Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: Peter

Contact Surname: Thorne

Contact Address:

ICARUS Department of Geography Maynooth University

Telephone Contact Number: 017086469

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: peter.thorne@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: www.peter-thorne.net

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Chair, International Surface Temperature Initiative www.surfacetemperatures.org Co-Chair, GCOS Working Group on the GCOS Reference Upper Air Network www.gruan.org Chair, WMO Commission for Climatology Rapporteurs on Climate Observational Issues Project Lead, EU H2020 GAIA-CLIM project www.gaia-clim.eu Lead Author, WG1 IPCC AR5 Lead Author, US National Climate assessment 2014 Lead Author, US CCSP S&A 1.1 Chapter editor BAMS State of the Climate 2008-2014 Advisory panel member for H2020 projects FIDUCEO and EUSTACE Previously employed at Met Office Hadley Centre, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Observational climate change Detection and attribution Surface and tropospheric temperatures and humidity Future observational strategies

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 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

 Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

Published analyses on surface temperature hiatus, contributing author to Box 9.2 in AR5 WG1

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

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

 Climate services

 Earth Observations

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:

 Water

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.

H2020 GAIA-CLIM project coordinator H2020 EUSTACE project advisory panel H2020 FIDUCEO project advisory panel


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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