Dr Julie Maguire, one of the symposium co-organisers, and based at the Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station in County Cork, will talk to the ‘Women and the Sea’ symposium about working on a marine research station.
The Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station has been in operation since 1991 originally as part of the Aquaculture and Development Centre (ADC), University College Cork. However in late 2005 it was established as an independent centre.
“We have 11 marine biologists working at the station some from as far away as Kenya and Brazil. Research at the station has focussed on greener technologies for aquaculture, disease and fouling control, biofuel and plastic production (from algae), minimising waste in the aquaculture and fisheries production process, environmental monitoring and remote sensing. ”
Julie will present her account of life working on a marine research station on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula.