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Final #QuERCi Post

Hi again from the RV Celtic Explorer! Here is the final update on board, and a summary, as we have now reached the end of the cruise! We have completed our transit back to Galway and, as I write, can … Continue reading

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QuERCi Update Seven

Niamh Connolly, 3rd Year, Earth Science, BSc, UCC Keeping you posted on the progress of the RV Celtic Explorer! There has been exciting times recently on-board! Our run of incredible weather conditions continues which has greatly helped our data collection! … Continue reading

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QuERCi Update 6: Taking a closer look

Keeping you up to date on the progress of the RV Celtic Explorer, the sea remains relatively calm. From sunrises to sunsets there are some spectacular scenes to be witnessed, and that’s just above the surface! Many more wonderful scenes … Continue reading

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Views from the ocean floor: QuERCi update 5

Niamh Connolly, 3rd Year Earth Science, BSc, UCC. Hi again from the Celtic Explorer! Here is another update on the adventures unfolding so far. It was a misty start to the morning with winds picking up creating a slight swell, … Continue reading

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Celtic Explorer Update 4: 15 June 2015

Here’s another update on the exciting times on-board the RV Celtic Explorer! Sea conditions remain incredibly calm and early morning starts are no tough task when you can enjoy spectacular 6am sunrises like this! Yesterday we managed to collect some … Continue reading

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QuERCi Project: First data collected

Life on-board the RV Celtic Explorer continues! The weather couldn’t be better with sunny skies and calm sea conditions like a lake at the moment which means working conditions are kept very comfortable alongside freshly caught Mackerel for breakfast every … Continue reading

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RV Celtic Explorer

Hello again from the RV Celtic Explorer. My name is Niamh Connolly and I am a third year Earth Science BSc student in UCC. I am excited to have been given the chance to experience life at sea on board … Continue reading

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Launching into the Atlantic: The QuERCi Survey

Hi from the RV Celtic Explorer, my name is Andy Wheeler and I want to tell you about the QuERCi survey (Quantifying EnviRonmental Controls on Cold-water coral reef growth). We are going to use Ireland’s deep-water remotely-operated vehicle (the Holland … Continue reading

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You can get more that you bargain for doing a Geology PhD – a story of earthquakes and volcanoes

Cora McKenna is doing a PhD on basaltic lava flows and magma intrusions: a fascination that led her to contemplate a hike up Mt. Rinjani, the central valcono on Lombok, Indonesia. Things didn’t go according to plan, here is her … Continue reading

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