The Marine Institute Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

9th February 2024

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Over the coming days, The Marine Institute is celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science which this year occurs on  Sunday, 11th February, 2024.

The United Nations Theme for the 9th International Day of Women and Girls in Science is “Women in Science Leadership: A New Era for Sustainability”.

The Marine Institute provides scientific, research and development services to government, agencies, industry and society that support the sustainable use of our maritime area and the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems.

As an organisation, sustainability is at the heart of how the Institute works and a guiding principle for the organisation, its research, scientific advice and economic development services. None of this could be achieved without the contribution of the many women who work in the Institute.

The Marine Institute has a longstanding commitment to equality in the workforce and to encouraging young people to consider a career in our sector through its education and engagement at national school level, its annual Transition Year Programme and  the work it does as partners with many 3rd Level Institutions in Ireland and overseas.  It has a staff of 245 employees, of which female employees account for 51.2%.

Patricia Orme, Director of Corporate Services (pictured) commented,

“As an organisation we are committed to fostering the talents of women in all areas of marine science, particularly those at the early stages of their careers, as they are the future leaders of our sector.”

She continued, “Our current 5-year strategy, Ocean Knowledge that Informs and Inspires, demonstrates our commitment to women in science leadership with a strategic initiative being to advance equality of opportunity for all, with specific actions as a public body focusing on gender equality.”

Over the next few days The Marine Institute will be sharing messages from some of its female staff, showcasing their work, its impact and the many meaningful careers available to women in science on the Marine Institute’s FacebookLinkedInTwitter (X) and Instagram.