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Aisling Smith

Aisling Smith

Research Vessel Manager

Aisling is the MBA’s Research Vessel Manager for the RV MBA Sepia, working alongside the crew of the MBA Sepia to contribute to the MBA’s long term monitoring programmes and supporting MBA Fellows and Researchers at sea. The MBA has conducted research at sea for over 100 years and its long term data set, which is collected by the MBA Sepia team, is one of the longest running marine biological data sets in the world.

Aisling graduated with a degree in Marine Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2006 and since then has spent time at sea on several international research vessels. Aisling started her postgraduate work with NUI Galway in oceanography and is working toward her PhD in coastal chemical oceanography.