Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Niamh

Contact Surname: Walsh

Contact Address:

Loughmartin Business Park, Tullow, County Carlow

Telephone Contact Number: 00353599152881

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Industry

Higher Education Organisation Name: Other Institute

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: T.E. Laboratories Ltd.

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
1. Introduction T.E. Laboratories (TelLab) is an Irish R&D-performing environmental monitoring company. T.E. Laboratories was established in 1991 and includes the following divisions: • Environmental testing laboratories specialising in water and waste water analysis • Machine care and transformer oil analysis • Chemical and reagent manufacture • Fully equipped R&D laboratory • Training Our environmental testing laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025 standard. We employ highly qualified technical staff and our facilities include specialist laboratory equipment and workspaces. We are currently involved in several funded projects as both partner and coordinator. These projects include FP7 projects and nationally funded projects. Ongoing projects include: • FP7- ENV- 2011-Mossclone • FP7-SME-2013-Aquawarn • FP7-SME-2013-WIDESENS. • FP7-OCEAN-2013-Commonsense. • FP7-OCEAN-2013- SenseOcean • FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7- NAPES. 2. Areas of interest • Environmental sensor technologies • Drinking water protection and safety • Consumer drinking water safety by providing low cost access to DW analysis • Consumer testing market technologies such as Aquariums, Swimming pools etc. • Chemical and microbiological treatment of drinking water at point of use • Communication networks for sensors and integration with web platforms • Optical sensing as a supplement for chemical and physical sensors • Selective passive samplers using unique materials. • Microfluidic applications • Standardisation, method development, method validation and project dissemination in the area of water pollution monitoring devices

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Drinking water analysis, Chemical Manufacturing, Oil analysis, Fuel analysis, Research and Development, Marker Dye Production, Water chlorination, Laboratory analysis, Laboratory Chemicals, Training, Horizon 2020, R&D, Chemical distribution, ISO 17025, validation, dissemination and exploitation

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 EPA Water Research Pillar

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

 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


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

 Promoting competitiveness in the water industry

 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:

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

 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

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

 Energy Efficiency

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 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.

• FP7- ENV- 2011-Mossclone This project aims to in-vent and test a passive air contamination monitoring sensor consisting of moss. • FP7-SME-2013-Aquawarn This is a T.E. Laboratories co-ordinated project which aims to develop deployable early warning pollution de-vices for applications in water. • FP7-SME-2013-WIDESENS. This project aims to develop drinking water sensors for widespread use. • FP7-OCEAN-2013-Commonsense. This project will develop cost-effective sen-sors interoperable with international existing ocean observing systems to meet EU policy requirements. • FP7-OCEAN-2013- SenseOcean This project aims to develop marine sensors for the 21st Century. It will deliver an integrated mul-tifunctional biogeochemical sensor package that is small and low-cost yet will be rugged and high performance. • FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7- NAPES. This project aims to develop next generation systems using smart materials for biological and chemical sensing.

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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