DIAS Launch Major Atlantic Ocean Research Project
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018
Sean Kyne TD, Minister for state at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Launch the "Insitu Marine Laboratory for Geosystems Research " (iMARL) on Wednesday April 18th at the Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
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Awarded to the Dublin Institute for Advanced studies (DIAS) and funded by SFI’s infrastructure programmed with support from the Geological Survey Ireland (GIS) and ICRAG, IMARL comprise a network of Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS’s) and detection for offshore earthquakes, offshore storms, cetaceans movements, sub-surface resources quantification, natural hazard estimation and environmental and baseline climate related insitu ocean monitoring. A pilot tsunami detection system will also be installed as part of the network.
DIAS was founded by Éamon de Valera in 1940 as a centre of excellence for advanced scholarship focused on three disciplines: Celtic Studies, Theoretical Physics and Cosmic Physics. As a globally embedded institution which attracts scholars and academics from around the world, it conducts and publishes advanced research. The organisation also leads Ireland’s participation in a number of international research endeavours, runs the Dunsink Observatory and coordinates a range of national initiatives on behalf of government. Further information is available at www.dias.ie.