Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Enda

Contact Surname: O\\\'Brien

Contact Address:

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) IT Building, NUI Galway

Telephone Contact Number: (091) 495946

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: enda.obrien@ichec.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Research Institute

Higher Education Organisation Name: National University of Ireland, Galway

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.ichec.ie

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
My main areas of expertise are: 1. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD), or general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean. 2. Numerical modeling of the atmosphere and ocean, especially using coupled models or \"earth system models\". 3. High-performance computing (HPC), or \"parallel computing\", especially developing and optimizing atmospheric and oceanic models to run efficiently in parallel on large clusters (or indeed on GPU or coprocessor accelerators).

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Meteorology Climatology \"Earth system modeling\" \"Geophysical Fluid Dynamics\" \"Numerical Weather Prediction\" \"High Performance Computing\" \"Accelerated Computing\"

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

PI on 2-year NOAA project titled \"Tropical-extratropical interactions on intra-seasonal timescales in an idealized general circulation model\"(1991-93). PI on 3-year (US) DoE project titled \"Heat fluxes in a coupled atmosphere-Atlantic ocean model in response to variations in imposed temperature gradients\" (1992-95). PI on 2-year NOAA project titles \"Feedbacks in a coupled Atlantic Ocean - Global Atmospher coupled model\" (1995-96).

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

Worked on PRACE IP-2 project to develop parallel scalable I/O packages for earth system models.


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:

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Energy Efficiency

 Water innovation: boosting its value 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

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

Member of HIRLAM user & developer group. HIRLAM (www.hirlam.org) is a consortium of mostly northern-European countries that develops and maintains numerical weather-prediction systems for national weather forecasting services (incl. Met Eireann).

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


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Environmental Governance and Information


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


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