Research and innovation are critical so we can better monitor, understand, protect, preserve and harness our oceans and seas. The Marine Institute uses state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced equipment and innovative technologies, to undertake marine research and explore our ocean. Ireland is also mapping our seabed to allows to better model the movement and behaviour of the ocean and the life within it.

To find out more, dive deep into the Marine Institute's Oceans of Learning resources.

Our oceans cover 71% of the planet, yet only 20% of the global seafloor is mapped. Technology is helping to change that...


Now we will look at some of the technology involved. You can download these three documents to learn more about how it all works.

Starting with the ROV Holland 1.

Now we are looking at the Argo Float.

And don't forget the Smartbay Observatory...

This is all part of Oceans of Learning with thanks to The Marine Institute.