News and Events

  • Life at the edges

    22 Jun
    Life at the edges

    Dublin Science Gallery launches the Life at the Edges exhibition today exploring life in extreme environments and co-curated by Professor Andy Wheeler of the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences.

     

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  • UCC World Water Day

    20 Mar
    UCC World Water Day

    GEMS/Water CDC (in collaboration with ERI, BEES & Green Campus) are running a series of events next Thursday 22nd March to raise awareness of World Water Day

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  • Minister for Agriculture meets IAPB team

    09 Mar
    Minister for Agriculture meets IAPB team

    The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has met with the International Association for Plant Biotechnology team at University College Cork, Ireland and has been updated on progress towards the 14th quadrennial IAPB congress being held in Dublin in August.

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  • Sustainable Futures

    15 Feb
    Sustainable Futures

    The Environmental Research Institute, the MaREI Centre, UCC, and the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, are hosting a series of joint Science/Art events on the theme of Sustainable Futures.

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  • Fishackathon 2018

    06 Feb
    Fishackathon 2018

    Ireland is one of 30 countries participating in a global hackathon this month, which aims to develop digital solutions that will make the world’s fisheries more sustainable.

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  • New Appointment

    15 Dec
    New Appointment

    Dr Áine Ryall (UCC School of Law and ERI) was this month (11 December 2017) elected Vice Chair of the UN ECE Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee in Geneva. 

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  • UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

    22 Nov
    UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

    Dr. Matthew Hannon, Chancellor's Fellow of Technology & Innovation, University of Strathclyde Business School will be giving a presentation on "UK Wave Energy Innovation since 2000 - Lost at Sea or a New Wave of Innovation?" 

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  • New MaREI Directors Appointed

    11 Oct
    New MaREI Directors Appointed

    The Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland Centre (MaREI) at the Environmental Research Institute based in University College Cork (UCC), has appointed UCC Professors Brian Ó Gallachóir and Jerry Murphy as its new co-directors.

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  • UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

    09 Jun
    UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

    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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  • UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

    10 Feb
    UCC Climate Lab 2017 Seminar Series

    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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  • MaREI/ERI Green Gas Position Paper Launched

    15 Mar
    MaREI/ERI Green Gas Position Paper Launched

    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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  • Op Ed: We should pay for climate change

    14 Nov
    Op Ed: We should pay for climate change

    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

    11 Nov
    ERI CPD Day on Sustainable Agriculture

    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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  • Open House at ERI Building

    28 Sep
    Open House at ERI Building

    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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  • Climate Adaptation Workshops

    12 Sep
    Climate Adaptation Workshops

    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

    07 Sep
    Welcome Ivan

    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

    02 Sep
    ERI Research informs Cuban Energy Policy

    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...

    28 Aug
    UCC helps 'blue' economy...

    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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  • Fulbright Scholarship for ERI PhD Student

    01 Jul
    Fulbright Scholarship for ERI PhD Student

    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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  • Discover Oceans of Energy

    02 Jun
    Discover Oceans of Energy

    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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  • Too Hot in Paradise

    19 May
    Too Hot in Paradise

    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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  • UCC Delegation Attends UN Environment Assembly

    27 May
    UCC Delegation Attends UN Environment Assembly

    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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  • Commissioning of Wave Tanks

    13 May
    Commissioning of Wave Tanks

    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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  • International Climate Network Membership for ERI

    12 Feb
    International Climate Network Membership for ERI

    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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  • Ireland's Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future

    02 Feb
    Ireland's Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future

    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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  • Prof. Jerry Murphy to give Quercus lecture

    22 Jan
    Prof. Jerry Murphy to give Quercus lecture

    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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  • New Study On Overpopulation in Flood-Prone Locations

    06 Jan
    New Study On Overpopulation in Flood-Prone Locations

    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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  • ERI Prepares for COP21

    24 Nov
    ERI Prepares for COP21

    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

    23 Nov
    Optimism for COP21 in Paris

    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

    18 Nov
    Planning for Climate Change Impacts

    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

    16 Nov
    Climate Change & Nature Rhythms

    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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  • 2015 Excellence in Engineering Awards

    09 Nov
    2015 Excellence in Engineering Awards

    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

    03 Nov
    UCC Climate Change Research Workshop

    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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  • Webcast from Engineers Ireland

    05 Oct
    Webcast from Engineers Ireland

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

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

    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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  • Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

    24 Jun
    Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

    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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  • UCC-ESRI Energy Workshop

    02 Jun
    UCC-ESRI Energy Workshop

    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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  • Unburnable Carbon

    27 Apr
    Unburnable Carbon

    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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  • Rethinking Climate Change

    23 Mar
    Rethinking Climate Change

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

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

    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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  • Fuel For Thought

    19 Feb
    Fuel For Thought

    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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  • Bioenergy Research Day at ERI

    30 Jan
    Bioenergy Research Day at ERI

    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

    29 Jan
    A New Wholesale Electricity Market For Ireland

    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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  • Green Thumbs Up for UCC

    21 Jan
    Green Thumbs Up for UCC

    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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  • SMART Seas

    02 Oct
    SMART Seas

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

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