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. Meeting Events: Meeting Information: Meeting Presentations: Day 1, Tuesday 17 October 2023 Day 2, Wednesday 18 October 2023 Day 3, Thursday 19 October 2023

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 […]