#Minister for Natural Resources Fergus O'Dowd will re-launch the Inland Fisheries Ireland vessel, the Cosantóir Bradán, in her new role as a marine survey vessel tonight at 9pm at the Custom House in the Port of Cork.
The vessel, a state asset, is being reassigned in line with changing requirements in areas where the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources has responsibility.
The Cosantóir Bradán will now be employed as part of INFOMAR, the national marine mapping programme, being conducted by the Geological Survey and Marine Institute and funded by the Department.
The INFOMAR Annual Conference "Enabling our Ocean Management" takes place at University College Cork (UCC)
on Thursday and Friday October 11-12th.