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CV19022: Celtic Sea 2 Nephrops UWTV from 20/08/2019 to 28/08/2019

This multidisciplinary survey on the RV Celtic Voyager will be led by Mr Jonathan White of Fishery Ecosystem Advisory Services at the Marine Institute with the objective of providing abundance and density estimates for Nephrops (Nephrops norvegicus) on the most important fishing grounds around Ireland.   Survey data will include UWTV footage, oceanographic (CTD drops), multi-beam bathymetry and seabed characterisation, and other ecosystem data.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in biological sampling and marine data collection. Applications are invited from graduate and post graduate students wishing to develop expertise in fisheries biology and modelling, benthic biology and associated data collection topics.


To be considered eligible to take part in this survey applicants should be able to demonstrate significant seagoing experience and be in possession of a current ENG 11 medical certificate and a personal survival techniques training (PST STCW 95) certificate.  Eng11 Medical certificates must be renewed every two years and PST certification must have obtained within the last five years. Information on obtaining these certificates and vessel user checklists are available at the Marine Institute's Vessel User Information Webpage here.


To apply to join this or other  currently available TTRS surveys please visit this linkThe closing date for applications to join these surveys are Friday the 31st of May.

Survey Data

The data collected during the survey is the intellectual property of the survey organisers. TTRS participants are obliged to comply with survey data privacy and protection as set out by the Chief Scientist.  

Further Information

Operating ports for this survey will be finalised closer to mobilisation.  The official survey code will be allocated on finalisation of the 2017 Celtic Voyager Schedule.

Additional information on Marine Institute Nephrops surveys and cruise reports can be accessed here.

Further Enquiries should be directed to