Beaufort marine research awards now open –

Beaufort marine research awards now open Published:  16 April, 2007

PROPOSALS for the new Beaufort Marine Research Awards are being invited by Ireland’s Department of Communications Marine and Natural Resources (DCMNR).

The awards aim to significantly develop overall research capacity particularly in priority areas of marine research as outlined in Sea Change: A Marine Knowledge, Research and Innovation Strategy for Ireland 2007-2013.

Priority Research Areas include an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAF), Marine Biodiscovery, Sensors and Communications Systems for the Marine Environment, Fish Population Genetics, and Economic and Social Research Related to Development Dynamics of the Marine Sector in Ireland.

Applications are invited from research groups located in Institutions on the Island of Ireland (32 counties) who have the capacity to conduct innovative research and to provide research training. While typically located in Higher Education Institutions, research groups/consortia located in other organisations actively collaborating with Higher Education Institutes, will also be considered.

An information meeting will take place at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway at 2pm, Wednesday April 25. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.