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||Observer Selected|
|UK||Cefas Endeavour||Celtic Sea, Bristol & Western Channels||Groundfish Survey||15/02/2020||15/03/2020||Observer Selected|
|UK||Cefas Endeavour||Celtic Sea, Western & Bristol Channels||Groundfish Survey||10/03/2020||23/04/2020||Observer Selected|
|Netherlands||Tridens||West Coast of Ireland||Estimate the spawning stock abundance of Blue Whiting using acoustic methods.||16/03/2020||10/04/2020||Observer Selected|
|Norway||King's Bay||Atlantic Ocean Northwest of Ireland||Acoustic Assessment of the Blue Whiting Spawning Stock||20/03/2020||06/04/2020||Observer Selected|
|Spain||Miquel Oliver||South Porcupine bank and Seabight||Acoustic abundance estimates and distribution patterns of Blue Whiting||16/03/2020||28/03/2020||Observer Selected|
|Norway||Fiskebas||Atlantic Ocean, West of Ireland and Scotland||Tagging and biological sampling of mackerel.||05/05/2020||04/06/2020||1 Berth Available|
Updated 14 January 2020