Name: Val Cummins
Role: Senior Lecturer
Academic Unit: BEES
Works on coastal vulnerability and sustainability issues, including capacity building projects in the coastal zone. Co-chair of Future Earth Coast Scientific Steering Committee. The International Project Office for Future Earth Coasts, part of a ten-year global programme responding to the Sustainable Development Goals, is hosted in UCC. International reach extends into the global south including partnerships in Africa, Caribbean, and SE Asia.
Governance, Coastal Zone Management, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Innovation
Broad reach through distributed node model. E.g. Strategic partnership with the UN Regional Seas Network, with link to UNEP in Nairobi, and partnerships with regions such as Western India Ocean.