EUROFLEETS2 calls now open

EUROFLEETS2 is an EU funded project providing scientists with 200 fully funded days of ship-time and 104 fully funded days of marine equipment to carry out ship-based research activities within any field of marine sciences.  


 Eurofleets logoEUROFLEETS aims to bring together the European research fleets to enhance their coordination and promote the cost effective use of their facilities.  

The Marine Institute’s research vessels, the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager, are both available to researchers through the EUROFLEETS shiptime call.  Irish researchers can apply for shiptime on the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager and other European vessels participating in EUROFLEETS2.  

EUROFLEETS2 invites applications for the following marine research funding opportunities:      

 Super-Integration Call – OPEN. This Call seeks to fund a truly cross cutting proposal, multidisciplinary, multiyear and/or multiplatform, which needs to mobilise a combination of EUROFLEETS Research Vessels (RVs) together with other appropriate scientific tools like nationals RVs, research planes or onshore infrastructures with their own EC or national funding. All EUROFLEETS RVs and equipment are available for this call.  Application deadline: 16th September 2013. More information at

  Embarked Equipment – OPEN . This Call offers fully funded Marine Equipment time within participating scientific marine equipment (2x 3D HD TV Cameras, 2x ROV and the sea floor drill rig MARUM-Mebo) to be deployed from RVs or from underwater vehicles funded by other sources than EUROFLEETS2. Application deadline: 16th September 2013. More information at:    
EUROFLEETS2 is a Research Infrastructures project under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.

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