Irish company to lead European Space Agency environmental project

Irish marine science and technology company TechWorks Marine has secured a contract to lead a European Space Agency (ESA) research project on monitoring coastal outlets.

Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin-based TechWorks Marine is to lead the ESA earth observation project. Earth observation is the gathering of information about the earth’s physical, chemical and biological systems from satellites orbiting the planet.

Today’s news is the first time that such a project will be led by an Irish group. It comes as a result of four years’ work by TechWorks Marine, while Enterprise Ireland also helped secure the project.

Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock, TD, said today that the win was a “significant” one for TechWorks Marine. “It clearly indicates that Irish SMEs have the capability and expertise to lead projects in this highly competitive sector,” he said.

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