Marine Institute (MI)
Web site: www.marine.ie
Public research institution, Ireland
The Marine Institute is the national Irish agency responsible for marine research and innovation. It is unique in Europe, as it has 3 functions, not normally associated with a single agency, namely that of:
- A Regulatory Agency: providing scientific advice, data and assessments in support of national legislation, EU Policies (e.g. Common Fisheries Policy) and Directives (e.g. Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Shellfish Waters Directive, etc.);
- A Research Performer (RPO): carrying out applied and experimental development research;
- A Research Funding Organisation (RFO): managing and implementing a national, competitive marine research funding programme.