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CE18007 INFOMAR Celtic Sea Hydrographic Survey

The Marine Institute and INFOMAR will conduct an extensive hydrographic survey in the Celtic Sea in 2018 from the 21st of April to the 13th of May.

The survey will utilise advanced multibeam echosounders to generate high resolution maps for the characterisation of the physical, chemical and biological features of the Celtic Sea floor off the south coast of Ireland and will be led by Dr Fabio Sacchetti of the Marine Institute and INFOMAR. 

INFOMAR, the Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource programme is a joint venture between the Marine Institute (MI) and Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)) and is funded through the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

Joining this survey is an excellent opportunity to develop operational knowledge and skills in hydrographic instrumentation and software.  Applicants for this survey should have a confirmed interest in developing a career in hydrographic surveying and marine resource mapping.


To be considered eligible to take part in this survey applicants should be able to demonstrate significant seagoing experience and be in possession of a current ENG 11 medical certificate and a personal survival techniques training (PST STCW 95) certificate.  Eng11 Medical certificates must be renewed every two years and PST certification every five years.


To apply for these and other TTRS surveys please visit this link.

The closing date for applications for this survey is Friday the 6th of April.

Survey Data

The data collected during the survey is the intellectual property of the survey organisers. TTRS participants are obliged to comply with survey data privacy and protection as set out by the Chief Scientist.  

Further Information

TTRS is primarily a training and mentoring programme. Successful applicants are liable for travel and accommodation costs incurred in joining surveys.

Participation in TTRS surveys are with the agreement of the chief scientist.

Blog entries for TTRS participants on INFOMAR surveys are at this link.

Information on obtaining medical and sea-survival certificates and vessel user guidelines for national research vessels are available at this link.

For more information on the INFOMAR mission please visit their website here