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Call Closed: Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) 2015

Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) provides exciting opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students and researchers of marine science and technologies to gain valuable data collection 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. 

SEA Semester Corwith Cramer Historic Seaports of Western Europe 11th - 15th July

CE15003 Ocean Climate & Geology Sections: 25th February - 5th March

CE15005 Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey: 22nd March - 11th April

CE15007 Transatlantic Added Value 2015:  21st April - 4th May

CE15010 Northwest Herring Acoustic Survey: 24th June - 14th July

CE15009 QuERCi - Quantifying Environmental Controls on cold-water coral reef growth: 9th June -23rd June

CE15004 Celtic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey:  2nd October - 22nd October

To join a TTRS survey you must be in possession of a valid ENG11 medical certificate and Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW95 certificate. Information on these certificates and vessel user guidelines are available at:

TTRS Training Surveys are supported by the Marine Institute and funded under the Marine Research sub-programme of the Irish Government.

Participation in TTRS training surveys are by consent of the Chief Scientist.