Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Owen

Contact Surname: McIntyre

Contact Address:

Faculty of Law University College Cork

Telephone Contact Number: +353214902090

Fax Contact Number: +353214270690

Email Address: o.mcintyre@ucc.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Cork

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Environmental Law, Policy and Regulation International Water Law and Policy Natural Resources Law Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Law International Environmental Law

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Environmental Law, Policy and Regulation International Water Law and Policy Natural Resources Law Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Law International Environmental Law

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

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

- April 2013: appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine as a member of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board, established under the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1997. - June 2012: appointed for a second term as a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA) as an expert in the area of European and International Environmental Law: - January 2004: Invited to become a member of the Environmental Law Working Group established by the Law Reform Committee of the Law Society of Ireland for the purpose of reviewing the operation of Irish environmental law and making recommendations for its codification and progressive development.


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

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

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

• July 2013: invited to join the Advisory Board of the Institute for Water Business, a multi-stakeholder collaboration between several colleges in the University of Wisconsin system and a range of business partners created for the purpose of developing water business acumen through education and research. • April 2013: appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine as a member of the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board, established under the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1997. • November 2012: appointed to the Expert Advisory Board for the Living Convention on Bio-cultural Diversity project, which is run by the NGO Natural Justice and supported by Pace University Law School and University of Arizona Law School, and aims to increase the accessibility of international law on human rights, environment and land-tenure for indigenous peoples and local communities. • June 2012: appointed for a second term as a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA) as an expert in the area of European and International Environmental Law: o September 2012: served as a member of the European Topic Centre (ETC) Review Committee, charged with reviewing the performance, structure and role of the EEA’s ETCs. o May 2013: served as a member of the European Topic Centre (ETC) Evaluation Committee, charged with evaluating tenders for the appointment of new ETCs. • February 2012: invited to join the Scientific Committee of a new monograph series on La ricerca del diritto nella comunità internazionale (The search for law in the international community) (University of Bologna Press); • October 2011: invited by the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to participate as an expert on International Water Law at the First International Environment Forum for River Basin Organisations, organized by UNEP in Bangkok, 26-28 October 2011. • February 2011: invited to join the Global Faculty of the Dundee IHP-HELP (UNESCO) Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science, University of Dundee. • May 2010: appointed Chair of the standing Specialist Group on Water and Wetlands of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. • January 2010: appointed to the Panel of Experts of the newly established Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which replaces the existing Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM). Reappointed in March 2013. • May 2009: invited by the Director, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide expert advice to a high-level ministerial conference on Strengthening Transboundary Freshwater Governance – The Environmental Challenge, hosted by UNEP, Bangkok, 20-22 May 2009. • November 2008: designated as a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA) as an expert in the area of European and International Environmental and Natural Resources Law: o October 2009: appointed to the External Advisory Group on the preparation of the European Environment Agency’s 2010 State of and Outlook for the Environment Report (SOER 2010). o January 2010: appointed to the High-Level Review Group for Late Lessons from Early Warnings (Vol. 2), published by the European Environment Agency in 2012. • September 2008: invited to participate in the External Review Group for the Swedish Water House (SWH) / Stockholm International Water Institute Cluster Group on Water and Rights. • January 2008: Invited to join the Advisory Committee of the Working Group on the Right to Sanitation (CoHRE, UN- Habitat; WaterAid, WHO, SDC). • June 2006: Invited to join the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) by the IUCN CEL Steering Committee. • March 2004: Appointed for a period of five years to the Panel of Experts of the newly established Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). • January 2004: Invited to become a member of the Environmental Law Working Group established by the Law Reform Committee of the Law Society of Ireland for the purpose of reviewing the operation of Irish environmental law and making recommendations for its codification and progressive development.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


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

 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

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

 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

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

• Environmental Protection Agency (2013): Event Support for the Law and the Environment 2013 conference (€3,000); • Higher Education Authority (2007-10): ‘Legal and Regulatory Responses to Climate Change: Legal Regulation of Commercial Information in Respect of Climate Change Impacts’ (€72,000); • Environmental Protection Agency (2007-10): ‘Legal Issues relating to the Admissibility in Evidence of Environmental Data Gathered by Means of Remote Sampling and Self-Monitoring Techniques – the Case of Water Quality Sampling’ (€80,000); • Environmental Protection Agency (2006-2009): ‘Identification of an Appropriate Legislative Regime for the Remediation of Contaminated Land in Ireland’ (€75,000); • UCC President’s Scholarship Fund (2006-9): ‘International Liability Regimes for Marine Pollution’ (€32,250); • Environmental Protection Agency (2006): ‘Environmental Democracy in Ireland’ (€5,000); • Higher Education Authority (2002-5): ‘Legal Management of Environmental Risk’ (€77,822); • Higher Education Authority (2001-4): ‘Smart Environmental Regulation’ (€70,000); • National Centre for Business and Ecology – UK (1995-8): ‘The Effectiveness of Waste Management Licensing as a Regulatory Tool’ (£36,000); • University of Manchester Staff Development Fund: (£18,000)

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:

 Biodiversity

 Environmental Governance and Information


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


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