Research Facility in Newport

  • On this Thursday (Feb 25th) The Marine Institute will host the Burrishoole Research Day, a virtual symposium showcasing the wide network of researchers connected to its Research Facility in Newport, county Mayo.

    The symposium will include short talks from 26 researchers representing seven Irish and UK Higher Education Institutions, including the Marine Institute. Researchers will share insights into their research projects and advances in areas such as climate and ecological change. 

    The Newport Research Facility has been in operation since 1955, and is located at the base of the Burrishoole catchment, the facility is located at the interface of the freshwater and marine ecosystems. The combination of the unique location, and long time series of environmental datasets have attracted national and international researchers to the facility for many decades.

    Researchers based at the Newport facility have secured competitive funding in a number of research areas. As part of the Marine Institute’s Cullen Scholarship Programme, a number of postgraduate students have also been based there while studying for higher degrees.

    Thursday’s symposium will highlight progress on research projects in the last three years, as well as introduce some new projects.   

    The symposium will include four sessions via Zoom from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 25th February 2021.

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