Current Survey Details

Celtic Explorer

Survey Name: INFOMAR Seabed Mapping (21/09/2019 to 08/10/2019)
Chief Scientist: Mr Kevin Sheehan (Marine Institute)
Survey Details: Hydrographic and geophysical survey

Celtic Voyager

Survey Name: Derisking Offshore Wind Energy Development Potential in Irish Waters (DOWindy) (16/09/2019 to 28/09/2019)
Chief Scientist: Dr Jared Peters (University College Cork)
Survey Details: The proposed research cruise is to has 2 clearly-defined scientific objectives: 2. To increase our understand of seabed and sub-seabed conditions in areas of good grid connectivity (west, south and east coasts) at the 12 mile limit where offshore windframs are most likely to be developed by: a) repeat multibeam bathymetric and backscatter mapping to assess seabed dynamics b) collectin spark seismics to assess sub-seabed conditions eg. Depth to be rock, depth to till c) seabed sampling to collect samples for particle size analysis to assess maximum benthic current speeds d) collection of vibrocores for CPT analysis and appraisal of upper seabed conditions