NUI Galway to Launch Ryan Institute With Public Symposium

NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research will be officially launched on Tuesday, 10 July, by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. The Ryan Institute has over 300 researchers making it Ireland’s largest research institute to focus on some of the most pressing environmental and energy issues of … Read more

Major Role For Renewables in Meeting UK's Climate Targets

Renewable energy should make a major contribution to decarbonising the UK economy over the next decades, according to the Committee on Climate Change The conclusions are set out in the Committee’s Renewable Energy Review which was requested under the Coalition Agreement. The review concludes that a renewable energy share of around 30% by 2030 would … Read more

National Ocean Policy Adopted by the US

History was made in the US yesterday when President Obama signed an Executive Order to implement a National Ocean Policy that will provide a planning framework and governance structure to guide uses of the oceans, coasts and Great Lakes. The new policy is expected to benefit marine ecosystems and fish, as well as the fishermen … Read more

Threats Revealed to the Marine Environment and Economy

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, has launched a milestone report on the effects of climate change on Ireland’s marine ecosystems. The document, entitled ‘Irish Ocean Climate and Ecosystem Status Report 2009’, details a number of significant observations recorded in recent years including: increases in sea surface temperature, increased wave heights off the south … Read more