advice and services to benefit people, policy and planet. The Strategy sets out a roadmap to enable Ireland to deliver on national and EU policy goals on sustainable seafood production, ocean science and management, environment and biodiversity, maritime transport, offshore renewable energy and climate action.