Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Marisa

Contact Surname: Ronan

Contact Address:

Centre for Environmental Humanities A6 003, 6th Floor, Arts Block Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland.

Telephone Contact Number: 00353 851472187

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: ronanm@tcd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University of Dublin, Trinity College

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: https://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/environmental-humanities/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Overview My interest lies in interdisciplinary dialogues on the intersections that exist between human-environment relationships in the Anthropocene. Along with an interest in marine cultural heritage and natural capital my other interests include how the study of religion can raise our understanding of how systems of faith impact perceptions of climate change, human agency and scientific intervention. Marine Heritage I am currently building a The HeritageBAY project that will map the natural and cultural capital of marine heritage in Dublin Bay, identify the main stakeholders and assets in place and what obstacles exist in turning the natural and cultural heritage into productive and sustainable capital for the future. The project will focus on Dublin Bay as a marine biogeographic case study, encompassing the approximately 10 km stretch from Howth Head in the North Bay to Dalkey Point in the south. It will include Bull Island, the metropolitan bay area and docklands. Aims and Objectives. ➢ We aim to map the natural and cultural capital of the Dublin Bay area, enhancing the identity of the region. ➢ We aim to create a 'knowledge portfolio' that will inform policy in areas such as urban and rural marine heritage development, sustainability, job creation and tourism. ➢ We will seek to improve the management and impact of Marine Heritage by identifying the added value of humanities-led research in a field that traditionally draws on the natural sciences. ➢ We will develop a Marine Heritage network that will include interdisciplinary researchers and key stakeholders at a local and international level. ➢ This project will act as a core pilot project for the “Smart and Sustainable Planet” TCD research theme, creating a university-wide model for interdisciplinarity. ➢ Our ultimate aim is to develop an interdisciplinary project with novel methodological approaches and create an international network for the area of Marine Heritage, with the long-term goal of creating a strong foundation for a Horizon 2020 application Religion and the Environment This research explores the role the study of religion and the environment can play in understanding and engaging global change problems by providing crucial insight into human action and motivation. Specifically, I explore American evangelical climate change denial as a case study for how human agency has the capacity to both destroy the conditions for life on earth and “revive, maintain and sustain essential planetary conditions.”

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Environmental Humanities Marine Heritage Religion and the Environment STEAM (STEM + Art)

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 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:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 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

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

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

COST Action 1403 Oceans Past Platform Impact-Ev: Evaluating the Impact and Outcomes of Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

COST Action 1403 Oceans Past Platform Impact-Ev: Evaluating the Impact and Outcomes of Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Other areas of expertise:

Cultural Heritage


→  Developing a reflective society

  Identity and Perception

→  Connecting people with heritage

  Sustainability

→  Creating knowledge

  Linking information

→  Safeguarding our cultural heritage resource

  Adaptation and mitigation


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

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

Cultural heritage

 Identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling

Focus Areas

 Smart cities and communities

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

 Cultural Heritage

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

 Social Sciences & Humanities

 International cooperation

The following information was supplied about International Cooperation in SC5 Cross-cutting areas

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

Impact-Ev: Evaluating the Impact and Outcomes of Humanities and Social Sciences Research COST Action 1403 Oceans Past Platform EASSH European Alliance for the Social Science and Humanities

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

Impact-Ev: Evaluating the Impact and Outcomes of Humanities and Social Sciences Research COST Action 1403 Oceans Past Platform


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Biodiversity

 Environmental Governance and Information


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


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