Open Call: Training Through Research Surveys 2018

RV Celtic Explorer The call for applicants to take part in the Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) is now open to graduate and postgraduate students from across Ireland.

TTRS is a collaboration between the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research & Training (SMART) and the Marine Institute which aims to increase national capacity in offshore marine research by providing placements on a range of dedicated research surveys.

TTRS surveys give students the opportunity to develop their careers in ocean science and gain hands-on research experience on board the Marine Institute's research vessels, RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager.

Students can develop the skills required to work at sea including using advanced and up to date equipment and instrumentation as well as collecting and handling data.

Taking part in a TTRS survey enables students to establish new professional contacts with experienced scientists and researchers, as well as make a real contribution to the survey goals.

To take part in a TTRS survey visit the Smart Sea School website and complete an online application form. To read previous participant's experience of TTRS visit the SMART blog.

Survey DetailsTraining through Research Surveys

CE18004 Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS) Leg 1: 19th to 27th February
CE18004 Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS) Leg 2: 27th February to 8th March
CE18004 Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS) Leg 3: 9th to 19th March
CE18005 Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey: 20th March to 9th April
CE17005 Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS) Leg 4: 10th to 20th April
CE18007 INFOMAR Hydrographic Survey: 21st April to 13th May
CE18009 Western European Shelf Pelagic Acoustic Survey (WESPAS) Leg 1: 9th to 28th June
CE18010 WESPAS Leg 2: 3rd to 24th July
CE18016 Celtic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey: 7th to 27th October

RequirementsTraining through Research Surveys
• Applicants must hold a degree in marine-related science or technology or be in the final year of their undergraduate programme.
• Participants must hold a valid ENG11 medical certificate and a Personal Survival Techniques (PST) certificate (STCW95).
• Applicants should have some prior sea going experience.

Please note ENG11 medical certificates must be renewed every two years and PST certification renewed every five years.

Information on obtaining medical and sea-survival certificates, and check lists for scientists embarking on national research vessels is available from the Vessel User Information page on the Marine Institute website.

Training Through Research Surveys participants are responsible for costs incurred in travelling to and from survey ports.

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TTRS Surveys are supported by the Marine Institute. Grant-aided shiptime is carried out under the Strategic Marine Research & Innovation Agenda of the Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland (Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth) under the Marine Research sub-programme of the Irish Government. Participation in surveys is by kind agreement with the survey Chief Scientist. Applications are invited from graduate and postgraduate students of Ireland of Ireland higher education institutions.