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

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.

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[Photo: Aengus McMahon] L to R: Cormac Mc Donnacha, Integrated Supply Chain Leader Thermo King EMEA, at Trane Technologies (NYSE:TT) and Chair of GMIT Governing Body, David Hodge MTU, Jack Redmond, GMIT, Prof Graham Heaslip, Head of the GMIT School of Engineering, Dr Carine Gachon, GMIT Transcend Project Manager, Darren Ruddy, Thermo King and student on the GMIT B.Eng. in Automation & Robotics.

GMIT and Munster Technological University (MTU) have received funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to host the regional heat of the VEX Robotics Programme in the west of Ireland this academic year.

 [Photo by Aengus McMahon] L to R: Jacinta Dalton, GIHS, GMIT; Paul De Vos, Head of the Economic Department, Embassy of France in Ireland; Delphine Tessier, Academic and Scientific Attaché, Embassy of France in Ireland; HE Vincent Guérend, French Ambassador to Ireland, Mariam Diallo, Embassy of France in Ireland; Dr Orla Flynn, President, GMIT; Catherine Gagneux, French Honorary Consul for Connacht and Donegal; Mathilde Bouakil, Embassy of France in Ireland; Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, GIHS, GMIT.

Last Friday, 10 September 2021, the President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn, welcomed the French Ambassador to Ireland, HE Vincent Guérend, to GMIT along with delegates from the French Embassy.