Ireland's largest marine research vessel, the RV Celtic Explorer is run by the Marine Institute. The vessel is 65.5m long and is equipped with large laboratories. It can accommodate 35 people, including 22 scientists.

The RV Celtic Explorer is used for fisheries research, seabed mapping and ocean climate studies. The vessel can stay at sea for up to 35 consecutive days and is at sea for about 300 days every year.

Discover more about the Marine Institute's research vessels through the 3D virtual tour, videos, fact sheet and colouring activity. 

What work is done onboard

Colour the boat

Why not take a virtual tour of the RV Celtic Explorer