Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) is a collaboration with the Marine Institute that increases national capacity in offshore marine research by offering placements on a range of research surveys on-board the national research vessels, RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager. On-board placements provide the experience and skills required to work at sea and facilitate career development in ocean science. Participation also serves as a valuable opportunity to network with leading Irish and European marine scientists.
If TTRS sounds like an opportunity to develop your skills, add to your existing seagoing experience and network with established professionals in your chosen discipline please follow the links below for survey details.
Advantages of Participating in TTRS
- Gain seagoing experience
- Joining and participating with a team of experienced marine scientists on a dedicated research survey
- Contribute to the surveys goals
- Acquire multidisciplinary and topic specific field skills
- Establish new professional contacts and extend networks
To read previous participant's experience of TTRS please visit the SMART blog.
TTRS participants are responsible for costs incurred in travelling to and from survey ports.
Applications are invited from graduate and postgraduate students from across the island of Ireland and can be submitted via the online application form.
- 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 are available at this link.