Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Individual Researcher Profile

Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Ainhoa

Contact Surname: Gonzalez

Contact Address:

School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2

Telephone Contact Number: 087 6624879

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: agonzal@tcd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University of Dublin, Trinity College

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.tcd.ie (http://www.tcd.ie/environment/research/overview.php#campo) / www.nuim.ie (http://www.nuim.ie/nirsa/people/staff/dr-ainhoa-gonzalez/)

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Main research areas include: application of Geographic Information Systems to support impact assessment; Strategic Environmental Assessment; development of methodologies and frameworks to promote best practice in impact assessment; sustainability indicators; decision support tools; preparation of renewable energy strategies and landscape appraisal; public engagement; and information management.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Environmental planning, Environmental assessment, Geographic Information Systems, Spatial data management, Impact assessment, Biodiversity and ecosystem services, Sustainability, Indicators, Urban metabolism, Natural resource management.

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 Sustainable Environment 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:

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


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

 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

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Smart cities and communities

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

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

 Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change

 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.

FP7 BRIDGE Project - SustainaBle uRban plannIng Decision support accountinG for urban mEtabolism (Work Package Coordinator - Trinity College Dublin) ESPON KITCASP Project - Key Indicators for Territorial Cohesion and Spatial Planning (Lead Partner - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, NUI Maynooth)


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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