Saturday February 22, 2020

Focus On: Marine Institute to invest €3 million in Ship-time surveys this year

Studies to further our understanding of the ocean - and create valuable training opportunities

6th March, 2016
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The RV Celtic Explorer, mapped the first transect of the Atlantic Ocean under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Marine Institute’s Ship-Time Programme, which will provide €3 million in funding in 2016 to cover 256 days at sea to carry out surveys.

These surveys will further our understanding of the ocean, support policy development, and give training opportunities to young researchers and undergraduates.

The initiative provides access to the national research vessels, RV Celtic Explorer, and RV Celtic Voyager, as well as the remotely operated ROV...

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