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. 

FOREIGN MARINE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SURVEYS 2020 

COUNTRY VESSEL NAME LOCATION CRUISE OBJECTIVES FROM (DATE) TO (DATE) IRISH OBSERVER
UK Scotia ICES Management area VIA Bottom Trawl Survey targeting juvenile gadoid species 18/02/2020 08/03/2020 TBC
UK Cefas Endeavour Celtic Sea, Bristol & Western Channels Groundfish Survey Leg 1 10/02/2020 23/03/2020 TBC
UK Cefas Endeavour Celtic Sea, Western & Bristol Channels Groundfish Survey Leg 2 10/03/2020 23/04/2020 TBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOREIGN MARINE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SURVEYS 2019

 
COUNTRY VESSEL NAME LOCATION CRUISE OBJECTIVES FROM(DATE) TO(DATE) IRISH OBSERVER
UK Cefas Endeavour Celtic Sea Groundfish Survey using otter trawl 05/02/2019 19/02/2019 Observer selected
UK Cefas Endeavour Celtic Sea Groundfish survey using 4m beam trawl 01/04/2018 14/04/2019 Observer Selected
Netherlands Tridens NW of Ireland Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey 11/03/2019 05/04/2019 Observer Selected
Spain Miguel Oliver SW of Ireland Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey 13/03/2019 24/03/2019 Observer Selected 
Germany Walther Herwig III West of Ireland & Celtic Sea Mackerel & Horse Mackerel Egg Survey 21/03/2019 26/04/2019 N/A
Spain Ramon Margalef SW of Ireland Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey 25/03/2019 03/04/2019 N/A
Netherlands Tridens Western Channel & Celtic Sea Mackerel & Horse Mackerel Egg Survey 06/05/2019 24/05/2019 One berth available 
Germany Maria S Merian Atlantic Oceanographic survey 22/05/2019 26/05/2019 N/A
Netherlands Tridens SW Ireland & Celtic Sea Mackerel & Horse Mackerel Egg Survey 03/06/2019 21/06/2019 One berth available  
Netherlands Pelagia Whittard Canyon Complex The unknown role of Submarine canyons – Pathways or sinks for Organic Carbon 06/06/2019 23/06/2019

TBC

UK Cefas Endeavour Irish Sea and Bristol Channel To carry out a 4m beam-trawl survey of groundfish. 01/09/2019 01/10/2019

One berth available

Spain Vizconde De Eza

Porcupine bank incl. slope in SW Ireland

Abundance estimations and distribution    patterns of demersal-benthic species. 07/09/2019 11/10/2019

Observer Selected

UK Altaire

North Biscay, Celtic Sea, West of Ireland and West of Scotland.

Mackerel Egg and horse survey. 01/07/2019 22/07/2019

TBC

France Thalassa

Bay of Biscay and Celtic Sea

EVHOE Survey

05/11/2019

05/12/2019 Observer Selected
UK Scotia

ICES Management area VIA

Trawl survey & CTD Sampling 06/11/2019 24/11/2019

Observer Selected

Germany Walther Herwig III

Irish/Celtic Sea

OSPAR/HELCOM monitoring 05/12/2019 18/12/2019

Observer Selected

 Updated 16th October 2019