The Coastal and Marine Research Centre (CMRC) is a key research centre within University College Cork (UCC). It is part of the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC) and is based in lower Cork Harbour on the Irish National Naval Base, Haulbowline Island. CMRC carries out applied and basic research and also works on commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. Centre staff teach on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in UCC and we run tailored short training courses for industry professionals.
CMRC specialises in specific key thematic areas in order to enhance the knowledge of marine and coastal issues in Ireland and abroad. These areas are:
The minister for the Marine Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., highlighted the role of space in maritime development and the use of space based systems to improve maritime domain awareness at the recent “Space Innovation Powering Blue Growth” workshop held at the NMCI. The CMRC itself is currently working on 5 European Space Agency (ESA) funded projects…read more