Apply for Ship Time

The Call for 2025/2026 ship-time applications is Now Open.

Applications for ship-time for 2025 and 2026 on the RV Celtic Explorer, the RV Tom Crean and the ROV Holland I, are now being accepted until Wednesday 19th June 2024. Applications should be submitted using the new on-line Marine Facilities Planning (MFP) - please click on 'Request an account' on the MFP home page to setup an account.

Each ship-time application will be reviewed and the applicants will be informed as soon as possible whether the ship-time they requested is available. If the requested timing is not available, alternative dates may be offered. The Vessel Charter Guidelines should be read carefully before submitting the Ship-time application form.

Applicants may seek grant-aid to cover all or part of the vessel charter costs for Research Surveys or Ship-Based Training Programmes in 2025. For information on eligibility for grant-aid and how to apply click here.

The Marine Institute's Slocum Gliders; "Laochra na Mara" and "Aisling na Mara" are also offered. Further information, technical specification and contact details for the Gliders are available on the Glider Webpage.

 If you would like to be added to the mailing list for ship-time call notifications or have any other queries regarding the research vessels or the ROV Holland I, please contact Research Vessel Operations.