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FUNDING & SUPPORT

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The Irish Basking Shark Project is an amalgamation of marine research programs and education efforts centered around the unique wildlife in Irish waters. The overarching focus of the group is to support the sustainable management of basking sharks in both Ireland and the broader northeastern Atlantic region. Much of our work has been sponsored by the generous funding opportunities provided by community outreach and scientific grants, private donations, and larger educational institutions. 

 

If you are interested in our group or our work and are in position to support the project, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ONGOING PROJECTS 

Active Tracking 

2017 - To date

Supported by: 

University of California, Davis;

Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group

Genetic Slime Sampling

2010 - To date

Supported by: 

University of Aberdeen;

Irish Basking Shark Project

Visual Tagging Project

2008 - To date

Supported by: 

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG); 

Shannon Dolphins and Wildlife Foundation; Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group

PREVIOUS PROJECTS & FUNDERS

2016 

DISTRIBUTION & ABUNDUNCE SURVEYS

SUPPORTED BY:

Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group;

Private funders

2015

DR. HAMMERHEAD LECTURE TOUR

SUPPORTED BY:

US Embassy;

Royal Dublin Society

 2014

SHARK SPOTTING

SUPPORTED BY:

Lough's Agency;

Queens University Belfast;

A private donor; 

Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group 

2013

SHARK CAMP

SUPPORTED BY:

Inishowen Development Partnership;

Malin Head Community Association;

Queens University Belfast;

Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group

2012

MONSTER MUNCH COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM

SUPPORTED BY:

Inishowen Development Partnership (Leader grant); 

Inishowen Basking

Shark Study Group

2012

TIMED DEPTH RECORDER PROJECT

SUPPORTED BY:

Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group;

Inishowen Development Partnership;

Queens University Belfast

2011

DEPTH CHARGE

PROJECT

SUPPORTED BY:

The Heritage Council; Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation

2011

PHOTO ID

SUPPORTED BY:

Save Our Sea's Foundation

2010

SHARK SLIME

SUPPORTED BY:

The Heritage Council;

Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation

2009

TAGGING AND

TRACKING

SUPPORTED BY:

The Heritage Council;

Shannon Dolphin and the Wildlife Foundation;

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology;

Crossing the Line Productions

SPECIAL THANKS FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE:

CRANA ENGINEERING

FAHAN MARINA | Figary Water Sports

DANNY McFADDEN Letterkenny IT

JOHN O'RAW |Letterkenny IT

GARY Redbay Boats

LOUGH SWILLI RNLI STATION CREW

PAUL BRYSON www.paulbrysonmarine.com

GREENCASTLE MARITIME MUSEUM

BIM, NATIONAL FISHERIES COLLEGE Greencastle

MALIN HEAD FISHERMANS COOP

MALIN HEAD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION