Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC)

GMIT Marine Research

A dynamic group of researchers, academics and students working together to enhance the management of marine and freshwater ecosystems worldwide.

We are a specialist research group of:

  • Academic staff (who also teach on GMIT’s undergraduate courses),
  • Post-doctoral and post-graduate research staff,
  • Masters’ and PhD students.

GMIT has been conducting aquatic research since the 1980s. In 2009, the Higher Education Authority of Ireland (HEA) invested €1.5 million in our custom-built research space and laboratories. This has ensured continued excellence in our research activities.

Our team of students, researchers and scientists conduct postgraduate research, carry out research projects in co-operation with agencies and industry, and provide expertise and advice to national and international bodies.

To collaborate please contact our specialist staff or

Marine and Freshwater Research Centre Leader

Dr Deirdre Brophy
Marine and Freshwater Research Centre Leader
Department of Natural Sciences
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway
 
Phone: +353 91 742484
eMail: Deirdre Brophy

What's Happening

IMP.act Online Survey QR Code

The IMP.act project is currently conducting a survey on "Perceptions of marine litter and microplastic pollution in Ireland", which is available here.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to fill and consists of 40 questions.

Dr Anita Talbot, a Research Fellow at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) in GMIT’s Galway campus

Dr Anita Talbot, a Research Fellow at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) in GMIT’s Galway campus, has recently been awarded a two-year grant for the development of site-specific autogenous vaccines for the improved health and welfare of finfish species in Irish aquaculture.

Latest News

Michelle Hill, untitled oil on canvas, 120cm x 140cm, 2019

Metamorphosis, an exciting exhibition of work by eleven graduating artists from GMIT’s MA in Creative Practice, opens to the public in GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts and Media (CCAM) at the Cluain Mhuire campus on Friday, 20 September, 6pm.

Students promoting the upcoming GMIT Careers Fair which takes place in the Dublin Road campus on Monday 30 September, 12 noon to 3pm.

This year’s GMIT Careers Fair, taking place on Monday, 30 September, will have a futuristic element with Intel showcasing a peeper robot and Jaguar Land Rover exhibiting one of its high-tech vehicles.