INFOMAR Educational Outreach Programme

The INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland's MArine Resource (INFOMAR) programme is a joint venture between the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute.

Read the case study for information on how:


The Challenge

  • The challenge was to widen awareness of INFOMAR among the general public - and young people in particular.

The Solution

  • Esri Ireland and GSI developed a five-week programme of study that would engage 15-16 year old transition students with INFOMAR.




  • The INFOMAR Educational Outreach Programme gives young people exposure to advanced technology. Students have the opportunity to gain GIS skills that will help them in their future careers, as well as understand how GIS can benefit society, business and the environment.


"What we show students is the tip of the iceberg, but hopefully they will see that they can go on and do much, much more with GIS and the INFOMAR marine data."

Archie Donovan, Principal Geologist, Geological Survey of Ireland

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