2012-2013 Ship Time Call Now Open

RV Celtic ExplorerEvery year a broad range of organisations use the Marine Institute vessels for research, development and monitoring programmes. These include government departments and agencies, universities, research institutes and industry.

Applications are currently being accepted for ship-time in 2012 and 2013


Applications for ship-time for 2012 and 2013 on the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager must be submitted using Research Vessel Operations on-line 'Survey Planning System' (SPS) before 12th September 2011.  Please go to Survey Planning System for more information on this system and contact Research Vessel Operations to obtain a username and password if you don’t already have one.

Each application will be reviewed and the chief scientist will be informed as soon as possible whether the ship-time they requested is available.  If the requested ship-time is not available, alternative dates will 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 information on eligibility for grant-aid and additional application requirements please refer to the Grant-Aid Guidelines.
  • Applications for grant-aid will only be accepted for ship-time in 2012.
  • Applications for grant-aid for ship-time in 2013 will be accepted in 2012.
  • Applicants who applied for 2012 shiptime and who now wish to apply for ship time funding should also complete and submit the Grant Aid Application Form.

Closing Date for receipt of applications is September 12th  2011

The call for shiptime and grant-aid in 2011 is now closed. 

The survey schedules CAN change during the year, therefore please contact 
RV Operations to check whether any survey slots remain for 2011 or to be notified if any dates become available.