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Ireland is situated on the eastern seaboard of the North Atlantic with easy access to pristine,

Ireland is situated on the eastern seaboard of the North Atlantic with easy access to pristine, deep- water marine habitats and varied majestic coastlines. The countr y has a rich cultural heritage with strong connections to the sea. The Irish Marine Summer School is a new and innovative offering from the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) which provides quality multidisciplinar y training courses for students of marine-related sciences. The Summer School is unique in providing access to training on state of the art research vessels.

The 2012 International Marine Summer School (IMSS) is based in the historic and cultural maritime cities of Galway and Cork, located in west and southwest Ireland. The IMSS courses are accredited by two premier marine research Universities in Ireland, National University of Ireland Galway and University College Cork. While it is possible to attend one course it is highly recommended that students enrol in both to achieve the full benefit of training in the diverse environments of the west and south of Ireland and to avail of the wide range of research and training opportunities along the Irish coastline. By attending both courses over a four week period, participants will have the opportunity to interact closely with expert marine scientists, professionals and naval personnel and will gain first hand experience of research at sea and the analysis and interpretation of marine data.

Ireland is situated on the eastern seaboard of the North Atlantic with easy access to pristine,
Ireland is situated on the eastern seaboard of the North Atlantic with easy access to pristine,

Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART)

The International Marine Summer School is an initiative of the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART), a partnership programme of Irish Higher Education Institutes that provides accredited, training programmes for national and International students of marine science, technology and engineering.

Additional partners within SMART include:

Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) The International Marine Summer School is an initiative
Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) The International Marine Summer School is an initiative
Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) The International Marine Summer School is an initiative
Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) The International Marine Summer School is an initiative

IMSS Website and Social Media

www.smartseaschool.com

www.facebook.com/smartseaschool

twitter.com/smartseaschool

Other relevant websites:

www.nuigalway.ie

www.ucc.ie

www.nmci.ie

www.marine.ie

International Marine Summer School

The Irish Marine Environment JUNE 14 – JULY 12, 2012

Image: SeaWiFS, NASA, & ORBIMAGE

Image: SeaWiFS, NASA, & ORBIMAGE

Course 1

EV3011: The Marine Environment and it s Sustainable Use.

Course 2

SU416: Galway Bay's Atlantic Margin: Marine, Earth Science and Cultural Perspectives.

Dates:

June 14 – 27, 2012

Dates:

June 29 – July 12, 2012

Directors:

Prof. John Benzie and Dr. Andrew Wheeler, University College Cork

Directors:

Prof. Martin Feely and Dr. Martin White, National University of Ireland Galway

Location:

Cork and South Coast of Ireland

Location:

Galway and West Coast of Ireland

Cork is the site of one of the largest natural harbours in the world, close to the spectacular coastlines of southern Ireland, the site of novel research in marine resources and renewable energy, near the location of the historic wreck of the Lusitania and the last port of call of the Titanic. The module offers students the opportunity to study the rich marine environment of the region in the context of understanding the nature of marine resources, how these are impacted, and the ways in which these can be sustainably used.

Student s will gain experience of maritime practice in state of the art, 360 degree ship and ocean simulators, and in Personal Survival Techniques (PST) in the environmental pool, at the National Maritime College of Ireland, prior to participating in a multidisciplinar y study of local marine environment s. This will encompass marine geology, marine biology, fisheries, oceanography, environmental law, ocean management and marine renewable energies.

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Conor Ryan IWDG

Student s will gain a practical knowledge of multidisciplinar y marine data collection and learn how marine resources are used locally. Fieldtrips will explore the natural histor y, marine and cultural heritage of the region. This will include visits to mussel and fish farms on the south coast, to historical Irish coastal towns and villages, and mapping the wreck of the Lusitania.

Topics

  • 1. Methods of biological and geological resource assessment

  • 2. Fisheries and aquaculture

  • 3. Governance, legal frameworks and spatial planning

  • 4. Renewable ocean energies

  • 5. Shipping, communications and safety at sea

Course Information and Registration To register, please complete enclosed enrollment form. For further information applicants should
Course Information and Registration
To register, please complete enclosed enrollment form.
For further information applicants should contact:
Fiona Dwyer,
Administrator, Summer School Office
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Telephone: 353-91-495442 • Fax: 353-91-525051
e-mail: summerschool@nuigalway.ie

This course will involve a comprehensive geoscientific, marine, cultural and historical study of Galway Bay. Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland boasts spectacular glacial landscapes and seascapes together with many accessible offshore islands surrounded by the pristine waters of the North Atlantic. The Galway Bay course offers students the opportunity to study the geological and oceanographic processes that have shaped the natural landscape. The rich maritime and cultural heritage of this region will be explored through it s archaeology, histor y, literature, poetr y and music associations.

Course 1 EV3011: The Marine Environment and it s Sustainable Use. Course 2 SU416: Galway Bay's

Student s will participate in a multifaceted marine survey of Galway Bay. Onshore and island fieldtrips will explore the natural histor y and archaeology of the region including a visit to the unique Cliffs of Moher and the Connemara and Burren landscapes. Literature, poetr y and music traditions of the region will be celebrated and explored using key locations in the Bay area for lectures and cultural fieldtrips.

Topics

  • 1. Methods of marine oceanographic data acquisition and analysis

  • 2. Irish maritime heritage and cultural studies

  • 3. Histor y of Early Christian settlements on western seaboard of Europe

  • 4. Landscape analyses – geology and climate change perspectives

  • 5. Mariculture and intertidal zone studies

Programme Details

Dates:

Course 1: June 14 – 27, 2012 (Cork) Course 2: June 29 – July 12, 2012 (Galway)

Credits:

10 ECTS Credits/5 Semester Credits per course. Plus PST (STCW95) certification.

Tuition and Fees:

¤2,500 (Euro) per course

Accommodation:

¤500 (15 nights on B&B basis)

Enrolment Deadline:

April 16, 2012

Academic Programme

Academic direction of the Summer School will be provided jointly by NUI Galway and University College Cork. Students will be registered at both Universities.

Accreditation

Each course carries 10 ECTS Credits/5 Semester Hour Credits at undergraduate level. (Level 8, Irish National Framework of Qualifications). Total credits offered for the 4-week Summer School is 20 ECTS/10 Semester Hour Credits.

Accreditation for each course will be awarded, and transcripts will be issued, by the host institution. For students who successfully complete both courses, a Certificate of Completion will be issued jointly by the two accrediting Universities. Successful completion of Personal Survival Techniques (PST) training in Course 1 (EV3011) also leads to the award of an internationally recognised (STCW95) maritime qualification, generally required for work on offshore research vessels.

Teaching Methods

Teaching will be by means of lectures, seminars and guided discussions. Practical fieldwork and marine based research will be a central feature of the programme. A combination of lectures and sea-going and terrestrial fieldtrips around Galway Bay, Cork Harbour and the surrounding coast s will allow for student participation at all levels. PST training is undertaken in an indoor environmental pool. (If for any reason a person is unable to undertake the PST course, there is an opt-out alternative.) Student s will gain first-hand experience of maritime practice onboard the marine research vessel, RV Celtic Voyager.

Faculty

Faculty will be mainly from NUI Galway, University College Cork and the National Maritime College of Ireland. Guest lecturers from SMART partner institutions will also contribute to the courses.

Prospective Student s

Prospective students should have completed sophomore year. Some knowledge of life and/or environmental sciences would be an advantage. Students can opt to take either course within the Summer School but are advised to take both.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be arranged at local university student residences in Cork and Galway for each course.

Tours and Social Event s

As part of the programme, a range of tours and social events will be organised to sites and venues in West Cork and West Galway.

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Irish International Marine Summer School 2012 Enrolment Form

 

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Course Requirements: Applicants should have completed sophomore year. Some knowledge of life and/or environmental sciences would be an advantage

Please specify your choice of courses:

 

EV3011:

The Marine Environment and its Sustainable Use

EV3011: The Marine Environment and its Sustainable Use

University College Cork 14-27 June 2012

 

SU416:

Galway Bay’s Atlantic Margin: Marine Earth Science and Cultural Perspectives

SU416: Galway Bay’s Atlantic Margin: Marine Earth Science and Cultural Perspect ives

National University of Ireland, Galway 29 June-12 July 2012

National University of Ireland, Galway 29 June-12 July 2012

EV3011 and SU416: Both Courses, 14 June to 12 July 2012

 

Specify your accommodation preference:

 
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B: Twin Room

 
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I enclose a preliminary booking deposit of $250 per course

 

Please Return Completed Enrolment Forms to (photograph and copy of passport to be included):

 

Fiona Dwyer, Administrator, Summer School Office, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

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Course Outlines for International Marine Summer School

Outline Timetable and Description of Activities

Each course within the summer school has capacity for 24 students. Given that the vessel accommodates 12 passengers in total, students will undertake 2 days of field work at sea during each course. Training surveys will take place in waters south of Cork and in Galway Bay west of the Aran Islands.

The course in Cork will provide Personal Sea­survival Training (PST STCW95) in the NMCI’s indoor environmental pool on the first two days after the introduction to the course, and prior to the students undertaking activities on the ship. The two­day ship­ based training component at Cork focuses on a combination of biological, geophysical and geological sampling in a working harbour setting, and on the sea bottom off the south coast including profiling the wreck of the RMS Lusitania.

The two days in Galway Bay focus on oceanographic, benthic, marine ecology, geosciences and fisheries biology. Over the two days of the survey, each group of students will map the seabed and underlying geology, perform geotechnical investigations of sediments (cores and grabs), sample and identify benthic organisms, as well as investigating and determining local oceanographic processes. In combination students will gain the practical, cross disciplinary skills involved in sample acquisition and processing, deployment and operation of equipment and instrumentation and data acquisition.

An outline of the survey areas for both courses are shown in Figures 1 a and b, and Figure 2 respectively.

Please note that students who elect to do only the Galway course will receive an onboard safety briefing by the RV Celtic Voyager's Chief Officer as standard. While the Personal Sea­ survival Techniques Training course (PST) in Cork does provide the certification (STCW 95) required to work offshore on Global research vessels it is not required for day trips on the IMSS research vessel.

Outline Timetables

Course 1 : UCC EV3011: The Marine Environment and its Sustainable Use. June 14 TH to June 27 th Cork

Day 1 (shore­based). Welcome, orientation and introductory lectures Welcome and housekeeping matters outlined, scope and design of course explained Introduction to project work on:

marine management and marine spatial planning

ecosystem based fisheries management and aquaculture

benthic ecology, disturbance and recovery

hydrographic surveying and marine environmental survey

maritime activities in Cork Harbour and region

Marine Spatial Planning in Cork Harbour. Concept, data collection needs Workshop to design a marine survey to collect data pertinent to the implementation of a hypothetical marine spatial plan for proposed Cork Harbour activities

Day 2 (shore­based). Personal Safety Training & 360 degree ship bridge simulator exercises

Students split in 2 groups Group A – undertake STCW95 Personal Safety Training including lecture based material and reali stic practical exercise in the training pool with weather simulation (rain, wind, wave, and lightning) Group B –instruction and use of the 360 degree ship bridge simulator for practical demonstration and exercises

Day 3 (shore­based). Personal Safety Training & 360 degree ship bridge simulator exercises

Students remain in 2 groups and take alternate training exercises Group A –instruction and use the 360 degree ship bridge simulator for practical demonstr ation and exercises Group B – undertaken STCW95 Personal Safety Training including lecture based material and realistic practical exercise in the training pool with weather simulation (rain, wind, wave, and lightning)

Day 4 (on­board survey & shore­based). Marine Survey in Cork Harbour and Ocean energy workshop Students remain in 2 groups Group A – Mobilise in Cork City for Marine Survey of Cork Harbour Welcome and Vessel orientation Safety familiarisation briefing and Bridge Tour Background to Research Vessel Activities and Capabilities Review of Survey Design and Planning presentation and discussion Vessel will move down estuary from the City to the Harbour mouth and back collecting data at a number of stations for subsequent analysis and work­up. Datasets include echosounder data (single and multibeam), 3.5 kHz sub­ bottom profiler data, benthic trawls, sediment samples and benthic biological box­cores, During the day short theoretical sessions in geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries will be conducted. Practical instruction and training in oceanography, geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries biology data collection will be given. Group demobilises in Cork City

Group B – Work shop and lectures on ocean energy, governance, and spatial planning.

Day 5 (on­board survey & shore­based). Marine Survey in Cork Harbour and data work­up exercises Students remain in 2 groups

Group A

– Practical laboratory work‐up of datasets coll

ecting d uring previous day’s

surveyin g Geophysical data p

rocessing and GIS construction

Sediment analysis

Group B – Mobilise in Cork City for Marine Survey of Cork Harbour Welcome and Vessel orientation Safety familiarisation briefing and Bridge Tour Background to Research Vessel Activities and Capabilities Review of Survey Design and Planning presentation and discussion Vessel will move down estuary from the City to the Harbour mouth and back collecting data at a number of stations for subsequent analysis and work­up. Datasets include echosounder data (single and multibeam), 3.5 kHz sub­ bottom profiler data, benthic trawls, sediment samples and benthic biological box­cores, During the day short theoretical sessions in geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries will be conducted. Practical instruction and training in oceanography, geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries biology data collection will be given. Group demobilises in Cork City

Day 6 (on­board survey & shore­based). Marine Survey in South Coast and data work­up exercises Students remain in 2 groups Group A – Mobilise in Cobh for Marine Survey of South Coast Review of Survey Design and Planning presentation and discussion Vessel will move from Cobh to Outer Cork Harbour to continue collecting data at a number of stations for subsequent analysis and work­up. Datasets include echosounder data (single and multibeam), 3.5 kHz sub­bottom profiler data, benthic trawls, sediment samples and benthic biological box­ cores in outer Cork Harbour Vessel transits to the wreck of the RMS Lusitania. On­route training will be given and data collection for mammal, cetacean and seabird surveys. Multibeam imaging of the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and talk on historical importance to British/European/Irish history During the day short theoretical sessions in geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries will be conducted. Practical instruction and training in oceanography, geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries biology data collection will be given. Group demobilises in Kinsale. Bus back to Cork.

Group B

– Practical laboratory work‐up of datasets coll

ecting d uring previous day’s

surveyi ng Geophysical data p

rocessing and GIS construction

Sediment analysis

Day 7 (on­board survey & shore­based). Marine Survey in South Coast and Ocean energy workshop Students remain in 2 groups Group A – Work shop and lectures on ocean energy, governance, and spatial planning.

Group B – Mobilise in Kinsale for Marine Survey of South Coast Review of Survey Design and Planning presentation and discussion Multibeam imaging of the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and talk on historical importance to British/European/Irish history Vessel transits to the Cork Outer Harbour. On­route training will be given and data collection for mammal, cetacean and seabird surveys. Review of Survey Design and Planning presentation and discussion Vessel arrives at Outer Cork Harbour to continue collecting data at a number of stations for subsequent analysis and work­up. Datasets include echosounder data (single and multibeam), 3.5 kHz sub­bottom profiler data, benthic trawls, sediment samples and benthic biological box­cores in outer Cork Harbour During the day short theoretical sessions in geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries will be conducted. Practical instruction and training in oceanography, geophysics, benthic ecology and fisheries biology data collection will be given. Group demobilises in Cobh. Bus to Cork.

Day 8 &9 (shore­based). Marine

Survey

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Students combined back into one group

Practical laboratory work‐up of all datasets collecting during survey days including benthic biology fisheries, mammal, cetacean and seabird dataset s

Day 10 & 11(shore­based). Unsupervised study Students remain in one group Students analyse datasets, interpret and write their written report and recommendations

Day 12(shore­based). Tour of aquaculture operations on the south coast Students remain in one group Bus to south coast aquaculture operations to view seaweeds, mussel and salmon farms and processing operations on a visit to Bantry Bay. Lectures and discussions on site.

Day 13(shore­based). Maritime history, shipping and society Students remain in one group Includes a visit to Spike Island former fortress, talks on the Titantic, Irish emigration from Cobh, the modern harbour, Cork City history and trade, and Blarney Castle

Day 14(shore­based). Course Assessments Students remain in one group

Hand in of marine survey data report and synthesis Notebook assessment and feedback Multiple choice questionnaire Short summary oral presentations and farewell. Day 15. Bus transfer to Galway.

Fig 1. Sampling cruise a) days 4 and 5 and b) days 6 and 7.

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Fig 1. Sampling cruise a) days 4 and 5 and b) days 6 and 7. a)

Course 2: National University of Ireland, Galway: SU416 Galway Bay’s Atlantic Margin: Marine, Earth Science and Cultural Perspectives. J une 29 th to July 12 th Galway

 

Date

Introductory Lectures and Field Trips Activities

Lecturers

 

Welcome and Introductory Lectures

 
  • 1. Welcome and Introduction to the Galway bay Summer

Martin Feely,

School

Martin White

  • 2. Geological History of Galway Bay and its Islands

Martin Feely

Day 1

29/6/2012

  • 3. Marine Science of Galway Bay

Martin White,

Rachel Cave

  • 4. The Seashore Geoecology of Galway Bay

Liam Morrison

  • 5. Archaeological and socio­economic perspectives of

Michael Gibbons

the Galway Bay area

Fieldtrip

The Geology of Connemara: the story behind the scenery

Martin Feely

Day 2

30/6/2012

Fieldtrips Day 3 & 4

The Burren Adventure: Flora, fauna, archaeology and geology of the Burren region.

Ronan Hennessy

1/7/2012

&

Cliffs of Moher and Ailwee Cave

2/7/2012

Day5

Lecture Series 2

 

3/7/2012

  • 1. 8000 years of Maritime History of the Bay Area.

Michael Gibbons

2 Aquaculture Research and Development in the west of Ireland

Richard Fitzgerald

  • 3. Living landscapes: Irish poetry, music and literature of

Nicholas Allen

the Bay area

Fieldtrip

Aran islands: Inishmore and its early Christian

Michael Gibbons

Day 6

settlements and maritime history

4/7/2012

   

Date

Field Trips and Days at Sea Activities

 

Lecturers

 

Group A

 

Group B

 

Day 7

Seashore Geoecology of

 

Survey at Sea Day 1:

Group A:

5/7/2012

Galway Bay

Onboard etiquette &

Liam Morrison

health & safety, Introduction to multidisciplinary marine

Group B:

sciences,

Rachel Cave,

Corrib Plume Survey

Martin White

Day 8

Aquaculture at Carna

 

Survey at Sea Day 2

Group A:

6/7/2012

marine research station;

Multidisciplinary Survey of

Martin Feely,

Galway Bay incl. seabed

Liam Morrison

Roundstone’s Tombolo and coral beaches

mapping, sediment , benthic &

Group B:

water sampling, coring

Rachel Cave,

and current profiling

Martin White

Day 9

Survey at Sea Day 1:

 

Seashore Geoecology of

Group A:

7/7/2012

Onboard etiquette &

Galway Bay

Rachel Cave,

health & safety,

 

Martin White

Introduction to multidisciplinary marine

Group B:

sciences, Corrib Plume Survey

Liam Morrison

Day 10

Survey at Sea Day 2

 

Aquaculture at Carna

Group A :

8/7/2012

Multidisciplinary Survey of

marine research station;

Rachel Cave,

Galway Bay incl. seabed

 

Martin White

mapping, sediment , benthic & water sampling,

 

Roundstone’s Tombolo and coral beaches

Group B:

coring and current

 

Martin Feely,

profiling

Liam Morrison

Final Field Trip, Data Analysis, Study Session, Assessment and Farewell Reception

Date

Activities

Lecturers

Fieldtrip

8000 years of Maritime History: Visits to a number of

Michael Gibbons

Day 11

archaeological sites steeped in maritime history

9/7/2012

Day 12

Analysis of marine samples and discussion of results

Martin White,

10/7/2012

Rachel Cave

Day 13

Study sessions at NUIG

11/7/2012

Day 14

Course assessment activities

12/7/2012

Farewell Reception

F ig 2: Galway Bay and surrounding areas, course location for: SU416 Galway Bay’s Atlantic M argin: Marine, Earth Science and Cultural Perspectives

Final Field Trip, Data Analysis, Study Session, Assessment and Farewell Reception Date Activities Lecturers Fieldtrip 8000

Prof Gavin Burnell Gavin Burnell is an ecologist an d a Professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science at UCC, wit h specialist interest in aquaculture and fisheries and their interactions with each other and the environment. He is Editor in Chief of A quaculture International and is a co‐founder and current Board member of the knowledge management comp any, AQUATT.

Dr Anne Marie O’Hagan Anne Marie O’Hagan is an environmental science graduate of the University of Ulster, Coleraine, where she also earned her masters and doctorate. She has been actively involved in research on the law and policy relating to the mana gement of marine resources at NUI Galway and, mor e recently, UCC. Her current research covers the law, p olicy and environmental aspects of ocean energy (wave and tida l) development in Ireland and elsew here.

Dr Rob McAllen Rob McAllen is a marine biologist, a Lecturer within the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the r esearch coordinator for the UCC laboratories at Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve in West Cork. He previously held pos itions at the University of Aberdeen and Unive rsity of York, and has research interests including conservation, sustainability and animal adaptations to natural and anthropogenic d isturbances. He is currently a s cientific advisor for PISCO an d ESF and a member of the Irish Scientific Advisor y Committee.

Mike Fitzpatrick, BSc. Mike Fitzpatrick is researching at the CMRC and has worked in the fisheries industry, and associated research and devel opment, for 15 years. He is a ctive in a number of European Union (FP7) projects on ecosystem based marine management and marine spatial planning (Knowseas & CoE xist) and contributed the fishe ries and aquaculture s ections to the recent Strategic Environmental Assessment for M arine Renewable Energy in Irish w aters.

John Boyd, MSc. John Boyd is fisheries biologist and instructor with the Strate gic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART). He acts as chief scientist on SMART training surveys for Irish higher education institutes and has worked extensivel y in fisheries science on small pelagic species and Atlant ic tunas where he has served as national fisheries sampling coordinator and national data correspondent to ICES and ICCAT working groups.

Dr Noel Barry Noel Barry is head of the academic courses at the National Mari time College of Ireland ( NMCI). His area of expertise is control in the marine and plan t engineering field and electrical propulsion systems. N oel directs new course developments at the NMCI.

Instruction Content and Academic Personnel for UCC IMSS Course 1

Aquaculture (J. Benzie and G. Burnell) The principles of marine farming and the range of species culti vated in Ireland, and the global context for marine food pro duction, will be covered in introductory lectures. A subsequent field trip to Bantry and Castletownbere (West Cork) will allow participants to visit selected enterprises that illustrate the depth and div ersity of Irish aquaculture. The emphasis will be on visiting shore based facilities with to urs and demonstrations

provided by local site managers. The trip will include both production and processing f acilities and cover both shellf ish and finfish cultivation. Su pplementary commentaries w ill be provided by accompan ying aquaculture experts.

Fisheries (E. Rogan, M. Fitzpatrick, J. Boyd) Onshore fisheries management instruction will cover an introduction to fisheries operations and fisheries managem ent, interactions between fishe ries and the marine environment, the theoretical background to the ecosystem approa ch to fisheries management and emerging examples of its application. Lectures will also cover the emerging emphasis within the ecosystem approach to fisheries ma nagement on stakeholder participation, polic y analysis and impact assessmen t of management measures. Practical instruction will be given on‐board on trawl ing with catches used for fish stock assessment exercises.

Marine governance, spatial plann ing and renewable energies (A. O’Hagan, C. O’Mahony ) Topics covered will include imple mentation of integrated coasta l zone management, partnership models for coastal management, coastal and marine s patial planning, and methods for measuring sustainabi lity within coastal environment s.

Seabed mapping and geological sampling (A. Wheeler & M. Kozache nko)

Topics covered will include hydro graphic surveying techniques, habitat mapping and seabed environmental assessment. Practical instruction will be given on seabed and sub‐seabed geophysical imaging t echniques and data processing, seabed sediment sampling and work‐up. In the lab oratory, collected data will be compiled and analysed within a GIS environment to prod uce interpretative seabed and h abitat mapping products.

Marine Benthic Ecology (R. McAllen, J.Boyd)

Topics covered will include benth ic sampling techniques, biolog ical sample data processing and benthic ecologica l assessments. Considerations of environmental controls on organism distribution, life‐modes and ecological in teractions will be considered. Data collected will be sorted and worked‐up in comb ination with seabed mapping and sedimentary datasets.

Maritime history, shipping and society (A. Wheeler)

Informative tours in the Cork Harbour area will provide an insight into the history of C ork Harbour region as a departu re point for emigration and pen al servitude, as a c entre of fortification against conquest and a historic trading port.

Course Instructor Biographies

Course 1, EV3011: The Marine En vi ronment and its Sustainable Us e. Cork, June 14 th to June 27 th 2012

IMSS University C ollege C ork (UCC) Biographies

Dr Andy Wheeler Andy Wheeler is a marine geologist and Head of Geology in the S chool of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. He has taught ship‐based mari ne science since 2002 and has offshore survey experien ce in shallow and deep‐waters i ncluding seabed mapping, sampling and drilling, and use of remotely operated ve hicles. An expert on deep‐sea biogeological systems s uch as deep‐water coral reefs, he recently discovered a

  • m id‐Atlantic hydrothermal vent system at 3000m. Dr. Wheeler wil l be chief scientist on the offshore surve ys and will in struct in seabed and habitat ma pping.

Prof John Benzie John Benzie is Professor of Marin e Molecular Biodiversity at UCC, and coordinator of the UCC marine summer school course. He has more than 20 years expe rience in marine science, researching the genetics and evolution of species in t he Indo‐Pacific, aquaculture genetics and biotech nology. He has worked in the go vernment, university a nd private sectors, and with in ternational agencies, in Australia, Asia, Europe and America on aqua culture and the sustainable use of aquatic resou rces.

Dr Emer Rogan Emer Rogan is a senior lecturer in UCC. Her speciality is the c onservation biology, ecology and management of marine mammals and, in particular, small cetaceans. She also works on fishery related i ssues, researching an ecosystem approach to fisheries management, and co‐ordinated an MSc course i n fisheries management, development and conservation at UCC. She is a member of the board of the S ociety for Marine Mammalogy, the IUCN cetacean spe cialist group, the scientific c ommittee of the International Whaling Commission and is the national contact fo r the European Cetacean Society.

Dr Max Kozachenko Max Kozachenko is a marine geologist lecturing in seabed mapping and geographical information systems (GIS) at UCC since 2000. He has taken part in mapping projects from the Mediterranean to the A rctic with a primary focus on Ir ish environments: e.g. Irish deep‐water coral reefs, se abed habitats of the Irish and Celtic Seas. He is familiar with a wide range of survey equi pment, specialized data process ing software, survey p lanning, data acquisition, proc essing, interpretation, integration within GIS and production of final ma pping products.

Cathal O’Mahony, BSc Cathal O’Mahony is a research sci entist at the Coastal and Mari ne Research Centre (CMRC) at UCC. He is a member of the coastal governance group w ithin the CMRC and his research has primarily focus ed on the improved use of coast al environments t hrough capacity build ing and developing mec hanisms for implementation of i ntegrated‐based approaches to coastal management.

Course 2 SU416, EV3011: Galway Bay’s Atlantic Margin: Marine, Earth Science and Cultural Perspectives. Galway, June 29 th to July 12 th

IMSS National Unive rsity of I reland, Galway, Biographies

Prof Nicholas Allen

Nicholas Allen is Moore Institute Professor at NUI Galway. He is writing a cultural history of 1916 and its impact o n modernism for Cambridge University Press, and editing Ernie O'Malley's later le tters and papers with Cormac O 'Malley. His other books are Modernism, Ireland and Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and George Russell and the New Ireland (Fou r Courts, 2003). Allen is edito r of That Other Island (2007), with Eve Patten, Gerald Dawe's The Proper Word (2007) a nd The Cities of Belfast (2003), with Aaron Kelly. He leads the Galway strand of Texts, Contexts, Cultures, a graduate programme run in asso ciation with Trinity College Du blin and University C ollege Cork, and has supervisory interests in the broad range of twentieth century Irish literature, history and art.

Prof Colin Brown Colin Brown is a geophysicist at NUI Galway. His research uses underwater acoustic methods to support the development of offshore renewable energy and marine ecological modelling. He manages a €3m research project investi gating seabed geological and biological processes in Galway Bay and coastal g roundwater‐seawater interactions on the Burren coastl ine. He is currently Director of the Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research at NUI Galway, an int er‐disciplinary research institute with over 300 researchers from science, engi neering, social science and business.

Dr Rachel Cave Rachel Cave is a lecturer in Chemical Oceanography at NUI Galwa y. Rachel’s research interests are in marine biogeoch emistry, with current research projects on cycling of nutrients and trace metals in es tuarine, coastal and open ocean waters, ocean acidification, and groundwater i nputs to coastal waters. She su pervises 5 PhD students at present, with funding from the Geological Survey of Ireland, the Marine Institute, Science Foundation Ireland and IRCSET. Rachel teaches and exami nes across all 4 years of the B.Sc. in Marine Science and the B.Sc. in Earth and Ocean Sciences at NUI Galway, contributing lectures, practical classes and field courses incl uding taking students to sea, on Oceanography, Marine Geoscience and Climate Change & Natural Resources modules, a s well as supervising final yea r honours projects. She complet ed a Post‐graduate Certificate in teach ing and lear ning in Higher Education in 201 0.

Prof Martin Feely Martin Feely is a geologist and a staff member of Earth and Oce an Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway. He is adjunct professor of geological and environmental sciences at James Madison Univer sity, Virginia, USA, and external examiner to the University of Kingston, London. His teaching and research speci alities are mineralogy, petrology and fluid inclusion studies. Ongoing research project s include chronometry,

fluid inclusion and isotope studies of granite‐related Mo‐miner alisation along the Caledonian‐Appalachian Orogen, li nkages between Ireland, Newfou ndland and New England. Mineralogical controls on groundwater chemistry. Fluid inclusion studies include Brazilian emeralds, sever al fluid inclusion contract re search projects for the UK, African and Chinese oil explorat ion and research sectors, and the study of microbial communities in fluid inclusions f rom Death Valley and Searles l ake, California. He also offers a two‐year evening course in gemmology at the NUIG. He h as published widely in international scientific journals on the geology and mineralogy of the Irish onshore and o ffshore massif with particular emphasis on the west of Ireland . He is involved in several international geology s ummer sch ools based in the west of Irela nd.

Dr Richard Fitzgerald Richard Fitzgerald is a zoologist by training, he was awarded h is PhD for work on ecological interactions of fish‐parasite communities but also h olds qualifications in Business (MBA) and in Finance. He has been involved in Research and Development in Aquaculture for almost 30 years. He worked as Technical Directo r with a salmon farming company owned by the State Venture Capital agency and t hereafter, for a decade through the 1990s, he mana ged and led research efforts a t the Aquaculture Development Centre in UCC. In 2000, he established and managed a specialist seafood company until 2006. He joined NUI Galway in 2006/7 as a Senior Research Fellow, and, currently, he manages the Carna Research Station of the Ryan In stitute. Research interests include the growth per formance of finfish in response to critical rearing conditions and husbandry practic es; the development of novel di etary formulations for farmed fish. Presently, he is Pr oject Co‐ordinator for the EIRC OD project which is the c od breeding and broodstock progra mme for the Irish Aquaculture industry funded under the Sea Change Strategy.

Dr Michael Gibbons Michael Gibbons is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland. He has served as a member of the Archaeology Committee of the Irish Heritage Council. He has worked with the Department of Antiquities in Jerusalem and the Museum of London City Excavation Programme. He was a co‐director of the National Sites and Monuments Record (Irish Office of Public W orks). He has directed surveys and excavations on Croagh Patrick and has mapped th e uplands and islands of the Co nnacht Coast. Most recently he has been researching the late Maritime Pilgrimage Traditionon to Skellig Michael (World Heritage Site). H e is currently carrying out a p reliminary survey of the intertidal zone archaeology of C onnemara. His recent publicatio ns include; "Hunter Gatherer Strategies in the Mesolithic: The Evidence from Wester n Connacht" Cathair na Mart (2006) "Rock Art in County C lare", Archaeology Ireland, (S pring 2007), "Soapstone as a Cultural Indicat or on the Atlantic Seaboard: Sc andinavian No More" C athair Na Mart No 25, 25‐32, (2007), "Ambergris: A Lost Link b etween Connemara and Andalusia" (Los t and Found II Rediscovering Ireland's Past, Bray, 2009)

Dr Ronan Hennessy Ronan Hennessy is the Senior Technical Officer in GIS at NUI Ga lway’s Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy research. An earth science gra duate of NUI Galway, Ronan’s research has focused on geological and archaeological l andscapes in the West of Ireland, such as in Connemara an d the Burren. Ronan was the Geo park Geologist on the project that successfully won UNESCO Global Geopark status for the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. He has published books on the geology of the Bur ren, and the esker l andscapes of County Galway, and he maintains a keen interest i n the shared heritage of g eology and the railways.

Dr Liam Morrison Liam Morrison is a research scien tist at the Ryan Institute (En vironment, Marine and Energy Research) NUIG with expert ise in the bioavailability, mo bility, biomonitoring, and toxicity of metal contaminan ts in the environment. He hold s an undergraduate degree in Marine Science and PhD degree on metals in the Irish marine environment from NUIG. He has extensive expertise in many spectroscopic and microscopic analytical techniques. He is experienced in teaching and research supervis ion (currently supervising three 4 th year undergraduate students and five PhD students) and the management of collaborative resea rch projects with colleagues a t NUIG. Dr. Morrison has a proven track record of publishing in international journa ls and has been p reviously awarded a Postdoctora l Fellowship in Science Enginee ring and Technology (EMBARK Initiati ve) and a Marie Curie Host Fellowship at Queen’ s University Belfast.

Dr Martin White Martin White is a physical oceanographer who has spent 18 years at NUI, Galway. He came initially as a postdoctoral researcher in the then Oceanog raphy department, but since 2003, has been a lecturer within the Earth and Ocean Scie nces discipline. Martin has an interest in a range of oc ean dynamic processes, especial ly those relating to Irish and nearby waters. In particular, he has an interest in those d ynamics that directly influence biological ecosystems through the cycling of food and nutrients to the biology. He has worked on cold‐water corals for the last 10 years and ha s interests in seamounts a nd harmful algal blooms. He rec ently led a chapter on environmental sampling t echniques for a book on deep sea biological sampling.