Marine Institute

Apply for Ship Time

 Call for 2020-2021 ship-time is now open.

Celtic Explorer at sunset

Applications are currently being accepted for ship-time in 2020 and 2021 for the National Research Vessels (RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager) and the ROV Holland I as well as the Marine Institutes Teledyne Webb Slocum Glider.

Every year a broad range of organisations use the Marine Institute vessels for research, development and monitoring programmes.  These include government departments and agencies, universities, research institutes and industry.      

Applications for ship-time for 2020 and 2021 on the RV Celtic Explorer, the RV Celtic Voyager and the ROV Holland I must be submitted using Research Vessel Operations online 'Survey Planning System' (SPS) by Thursday 12th September 2019.  Please go to Survey Planning System for more information on this system and contact Research Vessel Operations to obtain a username and password if you don't already have one. 

Each application will be reviewed and the applicant will be informed as soon as possible whether the ship-time they requested is available.  If the requested ship-time is not available, alternative dates may be offered.  The Vessel Charter Guidelines should be read carefully before submitting the Ship-time application form. 

Applicants may seek grant-aid to cover all or part of the vessel charter costs for Research Surveys or Ship-Based Training Programmes.  For information on eligibility for grant-aid and how to apply, click here

Applications for grant-aid will be accepted for ship-time in 2020 & 2021.  Closing Date for receipt of Grant-Aid applications is September 12th 2019 by 17:00

Applicants for ship-based training are advised to consult with the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART). Please contact smart [at] gmit [dot] ie

SMART aims to standardise and optimise ship based training for undergraduate and post-graduate students and develop nationally accredited ship-based training activities for national Higher Education.