With more than 20 years’ experience, AquaTT is a leader in scientific knowledge management. We are specialists in ensuring that knowledge generated by European funded scientific projects is effectively transferred to create maximum positive impact. We collaborate with more than 250 institutions in more than 40 countries. We use our team’s collective expertise to create knowledge transfer and dissemination plans specifically tailored for each new project. In the last six years we have been partners in 27 EC-funded projects across the FP7, Interreg and Lifelong Learning Programmes.
ARCOPOLplatform is a project framed in the Atlantic Area Transnational Programme.
It aims to further improve maritime safety in the Atlantic area and reinforce the protection of the coastal regions from maritime pollution through the capitalization and upgrading of outcomes from earlier ARCOPOL and ARCOPOLplus projects. This project will run from January 2014 to September 2015.
The two main objectives of ARCOPOLplatform are:
1. Further reinforcing the protection of the coastal Atlantic regions from maritime pollution through the capitalization and upgrading of ARCOPOL and ARCOPOLplus results on: contingency planning; HNS preparedness and response; Detection, monitoring and prediction systems; environmental monitoring and; training and awareness raising.
2. Setting up the Atlantic Technological Platform, which will be a sustainable structure of public-private cooperation focused on maritime spills’ preparedness and response.
Atlantic Youth Trust
Now in its third year of research, preparation, and project development the Atlantic Youth Trust is ready to deliver a world-class youth development model replicating the highly successful Spirit of Adventure Trust in New Zealand. The project is split equally between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
An iconic purpose built steel tall (sailing) ship will be used as the shared space to deliver academically proven programmes focused on developing skills and characteristics of young people. They include teamwork, leadership, self-esteem, respect, understanding, and co-operation. The ship will have a lifespan of 30+ years. Government support is now being sought on both sides of the border.
Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch (B&V) is a global multi-billion dollar Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company with over 11,000 employees in over 110 offices worldwide. At any one time, B&V operates 7,000 projects and has completed projects in over 100 countries. Our company specialises in critical human infrastructure through our teams in:
• Federal (US)
Our focus in Ireland is on Marine Renewables, Water Infrastructure, Sustainable Energy Solutions and Maritime Infrastructure. For 100 years, we have been working with our clients to provide cost effective solutions to technically complex problems. Together, we are Building a World of Difference®.
Camden Fort Meagher
Camden Fort Meagher is a military fortress internationally recognised as being 'one of the finest in the world'. Siyuated on 45 acres, 65% of which is underground, it is steeped in history from its earliest fortification in 1550. Most of what you see today was constructed by British forces in the mid 1860's and completed over a 10 year period. It was handed over to the Irish Defence Forces in 1938. The fort was one of only 8 installations worldwide to house the world's first practical guided missile The Brennan Torpedo. Today it is a Heritage site and is open to the public on weekend from June to September.
Cathx Ocean is a technology company specializing in the development of advanced lighting, imaging, and machine vision tools for subsea survey, construction, exploration and production operations.
Our mission is to change how subsea imaging and measurement is performed today. This is achieved through unique and modern engineering and scientific expertise resulting in the world’s first true subsea camera and machine vision systems.
Our products designed specifically for subsea, allow AUV’s and ROV’s to capture high resolution image and telemetry data at greater ranges and speeds. These include the first fully engineered subsea camera, a laser profiler with co registered still images and LED lighting systems with continuous and strobe capability.
Commissioners of Irish Lights
The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) is the General Lighthouse Authority for the island of Ireland. As a maritime organisation we deliver an essential safety service around the coast of Ireland, protecting the marine environment, and supporting the marine industry and coastal communities. Our Mission Statement is;To provide Aids to Navigation and Allied Services for the Safety of Persons and Infrastructure at Sea, to protect the Marine Environment and to support the Marine Industry and Coastal Communities.
Defence Forces Ireland
Defence Forces Ireland will be displaying the latest Command and Control Information Systems (C2IS) and Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA) Systems deployed operationally and in development within the Defence Forces.
The deployed C2IS is the Recognised Maritime Picture (RMP) used for surveillance, secure military operations management, maritime situational awareness, and patrol optimisation. The RMP is operational at sea on Naval Ships, and ashore in the Naval Operation Command Centre at the Naval Base.
The MSA system in development is a secure real-time high speed data exchange system. This system will enable secure data transfer such as live video from RHIB’s to the parent unit, file transfer, tactical-chat, and position tracking.
Exceedence Ltd is a recent start-up in the Marine Renewable Energy Space. We have developed a Renewable Techno-commercial project planning and evaluation tool called ‘Exceedence Finance’ built robustly to the highest international standards. The software provides an easy like for like comparison across devices, projects and locations with the bottom line being when?, what are the risks?, where should I do the project?, what supports do I need? and many more.
Focal Point Ireland for the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan
Focal Point Ireland provide guidance and proactive support for public and private organisations, research institutions and universities, institutional and private investors from the Atlantic region wishing to engage in the implementation of the European Atlantic Plan. The Support Team consists of a network of focal points operating in France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom coordinated by a central office based in Brussels.
The Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation
The Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation is the research and innovation centre for the National Maritime College of Ireland, the maritime research and innovation Centre for the Cork Institute of Technology and through the NMCI Partnership, the research and innovation arm of the Irish Naval Service. The Centre works with Irish and international companies and organisations in the areas of maritime operations and maritime mechatronics to deliver safer, more sustainable operations and solutions at sea.
The IMERC vision is to promote Ireland as a world renowned research, education, training and enterprise location that unlocks Ireland’s maritime and energy potential.
With over 27 years’ experience in the plastic moulding industry, JFC specialise in providing quality rotationally moulded plastic products.
We offer a complete range of polyethylene navigation buoys / Lanterns, monitoring and control systems to suit all marine applications. These products are successfully being used to mark out shipping channels, hazardous waters, aquaculture sites and a variety of other marine installations. Our extensive portfolio includes Navigation Buoys, Navigation Solar Lanterns (Beacons), Marker Posts and Top Marks.
A member of IALA (Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities), JFC buoys and lanterns are manufactured in accordance with IALA guidelines.
Murray & Associates
Murray & Associates, Naval Architects, Marine Engineers is a multinational firm with five offices worldwide. The list of successful projects, spanning many sectors of the maritime industry, has given the company a deep understanding of the unique needs of different vessel types and clients alike. The qualified engineering staff has consistently provided the company with well-developed project management procedures, outstanding technical knowledge and regulatory awareness. The size of projects taken on by Murray & Associates ranges from minor refits, reviews, and drawing updates, to complete design packages extending from conceptual design through build support, all the way to final delivery.
NMCI Services is the commercial division of the National Maritime College. Our goal is to achieve and deliver excellent, quality service to our existing and future customer base. The services primary function is to promote and support all commercial activities of the college. We produce an annual commercial schedule of professional maritime short courses and OPITO courses, listing all the short courses scheduled for the year. We also provide specialised group courses for companies in the industry. All our clients will be trained by quality professional mariners to the highest standards.
The Naval Service
The Naval Service is the State’s principal seagoing agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and actual maritime defence requirements. It is tasked with a variety of defence and other roles.
Sea for Society
Sea for Society (SFS) is a European Project funded by DG Research & Innovation under the Theme Science in Society.
The project engages stakeholders, citizens and youth in an open and participatory dialogue to share knowledge, forge partnerships and empower actors on societal issues related to Ocean. In doing so, the project aims to develop and enrich the concept of "Blue Society", preparing at the same time mechanisms for cooperation.
Irish partners in this innovative and exciting project include; AquaTT, the Marine Institute and NUI Galway.
SEA-Tech Evolution Ltd: Engineering ICT Solutions to power ocean going projects!Established in 2005 and operating as both a prime contractor for harbour authorities, the department of defence, research and academic, fishing and yachting sector, and as a subcontractor for marine engineering, shipping agents, chandlers, IT vendors, integrators. SEA-Tech’s engineering power and consulting are the backbone of successful projects.
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is the independent statutory body, legally charged with the State’s sea-fisheries law enforcement functions. The Authority enforces the EU Common Fisheries Policy and sea-fisheries law generally and food safety law relating to fish and fishery products.
SmartBay Ireland manages the national marine test facility in Galway Bay for the development of innovative products and services for the global maritime sector. This includes the trial and validation of novel marine sensors, prototype ocean energy devices and the collection and dissemination of marine data to national and international users of the facility.
SmartBay is funded under the Higher Education Authority of Irelands PRTLI Cycle 5 programme. In addition SmartBay Ireland manages and operates Galway Bays Ocean Energy Test Site on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the Marine Institute.
Sound & Sea Technology
SST is an engineering services company with a staff of ocean engineering, maritime security, and systems engineering experts, doing business with government and commercial entities worldwide. SST has completed more than 350 successful projects, including design and installation of military and commercial undersea sensor systems, undersea power and data cable systems, tracking ranges, subsea structures and mooring systems. SST has worked with a wide range of wave and tidal energy technologies, including OPT, Wavebob, CPT, Lifesaver, Verdant Power, Open Hydro, amongst others. SST manages the US Navy wave energy test site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and has supported the deployment and operations of wave energy devices testing there. SST has conducted engineering design studies, mooring analysis, installation and recovery strategies and umbilical and cable interfaces for many ocean energy projects.
SST’s services include every aspect of a project from concept development through installation and support of anything that goes in, on, or under the water.