Ireland has two marine research vessels, the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager. The RV Celtic Voyager, at 31.4m in length and a 4m draught is the smaller of our research vessels. The vessel has wet, dry and chemical laboratories, which are permanently fitted with standard scientific equipment. The RV Celtic Voyager can accommodate 6-8 scientists depending on the survey and can stay at sea for a maximum of 14 consecutive days. The RV Celtic Voyager, facilitates the collection of fisheries, geophysical, oceanographic and environmental data and is also used to provide practical training for the next generation of marine scientists. Key features of the RV Celtic Voyager include: EM2040 Multi-beam echosounder Ixsea Gaps USBL System Ideally suited to towed Underwater TV operations Capable of beam & pelagic and demersal otter trawling CTD work to 1000m Full oceanographic services Find out more on www.marine.ie

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