Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Alan

Contact Surname: Gilmer

Contact Address:

Environmental Sustainability & Health Institute (Environment & Planning Group) Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1.

Telephone Contact Number: 00353-1-4023806

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: alan.gilmer@dit.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Dublin Institute of Technology

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

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

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Dr Gilmer’s research interests include the general area of biosphere–climate policy, sustainable development, environmental management and policy, bio-resource/land-use management, eco-innovation, the green business movement, sustainable policy analysis and sustainability modelling. This work has resulted in a series of papers on sustainable policy analysis with obvious implications for ecosystem management, sustainability in business, environmental policy development and bio-resource management. The bio-resource/landscape research includes climate-biosphere-fluvial processes with simple model development and geomorphological referencing, ecosystem-water management in the landscape, river basin management and flooding processes. Dr Gilmer’s research interests have also included sustainable policy theory and practice as it interfaces with energy, environmental modernity, environmental business management and transport and logistics, having published on the sustainability of biofuels and renewable energies and in the area of corporate environmental responsibility. These initiatives continue to provide a structure and focus for the development for Dr Gilmer’s corporate and public sustainable and environmental policy research. They also provide a guide and context for the development of sustainable knowledge and research capacity building in environmental communication, transferable skills, communication tools, e-learning technologies, governance and control and the wider agenda of deep ecology in the corporate and public sector.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
• Environmental Management • Biosphere–climate policy • Environmental Policy • Environmental & Sustainable Modelling • Sustainability Policy - theory & practice • Climate-Biosphere-Fluvial Interactions • Bio-resource/land-use Management • Corporate Environmental Responsibility • Eco-innovation & Green Business Systems • Public Sustainable & Environmental Policy • Ecosystem Water Management & Land-use • Sustainable Supply Chain Management • Eco-governance and control

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
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise 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

 Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 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

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

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

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

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

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

 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

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 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

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.


LIFE and COST Actions





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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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