MaREI will showcase its research and outreach activities at Seafest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, taking place in Galway on Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018.


June 28th & 29th

SeaFest is a key part of Harnessing our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine plan for Ireland (HOOW) and its goal of increasing participation and engagement with the sea.

MaREI Centre Director Brian Ó Gallachóir is giving the keynote presentation on Day 2 of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit on Investing in Marine Research & Innovation: A Future Look at Funding and Impact.

This session will showcase the research-driven opportunities that are currently being harnessed and consider the key factors for achieving maximum impact from national and international research & innovation investments.


June 30th, 31st and July 1st

Come along and meet the MaREI team to discover all about our ocean – marine exploration, creatures of the deep, ocean energy and how we can protect our most valuable resource.

SeaFest is a fun, free summer festival for all ages with seafaring family fun. There will be tours of ocean-going vessels, leisure craft and boats, exhibits on marine life and lots more fun and educational activities.