MaREI’s Dr Anne Marie O’Hagan receives Ocean Law and Marine Governance grant

18 May 2018
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, MaREI’s Dr Anne Marie O’Hagan, and Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute. Pic Jason Clarke Photography

MaREI (Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) Senior Research Fellow, Anne Marie O’ Hagan has begun work on the Navigate project which was awarded €800,000 under the Ocean Law and Marine Governance Research Fellowship grant.

The project funds awarded through the Marine Institute is a partnership project between the MaREI Centre and UCC School of Law.

The Navigate project aims to support and enable efficient and effective governance of the Irish marine area through a focused research programme over the next four years. This research covers a number of key themes that will address, for example, the potential implications of Brexit for the Irish marine management including fisheries; climate-proofing national and sectoral strategies for marine resources; implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Maritime Spatial Planning and achieving overall policy coherence from design to implementation. It is anticipated that the Navigate project will facilitate proactive engagement with emerging developments in marine law and governance; strengthen national capacity in marine law and ocean governance; and deliver on national policy objectives such as those contained in Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.

Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute, said "We are delighted that the MaREI Centre and UCC School of Law will be collaborating on this project, which is called Navigate, and will be led and coordinated by Dr Anne Marie O'Hagan, a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Marine and Coastal Governance Group in the MaREI Centre."

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