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Call Closed: Applied Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection CPD 2013

This module provides training in the collection of biological samples and data for postgraduate students, researchers and marine industry professionals.  Four days of shiptime divided between Cork and the Shannon Estuary on the Celtic Voyager and Celtic Mist are supported by three days of intensive laboratory practicals and lectures in GMIT. Online resources and distance mentored learning prepare students for shiptime data collection and report submission.  The module is accredited at 5 ECTs at NFQ level 9.

Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) Celtic Sea Geotechnical Survey

An opportunity to participate in a geotechnical survey along the south coast of Ireland is being offered as part of SMART’s Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) scheme.

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.

Training through Research Surveys (TTRS) Deep-sea Oceanographic Survey

A fantastic opportunity to participate in a deep-sea oceanographic research survey has arisen as part of the Marine Institute and Smart Sea School’s Training Through Research scheme. The survey will take place from 5th to 19th Jan 2013 onboard the RV Celtic Explorer and will consist of two legs: 5 -10th and 11-19th Jan 2013. Survey operations include CTD and Glider work along with Met Buoy maintenance and deployments at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) Site

Applications invited for Applied Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection course

A call for applications for a postgraduate course in Marine Biological Sampling and Data Collection has been announced by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART).

The course features four days of intensive offshore training on the national research vessel RV Celtic Voyager and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s vessel the Celtic Mist in waters south of Cork and the Shannon Estuary. Seagoing surveys are supported by three days of preparatory laboratory practicals, lectures and demonstrations in Galway (8-14th October). All other elements of the module are accomplished through student centered distance learning. The entire module runs from the 1st to 26th of October.

Science@Sea 2012 Call Now Open

SMART Sea School has opened the 2012 call for applications for Science@Sea ship-based training courses aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of marine science, technology and engineering.

Science@Sea 2012 will take place in Cork between 7th and 12th of November and will offer students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience onboard the national research vessel RV Celtic Voyager. The two-day intensive, multidisciplinary courses cover the core scientific disciplines of biology, oceanography and geosciences. Content focuses on practical offfshore operations and includes topics such as deployment and operation of equipment and instrumentation, sample collection, processing and archiving and basic data acquisition, processing and interpretation. The course also covers additional topics including Safety at Sea, Vessel Operations and Capabilities and Survey Design and Planning.


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