Marine Institute Open Access Repository

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The Marine Institute Open Access Repository facilitates full text access to the publications of the Marine Institute in accordance with copyright permissions. The aim of the Repository is to collect, preserve and provide open access to the publications of the Marine Institute, including the research publications supported by National and European funded marine research programmes.

 

 

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  • Demystify - A collection of Artworks produced for the BlueFish Project

    Donnelly, Felicity (Marine Institute, 2021)
    The BLUEFISH project (2017 to 2021) focused on the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea region and set out to provide region wide adaptation strategies for the benefit of coastal communities, with a focus on fisheries and aquaculture. BLUEFISH assessed and disseminated knowledge on the risks and opportunities for commercial fish and shellfish under climate change scenarios. It has provided options that will help coastal communities adapt to climate change in the area of food security and the Blue Economy. BLUEFISH developed a series of targeted work-packages (WP) with stakeholders. WP2 focused on developing our understanding of the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea ecosystem in order to provide a framework for forward looking climate adaptation guidelines. Linking art and science to portray and explain these ecosystem goods and services and to depict plausible climate change impacts was an integral part of WP2. This compendium presents the various forms of artwork that were produced for the Marine Institute as part of the outputs from WP2. The climate change issue demands considerable public investment to reverse. This investment will only arise if the general public is supportive and this support is only likely if climate change issues are widely understood. The use of art to connect with people may be an effective way to change attitudes and win support for the societal actions required to reverse the impacts of climate change. The art forms presented in this compendium portray the importance of the ocean to the economies of coastal communities. This art also shows the potential impacts of climate change on these communities in a powerful way. The images can create anxiety about the future but the intent is to provide a deeper understanding of climate change and that the solutions presented for our coastal communities, expressed through the medium of art, will stimulate a long overdue debate and provide hope and inspiration for the future. The art outputs from WP2 also include the “Demystify animation” which can also make a valuable contribution to the debate in Ireland and in Wales. While the oceans are in a parlous state they also provide hope. If the ocean is managed more sustainably, species and ecosystems could revive, and could become better sources of sustainable food, energy, materials, livelihoods and, ultimately, planetary well-being.
  • Supply of Vertebrate Necropsy and Sample Recovery Services 2017-2018 & 2019 Merged Final Reports

    Levesque, Stephanie; O'Donovan, Jim; Daly, Mags; Murphy, Sinéad; O'Connell, Mick; Jepson, Paul; Deaville, Rob; Barnett, James; Berrow, S.D. (Marine Institute, 2021)
    The Marine Institute (MI) issued a tender for the Supply of Vertebrate Necropsy and Sample Recovery Services Tender to cover the period of June 2017 to December 2017 (ITT17-024). They then requested an extension of this contract to continue throughout the period of January to March 2018. Following this extension, a second contract was issued to cover the period April to December 2018 (ITT18-005). The results of these two contracts have been merged for the purposes of this report. These tenders required i) the recovery and standardised necropsy of three cetacean species with associated case history reporting, ii) the provision of sampling kits to be used for the recovery of tissue samples collected from bycaught animals (birds, seals and cetaceans) by observers on commercial inshore and offshore fishing vessels in Irish waters in order to provide additional data to the MI’s existing catch sampling programme and iii) the storage and subsequent delivery of all samples and associated databases to the client.
  • Exploring Our Ocean Colouring and Activity Book

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (The Camden Education Trust, 2018)
    A colouring and activity book suitable for infants which includes fun facts to introduce them to the ocean and ocean literacy. Illustrations by Dr John Joyce.
  • Explorers Engagement and Impact Report 2020

    The Camden Education Trust (The Camden Education Trust, 2021)
    The Explorers Engagement and Impact Report 2020 provides the highlights of the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme activities including outreach in schools, teachers training, workshops, as well as the resources developed for online teaching.
  • International Blue Whiting Spawning Stock Survey (IBWSS) Spring 2022

    Marine Institute; Wageningen Marine Research; Institute of Marine Research; Faroe Marine Research Institute, Marine Scotland Marine Laboratory; Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research; Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Marine Institute, 2022)
    Coordination of the survey was initiated at the meeting of the Working Group on International Pelagic Surveys (WGIPS) in January 2022 and continued by correspondence until the start of the survey. During the survey, effort was refined and adjusted by the survey coordinator (Norway) using real time observations. Survey design was based on methods described in ICES Manual for International Pelagic Surveys (ICES, 2015). Overall, weather conditions were exceptional compared to 2021, with calm seas prevailing, providing optimal conditions for acoustic recordings. The entire survey was completed in 15 days, well below 21-day target threshold (Figure 4). Area coverage was considered comprehensive in both core and peripheral areas, with all vessels completing the planned routes, with the exception of the RV Celtic Explorer (Ireland) which returned to port 8 days early.

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