The Research Facilitator has been created to assist Irish and other academic organisations access offshore marine research data relating to the Irish Designated Area. This data includes data collected by the Irish Petroleum Infrastructure Programme (PIP) and by other organisations undertaking research in the Irish Offshore. The Research Facilitator will assist researchers to develop projects, to locate datasets and to find possible co-venturers or sources of funding.

In the first instance researchers are directed towards the following websites for further information:


For further information concerning access to data please contact Nick O'Neill at the Secretariat:

7 Dundrum Business Park,
Windy Arbour,
Dublin 14
Tel: +353-1-296 4667
Fax: +353-1-296 4676

For application forms click here