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Call Closed: Science@Sea 2017

A Science@Sea course in multidisciplinary marine science will take place on Thursday 30th November and Friday the 1st December in Cork Harbour and its approaches. This intensive two-day Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course  aboard the RV Celtic Voyager is aimed at postgraduate and graduate students of marine-related sciences, technologies and engineering, as well as researchers, industry professionals and educators. 
Science@Sea courses concentrate on applied skills training in offshore data collection and emphasise a multidisciplinary ecosystem approach to investigating the marine environment.  Training focuses on the core marine science disciplines of oceanography, benthic ecology, fisheries biology, marine geosciences and hydrography.
Participants gain first-hand experience in the set-up, applications, and operation of a wide range of sampling equipment and instrumentation.  Other elements essential to carrying out research surveys at sea are also addressed including safety at sea, research vessel activities and capabilities, and survey design and planning.
The closing date for applications is Friday the 29th of September  and applications can be made online at: 
A course poster is available for download at this link.
Course fees for Science@Sea are set at €150 for applicants from SMART member institutions and €250 for applicants from non-affiliated institutions and payable to Lifelong Learning at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.  Participants are liable for their own travel and accommodation costs for the duration of courses. SMART is happy to recommend budget accommodation options within close proximity to the vessel and public transport links. 
Science@Sea courses are recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as contributing towards the continuous professional development of marine scientists.
Science@Sea training programmes are supported by the Marine Institute, and funded under the Marine Research Programme of the Irish Government.