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Oceans of Opportunity: A Guide to Marine CareersMarine Institute, 2012The Marine Institute has produced this brochure to introduce you to some of the exciting careers available in Marine Science, Engineering andTechnology.We look in particular at a range of opportunities from entry to trained scientists, professional engineers and skilled technicians who are required in: Seafood (fisheries, aquaculture, seafood processing and seaweed); Shipping, Ports and Services; Marine Renewable Energy; Offshore Oil and Gas and Seabed Resources; Marine and Coastal Tourism and Leisure including Cruise Tourism; Marine Information Communication Technology; Marine Biotechnology and Bioproducts. The Marine Institute, which operates under the aegis of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is the national agency responsible for undertaking marine research and development. It critically informs policy, regulatory objectives,management and sustainable development strategies for Ireland’s Marine Resources. It also provides a range of diverse services to a wide variety of clients across branches of Government, international organisations and the private sector. As an island nation, Ireland has a long tradition of marine science and innovation stretching back to such pioneers as Francis Beaufort, John Holland andWilliam Spotiswood Green.Today, Ireland's marine science community includes a wide range of Universities, Institutes ofTechnology, State and Semi-State bodies, commercial companies, organisations and individuals whose goals include the sustainable development of our marine resource through the application of science and technology.