Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: shane

Contact Surname: ward

Contact Address:

Smart Systems Unit UCD School of Biosystems Engineering University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 2 IRELAND

Telephone Contact Number: +353872296374

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: shane.ward@ucd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.ucd.ie/biosystems

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
The application of \"smart systems\" in agriculture, with the objective of enhancing performance and minimising environmental impacts. Examples include: data capture (Bosca system), storage (cloud) and analyses for optimising poultry production systems; tamper-proof food traceability systems, such as CyberBar - poultry chain integrity, from egg to the consumer; control and monitoring the environmental impacts of production agriculture (including: soil nutrient sensors, crop health sensors, BIG DATA, decision support systems based on smartfone technology).

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
precision agriculture, smart farming, sensors, food chain traceability, environmental impacts of agriculture, BIG DATA in agri-food systems

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
 Green Enterprise 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

 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.

ECOWOOD - eco-efficient wood harvesting on sensitive sites (FP5) RENEW: bio-energy fuelled vehicles (FP6) Sigma Chain: food chain protection from contamination by dangerous agents and substances (FP6)

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

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

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Improve the knowledge base on the availability of raw materials

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

 Digital security

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





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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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