News for: Socio-economic Marine Research Unit

Dr Aidan Kane Features on RTE’s Brainstorm

Dr Aidan Kane–of the Whitaker Institute’s Macroeconomics and Finance reseach cluster, as well as Creative, Liveable, and Sustainable Communities and Socio-economic Marine Research Unit research clusters–recently featured on RTE’s Brainstorm website, discussing fiscal and budgetary history, linking it to his groundbreaking research project Duanaire. According to Dr Kane, budgets may be about the future, but… | Read on »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

NUI Galway Receives €3 Million for Research Initiatives

The north and west of Ireland is set to benefit from an investment of over €3 million in research initiatives. The support has been granted to NUI Galway by an EU programme that supports innovative projects addressing regional challenges. NUI Galway will coordinate four projects and partner in an additional six as part of the Atlantic… | Read on »

Ireland’s small but significant “blue economy” is outperforming the general economy, an NUI Galway study says.

The ocean economy had a turnover of €5.7 billion in 2016 and indirect economic value amounted to €1.57 billion, the study by NUIG’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit found. The study, which was published at the annual Seafest in Galway, said the ocean economy provided employment for more than 30,000 people last year, and found established… | Read on »

Economic impact from expansion of the Irish aquaculture sector

As part of the European Union (EU)’s Blue growth Strategy to create sustainable growth and employment in the marine economy, aquaculture has been identified as a sector with high growth potential. In Ireland, the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development (NSPSAD) sets out a target of achieving production levels, for all aquaculture sub-sectors, at or… | Read on »

No panaceas in sea fisheries management

This research involved an evaluation of fisher’s preferences for various management measures proposed under the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform process, but the conclusions have wider relevance as similar measures are used by comparable fleets in fisheries globally. The choice experiment survey was conducted with fishers involved in mixed pelagic and demersal fisheries in… | Read on »

Consultation and compensation may be required to ease farmers’ concerns about Greenway land acquisition

There are ambitious plans for an extensive network of off-road walking and cycling routes, known as Greenways, across the island of Ireland. Research has shown that Greenways can bring wide-ranging benefits to rural communities, providing peaceful routes for school-children, recreationalists and tourists alike. Successful Greenways have opened in Mayo, Waterford and elsewhere, generally using State-owned… | Read on »