Sea Science with the Marine Institute

For this year’s Galway Science and Technology Festival, the Marine Institute offers a host of activities that explore our marine resource. There’s something for everyone, so dive deep into the resources available below.

Ireland’s Marine Life

Take a dive beneath the waves of Ireland’s wild Atlantic waves to explore the variety of sea life found in Irish waters in the spectacular short film, Ireland’s Marine Life. Follow Fiadh, a gannet, journeying over and underwater and meeting sea creatures along the way – from tiny hermit crabs and jellyfish, to dolphins and basking sharks. 

Ireland’s Marine Life is a collaboration between the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Kerry based wildlife and underwater filmmaker Vincent Hyland and the Marine Institute.

Sea Science Series

Learn about our ocean and climate with Mark Langtry, ‘The Science Guy’, in the Marine Institute’s Sea Science Series. Mark brings the wonders of sea science to the screen with his entertaining, sometimes explosive, and educational sea science shows. The four-part series includes episodes on ocean acidification, creating ocean currents, and experiments on temperature and salinity.

View the Sea Science Series

Our Scientists

Scientists at the Marine Institute are increasing our understanding of the ocean through their research. Some scientists work in laboratories and some scientists work at sea on our marine research vessels. As well as scientists, there’s many people working at the Marine Institute who have knowledge and expertise in other areas.

The Marine Institute’s ‘Our People’ video series profiles the study and career paths of our people, the work they do at the Marine Institute and the important contribution their work delivers.

View the Our People Series

Sea Science at Galway City Museum

Dive beneath the waves of Ireland’s wild Atlantic waves to explore our deep sea in the ‘Sea Science – The Wild Atlantic’ exhibition at Galway City Museum. Free to visitors, the gallery features new exhibitions on climate change, surveys at sea, and life along the seashore. In the Remotely Operated Vehicle Simulator, explore ocean depths like a marine scientist and discover cold-water corals, shipwrecks and a rare shark nursery.

‘Sea Science – The Wild Atlantic’ exhibition is a partnership between Galway City Museum and the Marine Institute. The interactive exhibition opened in 2017 and is Ireland’s first sea science gallery to have audio and visual displays accessible in both English and as Gaeilge. For more information on Galway City Museum visit

Oceans of Learning

Learn more about our ocean with downloadable resources, videos and short films, and interactive activities that explore all aspects of our marine resource. Visit Oceans of Learning at