National University of Ireland Galway - Ryan Institute (NUIG-RI) | Assemble+

National University of Ireland Galway - Ryan Institute (NUIG-RI)


The Ryan Institute is a cross-cutting Research Institute of NUI Galway with research groups drawn from all Colleges across NUI Galway. Its internationally-renowned expertise spans the sciences, engineering, socio-economics and health. Advancing sustainability and innovation is central to the research activities of the Ryan Institute's Research Centres/Clusters and Research Groups. The Ryan Institute is comprised of 12 Research Centres/Clusters spanning the four thematic research areas:

  1. Marine & Coastal
  2. Energy & Climate Change
  3. Agriculture & BioEconomy
  4. Environment & Health

Please note: NUIG-RI research infrastructures and services are listed as NUIG in the ASSEMBLE Plus application system. 


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

Ecosystems access

  • ROV and shiptime campaigns possible subject to constraints on use of national research vessels
  • Charter for inshore work


Experimental facilities and technology platforms

Key facilities available through Assemble+ available on the main Galway campus are

  • Natural products laboratory: NMR, HPLC, Mass spectrometry
  • Chemical Monitoring Facility 
  • Molecular laboratories (Martin Ryan building): standard genetics protocols 


National University of Ireland Galway
Martin Ryan Marine Science Institute
Liaison officer: Mark Johnson (, cc to:

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