ORCA Ireland

Ocean Research and Conservation Association Ireland

Rubicon Innovation Centre, Munster Technology University (MTU), Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland

Region Active:

Europe

Non-profit

Activity

Marine research, Marine conservation awareness and education, Cetaceans, Dolphins, Whales, Citizen science

Description

ORCA Ireland's stated aim is 'to enhance our scientific knowledge and understanding of marine megafauna in Irish waters through conservation, research and education.' They monitor marine megafauna (especially cetaceans), both through research with the help of citizen scientists through their mobile phone recording tool, the Observers App, and real-time cetacean acoustics research.