National University of Ireland Galway - Carna Research Station (NUIG-CRS) | Assemble+

National University of Ireland Galway - Carna Research Station (NUIG-CRS)

Overview

Based in south-west Connemara, the Carna Research Station (CRS) is the Ryan Institute’s off-campus marine laboratory and specialises in large-scale, exploratory aquatic investigations with a tradition of carrying out applied and basic research on existing and novel species for aquaculture. 

With direct access to an intricate Atlantic coastline of complex ecosystems, the research station also provides practical support for research opportunities.

The research group at CRS has established links with both commercial and academic partners within the aquaculture sector, and aims to bridge the traditional gap between these two spheres by focusing on scientific research with a scale and scope relevant to industry.

CRS offers Transnational Access services for ASSEMBLE Plus, for which NIUG is one of the Irish partners. 

Ecosystems

  • Galway Bay
  • Seagrass (Zostera) beds
  • Maerl beds
  • Tidal rapids
  • Sedimentary habitats
  • Rocky habitats
     

Ecosystems access

  • Coastal research vessels
    • Galway Bay, use of RIB or charter for coastal sampling
    • ROV and shiptime campaigns possible subject to constraints on use of national research vessels
  • Other ecosystem access
    • Galway Bay, guidance on sample sites and logistics
    • A limited degree of support for diving (visitors should bring their own kit)
    • Charter for inshore work

 

Experimental facilities

  • Aquaria and tanks
    • Seawater supply
    • Tanks with photoperiod and temperature control
    • Fish feed formulation/production unit 
    • Facilities for phytoplankton and other live feeds production

 

Acronym: 
NUIG-CRS
Address: 
Muigh-Inis
Carna University Road
Co. na Gaillimhe
Co Galway
Ireland
E-mail: 

Liaison officer: Mark Johnson (mark.johnson@nuigalway.ie), cc to: nuigassemble@nuigalway.ie

Website developed and maintained by Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) | Privacy Policy