Call Closed: Applied Marine Biological Sampling 2016

Continuous Professional Development Course from the 12th to 15th of April for Graduates, Researchers, Marine Industry Professionals and Observers.

This intensive Continuous Professional Development Course (CPD) is designed for graduates, researchers, marine professionals and observers  who wish to gain practical skills and experience in offshore biological sampling and data collection will run for four days from  the 12th to 15th of April 2016.

Course Topics include:

  • Applications of Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection
  • Sampling Campaign, Design, Planning and Implementation
  • Fisheries Catch, Bycatch and Discard Sampling and Recording
  • Visual and Acoustic Surveying and Monitoring for Marine Mammals
  • Visual Methods for the Identification of and Collection of Data on Seabirds
  • Ecological and Environmental Impacts of Marine Industries

Course partners for 2016 will include Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) and SMART.

Instruction is by key academic staff and researchers at GMIT and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group with extensive track records in research and consultancy.

Places on the course are restricted to 20 and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  Course fees of €500 are payable on acceptance of place to GMIT.  The closing date for applications is the 11th of March.

A course application form can be downloaded here.

A course descriptor with  instructor biographies can be downloaded here.

 A course  poster can be downloaded here.

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Shiptime for the Applied Marine Biological and Data Collection Module on the Celtic Voyager is carried out under the Strategic Marine Research & Innovation Agenda of the Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland (Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth).