UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 17 Jul 2017

Professor Andrew Wheatley, Professor and Head of Water and Environmental Engineering, Loughborough University, UK will be giving a presentation on "Reinventing - How to get more out of the Toilet".

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ERI researcher co-author IEA report on low carbon future for trucks

ERI researcher co-author IEA report on low carbon future for trucks

  • 12 Jul 2017

The ERI’s Eamonn Mulholland was co-authors on a recent International Energy Agency report on “The Future of Trucks - Implications for Energy and the Environment”.

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Record Attendance at ISSY Conference

Record Attendance at ISSY Conference

  • 14 Jul 2017

University College Cork hosted the 33rd International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts (ISSY33) on the 26th – 29th June 2017.

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ERI Staff appointed to Citizens’ Assembly Expert Advisory Group on Climate Change

ERI Staff appointed to Citizens’ Assembly Expert Advisory Group on Climate Change

  • 12 Jul 2017

Dr Áine Ryall (School of Law/ERI) and Dr Margaret Desmond (MaREI/ERI) have been appointed to the Citizens’ Assembly Expert Advisory Group for the topic “How the State Can Make Ireland a Leader in Tackling Climate Change”.

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UCC hosts international yeast conference

UCC hosts international yeast conference

  • 23 Jun 2017

UCC will host over 280 researchers from 40 different countries at the largest ever gathering of yeast researchers in Ireland at the 33rd International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts.

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UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 09 Jun 2017

Professor Leo Burke, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame will be giving a presentation on "Climate Change: An Integral View" on Thursday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m. in Room 1.28, ERI Building, Cork.

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MaREI/ERI Newsletter June 2017 Edition

MaREI/ERI Newsletter June 2017 Edition

  • 02 Jun 2017

The June 2017 edition of the MaREI/ERI Newsletter is now available.

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New Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

New Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

  • 01 Jun 2017

Dr Stig Hellebust

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Our 2050 – Opportunities for Ireland in a Low Carbon Economy

Our 2050 – Opportunities for Ireland in a Low Carbon Economy

  • 31 May 2017

The SFI MaREI/ERI Centre  “Our 2050 – Mid Project Event” will be taking place on Thursday, June 22nd at Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland offices located in Wilton House, Wilton Place in Dublin.

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6th Annual ESRI-MaREI-UCC Seminar on Energy Policy Research

6th Annual ESRI-MaREI-UCC Seminar on Energy Policy Research

  • 22 May 2017

The 6th Annual ESRI-MaREI-UCC Seminar on Energy Policy Research will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd at The Economic and Social Research Institute offices in Dublin. 

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UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 18 May 2017

William Sisson, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) will be giving a presentation on "What should industry's role and responsibilities be in tackling climate change?".

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A winter in Ireland: Irish scientists uncover habits of the large and elusive Ocean sunfish

A winter in Ireland: Irish scientists uncover habits of the large and elusive Ocean sunfish

  • 18 May 2017

The largest bony fish in the world, the ocean sunfish, has been found to occur in Irish waters year round and in much higher numbers than previously thought

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UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 11 May 2017

Dr. Charlie Wilson, University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, will be giving a presentation on "Thinking differently to limit global warming to 1.5˚C".

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UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 04 May 2017

Dr. Swenja Surminski, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics, London, UK, will be giving a presentation on "Flood insurance fit for the future?".

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UCC Law & Environment Conference 2017

UCC Law & Environment Conference 2017

  • 24 Apr 2017

UCC Law & Environment Conference 2017 - Environmental Principles - Between Flexibility and Opacity, Thursday, April 27th.

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Is yeast the new wonder product?

Is yeast the new wonder product?

  • 20 Apr 2017

UCC is leading an EU project to develop techniques and platforms to replace oil and contribute to greener industry while bridging the gap between academic and commercial research.

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UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 20 Apr 2017

Professor Hens Runhaar, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, will be giving a presentation on "Will Our Governments Ensure Climate-Proof Societies?".

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UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 21 Mar 2017

Dr. Roy Rich, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA will be giving a presentation on "Creating a warmer world: Insights into terrestrial and coastal wetland ecosystem warming experiments".

 

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Public Screening of

Public Screening of "Before the Flood"

  • 02 Mar 2017

A public screening of “Before the Flood” will take place on Wednesday, March 15th from 18:30 – 20:30 in Room 1.07, Western Gateway Building, UCC, Western Road.

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UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 10 Feb 2017

Professor John Fitzgerald, Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council will present on the “Climate Change Advisory Council – ongoing work and recent findings” at the Environmental Research Institute, Seminar Room 1.28 on Tuesday, February 14th from 13:00 – 14:00 p.m.

 

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UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 24 Mar 2017

Professor Peter Cox, Climate Change and Sustainable Futures, University of Exeter, UK be giving a presentation on "How far should we go to stop Climate Change?".

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MaREI/ERI Green Gas Position Paper Launched

MaREI/ERI Green Gas Position Paper Launched

  • 15 Mar 2017

Green Gas is a form of energy derived primarily from biomass; biological material that includes energy crops (such as wood, grasses, and seaweed), animal slurries, and municipal wastes, as well as from non-biological origins such as electricity.

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MaREI to Coordinate €2M EU Project

MaREI to Coordinate €2M EU Project

  • 16 Mar 2017

The €2m H2020 marinerg-i project is coordinated by the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy at University College Cork Ireland, and will run until June 2019.

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World Water Day Presentation Dr. Debbie Chapman

World Water Day Presentation Dr. Debbie Chapman

  • 21 Mar 2017

 

Dr. Debbie Chapman, the Director of the UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity development Centre at UCC, will be giving a presentation entitled “Leave no-one behind”.

 

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National Clean Air Strategy

National Clean Air Strategy

  • 06 Mar 2017

Podcast featuring Prof. John Sodeau

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UCC Climate CoLab 2017 Seminar Series

UCC Climate CoLab 2017 Seminar Series

  • 17 Feb 2017

Professor Myles Allen, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford will be giving a presentation on "Loading the dice: climate change and extreme weather in Ireland, Europe and the World".

 

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2oCamp – Develop your Climate Innovation idea in a day

2oCamp – Develop your Climate Innovation idea in a day

  • 21 Feb 2017

Organised by UCC Climate CoLab at the Environmental Research Institute together with Sustainable Nation, the one day workshop will walk you through all the steps in developing your idea or business further. 

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New Atmospheric Simulation Chamber at UCC Part of €9M European Research Project

New Atmospheric Simulation Chamber at UCC Part of €9M European Research Project

  • 16 Feb 2017

More than 50 European scientists from 10 countries met in Paris last month for the kick-off meeting of the EUROCHAMP-2020 research infrastructure project.

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MaREI/ERI to Lead €10.5M Marine Renewable Energy Project

MaREI/ERI to Lead €10.5M Marine Renewable Energy Project

  • 07 Feb 2017

MaREI/ERI will lead a €10.5m EU project to accelerate offshore renewable energy technology and infrastructure.

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Professor Tony Lewis Honoured With Distinguished Award

Professor Tony Lewis Honoured With Distinguished Award

  • 06 Feb 2017

Professor Tony Lewis was awarded the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques for distinguished academics from the French Ambassador on February 2nd at a ceremony in Dublin.

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ERI Wins €1.9 Million in 2016 EPA Research Call

ERI Wins €1.9 Million in 2016 EPA Research Call

  • 12 Jan 2017

ERI Principal Investigators and researchers have had notable success in winning funding under the 2016 Environmental Protection Agency research call with 18 UCC PIs being awarded funding for a total of €1.9 M. 

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MaREI Director Ranked Most Cited Researchers Worldwide

MaREI Director Ranked Most Cited Researchers Worldwide

  • 11 Jan 2017

MaREI Director Professor Jerry Murphy based in the Environmental Research Institute in UCC  was ranked amongst the most cited researchers worldwide according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier

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UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre Newsletter - December 2016

UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre Newsletter - December 2016

  • 21 Dec 2016

Welcome to the first edition of the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre (CDC) Newsletter.

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New Publication on Marine Spatial Planning for Fisheries & Aquaculture

New Publication on Marine Spatial Planning for Fisheries & Aquaculture

  • 15 Dec 2016

New publication on Marine Spatial Planning for enhanced fisheries & aquaculture sustainability in the Near East.

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Whales Communicate by Making a Splash

Whales Communicate by Making a Splash

  • 13 Dec 2016

A MaREI/ERI researcher has paper published from PhD which investigates why whales breach.

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Irish Wild Mammals A Guide to the Literature by Pat Smiddy & Paddy Sleeman

Irish Wild Mammals A Guide to the Literature by Pat Smiddy & Paddy Sleeman

  • 13 Dec 2016

On Saturday the 10th of December there was a small gathering at Enterprise House to mark the launch of the 4th edition of Irish Wild Mammals A Guide to the Literature by Pat Smiddy and Paddy Sleeman. 

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Floating Wind Turbine Undergoes Extreme Testing

Floating Wind Turbine Undergoes Extreme Testing

  • 08 Dec 2016

On November 30th, 2016 waves of up to 1.1 m in height battered a scaled version of an offshore floating wind turbine in the Lir National Ocean Test Facility as part a two-day offshore wind energy conference, hosted by MaREI. 

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Royal Irish Academy to unveil Dr Maria McNamara’s portrait

Royal Irish Academy to unveil Dr Maria McNamara’s portrait

  • 07 Dec 2016

UCC’s Dr Maria McNamara is one of 12 female academic leaders whose portraits will be the first to hang on the walls of the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. 

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UCC's Environmental Research Institute engages with climate change NGOs on future energy modelling scenarios

UCC's Environmental Research Institute engages with climate change NGOs on future energy modelling scenarios

  • 02 Dec 2016

A number of non-governmental organisations visited UCC's Environmental Research Institute recently for a stakeholder engagement event on climate change with the SFI MaREI Centre’s Energy Policy and Modelling Group. 

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ERI Newsletter - November 2016

ERI Newsletter - November 2016

  • 22 Nov 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of the ERI Newsletter

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UN Environment GEMS/Water of UCC Host International Water Quality Workshop in Nairobi

UN Environment GEMS/Water of UCC Host International Water Quality Workshop in Nairobi

  • 22 Nov 2016

Debbie Chapman and Stuart Warner of the GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, with the rest of the GEMS/Water international team hosted a workshop at United Nations Offices Nairobi (UNON). 

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New Irish-US Collaboration Promises to Catalyse the Energy Transition

New Irish-US Collaboration Promises to Catalyse the Energy Transition

  • 18 Nov 2016

A complete and rapid transition of our energy system from fossil fuels to renewables is needed if we are to avoid dangerous global warming of 2 degC and achieve a reduction of 80-95% greenhouse gases by 2050. 

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€1.7m Award for Research on the Impact of Escaped Farm Salmon

€1.7m Award for Research on the Impact of Escaped Farm Salmon

  • 03 Aug 2016

The majority of salmon consumed worldwide is sourced from salmon farms.  However farmed salmon escapes frequently occur and the farmed salmon can interbreed with wild salmon potentially reducing the fitness of native populations and their long-term ability to survive. 

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Op Ed: We should pay for climate change

Op Ed: We should pay for climate change

  • 14 Nov 2016

Last week, Ireland formally ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change.  The international treaty, already ratified by 103 countries, aims to reduce global greenhouse emissions and to avoid dangerous temperature increases.

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ERI CPD Day on Sustainable Agriculture

ERI CPD Day on Sustainable Agriculture

  • 11 Nov 2016

The Environmental Research Institute, in partnership with the UCC Food Industry Training Unit, held a CPD Day on “Sustainable Food, Agriculture, and Forestry in the context of Changing Climate and Environment” on October 21st, 2016.

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New Treatment Process for Hotel Food Waste Wins at 24 Hour Climate Hackathon

New Treatment Process for Hotel Food Waste Wins at 24 Hour Climate Hackathon

  • 09 Nov 2016

After 24 hours of continuous work, a team who developed a new solution to the problem of food waste in hotels took the gong at the 24-hour hackathon (Climathon) which took place at the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) on Friday, October 28th.

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Different Perspectives on the Energy Transition

Different Perspectives on the Energy Transition

  • 03 Nov 2016

The Environmental Research Institute hosted a joint seminar with the University of FH Burgenland, Austria on Friday, November 4th on Different Perspectives on the Energy Transition

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ERI seeks solutions for climate change

ERI seeks solutions for climate change

  • 25 Oct 2016

A 24-hour hackathon (Climathon) is taking place at the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), this Friday (October 28) to come up with solutions for climate change challenges within the agri-food sector.

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Dr Tom Reed - UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year

Dr Tom Reed - UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year

  • 07 Oct 2016

The School of BEES lecturer has been honoured in the UCC Staff Recognition Awards 2016

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Op Ed: Carbon tax and Budget 2017

Op Ed: Carbon tax and Budget 2017

  • 05 Oct 2016

Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir examines how the Government could demonstrate a commitment to climate action and have more money to spend on budget day.

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Open House at ERI Building

Open House at ERI Building

  • 28 Sep 2016

The Environmental Research Institute, Lee Road Building will open its doors to the public this weekend as part of Open House Cork Weekend which is from the 30th September to the 2nd October, 2016. 

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Cork Climathon 2016 Launched

Cork Climathon 2016 Launched

  • 19 Sep 2016

The ERI and Energy Cork have launched the 2016 Cork Climathon to take place on the 28th October in Cork. 

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Climate Adaptation Workshops

Climate Adaptation Workshops

  • 12 Sep 2016

The Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, will host regional adaptation training workshops on September 14th & 15th at the ERI Beaufort Building for Local Authority staff in the South Regional Assembly Area.

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Welcome Ivan

Welcome Ivan

  • 07 Sep 2016

The Department of Chemistry and ERI would like to extend a very warm welcome to Dr Ivan Kourtchev, our new lecturer in Physical Chemistry.

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ERI Research informs Cuban Energy Policy

ERI Research informs Cuban Energy Policy

  • 02 Sep 2016

Dr Paul Deane (ERI, MaREI & School of Engineering) was recently invited to Cuba to share Ireland’s story of energy transition and how researchers at the Institute are assisting the Irish government in planning Ireland’s energy future.  

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UCC helps 'blue' economy...

UCC helps 'blue' economy...

  • 28 Aug 2016

Aware of the problems facing maritime industries as competition for space increases, a Norwegian seaweed company, SES, has been investigating the potential of moving their seaweed farms further offshore. 

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5 Questions on Climate Change

5 Questions on Climate Change

  • 26 Aug 2016

Professor John Sodeau discusses climate change and what Ireland can do to play its part in the fight against the phenomenon termed global warming. 

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ERI PhD Student Wins Eirgird Sustainable Energy Prize

ERI PhD Student Wins Eirgird Sustainable Energy Prize

  • 05 Jul 2016

Xiufeng Yue has been named UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy by EirGrid. 

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Fulbright Scholarship for ERI PhD Student

Fulbright Scholarship for ERI PhD Student

  • 01 Jul 2016

Eamonn Mullholland, a PhD student supervised by Brian Ó Gallachóir and Fionn Rogan, recently won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to University of California, Davis. Eamonn Mulholland is an Energy Engineer currently undertaking a PhD in energy modelling of the transport sector in the ERI/School of Engineering.

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UCC PhD student recipient of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

UCC PhD student recipient of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

  • 15 Jun 2016

Fiona Edwards Murphy has been awarded a 2016 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, which aims to promote young women who excel in the fields of computer science and technology

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UCC hosts climate and energy experts

UCC hosts climate and energy experts

  • 02 Jun 2016

Ireland’s first major carbon-neutral conference, the International Energy Workshop, takes place this week in University College Cork.

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Discover Oceans of Energy

Discover Oceans of Energy

  • 02 Jun 2016

The MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy will host a festival 'discovery day' event on Sunday, June 5th at our Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy as part of the Cork Harbour Open Festival this Bank Holiday Weekend!

 

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ERI Interview With New Minister for Climate Action

ERI Interview With New Minister for Climate Action

  • 01 Jun 2016

Ireland’s first Minister for Climate Action, Denis Naughten TD, opened the 2016 International Energy Conference at University College Cork on June 1st, 2016.  

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Too Hot in Paradise

Too Hot in Paradise

  • 19 May 2016

Emeritus Professor of Zoology here at BEES, Prof. John Davenport brings to our attention an article written by Dr Michael White - BEES PhD graduate and a marine zoologist in Tongareva, the largest and remotest atoll in the Cook Islands.

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MaREI Hosts Blue Economy Advisory Session in Brussels

MaREI Hosts Blue Economy Advisory Session in Brussels

  • 01 Jun 2016

The MARIBE project will host a two-day advisory event in Brussels on June 15th and 16th. MARIBE aims to unlock the potential of multi-use of space in the offshore economy.

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IEA Bioenergy International Webinar Series

IEA Bioenergy International Webinar Series

  • 31 May 2016

Professor Jerry D. Murphy – MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, UCC, Task Leader IEA Bioenergy Task 37 will present a webinar entitled ‘Green Gas’ on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

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ESRI-UCC Policy Research Seminar

ESRI-UCC Policy Research Seminar

  • 30 May 2016

The 5th Annual ESRI-UCC Seminar on Energy Policy Research will take place in the ESRI on the morning of Tuesday, June 7th

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UCC Delegation Attends UN Environment Assembly

UCC Delegation Attends UN Environment Assembly

  • 27 May 2016

May 27th 2016, Dr Debbie Chapman and Mr Stuart Warner from UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, hosted by the ERI and The School of BEES in UCC, met with Mary Robinson at UNEA 2 in Nairobi to brief her on the role of UNEP GEMS/Water in the Sustainable Development Goal for water

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MaREI Researchers Guide Local Authorities’ Climate Adaptation Plans

MaREI Researchers Guide Local Authorities’ Climate Adaptation Plans

  • 27 May 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency launched the publication of Guidelines for Planning for Climate Change adaptation for Local Authorities on May 26th

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Basking Sharks in Cork Harbour

Basking Sharks in Cork Harbour

  • 25 May 2016

Basking sharks have made a number of appearances in Cork Harbour over the last few weeks.

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Planning for the Inevitable

Planning for the Inevitable

  • 23 May 2016

Dr Barry O’Dwyer (MaREI, ERI) will give a public seminar in Wexford Library on how to prepare for the impacts of climate change on Tuesday, May 24th.

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ERI Award for ENVIRON 2016 Prize Winners

ERI Award for ENVIRON 2016 Prize Winners

  • 20 May 2016

The best oral presentation and best poster presentation at the recent ENVIRON 2016 conference were both won by PhD researchers based within ERI Research Centres.

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MaREI Marine & Renewable Energy Symposium

MaREI Marine & Renewable Energy Symposium

  • 16 May 2016

Experts from across Ireland gathered at NUI Galway recently for a symposium on ‘Research, Development and Innovation in Marine and Renewable Energy in Ireland’.  

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Commissioning of Wave Tanks

Commissioning of Wave Tanks

  • 13 May 2016

The largest wave tank at the Lir National Ocean Test Facility was commissioned for operational use on Monday, April 25th.  It was the first time that a 1 m high wave was generated in the tank. 

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Climate Change: Why Are the Public So Sceptical

Climate Change: Why Are the Public So Sceptical

  • 09 May 2016

A seminar by Dr Enda McGovern on “The Narrative with Climate Change Scientists: Why Are the Public So Sceptical and How Can They Be Persuaded?” will be held in the ERI Lee Road Building, Cork City at 3 PM on Wednesday, May 18th. 

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Growing Grass Could Help Meet GHG Targets

Growing Grass Could Help Meet GHG Targets

  • 05 May 2016

Prof Ger Kiely (Dept of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering and ERI) featured in The Irish Times on Wednesday, May 4th in an article on how growing grass could help Ireland meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.

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UCC PhD Students Attend International Spring School in Kyoto, Japan

UCC PhD Students Attend International Spring School in Kyoto, Japan

  • 18 Apr 2016

Two PhD students from UCC, Karen Acheson (Physics Department /ERI), and Paul Buckley (Chemistry Department/ERI), recently participated in an International Spring School hosted by the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies in Kyoto University. 

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Major Success for ERI PhD Researchers at ENVIRON 2016

Major Success for ERI PhD Researchers at ENVIRON 2016

  • 14 Apr 2016

The best oral presentation and best poster presentation at the recent ENVIRON 2016 conference were both won by PhD researchers based within ERI Research Centres.

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European Parliament visit to MaREI

European Parliament visit to MaREI

  • 13 Apr 2016

The MaREI Centre, ERI hosted a visit from a European Parliament delegation Thursday, March 31st in the Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy.

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NTR Foundation Invests €750,000 in MaREI Research On Climate Change

NTR Foundation Invests €750,000 in MaREI Research On Climate Change

  • 05 Apr 2016

MAREI and NTR Foundation Collaborate on A Fully Integrated 'Low Carbon Future’ Research Programme for Ireland.

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Implications of COP-21 Paris Agreement - Lecture

Implications of COP-21 Paris Agreement - Lecture

  • 04 Apr 2016

A lecture will take place on the Implications of COP-21 Paris Agreement on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 in CE-G.09 at 2.15 – 3.15 p.m. (Civil Enginerring Building UCC) the presenter is Dr. Elmar Krielger.

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A fossilised snake shows its true colours

A fossilised snake shows its true colours

  • 31 Mar 2016

The colours of the skin of a 10 million year old Spanish snake have been discovered from its colourless fossil remains by scientists at University College Cork (UCC).

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MaREI/ERI Honour Professor Tony Lewis

MaREI/ERI Honour Professor Tony Lewis

  • 03 Mar 2016

Global leaders in the field of marine renewable energy were in Cork on Monday, February 29th, 2016 to attend 2-day symposium in honour of the ‘father of ocean energy’, Professor Tony Lewis.

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International Climate Network Membership for ERI

International Climate Network Membership for ERI

  • 12 Feb 2016

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) have been invited to become a member of the international Climate Technology Centre Network (CTCN). The CTCN is hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). 

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Research Assistant - Admin - MaREI/ERI

Research Assistant - Admin - MaREI/ERI

  • 02 Jan 2016

Research Assistant - Admin - MaREI/ERI

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Ireland's Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future

Ireland's Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future

  • 02 Feb 2016

In association with Engineers Ireland and UCC, Professor Brian O’Gallachoir ERI, will present insights from the EPA/SEAI funded Irish TIMES Integrated Energy Systems Modelling project on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Room G.02, Ground Floor, Western Gateway Building, Western Road (and broadcast live to the Lecture Theatre in 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4).

 

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Water quality monitoring centre launched at UCC

Water quality monitoring centre launched at UCC

  • 02 Feb 2016

Ireland will be viewed by countries across the globe as a leader in sustainable water management with the launch of the GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre at UCC last Friday (January 22). 

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14th UCC Law & Environment Conference

14th UCC Law & Environment Conference

  • 25 Jan 2016

The 14th Annual Law and the Environment Conference will take place at University College Cork, on Thursday, 21st April, 2016. 

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Prof. Jerry Murphy to give Quercus lecture

Prof. Jerry Murphy to give Quercus lecture

  • 22 Jan 2016

The second talk in the 2016 Quercus Lecture Series will take place on Monday, 25th January 2016 at 6pm in G02 Kane building, and is by Professor Jerry Murphy, ERI/MaREI/Civil Engineering on "Green Gas: A solution to waste treatment, a provider of renewable energy and a facilitator of intermittent renewable electricity"

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Major Infrastructure Funding for ERI Researchers

Major Infrastructure Funding for ERI Researchers

  • 14 Jan 2016

Two research centres at the ERI are set to receive €3.3 m in grants for research equipment and facilities from the SFI Infrastructure Fund. 

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New Study On Overpopulation in Flood-Prone Locations

New Study On Overpopulation in Flood-Prone Locations

  • 06 Jan 2016

New research by Dr Tom McDermott of the School of Economics and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at UCC, with colleagues from the London School of Economics and Oxford University, has examined the exposure to urban flooding worldwide and whether urban populations respond to large floods by moving to safer areas.

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Who Pays to Mitigate Climate Change?

Who Pays to Mitigate Climate Change?

  • 02 Dec 2015

Researchers from the ERI are hosting and speaking at a side event on “Who pays most to mitigate climate change” at COP21 in Paris on Thursday, December 3rd.

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ERI researchers showcase research at COP21

ERI researchers showcase research at COP21

  • 03 Dec 2015

“We are the first generation to fully understand climate change, and the last generation to have the opportunity to do something about it.” 

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ERI Webcast: Bord na Mona - The Road to 2030

ERI Webcast: Bord na Mona - The Road to 2030

  • 30 Nov 2015

The Engineers Ireland lecture by Dr John O’Reilly on “Bord na Móna – The Road to 2030” will be webcast in Room 1.28, ERI Building, Lee Road next Wednesday (December 2nd) at 18.30

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ERI Prepares for COP21

ERI Prepares for COP21

  • 24 Nov 2015

An ERI delegation, led by Prof Brian Ó Gallachoir, will be attending COP21 in Paris. Representatives from 195 countries will meet at the UN COP21 conference to reach a new international climate agreement. 

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Optimism for COP21 in Paris

Optimism for COP21 in Paris

  • 23 Nov 2015

The COP21 summit offers a truly historic opportunity for a global energy revolution. Recent evidence of changes happening on the ground around the world is striking. In the year 2014, energy related greenhouse gas emissions did not increase, despite a 3% growth in economic activity. 

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Planning for Climate Change Impacts

Planning for Climate Change Impacts

  • 18 Nov 2015

Researchers at the MaREI Centre, hosted within the Environmental Research Institute, are currently carrying out a series of Regional Climate Adaptation Seminars in partnership with the EPA and DECLG. Due to our long history of greenhouse gas emissions, the impacts of climate change are already happening and are expected to continue and intensify into the future. 

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Climate Change & Nature Rhythms

Climate Change & Nature Rhythms

  • 16 Nov 2015

Is climate change affecting the rhythms of nature?  Dr Tom Reed (School of BEES, AFDC) and his colleagues have attempted to answer this question in a publication in a recent special issue of Science (Oceans of Change) which looks at the effect of climate change on the oceans.

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Clean Air Campaign Launch 2015

Clean Air Campaign Launch 2015

  • 12 Nov 2015

The Asthma Society of Ireland are launching the Clean Air Campaign 2015 to highlight the importance of air quality for the 470,000 people with asthma in Ireland.

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"Between a Rock and a Hard Place" with Professor Iain Stewart

  • 09 Nov 2015

Prof. Iain Stewart will present an interesting and informative talk at UCC (Wed 11th November) based on his work popularising geoscience.

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2015 Excellence in Engineering Awards

2015 Excellence in Engineering Awards

  • 09 Nov 2015

On Friday night Prof Jerry D Murphy, Interim Director SFI MaREI/ERI, Director of Bioenergy and Biofuels Research ERI and School of Engineering UCC was awarded the Excellence in Engineering award for the best paper/presentation in 2015.

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UCC Climate Change Research Workshop

UCC Climate Change Research Workshop

  • 03 Nov 2015

The Environmental Research Institute will host a Climate Change Research Workshop on Thursday, November 5th, 2015. The Workshop will be held in room 1.28, ERI, Lee Road, commening with a light lunch at 1:00 p.m.

 

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UNECE Compliance Committee role for Áine Ryall

UNECE Compliance Committee role for Áine Ryall

  • 21 Oct 2015

Dr Áine Ryall of UCC's School of Law has taken up duty as a member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, an international treaty that links environmental rights and human rights. 

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Webcast from Engineers Ireland

Webcast from Engineers Ireland

  • 05 Oct 2015

The Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork in association with Engineers Ireland will host a Webcast entitled “Subsea Compression – Game Changer for Atlantic Margin” on Wednesday, October 7th from 6:30 p.m. 

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Grasslands in Ireland Workshop

Grasslands in Ireland Workshop

  • 01 Sep 2015

A workshop on the Future Opportunities for Grasslands in Ireland will take place at University College Cork on Friday, September 4th, 2015.

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IEW - International Energy Workshop

IEW - International Energy Workshop

  • 18 Aug 2015

Join us here at UCC for the 35th edition International Energy Workshop from June 1st - 3rd, 2016. Call for papers November 2015

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Áine Ryall appointed to An Bord Pleanála Review Group

Áine Ryall appointed to An Bord Pleanála Review Group

  • 04 Aug 2015

Áine Ryall, School of Law, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the An Bord Pleanála Review Group.  

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Zhejiang University, China sign MoU with UCC on collaboration with MaREI

Zhejiang University, China sign MoU with UCC on collaboration with MaREI

  • 22 Jul 2015

A delegation from the prestigious Zhejiang University, which included their Vice President and Director of the Institute for Thermal Energy, visited MaREI’s new headquarters at the Beaufort Building and the Environmental Research Institute before signing a Memorandum of Understanding with UCC President Michael Murphy and the Vice Director of MaREI Prof Jerry D Murphy on July 22nd 2015.

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EirGrid prize for UCC Sustainable Energy graduate

EirGrid prize for UCC Sustainable Energy graduate

  • 30 Jul 2015

EirGrid, the operator of the national electricity grid, has awarded its annual prize to UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy.

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Royal Irish Academy Parliamentary Pairing Scheme

Royal Irish Academy Parliamentary Pairing Scheme

  • 16 Jul 2015

Royal Irish Academy Parliamentary Pairing Scheme

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An Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building

An Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building

  • 13 Jul 2015

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’.

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UCC - ERI Beaufort Building Official Opening July 11th, 2015

UCC - ERI Beaufort Building Official Opening July 11th, 2015

  • 07 Jul 2015

University College Cork’s (UCC), Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, will officially open on the 11th July 2015 representing an investment of €15.2 million from the Irish State and private investment. 

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Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

  • 24 Jun 2015

An international team of scientists led by Prof. Andy Wheeler of BEES, University College Cork have recently discovered a new cold-water coral habitat in Irish waters possibly doubling the amount of cold-water corals previously thought to exist in Irish waters, while on the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer during the QuERCi survey.

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Book Presentation to Fatih Birol and Minister Alex White

Book Presentation to Fatih Birol and Minister Alex White

  • 23 Jun 2015

Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir of UCC’s Environmental Research Institute presented a copy of a recently published book at The 19th Annual Energy Ireland Conference which took place on 17th & 18th June in Croke Park, Dublin.

 

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UCC Research fellow appointed to National Climate Advisory Group

UCC Research fellow appointed to National Climate Advisory Group

  • 18 Jun 2015

Mr Joseph Curtin (Dept of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems/ERI) has been appointed to the new National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change which has been tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy.  

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Ireland's Flora & Fauna Since The Last Ice Age - Mooney Goes Wild

Ireland's Flora & Fauna Since The Last Ice Age - Mooney Goes Wild

  • 09 Jun 2015

Did you know that Ireland once had a totally separate ecosystem, on a long vanished peninsula off the south coast, with its very own nature and wildlife?

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UCC/ERI Energy Researcher Wins Fullbright Scholarship

UCC/ERI Energy Researcher Wins Fullbright Scholarship

  • 09 Jun 2015

Kevin Leahy, a PhD student in UCC’s Intelligent Efficiency Research Group, has won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. The scholarship will enable him to conduct research on wind turbine performance in UC Berkeley, California for 12 months. 

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UCC-ESRI Energy Workshop

UCC-ESRI Energy Workshop

  • 02 Jun 2015

The Environmental Research Institute, UCC and the Economics and Social Research Institute (ESRI) will hold a multidisciplinary research workshop on June 9th in Dublin focusing on recent work by researchers at the ERI and ESRI on a range of current energy policy issues.

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Ireland-Japan International Energy Modelling Workshop

Ireland-Japan International Energy Modelling Workshop

  • 28 May 2015

On 17th April 2015, the Ireland-Japan International Energy Modelling Workshop was hosted by the University of Tokyo with visiting guests from University College Cork. 

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Transition Year Visit to ERI

Transition Year Visit to ERI

  • 27 May 2015

The ERI hosted a visit from the 2015 transition year class at Comeragh College, Co Tipperary on May 19th at the ERI Building.

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Prof Andy Wheeler makes presentation to HRH Prince Charles

Prof Andy Wheeler makes presentation to HRH Prince Charles

  • 19 May 2015

Professor of Geology at BEES, UCC presented a special gift to the Prince of Wales.

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New Director for ERI

New Director for ERI

  • 13 May 2015

The Head of the School of BEES has been appointed Director of the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork.

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UCC Student Wins Best Water Presentation at ENVIRON 2015

UCC Student Wins Best Water Presentation at ENVIRON 2015

  • 07 May 2015

Greg Beechinor, a PhD student in School of BEES/ERI, won the prize for Best Water Related Presentation at the 25th Irish Environmental Researcher’s Colloquium (ENVIRON 2015) which took place in the Sligo Institute of Technology. 

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Unburnable Carbon

Unburnable Carbon

  • 27 Apr 2015

The Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork in association with UCC’s Energy Policy and Modelling Group, will host a lecture by Dr Christophe McGlade on the topic of “Unburnable Carbon: Which fuels must remain unburned to limit global warming” on May 6th in the Western Gateway Building (6:00 - 7:30 PM).

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Health Risks From Diesel Engine Emissions

Health Risks From Diesel Engine Emissions

  • 14 Apr 2015

Prof. John Sodeau (Dept of Chemistry/ERI) discussed the health risks from emissions from vehicles with diesel engines on Waterford Local Radio on March 26th 2015. 

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Rethinking Climate Change

Rethinking Climate Change

  • 23 Mar 2015

Dr Paul Deane recently gave a TEDx talk at TEDx Clonakilty, Cork on “Rethinking Climate Change”. In his talk Dr Deane suggests that we should approach climate change as an opportunity for Ireland and suggests practical ways that we address climate change from a community and national perspective.

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Our Towns Are Lost in Dickensian Style Smog

Our Towns Are Lost in Dickensian Style Smog

  • 16 Mar 2015

Article from The Enniscorthy Guardian with focus on the CRAC research project, SAPPHIRE. 

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Mind the Gap II Launched

Mind the Gap II Launched

  • 13 Mar 2015

Dr Paddy Sleeman launches his new book 'Mind the Gap II' at a recent event at the National Botanic Gardens.

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Maria McNamara secures major ERC funding

Maria McNamara secures major ERC funding

  • 09 Mar 2015

BEES scientist Dr Maria McNamara has secured major European Research Council funding. Dr McNamara has been awarded funding from the European Research Council worth up to €1.5 million. 

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ERI Publications February 2015

ERI Publications February 2015

  • 06 Mar 2015

Researchers in the Environment Research Institute and its research centres publish across a wide range of peer-reviewed research journals each month.  

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EPA Climate Change Lecture Series Webcast@UCC - Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series Webcast@UCC - Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

  • 04 Mar 2015

The Environmental Research Institute, UCC is pleased to announce that it will host a webcasting of the Environmental Protection Agency Climate Lecture on Wednesday, March 11th in University College Cork.

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Where Will Ireland Get It's Energy in 35 Years' Time?

Where Will Ireland Get It's Energy in 35 Years' Time?

  • 25 Feb 2015

Prof Jerry Murphy's research on generating biofuels from excess wind energy featured in an Irish Times review on the future of energy in Ireland on February 24th. The article examines what will Ireland’s energy mix look like in 2050. Wind energy is likely to be a key part of the energy mix but its intermittancy remains an issue. 

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Celebration Of Ireland's 'Ocean Wealth' To Be Held In Cork Harbour This Summer

Celebration Of Ireland's 'Ocean Wealth' To Be Held In Cork Harbour This Summer

  • 16 Feb 2015

A major celebration of Ireland's ocean wealth will take place in Cork harbour this summer. A two day event, 10th and 11th July, is planned for Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline in association with IMERC and with support from Beaufort, UCC, the National Maritime College of Ireland, the Naval Service and the Marine Institute. 

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Fuel For Thought

Fuel For Thought

  • 19 Feb 2015

In the latest issue of Self Build magazine Professor John Sodeau ((ERI/ Centre for Research on Atmospheric Chemistry) reviews the health impacts of different types of household fuels. 

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Atmospheric Chemistry Research Informing Policy

Atmospheric Chemistry Research Informing Policy

  • 10 Feb 2015

Research by Dr John Wenger (ERI/ Centre for Research on Atmospheric Chemistry) is informing the debate on banning smoky coal in one of Ireland’s leading tourist towns (Killarney. Co Kerry). 

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Ireland Could Lead in International Marine Renewable Energy Sector, Says Minister

Ireland Could Lead in International Marine Renewable Energy Sector, Says Minister

  • 05 Feb 2015

Ireland has the potential to become the focal point of the international marine renewable energy sector, which could be worth up to €9 billion by 2030, said Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White. 

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Accelerating Marine Renewable Energy Projects

Accelerating Marine Renewable Energy Projects

  • 04 Feb 2015

European experts to look at ways of accelerating the approval of offshore energy projects 

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UCC Climate Conference

UCC Climate Conference

  • 04 Feb 2015

Venue: Aula Maxima,  Date: 7th February 2015, Registration: 11.00-12.00 Email: conference@uccphilosoph.com to register in advance.

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Irish Examiner Special Report on Wind Power in Ireland

Irish Examiner Special Report on Wind Power in Ireland

  • 03 Feb 2015

Dr Paul Deane (ERI/School of Engineering) contributed to a special report on Wind Power in Ireland in the Irish Examiner on Monday, February 2nd

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Bioenergy Research Day at ERI

Bioenergy Research Day at ERI

  • 30 Jan 2015

A Green Gas research day will be held in the ERI Building on Thursday 5th February,9.00 to 13.00 (hosted by Prof Jerry Murphy). The seminars will include for fourteen 10 minute presentations that describe routes and technologies that can lead to 100% green gas in gas grids.  

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A New Wholesale Electricity Market For Ireland

A New Wholesale Electricity Market For Ireland

  • 29 Jan 2015

A webcast of the Engineers Ireland Energy & Environment evening lecture on a “A New Wholesale electricity market for Ireland” will take place at the Environmental Research Institute on Wednesday, 4th February at 18.30.  The lecture will be given by Laura Brien of CER and Brendan O’Sullivan of EirGrid.

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Guest Lecturer Information Technology in Architecture Engineering and Construction

Guest Lecturer Information Technology in Architecture Engineering and Construction

  • 27 Jan 2015

Mairead Rushe will give a guest lecture on “RFID and SCM in the Shipping Industry” as part of the Information Technology in Architecture Engineering and Construction seminar series on January 28th in CEE Building (G9)at 15.00.

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Green Thumbs Up for UCC

Green Thumbs Up for UCC

  • 21 Jan 2015

UCC’s efforts in the area of sustainability have resulted in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking awarding a second in the world ranking for the second year in a row.

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Wave Energy Workshop at Maynooth University

Wave Energy Workshop at Maynooth University

  • 14 Jan 2015

The Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER), a constituent MaREI research entity, will host its 4th wave energy workshop on 15th January 2015 in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth.

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How a Grain of Sand Rewrote Our Ocean's History

How a Grain of Sand Rewrote Our Ocean's History

  • 05 Dec 2014

Watch the wonderful story of one grain of sand and how understanding where it came from can help us to understand where our planet is going.

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RTE's 'Eco Eye' Team Visits Beaufort(CMRC)

RTE's 'Eco Eye' Team Visits Beaufort(CMRC)

  • 12 Jan 2015

RTE’s ‘Eco Eye’ team came to visit and interview CMRC folk, as part of their Climate Change episode, while getting some fantastic footage of Haulbowline Island last autumn.

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International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 37 “Energy from Biogas”

International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 37 “Energy from Biogas”

  • 11 Dec 2014

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has elected Prof Murphy as Leader of The International Energy Agency  Task 37 “Energy from Biogas” for the trimester 2016 - 2018.

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SMART Seas

SMART Seas

  • 02 Oct 2014

International students to investigate Cold Water Carbonate Ecosystems in Irish waters on the RV Celtic Explorer.

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EPA Climate Change Lecture Series Webcast@UCC - Monday, October 6th, 2014

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series Webcast@UCC - Monday, October 6th, 2014

  • 03 Oct 2014

The Environmental Research Institute, UCC is pleased to announce that it will host a webcasting of the Environmental Protection Agency Climate Lecture Series this Autumn.

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UCC Marine Biodiscovery Research Featured in Irish Times
EPA Climate Lecture Series Webcast@UCC - Wednesday November 5th, 2014

EPA Climate Lecture Series Webcast@UCC - Wednesday November 5th, 2014

  • 30 Oct 2014

The Environmental Research Institute, UCC will continue in its series of webcasts of the Environmental Protection Agency Climate Lectures on November 5th

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