MFP Login


The Marine Facilities Planning (MFP) is used by our Research Vessels Operations department in all aspects of survey planning and scheduling.

Ship-time applicants and chief scientists intending to charter the RV Tom Crean or the RV Celtic Explorer must use MFP when applying for ship-time and submitting survey details. Applicants should refer to the Applying for Ship-time page for further guidelines.  

If you wish to apply for ship-time, please click on 'Request an account' on the MFP homepage. Once you've entered MFP you will have the option to access the 'Scientist Portal' and you can start a 'Ship-time Application' (STA). If there are any issues accessing MFP please contact Research Vessel Operations .

Due to GDPR, each scientist needs to update their personal details on the MFP themselves. Those details include specific dietary requirements, medical conditions, next of kin (NOK) details, ENG11 & PST issue date. The first step is for the chief scientist of a survey to add the name, email address and organisation, of each scientist, sailing onboard a survey. Once those details are added, each scientist will receive an automated email from the MFP, requesting them to create a password to access the details of the survey they will be participating on.


Images of Celtic Explorer and Celtic Voyager.