Seasearch, Marine Inspired Research, Ireland2018-09-10T18:32:10+00:00

Marine Research Tours

Join the Galway Atlantaquaria and the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) based at NUI, Galway for a walk through the Salthill seascape followed by a trip to the aquarium to learn about how marine life has inspired modern advances in medicine and technology. Meet at Grattan beach for an interactive, educational science investigation of microplastics, animal regeneration, drug delivery and barnacle inspired glues.

This event is ideal for the family to discover science on the shore of Galway Bay. During the walk we will explore the rock pools and the tidal zone to learn about  the plants and animals that live there and what we can learn from their processes. Participants of all ages get to experience the worlds of medical and marine science. The event also includes a free tour of the Galway Atlantaquaria with more science based activities in the aquarium.

Participants will meet on Friday the 21st of September. at 5:45pm on Grattan beach

All events are free for the public to attend, parental or guardian guidance is required.

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Experience the world of ocean and science and discover amazing facts and experiments designed to inspire the next generation of Seasearchers.


CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway, are teaming up with the National Aquarium, (Galway Atlantaquaria) to showcase the science behind the shores of Galway Bay for Culture Night 2018. The event, ‘Sea-search: Marine Inspired Research’, will take place in conjunction with both Culture Night and Galway’s first ‘Loving Galway – Celebrating our Green and Blue Spaces’ festival on Friday the 21st of September.

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