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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's profile will be available shortly.

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Marine Institute

Marine InstituteMarine Institute's profile will be available shortly.

For more information, please visit their website:

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.

Ocean Energy Ireland

Ocean Energy IrelandThe Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) was developed in 2014 by DCENR as a framework for the development of Ireland’s offshore renewable energy resource. In accordance with the OREDP, Ocean Energy Ireland was developed to communicate that Ireland is open for business and actively committed to harnessing our abundant wave, tidal and offshore wind energy resources in an environmentally sustainable manner. Supported by coherent policy, planning and regulation, Ireland is dedicated to developing an indigenous ocean energy industry, which is a real opportunity that will deliver economic and societal benefits for the citizens of Ireland.

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.


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's profile will be available shortly.

For more information, please visit their website:

Inshore Ireland

Inshore IrelandInshore Ireland is a marine, maritime, seafood and freshwater magazine and real-time website, founded in 2005 by Gillian Mills and Gery Flynn.

In news, feature, opinion and advertorial format, topics covered include: fisheries; aquaculture; seafood business; marine R&D, energy and tourism; maritime culture and heritage; angling; commercial and leisure freshwater activities.. In other words; 'Water, we write about it'!

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.

Media Partner

Irish Independent

Irish IndependentThe Irish Independent is Ireland's best read daily newspaper, with a readership of 688,000 (Source: JNRS 2014/15).

Its comprehensive package of authoritative and trusted journalism communicates the top news stories, latest sports coverage, informative features and insightful business reports to its readers across multiple platforms., the online version of the Irish Independent, reaches 5.1.M Unique Irish Users per month (Source: ComScore February 2016) also making it the number one online news website in the country. For more information, please visit their website or phone 01-7055333.

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