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Provisional speakers list for the Annual Conference.

Provisional speakers list for the Annual Conference. Mike Guiry:     A natural history of Irish seaweeds Frank Evans:        Ocean Waves: A film for undergraduates Cass Bromley:     Native oysters – developing science-based management strategies for commercial and environmental sustainability Colm Lordan:       How do we achieve sustainable management of Nephrops of the Porcupine Bank fishery? Robert Wilkes:    Monitoring and assessment of Ireland’s transitional and coastal waters Louise Allcock:    Vulnerable marine ecosystem: Vertical wall [Read more]

Booking for PMNHS Conference, 2014 now open.

Booking for PMNHS Conference, 2014 now open.Life on Atlantic Frontiers 29-31 March 2014 We are pleased to announce booking for the PMNHS conference is now open. Full information about the conference can be downloaded here:  Porcupine 2014 Information booklet Please ensure you complete a Porcupine 2014 Booking form and email it to porcupinegalway2014@gmail.com Payment can be made online using Paypal or by cheque. Please see the Porcupine Website (http://pmnhs.co.uk/conference-payments) for detailed costs and information on how [Read more]

Join us on the Isle of Man! Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Field Meeting 2014

Join us on the Isle of Man!  Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Field Meeting 2014 Join us on the Isle of Man!  Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Field Meeting: Friday 1st - Tuesday 5th August 2014 The Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea, is just 33 miles long and 15 miles wide. Yet it has a wealth of stunning marine habitats and species to discover. Join us to explore both the shore and deeper waters, providing much needed [Read more]

First Announcement of the PMNHS Annual Meeting 2014 at the National University of Ireland, Galway

First Announcement of the PMNHS Annual Meeting 2014 at the National University of Ireland, Galway Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Annual Meeting 29/30th March 2014, Field trip 31st March National University of Ireland Galway Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is our pleasure to invite you to the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Annual Meeting which will be held at the Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. More information will be available by the end of December, 2013. We hope to see you in [Read more]

Porcupine Small Grants Scheme 2014-15

Porcupine Small Grants Scheme 2014-15The Society has run a Small Grants Scheme for the previous six years (http://pmnhs.co.uk/category/grant-scheme), offering support for small projects that further its aim of promoting an interest in the ecology, taxonomy, and distribution of marine fauna and flora in the N.E. Atlantic. The scheme is run on a year-by-year basis (dependent on available funds) and has been very successful to date. Last year, one grant was [Read more]

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society

We are an informal society interested in marine natural history and recording, particularly in the North East Atlantic region and the Mediterranean Sea. Members receive 2 newsletters a year and proceedings from scientific meetings. Porcupine MNHS welcomes anyone interested in marine biology and ecology.

The name “Porcupine” is taken from the naval survey vessel HMS Porcupine which was engaged on scientific expeditions in the N.E. Atlantic and Mediterranean in 1869 and 1870. She made the first ever deep ocean dredge for living creatures in 1869 resulting in the naming of the Porcupine Bank off the west coast of Ireland.

The Aims Of The Porcupine Are:

  • To promote a wider understanding of the biology, ecology and distribution of marine organisms.
  • To stimulate interest in marine biodiversity, especially in young people.
  • To encourage interaction and exchange of information between those with interests in different aspects of marine biology, amateur and professional alike.

Membership of our society entitles you to receive the newsletter and attend scientific meetings. For more details and to download a membership form visit the membership pages.

Please consider donating to our society – donations allow us to provide grants for projects relating to our aims.