Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: Christopher

Contact Surname: Bean

Contact Address:

School of Geological Sciences, University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353 (0)1 7162140

Fax Contact Number: +353 (0)11 2837733

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: UCD Earth Institute

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Volcano seismology, wave propagation in fractured media and the analysis of ocean generated microseismic noise. These thematic areas are underpinned by strong computational components and specifically designed field experiments using mobile seismic networks in an effort to gain a better understanding of fundamental controls on volcano seismic sources and ocean noise source generation, respectively. Goals include hazard mitigation on volcanoes and the application of seismology to determine ocean wave characteristics. The Geophysics Group works in multiple collaborative international projects, primarily with European partners funded through the European Commission. It also has strong industrial linkages, particularly on problems related to sub-surface seismic imagery.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Volcanoes, seismology, geophysics, computational modelling, microseism, ocean noise, passive imaging, earth observation

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Improve the knowledge base on the availability of raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

 Find alternatives for critical raw materials

 Improve societal awareness and skills on raw materials

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.

Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Experience in FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects (as partner and coordinator). Member of several strategic research committees (e.g. Computational and Adaptive Systems Lab, UCD; UCD Earth Institute (Director from 2011-2013, currently memebr of the Oversight Committee), scientific committee of Irish Centre for High End Computing, past member fo the Royal Irish Academcy Geoscience Committee and UCD Strategic Research Group.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

Partner in projects in FP5, FP6 and FP7 in natural hazards; coordinator of an 18 partner collaborative project in FP6 (including 6 memebrs from Latin America), partners in 5 collaborative projects, 4 Marie Curie training networks, Reserach infrastructure Preparatory Phase project. Further submissions as coordinator to Collaborative Project, IAPP and ESF programmes

LIFE and COST Actions

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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:

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