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RV Celtic Voyager

Operator: MI - Marine Institute

Country: Ireland

Website: http://www.marine.ie/home/services/researchvessels/voyager/home.htm

Vessel Type: Oceangoing Multipurpose Research Vessel

Vessel Class: Regional

Operational Area: Irish/Celtic Sea, North Atlantic

Endurance: 17 days

Scientist berths: 8

Length: 31.5m

Celtic Voyager


The RV Celtic Voyager is a multipurpose research vessel suited to coastal research and offshore survey operations. The vessel is used for a variety of applications including fisheries research, environmental monitoring, seabed mapping, oceanographic, meteorological and radiological surveys, weather buoy maintenance, and student training. The vessel is equipped with full hydrographic/oceanographic instrumentation suite including EM 1002/3002 multibeam systems.

Onboard scientific equipment:

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (RDI, BV ADCP38, 38 kHz); Thermosalinograph SBE 21, with temperature sensor SBE 38; CTD profiler and rosette sampler (SBE 911 with SBE 32 carousel, 12 position. 12 x 5l water samplers (Nansen type)); Multi-beam echo sounder (Kongsberg Simrad EM1002 (SIS OS)); Single-beam echo sounder (scientific, Kongsberg Simrad EK500); Single-beam echo sounder (hydrographic, Kongsberg Simrad EA600: 12, 38, 200 kHz); Sub-bottom profiler (SES Probe 5000, 2x2 array, CODA DA200 acquistion); Sound velocity profiler (AML SVPlus/+ smart SV+T) , Moving vessel profiler (MVP), Weather system (Vaisala, Milos 500)

Mobile scientific equipment on request:

RV Celtic Voyager can provide a range of additional mobile equipment for various tasks including a variety of grabs and corers, plankton nets and additional sampling equipment.

Science support by crew:

Deck crew: 24h operations supported; Regular technical support for onboard science systems.

Availability for EUROFLEETS:

The RV Celtic Voyager is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 6 days, this duration can be extended to a maximum of 12 days for well evaluated projects, subject to budget availability. The vessel is available year round to the project from Irish or West coast UK port for operations in the Irish/Celtic Sea and North Atlantic. Other Atlantic Coast ports could be considered for mobilisation depending on vessel schedule.

Travel and shipment costs:

Travelling costs for cruise participants and the shipment of equipment to the port of mobilisation and back from the port of demobilisation will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 20.000€. If higher costs are incurred they have to be covered by the applicant.

Requirements for scientist:

Seafarers medical examination and STCW recognised Personal survival techniques certificate.

Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Research Vessels InfoBase at