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: Garret

Contact Surname: Duffy

Contact Address:

Earth and Ocean Sciences School of Natural Sciences NUI Galway

Telephone Contact Number: +35391492169

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: gpduffy@nuigalway.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: National University of Ireland, Galway

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/eos/staff/academic_staff/duffy_g/duffy_g.html

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
My research objective is to fully understand the dynamics of the water/sediment interface including sediment transport processes; bedforms; seabed characterisation; sediment controls on benthic habitats; and geomorphology. In order to achieve better understanding of the latter areas, I utilise many different techniques including acoustic sediment characterisation, digital terrain model analysis, hydrodynamic and sediment transport modelling, and laboratory sedimentological experiments.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Marine Coastal LIttoral Acoustic Classification Sediment Transport Oceanography Sedimentology Stratigraphy Remote Sensing Mapping Environment Spatial Analysis Sediments Geomorphology hydrographic survey ArcGIS

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


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

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


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

 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

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:

 Biodiversity

 Environmental Governance and Information


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

None yet but am looking to collaborate on projects involving marine biotopes


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