Marine Institute

Charter A Vessel

Deploying Vibro-corer off the Celtic Explorer

Both our research vessels and the deepwater ROV are available for charter to research & commercial organisations throughout the world.  Over the past 10 years the Marine Institute has built a very successful track record for providing the vessels to other European research organisations as well as commercial bodies in the oil and gas, energy and telecommunications sectors. 

For certain applications we can offer complete 'turn-key' marine survey solutions, which include the provision of the vessel(s), crew, surveyors and equipment.  Post survey services include data analysis and interpretation, environmental analyses and the production of final survey reports. 


Services Provided to the Marine Sector include:

  • Analogue and digital geo-hazard rig site surveys
  • High resolution 2D seismic surveys
  • Pipeline and cable route surveys (acoustic and work class ROV)
  • Bathymetric surveys
  • Pipe inspection surveys (acoustic and ROV)
  • Platform/Jacket inspections with ROV
  • Borehole coring down to 50m bsf
  • Environmental monitoring and baseline surveys 

Previous clients include:

  • CEFAS Fisheries research service Scotland (FRS)
  • University of Bremen
  • University of Hamburg
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
  • UN Food and Agriculture organisation
  • IFM - Geomar
  • Bundesamt fur Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH, Germany)
  • Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR, GermanyJ)
  • Marathon Oil Ltd
  • PSE Kinsale Energy
  • Island Oil and Gas PLC
  • Lundin Exploration BV
  • Providence Resources PLC
  • EcoServe Ltd
  • RPS Energy
  • Woodside Energy (Ireland) Pty Ltd

For charter rates and quotes for marine survey projects, please contact  Aodhán Fitzgerald, Research Vessel Operations on +353-91-387470, or email afitzgerald [at] marine [dot] ie

 Recovering UWTV SledCeltic Explorer at Sunset