Call Open: Science@Sea 2018

A Science@Sea course in multidisciplinary marine science will take place on the 7th and 8th of November on  the RV Celtic Voyager in Cork Harbour and its approaches.
 
This intensive two-day Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course is aimed at postgraduate and graduate students of marine-related sciences, technologies and engineering, as well as researchers, industry professionals and educators.
 
Science@Sea courses concentrate on applied skills training in offshore data collection and emphasise a multidisciplinary ecosystem approach to investigating the marine environment.  Training focuses on the following core marine science disciplines:
 
  • oceanography
  • benthic ecology
  • fisheries biology
  • marine geosciences
  • hydrography
 
Participants gain first-hand experience in the set-up, applications, and operation of a wide range of sampling equipment and instrumentation.  Other elements essential to carrying out research surveys at sea are also addressed including:
  • safety at sea
  • research vessel activities and capabilities
  • survey design and planning
 
The closing date for applications is Wednesday the 17th of October and applications can be made online at:
 
The 2018 Course Poster can be downloaded here.
 
Course fees for Science@Sea are set at €250 and payable to Lifelong Learning at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.  
 
Participants are liable for their own travel and accommodation costs for the duration of courses. SMART is happy to recommend budget accommodation options within close proximity to the vessel and public transport links.
 
Science@Sea training programmes are supported by the Marine Institute and funded under the Marine Research Programme of the Irish Government.