AFDC 2015 Publications

AFDC 2015 Publications

  • 13 Oct 2015

Full list of 2015 publications available here

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MSc Marine Biology Field Trip to the BIM Seafood Development Centre and Daithí O'Murchú Marine Research Station, West Cork, 8th October 2015

MSc Marine Biology Field Trip to the BIM Seafood Development Centre and Daithí O'Murchú Marine Research Station, West Cork, 8th October 2015

  • 13 Oct 2015

AFDC's Prof. Gavin Burnell accompanied MSc Marine Biology students on a field trip to the BIM Seafood Development Centre and Daithí O'Murchú Marine Research Station in West Cork on the 8th October 2015.  

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Professor Emer Rogan & Dr Deepak George Pazhayamadom examine an approach to managing data poor fisheries.

Professor Emer Rogan & Dr Deepak George Pazhayamadom examine an approach to managing data poor fisheries.

  • 29 Sep 2015

Collaborators on this paper also include Ciarán Kelly from the Marine Institute and Edward Codling from the University of Essex.

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CephsInAction (Cost Action FA1301) Working Group 2 meet at the 17th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, September 2015

CephsInAction (Cost Action FA1301) Working Group 2 meet at the 17th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, September 2015

  • 23 Sep 2015

AFDC Director Prof. Sarah Culloty is Vice-Leader of Working Group 2 "Stress and Diseases" for the CephsInAction Cost Network (FA1301).  The group held a meeting at the 17th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish held recently in Gran Canaria, Spain (September '15). 

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Prof. Sarah Culloty & Dr Sharon Lunch at the 17th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish (European Association of Fish Pathologists)

Prof. Sarah Culloty & Dr Sharon Lunch at the 17th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish (European Association of Fish Pathologists)

  • 22 Sep 2015

The Shellfish Health Research Group, represented by Dr Sharon Lynch and  Principle Investigator Prof. Sarah Culloty, presented two oral and one poster presentation at the 17th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish (EAFP), Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, September 7-11, 2015.  Dr Lynch was also invited to chair a session on "Bivalve and crustacean diseases II" at the conference.

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AFDC and School of BEES Researchers publish a paper on the immune functions of the zebra mussel

AFDC and School of BEES Researchers publish a paper on the immune functions of the zebra mussel

  • 07 Sep 2015

AFDC and School of BEES researchers publish a paper in the Journal of Shellfish Research on the "Effect of the microcystin producing cyanbacterium, Microcystis aeruginosa, on immune functions of the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha".

 

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Professor Emer Rogan collaborates on international fisheries research

Professor Emer Rogan collaborates on international fisheries research

  • 01 Sep 2015

AFDC Researcher Sarah Kraak also joins the international team of authors of this simulation paper.

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Open day at Lough Hyne TOMORROW 29th August 2015
Professor Gavin Burnell builds links with China

Professor Gavin Burnell builds links with China

  • 21 Aug 2015

Research and exchange partnerships were cultivated during a recent week long trip to China.

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AFDC researchers publish paper on fine-scale adaptation in salmon

AFDC researchers publish paper on fine-scale adaptation in salmon

  • 14 Aug 2015

Co-first authors Dr Ciar O'Toole and Dr Tom Reed, along with AFDC and international collaborators shed light on fine-scale adaptation.

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Vacancy for Research Assistant on OBSERVE Aerial Surveys Project

Vacancy for Research Assistant on OBSERVE Aerial Surveys Project

  • 05 Aug 2015

An opportunity has arisen for a 19 month research assistant position on the OBSERVE cetacean and seabird monitoring project.

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Closing date TODAY for PhD Studentship with AFDC PI Dr Tom Reed

Closing date TODAY for PhD Studentship with AFDC PI Dr Tom Reed

  • 31 Jul 2015

A 4-year funded PhD studentship is available is available on the "Alternative Life Histories Project" 

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Summer fieldwork continues in the AFDC

Summer fieldwork continues in the AFDC

  • 27 Jul 2015

AFDC PhD student Babette Bookelaar describes her summer fieldwork at oyster culture sites

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AFDC PI Thomas Reed contributes to correspondence in Nature Climate Change

AFDC PI Thomas Reed contributes to correspondence in Nature Climate Change

  • 20 Jul 2015

Reed and coauthors respond to a recent publication on the response of Chinook Salmon to climate change.

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Fieldwork season at the AFDC

Fieldwork season at the AFDC

  • 09 Jul 2015

PhD student Amy Geraghty describes her experiences on fieldwork this summer

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AFDC Principal Investigator, Dr Tom Reed, publishes new paper

AFDC Principal Investigator, Dr Tom Reed, publishes new paper

  • 22 Jun 2015

Tom Reed and colleagues examine how biological systems are similar to financial portfolios.

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Two summer research bursaries available to study aspects of grey seal diet

Two summer research bursaries available to study aspects of grey seal diet

  • 15 Jun 2015

Applications sought from current undergraduate and postgraduate students

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New paper published on bottlenose dolphin trophic ecology

New paper published on bottlenose dolphin trophic ecology

  • 09 Jun 2015

AFDC postdoctoral researcher Gema Hernandez-Milian leads an interantional group of scientists on this publication.

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AFDC researchers contribute to paper on nanoparticle toxicity

AFDC researchers contribute to paper on nanoparticle toxicity

  • 01 Jun 2015

Neutral red retention time assay used to investigate exposure of mussels to metallic nanoparticles

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Professor Sarah Culloty takes on new role

Professor Sarah Culloty takes on new role

  • 25 May 2015

Director of the AFCD, Professor Sarah Culloty, has recently assumed duties as the Director of the Environmental Research Institute (ERI)

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Heritable variation in fitness related traits in Atlantic salmon

Heritable variation in fitness related traits in Atlantic salmon

  • 18 May 2015

AFDC researchers contribute to a recent publication in Heredity

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AFDC launches its Twitter account

AFDC launches its Twitter account

  • 11 May 2015

follow us @uccAFDC to learn the latest news on aquaculture and fisheries research in the AFDC

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New PhD student joins the AFDC

New PhD student joins the AFDC

  • 05 May 2015

Babette Bookelaar begins her PhD research under the REPOSUS project

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AFDC researchers contribute to new publication on bottlenose dolphin communities.

AFDC researchers contribute to new publication on bottlenose dolphin communities.

  • 27 Apr 2015

Evidence found for distinction between coastal and offshore social communities of bottlenose dolphins.

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AFDC PhD student presents at ENVIRON 2015

AFDC PhD student presents at ENVIRON 2015

  • 13 Apr 2015

Mary Catherine Gallagher presents work from her research project at the 25th ENVIRON Colloquium

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Marine mammal research group attends international conference

Marine mammal research group attends international conference

  • 07 Apr 2015

Five members of the marine mammal research group in the AFDC attend the 29th European Cetacean Society Conference in Malta in March 2015

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Preliminary survey of the health status of hermit crabs on the southwest coast of Ireland

Preliminary survey of the health status of hermit crabs on the southwest coast of Ireland

  • 30 Mar 2015

AFDC researchers publish the first survey on the health of hermit crabs in Ireland

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Drs Sarah Culloty and Sharon Lynch of the AFDC participate in CephsInAction to improve cephalopod welfare

Drs Sarah Culloty and Sharon Lynch of the AFDC participate in CephsInAction to improve cephalopod welfare

  • 23 Mar 2015

AFDC Director Dr Sarah Culloty and Senior Researcher Dr Sharon Lynch are participants in the CephsInAction project, a European collaboration involving 16 partner institutions.

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New AFDC publication

New AFDC publication

  • 09 Mar 2015

AFDC researcher publishes new paper.

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AFDC Annual Report 2014

AFDC Annual Report 2014

  • 03 Mar 2015

The AFDC Annual Report 2014 is now available to download.

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AFDC Annual Report 2013

AFDC Annual Report 2013

  • 27 Feb 2015

The AFDC Annual Report 2013 is now available to download.

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Research Assistant in Salmonid Aquaculture. Post duration: 24 months. Deadline for Applications 27th February 2015

Research Assistant in Salmonid Aquaculture. Post duration: 24 months. Deadline for Applications 27th February 2015

  • 11 Feb 2015

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant to join the research group of Dr Thomas Reed in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork (UCC). 

The successful candidate will work primarily on a large-scale, tank-based experiment involving salmonid fish, to take place in the Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre (AFDC) at UCC. Established in 1987, the AFDC is a centre of excellence for aquaculture and fisheries research.  Research focuses on the areas of fish biology, shellfish health and disease, molecular genetics, fish and shellfish aquaculture and marine mammals and fisheries research. The primary roles of the successful candidate will be to manage the day-to-day running of the experiment (which will run continuously over several years) and ensure the welfare of the fish and the maintenance of equipment. Prior experience with general aquaculture and fish husbandry in particular are highly desirable. They will also contribute to the general research programme of the PI and his group and a strong interest in zoology or fisheries biology would be advantageous, as would excellent organisational and data management (including IT) skills.   

Post Duration: 24 months (subject to successful project review this may be extended)

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PhD Studentship in Oyster Aquaculture. Post duration: Whole-time, 3 years Research. Deadline for Applications 20th February 2015

PhD Studentship in Oyster Aquaculture. Post duration: Whole-time, 3 years Research. Deadline for Applications 20th February 2015

  • 10 Feb 2015

Applications are invited for postgraduate study at PhD level, which will be supervised by Dr Sarah Culloty (Head of School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) as part of a collaborative project with the Marine Institute Ireland and NUIG.  The PhD is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine (DAFM) and the studentship will be based at the School of BEES, North Mall Campus, UCC.

Closing date for applications: 20th February 2015

Start date of PhD studentship: 1st April 2015

Position type: Fixed term, Whole-time, 3 Years, Research

Award: The successful applicant will receive total funding of €16,000 (per annum) and an annual contribution of €5,770 towards tuition fees.

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PhD Studentship in Oyster Aquaculture. Post duration: Whole-time, 3 years Research. Deadline for Applications 20th February 2015

PhD Studentship in Oyster Aquaculture. Post duration: Whole-time, 3 years Research. Deadline for Applications 20th February 2015

  • 10 Feb 2015

Applications are invited for postgraduate study at PhD level, which will be supervised by Dr Sarah Culloty (Head of School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) as part of a collaborative project with the Marine Institute Ireland and NUIG.  The PhD is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine (DAFM) and the studentship will be based at the School of BEES, North Mall Campus, UCC.

Closing date for applications: 20th February 2015

Start date of PhD studentship: 1st April 2015

Position type: Fixed term, Whole-time, 3 Years, Research

Award: The successful applicant will receive total funding of €16,000 (per annum) and an annual contribution of €5,770 towards tuition fees.

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New Funding for the Shellfish Health Research Group (PI Dr Sarah Culloty) - REPOSUS

New Funding for the Shellfish Health Research Group (PI Dr Sarah Culloty) - REPOSUS

  • 20 Jan 2015

REducing the impact of Pathogens and disease in the Irish Oyster industry to support the SUStainability and growth of the sector (REPOSUS).

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Prof. Gavin Burnell of the AFDC, in Norway on a panel evaluating proposals for the Norwegian Research Council

Prof. Gavin Burnell of the AFDC, in Norway on a panel evaluating proposals for the Norwegian Research Council

  • 15 Jan 2015

Prof. Gavin Burnell, PI of the Aquaculture Research Group at the AFDC, made a trip to Oslo, Norway recently (November 19/20) to participate in a panel evaluating granny applications for the Norwegian Research Council.  The theme of the call was “New sources of protein for fish feeds”.  Submissions included a fascinating array of projects ranging from maggots to microalgae to mesopelagic fish.

  

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Spatial and temporal assessment of potential risk to cetaceans from static fishing gears

Spatial and temporal assessment of potential risk to cetaceans from static fishing gears

  • 05 Jan 2015

AFDC Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Susie Brown and Principle Investigator Dr Emer Rogan, together with David Reid of the Marine Institute recently published a paper in Marine Policy which examines the "spatial and temportal assessment of potential rish to cetaceans from static fishing gears" (2015. Marine Policy, 51; 267-280).  

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Thirty-year history of Irish (Rossmore) Ostrea edulis selectively bred for disease resistance to Bonamia ostreae.

Thirty-year history of Irish (Rossmore) Ostrea edulis selectively bred for disease resistance to Bonamia ostreae.

  • 22 Dec 2014

AFDC collaborative paper examines the "Thirty-year history of Irish (Rossmore) Ostrea edulis selectively bred for disease resistance to Bonamia ostreae." Published in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms in 2014 (110(1-2):113-121).

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Postglacial climate changes and rise of three ecotypes of harbour porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in western Palearctic waters.

Postglacial climate changes and rise of three ecotypes of harbour porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in western Palearctic waters.

  • 15 Dec 2014

Dr Emer Rogan collaborated on an international publication in the journal Molecular Ecology which investigated the influence of post-glacial climate change on genetic diversity in the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena

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Molecular pedigree reconstruction and estimation of evolutionary parameters in a wild Atlantic salmon river system with incomplete sampling: a power analysis.

Molecular pedigree reconstruction and estimation of evolutionary parameters in a wild Atlantic salmon river system with incomplete sampling: a power analysis.

  • 03 Dec 2014

Dr Phil McGinnity, Prof. Tom Cross and Dr Tom Reed collaborated with the University of Turku, Marine Institute Ireland, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Edinburgh on a publication in BMC Evolutionary Biology entitled " Molecular pedigree reconstruction and estimation of evolutionary parameters in a wild Atlantic salmon river system with incomplete sampling: a power analysis".  

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Aquaculture Europe 2014, San Sebastian, Spain - Marine Aquaponics at the AFDC

Aquaculture Europe 2014, San Sebastian, Spain - Marine Aquaponics at the AFDC

  • 25 Nov 2014

Daryl Gunning (PhD Researcher) and supervisor Professor Gavin Burnell travelled to San Sebastian, Spain on 14th October to attend the 2014 European Aquaculture Conference. Daryl prepared the abstract entitled: “Designing a marine aquaponics (maraponics) system to model IMTA”.

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Tissue targeting of the European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis, using microencapsulated microbeads as a biological proxy.

Tissue targeting of the European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis, using microencapsulated microbeads as a biological proxy.

  • 24 Nov 2014

Grainne Darmody, Dr Sharon Lynch and Dr Sarah Culloty's publication in Aquaculture International describes route of intake and transportation of microencapsulated mocrobeads to the various oyster tissue types.  This study demonstrated that microencapsulation in alginate can serve as an efficient immunostimulant delivery system for bivalves, providing alternative treatment options for effective disease management and control.

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What is Aquaponics?

What is Aquaponics?

  • 09 Jul 2014

Check out a new animation from Prof. Gavin Burnell (AFDC and UCC School of BEES) describing how Aquaponics works here.

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How Aquaponics Works?

How Aquaponics Works?

  • 10 Jun 2014

Check out a new animation from Prof. Gavin Burnell (AFDC and UCC School of BEES) describing how Aquaponics works here.

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AFDC Aquaponics Project

AFDC Aquaponics Project

  • 10 Jun 2014

Prof. Gavin Burnell and PhD student Daryl Gunning have a new website which describes aspects of the maraponics project at the AFDC.  The project is funded by The Irish Research Council Employment-Based Postgraduate Scheme. 

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The reproductive biology of the exploited razor clam, Ensis siliqua, in the Irish Sea

The reproductive biology of the exploited razor clam, Ensis siliqua, in the Irish Sea

  • 28 May 2014

Dr Maud Cross, Dr Ruth O'Riordan (School of BEES) and Dr Sarah Culloty's publication in Fisheries Research describes the reproductive biology of a commercially important species of razor clam in the Irish Sea.

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The health status of mussels, Mytilus spp., in Ireland and Wales

The health status of mussels, Mytilus spp., in Ireland and Wales

  • 19 May 2014

Dr Sarah Culloty and Dr Sharon Lynch collaborated with colleagues at UCD, Bangor University and Swansea University on a paper which was recently published in the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology entitled "The health status of mussels, Mytilus spp., in Ireland and Wales with the molecular identification of a previously undescribed hapolsporidian".

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Objectively assigning species and age to salmonid length data from dual-frequency identification sonar

Objectively assigning species and age to salmonid length data from dual-frequency identification sonar

  • 12 May 2014

Drs Phil McGinnity and Eileen Dillane collaborated with researchers in the University of Strathclyde, NUI Galway, Marine Scotland, UCD and Inland Fisheries Ireland in a recent publication in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society entitled "Objectively assigning species and age to salmonid length data from dual-frequency identification sonar".

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Towards sustainable feeds for abalone culture

Towards sustainable feeds for abalone culture

  • 30 Apr 2014

Prof. Gavin Burnell and Dr Maria O'Mahoney's recent publication in Aquaculture highlights the potential for using mixed species seaweed meal as a replacement for fish meal in formulated feeds for the Japanese abalone, Haliotis discus hannai.

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Collaborative review paper in ICES Journal of Marine Science

Collaborative review paper in ICES Journal of Marine Science

  • 10 Mar 2014

AFDC Researchers collaborate on a review paper in ICES Journal of Marine Science entitled "The potential impact of climate change on the infectious diseases of commercially important shellfish populations in the Irish Sea—a review"

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Ecology & Evolution -

Ecology & Evolution - "Climate change impacts on potential recruitment in an ecosystem engineer".

  • 14 May 2013

Dr Emer Morgan has published a paper in Ecology and Evolution entitled "Climate change impacts on potential recruitment in an ecosystem engineer".

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Dolphin-Watch on the West Coast of Ireland

Dolphin-Watch on the West Coast of Ireland

  • 27 May 2013

Milaja Nykanen, a PhD student at the AFDC, is conducting a survey of Bottlenose dolphins on the west coast of Ireland, in particular along the coasts of Connemara, Mayo and Donegal, from May to September 2013. Milaja is seeking public support to help locate the dolphins so if you are in the area and see bottlenose dolphins please contact Milaja on 085 211 4761.  You can also follow her progress on irishbottlenosedolphins@blogspot.ie.

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Dr Sarah Kraak recent's lecture on Fisheries Management at the AFDC / School of BEES

Dr Sarah Kraak recent's lecture on Fisheries Management at the AFDC / School of BEES

  • 13 May 2013

Dr Sarah Kraak recent's lecture on Fisheries Management at the AFDC/ School of BEES, "How the myth of unavoidable bycatch prevents us from getting the incentives right...and other tales" is now available to watch online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7zAmQU9Ro8

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Research Internships in Egypt - Deadline for Applications 16th June 2013

Research Internships in Egypt - Deadline for Applications 16th June 2013

  • 04 Jun 2013

WorldFish is an exciting, dynamic research institute focused on reducing poverty and increasing food and nutrition security through fisheries and aquaculture. WorldFish Egypt is offering a number of internships for research students or early-career scientists to assist in various aspects of the Swiss funded IEIDEAS project.

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Dr Sarah Culloty and Dr Aaron Maloy and others have published a paper entitled
AFDC Annual Report 2011

AFDC Annual Report 2011

  • 14 May 2013

The AFDC Annual Report 2011 now available to download.

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Dr Sarah Culloty, AFDC Director, meets BIM CEO Jason Whooley

Dr Sarah Culloty, AFDC Director, meets BIM CEO Jason Whooley

  • 19 Jul 2013

Dr Ray Alcorn (Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre, HMRC) demonstrates the priciples of wave energy generation to: (left to right): Dr Sarah Culloty (Director, Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Centre); Connie Kelleher (Financial Manager, BIM); Jason Whooley (CEO, BIM) and John O'Callaghan (HMRC).

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