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Call Closed: Science@Sea CPD Courses 2016

Science@Sea courses in multidisciplinary marine science will take place from 26th to 29th September in waters off Cork. These intensive two-day Continuous Professional Development Courses (CPD) courses aboard the RV Celtic Voyager are aimed at graduate and postgraduate students of marine-related sciences, technologies and engineering, as well as early-stage researchers, industry professionals and educators. Science@Sea 2016 course dates are as follows:

Course 1: 26th-27th of September (Monday & Tuesday)

Course 2: 28th-29th of September (Wednesday & Thursday)

Science@Sea concentrates on the cross‐disciplinary skills and competencies involved in marine sampling and data collection including:

  • Set-up and operation of equipment and instrumentation.
  • Sample collection, recording and sample processing.
  • Data acquisition, basic processing and interpretation.
  • Survey design and planning. 

Other elements essential to carrying out research surveys at sea are also addressed including safety at sea and research vessel capabilities.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd of July and applications can be made online.

Course fees for Science@Sea are set at €150 for applicants from SMART member institutions (AIT, GMIT, NUIG, UU, UCC and MI) and €250 for applicants from non-affiliated institutions. Participants are liable for their own travel and accommodation costs for the duration of courses. 

A poster is available for download. For further enquiries please email

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.