Research Vessel Operations is responsible for the management, development and promotion of the state's research vessels, specifically the R.V. Celtic Voyager, the R.V. Celtic Explorer and the Holland I deepwater ROV.
Follow the Research Vessels!
You can now track the position of our research vessels anywhere in the world!
Apply for Shiptime
If you are planning to carry out a survey on either the RV Celtic Explorer or RV Celtic Voyager, please visit Apply for Ship-time or contact Research Vessel Operations for more information.
Find out more about the current survey being undertaken on our vessels on our Survey Blog page.
Please contact the SMART Sea School for information on student training that takes place on the RV Celtic Voyager.
Foreign Vessel Observer Scheme
If you're interested in gaining experience onboard a foreign research vessel researching in Irish waters you should read more about our Foreign Vessel Observer Scheme.