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Further to Marine Notice No. 16 of 2019, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that the German University of Bremen and the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) intend to carry out the recovery and redeployment of two scientific deep-sea moorings (called EB-1 and EB-3) at Goban Spur off the south-western Irish shelf.

The activity is scheduled to begin on approximately 29th June 2020 and end on approximately 4th July 2020. All deep-sea moorings will stay in the water for a period of around 13-14 months (June 2020 to July/August 2021).

The location of the deep-sea moorings is as follows:

Both deep-sea moorings are free-falling to the bottom and are anchored by ~1000 kg bottom weights. Scientific instruments are attached at different depths to ropes and chains. Sub-surface floatation bodies will keep the moorings upright.

The vessel involved is German Research Vessel: ‘Meteor,’ (Callsign: DBBH). The name of the scientific cruise is: M164 (GPF-19-1-105).

Further details can be found in the full notice here