Services to Industry, Facilities and Equipment

MFRC’s laboratories are comprehensively equipped for experimentation and analysis. Our capacities include:

  • Proteomics
  • Wet laboratory
  • Dry laboratory
  • Histology and Image Analysis suite
  • Bioacoustic monitoring equipment for field and laboratory deployment
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Controlled temperature re-circulation systems
  • Containerised re-circulating aquaculture system
  • Refrigerated transport
  • Boats, engines & sampling equipment
  • Office accommodation

Our strategic location within Galway’s Marine Research hub gives MFRC researchers excellent access to facilities and collaboration in Ireland’s Marine Institute, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, and the National University of Ireland.

GMIT’s MFRC hosts the co-ordination offices of Ireland’s Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training. As a key partner within this collaborative programme our staff and students enjoy access to researchers and infrastructure for offshore operations aboard research vessels in a broad range of marine sciences and technologies.

MFRC scientists engage in research with industry, and on a diverse range of National and European programmes.

Our clients and collaborators include:

International organisations and agencies:

  • European Commission Joint Research Centre
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Seas
  • Conservation International
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

National agencies:

  • The Marine Institute
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Industry and national NGOs:

  • Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
  • Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation
  • Birdwatch Ireland
  • National Biodiversity Data Centre
  • Aquafact International Services Ltd
  • Mullaghmore Sea Farm Ltd
  • Boet Mor Seafoods Ltd
  • SeaVest Ltd

Further Information: 

To collaborate please contact our specialist staff or the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre Leader:

eMail: Dr Deirdre Brophy,

Phone:+353 (0)91 742484