Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: John

Contact Surname: Connolly

Contact Address:

Department of Geography DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353 1 884 2136

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: john.b.connolly@dcu.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Dublin City University

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: St Patrick's College

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.spd.dcu.ie/site/geography/JohnConnolly.shtml

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Dr. Connolly is a lecturer and researcher at the Geography Department. DCU St. Patrick's College in Dublin, Ireland Research expertise: Areas: Earth Observation, Image Analysis and GIS. Big Environmental Data Analysis. Application of these geospatial technologies to: mapping natural ecosystems (Temperate, Boreal and Arctic peatlands), net ecosystem exchange, carbon dynamics, ecosystem change detection, detection and analysis of natural and anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance, ecosystem services, GIS Spatial analysis, Object Oriented Feature Extraction. Expertise: Earth Observation Terrestrial ecosystem research (natural ecosystems) Writing - Peer reviewed publications, Reports, Editing. Communication skills - Presentation, Leadership skills. Funding - Research Grant Applications Collaboration & Coordination skills Collaboration: With researchers from Ireland, UK, Canada, USA, Italy, Demark and Sweden Relevant websites http://jcresearch.wix.com/johnconnolly http://jcresearch.wix.com/metaflux http://jcresearch.wix.com/peat-imaq Researcher ID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2897-9711

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Physical Geography, Earth Observation, GIS, Image analysis, Object Oriented Feature Extraction, Mapping, Natural Resources, Disturbance Mapping, Peatlands (Temperate, Boreal and Arctic mires), Permafrost peatlands, Arctic Net Ecosystem Exchange, Big Data (Spatial data), Climate Change.

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

EPA CORINE 2006 committee Irish Peat Society


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

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

Under Theme 1:Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions Improvement of observation method including remote sensing and GIS analysis Under Theme 4: Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change Integrating global climate change analysis and assessment with bottom up assessments based on data from remote sensing and GIS analysis

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

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship: METAflux - Mire Ecosystem Transition Areas (Lund University) COST Action ES0903 EUROSPEC Spectral Sampling Tools for Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and Flux Measurements in Europe ESSEM COST Action ES1309 Innovative optical Tools for proximal sensing of ecophysiological processes (OPTIMISE)

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

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

Under Theme 1. Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability Development of remote sensing based tools to detect peatland areas that may be vulnerable to erosion leading to release of particulate organic carbon.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

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

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

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

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

 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

 Nature-based Solutions

 Climate services

 Earth Observations

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:

 International cooperation

The following information was supplied about International Cooperation in SC5 Cross-cutting areas

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

COST Action ES 0903: EUROSPEC - Spectral Sampling Tools for Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and Flux Measurements in Europe. Irish management committee COST ACtion ES 1309: OPTIMISE - Innovative optical Tools for proximal sensing of ecophysiological processes. Irish management committee FP7 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (Lund University, Sweden). European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR)

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

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship: METAflux - Mire Ecosystem Transition Areas (Lund University) EUROSPEC - COST ACTION ES0903 - Spectral Sampling Tools for Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and Flux Measurements in Europe ESSEM COST Action ES1309 - Innovative optical Tools for proximal sensing of ecophysiological processes (OPTIMISE)


LIFE and COST Actions





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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Biodiversity


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

COST Action: ES0903: Spectral Sampling Tools for Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and Flux Measurements in Europe.


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