Join us for a photo diary and fascinating public lecture of a winter expedition with the German icebreaker “Polarstern” to Antarctica by Professor Peter Lemke of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 7.30pm in the Colm O’hEocha Theatre in the Arts Millenium Building at NUI Galway.
The third annual SMARTSkills workshop, Imaging Marine Microorganisms: Microscopy and Photography of Plankton, will take place on Monday 14th September in NUI Galway. The workshop aims to support early stage researchers in developing the practical ‘blue’ skills required to image plankton and will be hosted by NUI Galway and the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The call is now open for the EUROFLEETS2 Floating University on board the RV Dana from the 20th of May to the 3rd of June, 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for postgraduate students of marine sciences to gain practical experience at sea and learn first hand the methodologies and techniques for multidisciplinary data acquisition.
The eleven day course will take place from the 23rd of May to the 3rd of June along an expedition from Tromso in Norway to Hirtshals on the west coast of Denmark.
The 2014 SMARTSkills workshop themed on developing Successful Shiptime Proposals and Survey Plans took place on the 27th August at the Marine Institute in Oranmore. Thirty five participants and expert speakers from Irish and International universities and research institutes attended a day of networking, presentations and breakout groups in which all aspects of shiptime applications, funding and survey planning were explored with an emphasis on clarifying the processes and procedures necessary for securing shiptime on the Irish research vessel fleet.
The call is now open for the accredited postgraduate and CPD module in Applied Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection (AMBS) 2014. This module has been previously delivered in 2012 and 2013 and features four days of offshore training on the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Voyager and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group's RV Celtic Mist.
Successful applicants will join a five day expedition to the Belgica Mound Province on the Irish continental margin onboard the RV Celtic Voyager. The Summer School will be lead by Professor Andy Wheeler of University College Cork and focus on cold water coral (CWC) ecosystems in a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) on the Irish continental margin.
Two exciting opportunities for postgraduate marine science students in the Gulf of Finland (Estonia) and Messina (Sicily) this summer.
The Gulf of Finland expedition will take place on the RV Salme in association with the Technical University of Tallinn focuses on novel oceanographic instrumentation and sensing technologies onboard the RV Salme. This two day survey takes place over two days from Tallinn and is supported by four days laboratory practicals and data exploration sessions on the campus of the Technical University.
The Training Through Research Surveys Scheme (TTRS) offers seagoing placements on a range of research surveys on-board the national research vessels thereby increasing national capacity in offshore research.
The Training Through Research Surveys scheme (TTRS) provides exciting opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain valuable marine data collection and observation experience on dedicated research surveys.
The Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars Programme is an intensive, accredited workshop on how climate and oceans interact for postgraduate students held in Galway, Ireland from 12th to 19th September 2016.
The 2016 North South Atlantic Training Transect (NoSoAT) will investigate Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate interactions on a transect from Bremerhaven, Germany to Cape Town, South Africa from 12th Nov to 12th Dec 2016.