A Marine Science and Technology Partnership Programme for the island of Ireland

2022 Nephrops Underwater TV Surveys

These multidisciplinary surveys will take place on the Celtic Voyager and Tom Crean between May and August.

The objective of the surveys is to provide abundance and density estimates for Nephrops (Nephrops norvegicus) on the most important fishing grounds around Ireland. Survey data will include UWTV footage, oceanographic (CTD drops), multi-beam bathymetry and seabed characterisation, and other ecosystem data.

Survey dates are as follows:

  • CV22016 UWTV survey Leg 1 06/06/2022 to 26/06/2022
  • Tom Crean UWTV Survey Leg 2 17/8/2022 to 25/8/2022

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in biological sampling and marine data collection. Applications are invited from graduate and post graduate students wishing to develop expertise in fisheries biology and modelling, benthic biology and associated data collection topics.


To be considered eligible to take part in this survey applicants should be in possession of a current ENG 11 medical certificate and a personal survival techniques training (PST STCW 95) certificate. Eng11 Medical certificates must be renewed every two years and PST certification must have obtained within the last five years. Information on obtaining these certificates and vessel user checklists are available at the Marine Institute’s Vessel User Information Webpage here.


To apply to join this or other currently available RV Bursaries surveys please visit this link.

The closing date for applications for CV22015 is Monday the 25th of April.

The closing date for applications for the Tom Crean survey is Friday the 20th of May.

Survey Data

The data collected during the survey is the intellectual property of the survey organisers. TTRS participants are obliged to comply with survey data privacy and protection as set out by the Chief Scientist.

Further Information

Operating ports for this survey will be finalised closer to mobilisation.

Additional information on Marine Institute Nephrops surveys and cruise reports can be accessed here.

Further Enquiries should be directed to john.boyd@gmit.ie

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