Marine Institute

Foreign Vessel Surveys

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A number of foreign marine scientific research programmes (FMSR) are undertaken in Irish waters each year. Summary details of the surveys are available in the table below.

If you're interested in participating in any of these surveys as the Irish Observer onboard, please see details of our Foreign Vessel Observer Scheme to check that you qualify. 

Please note we are not accepting applications for the Observer Scheme until further notice due to COVID 19.

FOREIGN MARINE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SURVEYS 2021 

COUNTRY VESSEL NAME LOCATION CRUISE OBJECTIVES FROM (DATE) TO (DATE) IRISH OBSERVER
 UK  Endeavour Irish Sea and Bristol Channel To carry out a 4m beam-trawl survey of ground fish to obtain fisheries data. Sep 1st  Oct 1st TBC
Spain VIZCONDE DE EZA Atlantic: Porcupine bank Abundance estimations and distribution patterns of demersal-Benthic species. Sep 3rd Oct 5th  TBC
UK Discovery Rockall Trough Bottom Boundary Layer Turbulence and Abyssal Recipes (BLT Recipes) Sep 25th Oct 30th TBC
UK Discovery North Atlantic The purpose of this project is to commission the newly installed SBP27 system Nov 11th  Nov 19th TBC
UK Queen of Ulster North West of Ireland Retreival of acoustic array in the North West of Ire.(SeaMonitor - EU Interreg VA Project) Sep 20th Oct 10th TBC
UK MRV Scotia ICES Mgt area Vla & Vlb. Bottom trawl survey targeting commercial species on the continental slope. Sep 22nd Oct 5th  TBC
France Thalassa Celtic Sea & Bay of Biscay French Bottom Trawl Surveys in Bay of Biscay and Celtic Sea Aug 15th Dec 13th  TBC
UK MRV Scotia Scottish and Irish West Coast Demersal trawling survey to assess pre-recruit year class strengths of cod, haddock, whiting, norway pout, mackerel and herring. Nov 17th  Dec 4th TBC