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 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 Porupine bank incl. slope in SW Ireland Abundance estimations and distribution    patterns of demersal-benthic species. 07/09/19 11/10/19

One berth available

UK Altaire

 

 

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

        

 

Mackerel  egg and horse survey.

01/07/19  22/07/19  TBC 

 Updated 28th May 2019