Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Organisational Profile

Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Colum

Contact Surname: Joyce

Contact Address:

14 canons lane, Clifden, Co Galway, Republic of Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: 353 (0) 877 105927

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: SME

Higher Education Organisation Name:

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Connemara Programme

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
The self funded Connemara Programme has since 2012 been engaged in documenting the social, economic, cultural, heritage, historical, natural and environmental resources of the 2000 sq km and 50 communities of Connemara on the west coast of Ireland. The areas of Programme expertise are: Socio economic research, deep data gathering, data categorization and normalization, database and map design, attitude and behavioral study and analysis, technology uptake and use in rural environments, Techno-business cycles in Rural economies, Telecommunications and Transport resources and impact, population dynamics, socio economic coping mechanisms, community group structures, governance and dynamics by state, semi state, council and local entities, Inter group relationships, conflict and issue management, skills and skill set maintenance, business and economic development.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Aging Activities Analysis Attitudes Behavior Business Categorization Communication Community Conservation Culture Cultural Data Digital Depopulation Documentation Dynamics Economy Education Emigration Employment Environment Engagement History Heritage Immigration Integration Knowledge Landscape Mapping Marine Media Preservation Re-population Resources Rural Social Skills Society Survey Technology Transport Urban Youth

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

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

Cultural Heritage

→  Developing a reflective society

  Identity and Perception


→  Connecting people with heritage

  Protection through use


→  Creating knowledge

  Linking information


  Methods and Measurements

→  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:

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

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:

 Social Sciences & Humanities

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.

2010: Author: Consumer 2020 report for DG Connect 2011: Co Author Information 2020 Report for DG Connect 2012: Adviser Cities 2020 for DG Connect 2013: Author Product Labelling: Beyond Physical for DG Connect 2014: Co Author Strategic analysis for optimising the role of ICT in EU policy delivery for DG Connect 2014: Co Author Design and development of initiatives to support the growth of e-commerce via better functioning parcel delivery systems in Europe for DG Internal Markets and Services

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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