The INFOMAR programme utilises a range of vessels from which to undertake geophysical surveys. This is primarily governed by the water depth in which the work is to be undertaken. Deeper bays and areas have been predominantly surveyed using the Marine Institute vessels RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager. For shallower areas under 20 metres, the new Geological Survey of Ireland vessels RV Keary (named after one of Ireland’s pioneering marine geologists, Raymond Keary) will do the majority of the surveying. Read more about the RV Keary here.
These vessels facilitate Multibeam and Shallow seismic surveys as well as ground truthing, side scan sonar and ROV operations and are supported by RV Geo which is particularly useful for work around the inner reaches of the bays.
Main vessels used for INFOMAR surveys.
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