Jason McFadden


Jason is a Geoscientist who completed his BSc in Earth Science at University College Cork in 2022. After completing a Masters in Geological and Environmental Hazards at the University of Portsmouth, he joined the team as a Research Assistant/GIS Analyst. His master’s Thesis focused on the use of different RS techniques such as Optical satellite imagery/InSAR in combination with GIS to monitor the increasing hazards presented by glacial lake expansion in high mountain areas as a result of climate change. Jason currently works on the Donegal FLOWEnergy MCDS project

Research Interests

Jason's main research interests are focused on the offshore renewable energy transition in Ireland. He is currently investigating the challenges and opportunities associated with offshore wind energy production, developing and enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of a GIS-based MCDA tool for site selection in renewable energy projects. As well as this, he is exploring strategies for effective stakeholder engagement in the site selection process. 


Jason was awarded ‘The Devoy Prize’ by UCC in 2022 for having the top-ranking research project in the Earth Science degree programme.  

Jason McFadden

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Research Assistants

Marine Geosciences Research Group

University College Cork

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, North Mall Campus, University College Cork, North Mall, Cork City, T23 TK30