• General Biosecurity

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2011)
      This leaflet gives information on general aquaculture biosecurity. Biosecurity in aquaculture can be defined as a set of management practices put in place to prevent the introduction of disease causing organisms onto a site.
    • General Methods for Storage of Lobsters

      Gibson, F A (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1972)
      This publication discusses the three types of storage unit used for holding lobsters in Ireland; (A) Tidal pounds (B) Recirculation or direct circulation pounds (C) High density units
    • A genetic marker for the maternal identification of Atlantic salmon × brown trout hybrids

      Karlsson, S.; Hagen, M.; Eriksen, L.; Hindar, K.; Jensen, A.; De Leaniz, C.; Cotter, D.; Guobergsson, G.; Kahilainen, K.; Guojonsson, S.; Romakkaniemi, A.; Ryman, N. (Springer Netherlands, 2013)
      Interspecific hybridization between Atlantic salmon and brown trout is well documented, but why it should vary so much among populations is not clear. Determining the maternal origin of hybrids can provide insights into the mechanisms underlying interspecific hybridization, but this information is lacking in many studies. Here we present a species-specific mitochondrial DNA marker for the identification of the maternal origin of hybrids. This marker involves only one PCR step followed by fragment analysis, can be integrated within PCR multiplexing for existing nuclear markers for hybrid identification, and is therefore faster and more cost-effective than previous methods.
    • Genetic variability in marine bivalvia: implications and applications in molluscan mariculture

      Wilkins, N P (Universa Press, 1976)
      The extent of genetic variability at enzyme gene loci is assessed in twelve species of marine bivalve molluscs of actual or potential commercial importance. Approximately one third of these loci are polymorphic, average heterozygosity is 0.14, and an average of 3.9 alleles are segregating per polymorphic locus. Hatchery-produced samples exhibit a lower proportion of polymorphic loci and a loss of some alleles at polymorphic loci. In two hatchery-produced families of Crassostrea gigas, phenotype frequencies at two loci depart from Mendelian expectations in young individuals. The implications of these hatchery induced alterations are discussed, together with some possible applications of biochemical genetics in molluscan mariculture.
    • GeoDI: Geoscientific Data Integration

      Lassoued, Yassine (Marine Institute, 2013)
      This report summarises the findings of the GeoDI project. Large volumes of geoscientific (i.e., geological and geophysical) datasets have been gathered by the Marine Institute and its partners over the past number of years, A key challenge now exists to derive maximum value from these very costly and valuable products by integrating these geoscientific datasets together, and with other resources such as biological, chemical, and environmental data. The project aimed to address this challenge by examining the critical issues involved in the integration of Irish marine geoscientific datasets, and by assessing tools and services for enhanced management, discovery, access, and analyses of geoscientific data.
    • Geography: 5th and 6th class - Seashore Safety and Conservation Code and quiz

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      Prior to going to the seashore, the children will create a poster to show their understanding of learning about safety on the seashore and the conservation code. Through this they will learn to care for their local environment as well as becoming environmentally aware and active.The children will have developed a sense of place and space knowing learning about their local seashore.
    • Geography: 5th and 6th class - Gravity and Tides and understanding how Tides affect me

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      The children will learn about how the earth, moon and sun interact though gravity. The students will develop an understanding of what causes tides. The students will also investigate the importance of tidal prediction and learn to read tide tables.
    • Geography: 5th and 6th class - Organising a Beach Clean and Beach Clean Survey template

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      The children will conduct a beach clean to show the benefits of caring for their local environment and ocean, as well as becoming environmentally aware and active. The children will have developed a sense of place and space knowing learning about their local seashore.
    • Geography: 1st and 2nd Class - Learn about an Oceanographer that works in the local community (Irish and English Version available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2014)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children investigate the work of people in a range of locations in the locality. The students will become familiar with the range of different work oceanographers do.
    • Geography: 1st and 2nd Class - Observing and Investigating Place Names near the Seashore (Irish and English Versions available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2014)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to identify, explore and discuss aspects of some major natural features in the local environment including a seashore, estuary, bays, inlets, harbours and islands
    • Geography: 3rd and 4th Class - Exploring the Fishing Industry in Ireland (Irish and English Version available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2014)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to explore and investigate, especially through practical studies of a small number of the common marine related economic activities of people in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland.
    • Geography: 3rd and 4th Class - Visualising the Seashore Habitat (Irish and English Version available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2014)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to observe and explore ways in which features of the natural environment affected the lives of plants, animals and humans. Study the beach as a habitat for plants and animals.
    • Geography: 5th and 6th Class - Learning about Fisherman and Farmers Working in My Local Area (Irish and English Version available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2014)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to explore and investigate especially through practical studies one or more of the important economic activities of people in their locality - such as the work of fishermen and farmers.
    • Geography: 5th and 6th Class - Researching Coastal Erosion (Irish and English Version available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2014)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to observe and develop a simple understanding of the links between erosion of coastline and the results it has on our beaches.
    • Geography: 5th and 6th Class – What I would do with the Real Map of Ireland (Irish and English Version Available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to learn about the size of Ireland’s marine territory and identify its ocean and seas. From this they will develop and understanding about the importance of the territory as a marine resource that can be developed in a sustainable way
    • Geography: 5th and 6th Class – What would I do with my Local Seashore (Irish and English Version available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to identify the beach as a place where people can enjoy and suggest ways that the beach could be kept clean and safe.
    • Geography: Fifth and Sixth Class - Explorers Caring for our Ocean Action Board (Irish and English Version)

      Marine Institute (2017)
      The aim of the lesson is for children to form a greater understanding of the ocean’s influence on them and their influence on the ocean. The lesson aims to guide children with creating a strategy to help care for the marine environment as an individual as well as collectively at a local, national and global level.
    • Geography: Junior Infants and Senior Infants - Keeping our Beaches Clean from Litter (Irish and English Version available)

      Marine Institute (rine Institute, 2014)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to identify the beach as a place where people can play and suggest ways that the beach could be kept clean and safe.
    • Geography: Junior Infants and Senior Infants - Observing Features of the Local Beach (Irish and English Version available)

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2014)
      The aim of the lesson plan is for children to become aware of, explore and discuss some aspects of natural environments, such as the seashore, in the immediate locality of the school
    • Geological Appraisal of the Kish, Burford, Bray and Fraser Banks, Outer Dublin Bay Area

      Wheeler, A J; Walshe, J; Sutton, G D (Marine Institute, 2000)
      Geological mapping of the seabed and sub-seabed strata in an area comprising offshore banks and intervening sediments in outer Dublin Bay is presented. Bathymetric comparisons suggest that the offshore banks are quasi-stable over time probably maintaining their position due to the interaction between wave and current regimes. Seven acoustic seabed facies are defined on the basis of side-scan sonar characteristics reflecting differences in bedforms and bottom types. Sediment waves indicative of a mobile substrate are common both on and between banks. Maximum sandwave development occurs on bank flanks and outer limits. The effects of wave action on seabed morphology are clearly discernible in the structure and appearance of the bank crests. Grain-size data and bedform interpretations suggest a northerly sediment transport system with gravel dominant in the south of the area (Bray Bank) grading to sands in the north (Kish and Burford Banks). Sub-bottom profiling reveals a consistent upper unit overlying a hard reflector allowing unit thickness (isopachs) to be defined. No internal structures or “hard” cores were revealed within banks. Two shipwrecks were also imaged. This report forms part of a larger project "Reconnaissance Assessment of Coastal Seabed Sand and Gravel Resources" whose objective is to provide a comprehensive national survey, for the island of Ireland, of near-shore sand and gravel resources, to a water-depth of 50m, pertinent to all end-users e.g. aggregates industry, fisheries, local authorities, etc. The aims of this larger project are to: 1. collate all known information (digital, documentary, archival and other sources) regarding the location and extent of the resources; 2. deliver this data as a national resource inventory using a GIS database in line with national standards; 3. ground-truth and extend the existing data coverage through additional surveys, where perceived data gaps or data ambiguities exist pertinent to national needs. The resulting database (items 1 and 2) is comprised of three elements: •A MS Access database hosting comprehensive records of 63 datasets. Accessible from the metadata record for each dataset are: •An archive of digital thematic data in ArcView shapefile format with associated legends, tables, and imagery; •A bibliographic database containing 406 bibliographic entries. This report addresses Aim 3 of the larger project (above): “ground-truth and extend the existing data coverage through additional surveys, where perceived data gaps or data ambiguities exist pertinent to national needs”.