Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: Fiona

Contact Surname: Regan

Contact Address:

Principal Investigator Beaufort Marine Research Awards Director, Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH), National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Telephone Contact Number: + 353 1 7005865

Fax Contact Number: + 353 1 7005503

Email Address: fiona.regan@dcu.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Dublin City University

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.dcu.ie

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Fiona Regan, Associate Professor in Environmental Sensing since 2009, established the Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH), DCU in 2010. She studied Environmental Science and Technology at the Institute of Technology in Sligo and graduated in 1991. After completing her PhD in analytical chemistry in 1994, and postdoctoral research in optical sensing in 1996 at DCU, she took up a position at Limerick Institute of Technology as lecturer in Environmental and Analytical Science. In 2002 Fiona returned to the School of Chemical Sciences, DCU, as a lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, in 2008 she became senior lecturer. In 2009 Fiona was selected as the Beaufort PI in Marine and Environmental Sensing. Her research is in the area of separations and sensors, materials for sensing and anti-biofouling applications on aquatic deployed systems, and decision support systems. Fiona is Director of MESTECH, coordinator of QUESTOR @ DCU, leader of the Marine ICT SmartBay research under PRTLI V and the International SmartOcean Graduate Enterprise Initiative (ISGEI).

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
sensors, water monitoring, biofouling, materials, separations science, analytical methods, priority pollutants, data management and analytics, sensor deployment, smart cities and smart bay.

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment 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

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

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

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

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

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Currently a partner in FP 7 MariaBox under Oceans of Tomorrow Previously a partner in Mariecurie ITN ATWARM

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:

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

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

 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

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Smart cities and communities

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

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.

Oceans of Tomorrow MariaBox FP 7 starting in 2014


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:


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


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