Water JPI Public Consultation - Survey and National Workshop


The Marine Coordination Group (MCG) continues to review and report on progress in implementing Ireland's Integrated Marine Plan - Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.

Taking our seabed area into account, Ireland is one of the largest EU states; with sovereign or exclusive rights over one of the largest sea to land ratios (over 10:1) of any EU State.

Our ocean is a national asset, supporting a diverse economy, with vast potential to tap into the global marine market for: 

• seafood, 

• tourism, 

• energy, and 

• new applications for health, medicine and technology. 

In parallel, our marine resource gives us many non-commercial benefits; for example, amenity, biodiversity and our mild climate.