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TTRS INFOMAR Celtic Sea Hydrographic Survey 2017

The Marine Institute and INFOMAR will conduct two hydrographic surveys in the Celtic Sea in 2017 lead by Mr Kevin Sheehan.  These surveys are:

  1. CE17012 INFOMAR : 22 July to 6 August
  2. CE17014 INFOMAR : 22 September to 2 October

The surveys will utilise advanced multibeam technology to generate high resolution of the sea floor off the south of Ireland and will be led by Mr Kevin Sheehan of the Marine Institute and INFOMAR.  

INFOMAR, the Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource programme is a joint venture between the Marine Institute (MI) and Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)) and is funded through the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

Applicants for these surveys should have a confirmed interest in developing a career in hydrographic surveying and marine resource mapping. 


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.

Applications and further information

To apply for these and other TTRS surveys please visit this link.

The closing date for applications for these surveys is Friday the 14th of April.

In 2016 Padraig Cronin, an MSc student from UCC joined the INFOMAR survey of the CELTIC Sea for TTRS. Read his experiences of seabed mapping at this link.

Ports for this survey will be finalised closer to mobilisation and will be most likely be Cork and/or Galway.