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Call Closed: Science@Sea 2019

Two Science@Sea courses in multidisciplinary marine science will take place from the 21st to the 24th of February  in Cork Harbour and its approaches. These intensive two-day Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses  aboard the RV Celtic Voyager are 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 core marine science disciplines of

  • oceanography,
  • benthic ecology,
  • fisheries biology,
  • marine geosciences and
  • 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, and survey design and planning.

The closing date for applications is Friday the 8th of February and applications can be made online at:

A course poster is available for download at this link.

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 under the Marine Research Programme of the Irish Government.