New Team Member: Derek Casey, Research Support Officer
GEMS/Water CDC is delighted to announce that Derek Casey has joined us for the remainder of 2023.
He has been working within University College Cork since 1998 as Head of Marine Section of the Aquatic Services Unit until June 2023. He has extensive experience in the areas of aquatic field sampling, data analysis and impact assessments for marine and freshwater projects. He has been involved in the planning, design and execution of several habitat mapping exercises in Ireland, U.K., Germany and Holland and has written field sampling protocols for intertidal monitoring and processing for EU funded multi-disciplinary research projects. More recently, he has been involved in extensive habitat monitoring exercises in Irish and U.K. coastal waters to assess aggregate extraction in the Irish Sea. He has also worked extensively in habitat surveys for both the Marine Institute and National Parks and Wildlife Service in intertidal and shallow sub-tidal areas around the Irish Coast and undertaken extensive monitoring programmes for the monitoring of turbidity an suspended solids in biologically sensitive freshwater systems. He has over 20 years experience in collecting and analysing extensive biological and physico-chemical datasets and has extensive practical experience in the use of GIS systems for presenting of results. He has also written a large number of reports; including EU and nationally funded research programmes and consultancy projects. Away from work, he likes drinking whiskey and walking his dog, though not at the same time, as that would be highly irresponsible (and the dog wouldn’t be having that).