Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: Frank

Contact Surname: McDermott

Contact Address:

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

Telephone Contact Number: 0035317162327

Fax Contact Number: 0035312837733

Email Address: frank.mcdermott@ucd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.ucd.ie/geology/staff/academic/frankmcdermott.html

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Testing an verification of climate models using past climates. Reconstruction of past climate variability. Monitoring of Earth system responses to climate change. The role of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) as a driver of climatic conditions in western Europe during the past two millennia. Interactions between the North Atlantic Oscillation and East Atlantic Oscillation. The role of NAO variability in determining multiannual variations in the power output potential of windfarms in western Europe. U-series dating using MC-ICP-MS to date past climate archives (e.g. cave carbonates, lake carbonates) and for archaeological projects.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Earth Observation Climate Reanalysis data North Atlantic Oscillation NAO Climate Change Climate Models Palaeoclimate Palaeoclimate Past Climates Greenhouse gases GHGs Cave systems Speleothems Oxygen isotopes Carbon isotopes Isotopic tracing Metals in the environment

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Climate Change Research

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:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

Expertise and publications in the role of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and interactions between the NAO and the East Atlantic Oscillation in modulating decadal scale climate variability.

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

Previous involvement in FP5 and FP7

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Closing the water cycle gap

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

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Expertise in isotopic tracing of water in the hydrological cycle.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

FP7 proposal (GHG-AQUAFLUX) on GHG fluxes from inland aquatic systems.

Other areas of expertise:


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:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

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

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

FP4 HPAS Project on Holocene Past Climate Reconstruction (Coordinator) FP5 TIMECHS project on Reconstructing late glacial and Holocene environmental conditions using lake sediment cores from Inis Oir, Aran Islands, W. Ireland.


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:

SPLASHCOS (http://splashcos.org/)


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