Science@Sea ship-based training courses returns in early April on board the national research vessel Celtic Voyager. The two-day courses will take place in Cork harbour and approaches and will focus on integrating the core disciplines of oceanography, geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries biology to provide a multidisciplinary ecosystem approach to practical marine scientific research. Other aspects of research vessel operations will also be addressed including vessel orientation, safety at sea and survey design and planning. Science@Sea is recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as contributing towards the continuous professional development of marine scientists.
The training dates are as follows:
- 31st of March to 1st April Science@Sea for undergraduates
- 2nd to 3rd April Science@Sea for undergraduate
- 5th to 6th April Science@Sea for undergraduates
- 7th to 8th April Science@Sea for postgraduates
Further information on the programme can be found on the Marine Institute website at www.marine.ie/imep or by e-mailing imep [at] gmit [dot] ie. Completed applications should be received no later than Friday 26th March 2010.
Science@Sea is funded by the Marine Institute through the National Development Plan under the Sea Change strategy and is hosted by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).