The Marine Institute and the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway, are conducting a survey of marine and marine-related businesses as part of the regular reporting on Ireland’s Ocean Economy. Although the CSO and other State organisations provide some data on marine related economic activity, there is a need to supplement this data with company surveys. The results will be published later this year. Previous Ocean Economy Reports are available on NUI Galway's website here.
In addition to general economic figures collected, this year's survey includes a section on the impact of COVID-19 and other external factors on your business.
We estimate that completing the survey will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes.
Please note, this survey does not collect or process personal information. However, if as a sole trader you are trading under your personal name, this data will be processed in line with the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the GDPR, as well as the Marine Institute’s data privacy policy and NUI Galway’s data protection policies. Personally identifiable information will never be published and individual company data will not be shared. To ensure firm-level anonymity, only data aggregated at the sector level will be reported. All data will be processed in line with the Marine Institute’s Data Management/Governance Framework, ensuring corporate sensitive data will be processed securely.
If you have any queries, please contact:

Marie-Christin Lanser
Scientific Technical Officer: Marine Socio-Economic and Social Data Programme
Policy, Innovation and Research Support Services Group (PIRS)
Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, H91 R673, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)872699860, +353 (0)91387200 (reception)

Prof Stephen Hynes
Director of SEMRU at NUIG
Whitaker Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway
Phone: +353 (0)91 493105