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Applications invited for Applied Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection course

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A call for applications for a postgraduate course in Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection has been announced by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART).  

The course features four days of intensive offshore training on the national research vessel RV Celtic Voyager and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s vessel the Celtic Mist in waters south of Cork and the Shannon Estuary. Seagoing surveys are supported by three days of preparatory laboratory practicals, lectures and demonstrations in Galway (8-14th October). All other elements of the module are accomplished through student centered distance learning.  The entire module runs from the 1st to 26th of October. 

Module participants receive advanced training in ship-based Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection, the rationale behind them and underlying legislative and ecosystem imperatives. Topics addressed include:

·         Fisheries catch and bycatch identification and recording

·         Marine mammal, seabird and endangered species identification and recording

·         Surveying and recording methodologies for seabirds

·         Visual and acoustic surveying and recording methodologies for cetaceans

·         Benthic and oceanographic sampling, recording and sample preservation

·         Data handling and storage

Instruction is by key academic staff of GMIT, SMART and marine industry personnel with extensive track records in the disciplines addressed.  

The course is designed for graduates and researchers who wish to gain practical skills and experience in at sea sampling and data collection, as well as those involved in marine agencies and industry, as part of continuous professional development (CPD). Completion of the module results in 5 ECTS credits at post graduate level 9.

Fees for the module are €750. Completed application forms should be submitted no later than the 20th of July 2012.

For further information please email smart@gmit.ie