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Call Closed: Science@Sea CPD Courses 2015

Science@Sea multidisciplinary courses in marine science offshore operations will take place from Sunday the 12th of Friday the 17th of April in Cork Harbour and its approaches. The intensive two-day courses  onboard the RV Celtic Voyager are aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of marine-related sciences, technology and engineering, as well as researchers, technical staff and industry professionals.

The 2014 course dates are as follows:

Undergraduate Science@Sea: 12th-13th (Sunday & Monday)

Postgraduate and CPD Science@Sea 1: 14th-15th ofApril (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Postgraduate and CPD  Science@Sea 2: 16th-17th of April (Thursday & Friday)

Participants have the opportunity to gain practical experience in offshore research methods with an emphasis on a multidisciplinary ecosystem approach to investigating the marine environment.  Training focuses on the core marine science disciplines of oceanography, benthic ecology, fisheries biology and marine geosciences.

Special emphasis is placed on the cross‐disciplinary skills involved in sample collection and processing, deployment and operation of equipment and instrumentation, and data acquisition and interpretation.  Other elements essential in carrying out research surveys at sea are also addressed including safety at sea, research vessel activities and capabilities, survey design and planning and post‐survey data analysis.

For full time students and unwaged with a marine science education or background a fee of €50 applies.  Course fees for professionals are €300. Participants are liable for their own accommodation costs for the duration of courses at recommended locations within close proximity to the vessel.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday the 11th of March. 

Applications may be accessed at the following links:

Postgraduate Science@Sea Application Form

Undergraduate Science@Sea Application Form

Queries relating to the courses can be addressed to

Science@Sea courses are recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as contributing towards the continuous professional development (CPD) of marine scientists.

Science@Sea shiptime is supported by the Marine Institute and is funded under the Marine Research sub-programme of the Irish Government.