The Marine Awards 2017


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The Marine Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish maritime and marine industry.

There are sponsorship packages currently available for these prestigious Awards at a level that suits your business objectives.

Sponsoring a category will not only position you as a leading company within today's challenging market place but will provide you with an opportunity to give something back to a client base that is essential to your ongoing business success.

Marine Industry Awards' Sponsors

The Marine Industry Awards would not be possible without the valued support of our sponsors.


Irish Maritime Development Office

Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) is Ireland’s national dedicated development, promotional and marketing agency for the shipping and shipping services sector. The IMDO is the Irish government agency which provides support to national and international maritime businesses in Ireland. It is the aim of the IMDO to be the focal point for maritime business in Ireland. The IMDO provides government and industry with a range of information and reporting across the sector and works with international businesses to help them set-up or expand in Ireland. The IMDO is also Ireland’s designated Shortsea Shipping Agency and provides independent advice and guidance on EU funding initiatives.

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Marine Institute

Marine InstituteThe Marine Institute was set up under the Marine Institute Act 1991: “to undertake, to coordinate, to promote and to assist in marine research and development and to provide such services related to research and development, that in the opinion of the Institute, will promote economic development and create employment and protect the marine environment.”

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Bord Iascaigh Mhara, BIMBord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency, provides a range of development, training, business and innovation services to the industry. The agency supports fishermen, fish-farmers, co-operatives and seafood companies to improve and grow their businesses and operations. BIM provides one on one mentoring with seafood companies to enable them to develop business plans, environmental management strategies and innovation programmes to add value to their existing business. In addition to delivering expertise on business development, innovation and the technical knowledge required to run a modern seafood company; BIM provides grant aid assistance to companies through various programmes including improvements in fishing gear and technology, vessel safety, technology to assist start-ups and environmentally friendly fishing gear.

BIM also provides essential training and upskilling services to the Irish fishing and aquaculture industry. Through BIM’s National Fisheries Colleges in Greencastle, Co Donegal and Castletownbere, Co. Cork as well as on board their mobile coastal training units and on-line; BIM work in partnership with FETAC to deliver vital safety training to fishermen and fish-farmers.

For more information on BIM, please visit

SEFtec Group

SEFtec GroupThe SEFtec Group represents a unique offering in the world of offshore, industrial & aviation manufacturing, training & consultancy. We combine the commercial flexibility & responsiveness of private industry with the strength, resources and stability of the public sector.

Comprising of SEFtec Engineering, a recognised world-leader in the production of robust, reliable & cost-effective safety training simulators, SEFtec NMCI Offshore, our specialist training partnership with Ireland’s $100 million state of the art Maritime College and SEFtec Global Training in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, we are committed to providing our partners and clients with the utmost in safe & reliable project delivery. Calling on the resources of over 1700 engineering, educational & business professionals, our focus is on ensuring our customers’ needs are met and that we deliver tangible added value to our customers & partners operations.

GAC Training & Service Solutions

GAC Training & Service SolutionsGAC Training & Service Solutions (GTSS) is a joint venture between GAC and the National Maritime College of Ireland. This partnership is focused on delivering a complete portfolio of training courses for both seafarers and shore-based shipping and commodity operations personnel.

GTSS combines GAC’s network, 60 years expertise and knowledge in global shipping, logistics and the marine industry with the NMCI’s superb facilities and a dedicated faculty. 

Courses are delivered at the NMCI in Cork or at the client’s location, with course content developed and delivered by the most respected names in industry. GTSS recently launched the GAC Global Training Provider’s Network, providing cost effective quality assured maritime training around the globe.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Ocean Energy IrelandThe Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland was established as Ireland's national energy authority under the Sustainable Energy Act 2002. SEAI's mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. To fulfil this mission SEAI aims to provide well-timed and informed advice to Government, and deliver a range of programmes efficiently and effectively, while engaging and motivating a wide range of stakeholders and showing continuing flexibility and innovation in all activities. SEAI's actions will help advance Ireland to the vanguard of the global green technology movement, so that Ireland is recognised as a pioneer in the move to decarbonised energy systems.

MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy

Centre for Marine and Renewable EnergyMaREI is the marine and renewable energy research and development Centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors.  MaREI has over 200 researchers across 6 academic partner institutions working with 45 industry partners.  The centre offers unique, world-class MRE testing infrastructure including the Lir National Ocean Test Facilitiy, novel prototype development capabilities, and measurement equipment that allow systematic reduction of risks through a structured ‘Technology Readiness Level’ (TRL) development cycle.

Marine Ireland

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Irish Offshore Operators' Association

Irish Offshore Operators' AssociationFounded in 1995, the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) is the representative organisation for the Irish offshore oil and gas industry. By cooperating and providing a common approach to issues such as safety, the environment, legislation and employment, IOOA pro-actively assists in the development of oil and gas exploration and production in Ireland’s waters.

It is the policy of IOOA members to afford full and fair opportunities to qualified Irish suppliers to compete for the supply of resources and services to IOOA members and their contractors, and to ensure that Irish suppliers are not disadvantaged in competing for such opportunities. The Association also provides a focal point for liaison between companies participating in Ireland’s oil and gas industry and other stakeholders and organisations, such as the fishing industry, environmental bodies, regulatory authorities and Government.

IOOA’s role is to bring together and draw upon our members’ different expertise and experience, so that we can make a constructive contribution to national dialogue and play a valuable role in the development of Ireland’s economy and the Irish offshore industry. For further information, visit:

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Ireland

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers IrelandThe Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Ireland (ICS) is the recognised professional body of the commercial shipping industry worldwide.

ICS Ireland was founded in 1974 and offers lecture’s, seminars and examinations to students who seek the professional membership of the Institute, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals.

Members and students of the Institute in Ireland number over 100 that are committed to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry as part of a professional body. Promoting education and structured relevant education opportunities for students on a voluntary basis.

Irish Sailing Association

Irish Sailing AssociationThe Irish Sailing Association is the national governing body for sailing, powerboating and windsurfing in Ireland.  Founded in 1945, our aim is to develop, support and promote these sports through our core values of Inspiration, Representation and Participation. We believe that sailing is a sport for all, and a sport for life. For more information about us please go to

Inshore Ireland

Inshore IrelandInshore Ireland is a quarterly marine, maritime, seafood and freshwater publication and real-time website

Inshore Ireland Publishing Limited provides research, compilation, editing and production services of articles, reports and publications, specialising in the marine and freshwater sectors and maritime culture.

Marine Times

Marine Times NewspaperThe Marine Times Newspaper established in 1989 is now the leading publication for the Fishing and wider Maritime industries of Ireland. We give a voice to the industry and more importantly provide vital news and views to the coastal communities of this Island Nation. Published monthly and available nationwide the Marine Times Newspaper is the voice of the maritime sector - further information can be found at

Amárach Research

Amárach Research ConsultancyAmárach Research is Ireland's leading market research consultancy and provides detailed analysis of consumer and business trends to Ireland's blue chips companies. In uncertain times, Amárach Research provides the insights which provide a firm foundation on which to base key investment and purchase decisions. Amárach's Chairman Gerard O'Neill is a member of IBEC's Sustainable Enterprise Committee and has co-authored several studies and reports on business and economic trends in Ireland.


National Maritime College of Ireland

National Maritime College of IrelandThe National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) is the first third level institution of its kind in Ireland and provides training and education for the Merchant Marine and the non-military needs of the Irish Naval Service (INS).

Having invested over €60 million into NMCI, it provides education services of the highest quality using state of the art equipment and facilities. Specialist spaces including survival facilities, seamanship and shipwrights’ workshops, firefighting/damage control units, jetty and lifeboat facilities and engine room are provided. The College also provides specialised simulation equipment in the areas of navigation, bridge training, communications, engineering machinery operations, liquid cargo handling/damage control and vessel traffic systems. Click here for further information.

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