Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Ms.

Contact First Name: Mary

Contact Surname: Carter

Contact Address:

Beggars Bush Haddington Road Dublin 4

Telephone Contact Number: +35316782802

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: State Agency/Goverment Department

Higher Education Organisation Name: Other Institute

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Geological Survey of Ireland

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) is a part of the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources. GSI is the national repository for geosciencce data since its foundation in 1845. It currently has a multi-disciplinary staff (40 permanent and 30 contract) committed to serving a wide customer base.The GSI provides objective scientific information on Ireland’s earth resources. This information is available to inform all levels of decision-making in central and local Government and the Public in matters relating to earth processes, resources, heritage and the environment. Good decisions are based on good science. Good science is based on long-term data acquisition by highly qualified scientific and technical staff, relevant data interpretation, applied research and effective dissemination of information to our clients. GSI work programmes underpin improvements to our quality of life, our economic development and the protection of our environment. The main research areas are raw materials, geological mapping both onshore and offshore, hydrogeology, geoheritage, satelite remote sensing and coastal marine habitat mapping.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
geology geoscience groundwater hyrdogeology bedrock_geology geotechnical geourban geohazards geoheritage landslides subsidence tsunami radon geoparks minerals_potential_ maps natural_resources energy marine offshore_geological_mapping seabed_classification bathymetry environment infrastructure quaternary raw_materials coastal_marine_habitat_mapping satellite_remote_sensing closed_and_abandoned_mines minerals_policy karst climate _change geomorphology glaciation seabed_classification

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

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: National Working Group

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

χNo Climate Change JPI sub-interests specified

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


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 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

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:

Cultural Heritage

→  Developing a reflective society

No sub-interests of 'Developing a reflective society' were specified

→  Connecting people with heritage

  Protection through use


→  Creating knowledge

  Linking information


  Methods and Measurements

  Integrating Risks

→  Safeguarding our cultural heritage resource


  Adaptation and mitigation

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

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

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

 Find alternatives for critical raw materials

 Improve societal awareness and skills on raw materials

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

 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

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Cultural heritage

 Identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling

 Providing for a better understanding on how communities perceive and respond to climate change and seismic and volcanic hazards

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 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

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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