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Call Closed: Training Through Research Surveys Scheme 2016

This call is now closed for 2016. Please follow the website and social media for updates on 2017.

The Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) scheme provides exciting opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students and researchers of marine science and technologies to gain valuable marine data collection and observation experience on dedicated research surveys with leading Irish and European Marine Scientists. This programme is designed to provide mentored training for emerging marine scientists on surveys taking place off the western seaboard of Ireland and ranging as far as Newfoundland.

The TTRS scheme is a collaboration between SMART and the Marine Institute that aims to increase national capacity in marine research and data collection by increasing the skills base of graduate and postgraduate students of marine related sciences through participation in multidisciplinary research surveys on-board the RV Celtic Explorer.

If this sounds like an opportunity to develop your skills, add to your existing seagoing experience and network with established professionals in your chosen discipline please see the links below for descriptions, application forms and deadlines for each survey. 

For details of TTRS surveys please follow the links below. We are currently finalising survey availability and links will become live on confirmation of survey details from chief scientists.

CE16003: 04/02/2016 Mackerel and Horse Mackerel Egg Survey

CE16004: 25/02/2016 -16/03/201 Monkfish and Megrim West of Ireland Stock Survey

CE16008: 16/06/2016 -29/06/2016 North West Herring Acoustic Survey Leg 1

CE16009: 03/07/2016-9/07/2016 North West Herring Acoustic Survey Leg 2

CE16009: 10/07/2016 - 30/07/2016 Boarfish Acoustic Survey

The minimum requirement for joining a TTRS survey is a higher degree in a marine related science or technology discipline and possession of a valid ENG11 medical certificate and Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW95 certificate.  

Information on  obtaining medical and sea-survival certificates,  and vessel user guidelines are available at this link.

TTRS Training Surveys are supported by the Marine Institute and grant-aided shiptime is carried out under the Strategic Marine Research & Innovation Agenda of the Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland (Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth) under the Marine Research sub-programme of the Irish Government.

Participation in TTRS training surveys are with the agreement of the Chief Scientist.