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The Frozen Ocean. Antarctic Climate Insights from Prof Peter Lemke

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.

SMARTSkills 2015: Imaging Marine Microorganisms - Microscopy and Photography of Plankton

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.

EUROFLEETS2 Floating University on RV Dana May 23rd to June 3rd.

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.

SMARTSkills 2014 Workshop: Developing Successful Shiptime Proposals and Survey Plans

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.

Call Open: Applied Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection 2014

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. 

Call Open: SMART-AWI Atlantic Summer School

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.

Call Open: EUROFLEETS2 and European Graduate Training 2014

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.

SMARTSkills 2013 Workshop Speaker and Student Presentations Now Online

Presentations from the inaugural SMARTSkills Workshop are now online.  The workshop, Access to Research Funding and Marine Data, was held in the Marine Institute on the 24th and 25th of October.

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