Ireland Reports on Ocean Wealth
Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth- Review of Progress 2014 report has been published at SeaFest 2015. The report provides an update on key activities undertaken to the end of 2014 and focus for 2015. It sets out the work done in 2014 to implement the actions outlined in the Integrated Marine Plan.
The Integrated Marine Plan identified 3 goals: to develop a thriving maritime economy, protect and conserve healthy marine eco systems and increase the engagement with the sea; with eight enablers from which to deliver the plan.
The report highlights in detail the wide variety of institutions, organisation and companies who are working towards building a strong Maritime industry in Ireland.
Highlights from this year’s report include the launch of SEAI led Ocean Energy Portal, SmartBay Ireland National Infrastructure Access Programme funded by Dublin City University, and the signing the European Marine Test Site Memorandum of Understanding and the Trans-Atlantic Collaboration agreement with the fisheries and Marine institute of Memorial University, in St Johns, Newfoundland.