The DOMMRS has been in operation since 1991 originally as part of the Aquaculture and Development Centre (ADC), University College Cork. However in late 2005 it was established as an independent research station with a hatchery. It has sister companies with commercial scale shellfish and finfish farms (60ha) which are organically certified by Naturland. Research at the station has focussed on aquaculture husbandry, biofuel production, minimising waste in the aquaculture and fisheries production process, developing new products from waste and environmental monitoring using both satellite and in-situ data. Disseminating research findings is an integral part of our work and an area in which we have become particularly effective. We currently coordinate three FP7 projects; ASIMUTH, ORION and SEABIOPLAS, with a total budget of over €9 million, and involved in 10 other mainly FP7 projects.
Bantry, Gearhies, Ireland