The Irish Sea is a semi-enclosed marine ecosystem, connected to the Celtic Sea and the wider North Atlantic.
The Irish Sea ecosystem includes catchments, estuaries, shorelines, islands, waters and sea floors in substantial parts of Ireland and the UK and the entire Isle of Man.
The Irish Sea ecosystem provides vital ecological goods and services to many sectors, including: education; energy; fisheries; nature conservation; recreation and sport; shipping; tourism; and waste disposal and processing.
The Irish Sea Centre exists to serve all beneficiaries of the Irish Sea ecosystem, across all sectors and jurisdictions, by contributing to its sustainable use and conservation.
The Irish Sea Centre seeks to contribute to learning about and responding to ecosystem change and its drivers, including climate change and economic, institutional, political and social change.