Rising to the Challenge, July 2020

Date Released: 15 July 2020

Researchers at the Whitaker Institute have responded to the COVID-19 crisis with innovative research projects and impactful contributions to the national effort to respond to the pandemic. As part of this drive, SEMRU have been looking at major global economic developments that will have the greatest impact on the performance of Ireland’s ocean economy industries in the near- and medium-term, including the COVID crisis. The research explores the case for increased public and private investment in ocean economy industries, with the COVID crisis posing both challenges and opportunities for Ireland’s ocean economy. Prof. Alan Ahearne and Dr. Stephen Hynes presented preliminary findings from their research to the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG) convened by the Department of the Taoiseach on 11th June 2020. For more information, please follow the link below: