Apply for Ship Time

The Call for 2025/2026 ship-time applications will open soon.

The Marine Institute announce a call for ship-time applications each Spring where organisations can apply to charter the RV Celtic Explorer, the RV Tom Crean and the ROV Holland I, for survey work the subsequent year.  Applications are submitted using the on-line Survey Planning System and the schedules are then prepared and published at year-end.  

The vessels' schedules can change during the year, therefore please contact Research Vessel Operations to check if there's any availability or to be notified if any dates become available.  

If you are considering applying for ship-time, please read the Vessel Charter Guidelines first for guidance.  

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.