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R.V. Celtic Voyager to Carry Out Echo Sounder Survey Work

19th March 2021
R.V. Celtic Voyager is on marine survey work in the south Irish Sea
R.V. Celtic Voyager is on marine survey work in the south Irish Sea Credit: Bob Bateman

The Marine Institute's Research Vessel Celtic Voyager will carry out marine survey work in the south Irish Sea from March 26th that will involve the use of multibeam echo sounders and sub-bottom profilers.

The work is part of the MOVE 2 Survey in support of ongoing research at the SFI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research and innovation.

Grab samples will be taken within a 3 nautical mile range of the locations detailed below and in Appendix 2 of the attached Marine Notice.

Work will be performed on a 24-hour schedule from the RV Celtic Voyager. 

Map of proposed study sites and activities in the Move 2 Survey by the Celtic VoyagerMap of proposed study sites and activities in the Move 2 Survey by the Celtic Voyager

Acoustic surveying using a multibeam echosounder and seismic sub-bottom surveys using a sparker/pinger system will be performed out during both day and night operations in accordance with safe operating practices regarding MMO procedures and cognisant of fishing gear.

Sediment sampling using cores will be carried out during daylight hours due to limited ship mobility. ADCP units will be deployed and retrieved at both night and day as dictated by survey conditions and will be adequately marked according to the Marine Notice.

Published in Marine Warning
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