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

Professor Martin Curley, Director of the HSE Digital Academy and Open Innovation, keynote speaker at the recent GMIT Mayo eHealth Seminar. Professor Curley praised GMIT Mayo for initiating the delivery of the eHealth special purpose programme, the first of its kind in the country.

GMIT Mayo is pleased to announce a second run of the popular new Level 8 Certificate in eHealth, commencing September 2019.

GMIT lecturer Hugh McBride, Lorraine Niland, Irish Farms Accounts Co- Operative (ifac), Jordan AYoma, Best Student in the Bachelor of Business in Accounting Ethics and Governance, and Donal Halleran, ifac.

The Bachelor of Business (Hons) programme (GA886) in GMIT Mayo has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in the ‘Excellence in Education’ category in this year’s national Irish Accountancy Awards. This programme of study can lead to two awards one in accountancy and one in business.