Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Individual Researcher Profile

Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Volker

Contact Surname: Rath

Contact Address:

5 Merrion Sq Dublin 2, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353873845310

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Other Institute

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
The Geophysics group at DIAS has a large experience in applied geophysics, in particular in the use of electromagnetic methods on scales fro near surface to crustal. Ellectromagnetic methods are very sensitive to the distribution of fluids in the subsurface. This makes them an excellent tool for hydrogeological studies.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
applied geophysics, geothermics, electromagnetics, hydrogeology numerical modeling inverse problems electrical & thermal rock properties, petrophysics geofluids

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

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

- Many years of experience in paleoclimate research (terrestric archives, glacial cycle scale, ice sheets) - Editor "Climate of the Past" - Original PI for the mountain meteorological observational network GUMNET (

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

No information specified

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

Focus Areas

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

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:

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

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