DIAS Launch Major Atlantic Ocean Research Project
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.
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