Mar 06 2014 Posted: 14:48 GMT

Students from the M.Econ.Sc. (Natural Resource Economics and Policy)  programme at NUI Galway experienced two days afloat as part of their Marine Economics & Policy module in March 2014. Marine science met the world of marine economics when students took part in a two-day excursion on the national research vessel the Celtic Voyager.

Students learned how the scientists collect data related to fish populations, seabed habitats, information on health of the marine ecosystem and how to pursue an environmental impact assessment.

The students were accompanied by staff members from both Economics and from SEMRU, Dr. Stephen Hynes, Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick and Suzy van Osch.

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