Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Peter

Contact Surname: Mooney

Contact Address:

Geotechnologies Research, Department of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Ireland.
Also STRIVE Research, Environmental Protection Agency, Richview, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14. Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353-1-708 3847

Fax Contact Number: +353-1-708 3848

Email Address: peter.mooney@nuim.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

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

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
I have over 10 years experience in the areas of GIS and Spatial Databases. In recent years my research has focused on Citizen Science, Open Data, and Volunteered Geographic Information. I work closely with the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland on topics such as National Air Quality Monitoring and Data Dissemination and the public accessibility to environmental research data. I am also the developer of this catalogue and other software tools for the EPA.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Volunteered Geographic Information, Environmental Information, Web Programming, Spatial Databases, GIS, Open Data, Citizen Science, Dissemination of Environmental Information, INSPIRE

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 and Department of Environment ICT Representative at 10 meetings involving the European Commission DG Environment, European Environment Agency, and EU Joint Research Center for the reciprocal exchange of information and reporting on ambient air quality for Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC
I serve as an External Steering Committee Member for several EPA funded projects which include two projects with budget allocations of over one million euros (Irish Soil Information System managed by Teagasc and the CONSENSUS project managed by TCD/NUIG)
Software Developer of the EPA’s Secure Archive of Environmental Research Data (SAFER) at http://erc.epa.ie/safer
Data Manager and Open Environmental Data Strategist at the Environmental Protection Agency


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

I have worked with the Environmental Protection Agency for almost 10 years in the area of making environmental data and information openly and publicly accessible to the public, stakeholders, and decision makers.

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

No information specified

Cultural Heritage


→  Connecting people with heritage

No sub-interests of 'Connecting people with heritage' were specified

→  Creating knowledge

  Linking information


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:

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Smart cities and communities

 Digital security

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

2013-2016 Lifelong Learning Programme (540409-LLP-1-2013-1-BE-ERASMUS-ENW) \"Geographic Information: Need to Know - Towards a more demand-driven geospatial workforce education/training system\" (GI/N2K) - with 29 European Member States.
I have experience of working with European-level reporting of Environmental Data to the European Commission and the European Environmental Agency.

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

Outlined above.


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environmental Governance and Information


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

2012-2016 EU COST Action TD1202 (http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/ict/Actions/TD1202): \"Mapping and the Citizen Sensor\" Member of Management Committee and Working Group co-chair - with 23 European States. I am also currently collaborating with EU COST Action IC1203 http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/ict/Actions/IC1203 \"European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing: software and methodologies for harnessing geographic information from the crowd (ENERGIC)\"


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