IRSO 2023

Announcement The 34th Annual International Research Ship Operators (IRSO) meeting will be held from October 16-20, 2023 at the UNESCO world heritage site City of Bruges. Information and Registration link.

IRSO 2019

Announcement The 32nd International Research Ship Operators (IRSO) meeting occurred October 7-11, 2019 in Hobart, Australia Meeting Events: Monday 7 October 2019 – IRSO Icebreaker & Optional Workshop Tuesday 8 October to Thursday 10 October, 2019 – IRSO Meeting Friday 11 October, 2019 – Participants Event (TBC – scenery / wine tour) There is also […]


INMARTECH 2018  will be hosted in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA from October 16 – 18, 2018. Additional information including the meeting agenda, registration details, etc are posted on the INMARTECH 2018 website

IRSO 2018

Announcement The 31st  International Research Ship Operators (IRSO) meeting  occurred October 1-4, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain Meeting Registration: Please Click Here to Register for the 2018 IRSO Meeting!  Meeting Information: 2018 IRSO Information (PDF) (posted 22 March, 2018) this document includes hotel booking and poster submission information 2018 IRSO Agenda (Draft, posted 9/26/2018) 2018 IRSO Attendees […]

IRSO 2017

Announcement The 30th International Research Ship Operators (IRSO) meeting occurred from Oct 16-19, 2017 Venue: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) in Yokosuka (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) Meeting Information: 2017 IRSO Final Information (PDF) (posted 11 Oct, 2017) 2017 IRSO Reminder (PDF) – July 04, 2017 2017 IRSO Supplement 1 (PDF) – Excursion info […]

IRSO 2016

Announcement The 29th International Research Ship Operators (IRSO) meeting occurred on Oct 10-14, 2016. Venue: National Research Council – CNR Facility Anacapri, Island of Capri, Italy Meeting Information: 2016 IRSO First Information (PDF) 2016 IRSO Draft Agenda (PDF) 2016 IRSO Attendee Program (PDF) 2016 IRSO Accompanying Guests Program (PDF) 2016 IRSO Attendance List (PDF) Meeting Minutes: 2016 IRSO […]

IRSO 2015

The 28th International Research Ship Operators (IRSO) meeting occurred on Oct 20-23, 2015 in La Jolla, California, USA. Please scroll down to view the meeting presentations. Host: NOAA/NSF/ONR/UNOLS Co-Host and Meeting Venue: Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California USA Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to provide you with details of the 28th International Research Ship […]


INMARTECH 2016 was hosted by IMR in Bergen, Norway from 04-06, Oct 2016. Additional information including the meeting agenda, registration details, etc are posted on the INMARTECH 2016 website at:  

INMARTECH 2014 Symposium Presentations

Presentations and final documents from the 2014 INMARTECH meeting on November 18-21, 2014 at Oregon State University and the NOAA Pacific Marine Operations Center can be found below. Meeting Agenda & Attendance: INMARTECH 2014 Technical Program Guide INMARTECH 2014 Attendance Final Presentations:  IceBreaker INMARTECH 2014 Icebreaker Session Acoustic Sessions INMARTECH 2014 – Acoustic Session: Optimizing Sonar […]

Safety Alert: Mooring hook pre-release

During deployment of the sediment trap segment of a deep sea mooring from the Marine National Facility research vessel Southern Surveyor, a technician holding a release hook trigger-line suffered a head injury after the hook unexpectedly released and swung free. Read more about this safety issue and the procedural changes made in the Marine National […]