Our marine environment is hugely important to our bio-economy, transport, tourism and recreational sectors. It is also an important indicator of the health of our planet.
Our cultural history is documented along our coastline through shipwrecks and coastal features such as lighthouses.
Geological Survey Ireland leads the national programme of Seabed Mapping & understanding our underwater landscapes.
Tsunami hazards & submarine landslides pose a significant threat to coastal communities in many part of the world.