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Deferred: Science@Sea 2021

Due to ongoing COVID 19 contingencies Science@Sea 2021 has been deferred. We will look at the possbility of running in Autumn subject to the availability of shiptime and easing of current restrictions. 

Two Science@Sea courses in multidisciplinary marine science will take place from the 16th to 19th of April in Cork Harbour and its approaches.

These intensive two-day CPD courses on the RV Celtic Voyager are aimed at postgraduate students of marine-related sciences, technologies and engineering, as well as researchers, and marine oriented professionals and educators. Science@Sea teaches the cross‐disciplinary skills involved in marine sampling and data collection and relates these to EU Frameworks and Ireland’s Marine Data Collection Programme.  Training will focuses on the core marine science disciplines of:

  • Oceanography,
  • Benthic ecology,
  • Fisheries biology,
  • Marine geosciences
  • Hydrography.

Over the course of the programme participants will  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 will also be addressed including safety at sea, research vessel research and monitoring programmes, and survey design and planning.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is Friday the 13th of March and applications can be made online at:

Please feel to download and disseminate the programme poster to colleagues and peers at this link.  

Course Fees

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

Testimony from Science@Sea Participants

“Being divided into small groups allowed for a more hands-on learning environment. The teaching style was nice and relaxed which allowed for questions to be asked without feeling intimidated.”

“Overall it was a great course and I really enjoyed it”.

“Overall, Science@Sea was a fantastic experience and I would love the opportunity to participate in further ship-based training.”

“I enjoyed learning from the experts! Everyone on board was incredibly knowledgeable and also very friendly and willing to answer questions -this was appreciated! It was fun and interesting to learn about each different set of research methods and to get comprehensive details from the experts in their particular fields”.

“The staff on our course were great, all were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. There were very happy to discuss anything with the students, answering questions beyond the course content.”

“Found all aspects useful enjoyed the hands on nature of the training. Valuable knowledge gained for further professional development.”

“Overall, I thought it was a fantastic course. For a team of land based Local Authority regulators, responsible for river/lake water monitoring and pollution control, it was an excellent introduction to the "end point" of what we are trying to protect.”