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Science@Sea 2013 Call Closed


Science@Sea multidisciplinary courses in marine science offshore operations will take place from 1st-6th of March 2013 in waters off Cork. These intensive two-day courses involve day-trips onboard the national research vessel the RV Celtic Voyager, with accommodation recommended locally.

The courses are aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of marine-related science, technology and engineering, as well as research and industry personnel, as part of continuous professional development.

Science@Sea courses provide participants with the opportunity to gain practical experience in carrying out marine science research offshore. The two-day intensive ship‐based training courses emphasise a multidisciplinary ecosystem approach to studying the marine environment using core marine disciplines including oceanography, benthic ecology, fisheries biology and geosciences. Training focuses on the practical, 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 included including safety at sea, vessel activities and capabilities, survey design and planning and post‐survey analysis and assessment.

Science@Sea allows participants to meet other students from a wide range of institutes and research disciplines, thereby creating synergies and facilitating collaborative partnerships for the future. Courses are recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as contributing towards the continuous professional development (CPD) of marine scientists. 

2013 course dates are as follows:

  • Undergraduate Science@Sea: 1st to the 2nd of March (Friday & Saturday)
  • Postgraduate and CPD (Industry) Science@Sea 1: 3rd to 4th of March (Sunday & Monday)
  • Postgraduate and CPD(Industry)  Science@Sea 2: 5th to 6th of March (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Applications can be made online for Science@Sea Postgraduate, Science@Sea Undergraduate and CPD Science@Sea Industry and Research Personnel Queries relating to the courses can be addressed to

To promote Science@Sea in your institute we would appreciate if you could please download and display the Science@Sea 2013 poster at the link below.