Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Gearoid

Contact Surname: O\'Riain

Contact Address:

Block 8, Blackrock Business Park, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353 1 2104580

Fax Contact Number: +353 1 2789501

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: SME

Higher Education Organisation Name: Other Institute

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Compass Informatics Ltd.

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Compass Informatics is an Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) consultancy specialising in expert GIS technologies – an expert and niche systems integrator. The company provides a suite of integrated web and spatial information technology services covering many application areas including the planning, asset and land management, natural resources, and socio-economics. Compass products include: • High quality webmap viewers (Esri and Open Source) • Smartphone GIS and multimedia apps Specific purpose solutions include: • Biosolids integrated operations systems for water companies • Bioenergy mapping and modelling information systems • Biodiversity mapping information systems • Pavement management systems • Strategic Environmental Assessment planning systems • Land and asset mapping information systems Compass provides a suite of integrated spatial & information management services including: • Systems Development o Software & Data Management o Web mapping & multimedia solutions o Spatial & ICT strategy development & scoping studies • GIS & Data Services o Surveying & Data Services (spatial video solutions, survey and field computers supply and support, data conversion, data supply) o Spatial Analysis (government, heritage, biodiversity, natural resources, urban & regional planning, demographic planning and analysis, transport) • Ecology & Planning Services o Operation of a National Biodiversity Data Centre o Data generation, analysis and planning projects, supported by spatial ICT solutions We are Esri and Microsoft partners, while also focussed on open source options coupled typically with .Net development. We hold dealerships for premium GPS and survey hardware from Trimble, Spectra, Handheld and others. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with a London and Cape Town office and with significant enterprise projects across the UK and Ireland.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
GIS, GPS, GNSS, data analytics, spatial, ICT, IT, data, mapping, parking, natural resources, planning, environment.

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

Irish Organisation for Geographic Information, Ireland Irish Institution of Surveyors, Ireland Organisation for Geographic Information, UK

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.

No information specified


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

 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

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Cultural heritage

 Identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Smart cities and communities

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

 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

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:

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

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