Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Jean

Contact Surname: Wilson

Contact Address:

Centre for the Environment, School of Natural Sciences, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 2, IRELAND

Telephone Contact Number: +35318961121

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: jewilson@tcd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University of Dublin, Trinity College

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.tcd.ie/environment/research/connect.php

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Jean is currently co-PI on a 2-year EPA-STRIVE funded medium scale project CONNECT \"Combining earth observation and geochemical tracing techniques for groundwater detection and evaluation in Ireland\". The purpose of CONNECT is to further develop earth observation and geochemical tracing techniques that identify (map), characterize and evaluate the occurrence and impact of groundwater discharge to lakes and coastal waters. The potential for these techniques was previously explored and evaluated by Jean and Professor Carlos Rocha (co-PI) as part of an EPA-STRIVE funded Research Fellowship between 2008 and 2012 (2008-FS-W-4-S5), a synthesis and full research report detailing the results from the fellowship is available from the EPA (http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/water/#.Uqbp-NJdXcw). The overall aim of the current project is to examine the connectivity between ground and surface water by combining the results from a national assessment of the potential for groundwater discharge undertaken via remote sensing and GIS techniques with available hydrogeological, geological, geochemical and water quality data that further characterize, quantify and assess the potential for and impacts of groundwater discharge. Jean completed her PhD in Geography in 2008 and her work explored digital change detection techniques for landscape monitoring in data poor environments, using New Providence Island, The Bahamas as a case-study. Jean has 10 years of field based research experience working in multidisciplinary environments both in Ireland and abroad (The Bahamas & Portugal).

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
remote sensing, GIS, spatial analysis, statistics, groundwater discharge mapping and monitoring, environmental monitoring, landscape monitoring, geochemical tracing, radon, radium, lakes, coastal, marine environments, change detection

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


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

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

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Water innovation: boosting its value 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

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Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

EPA-STRIVE Research Fellowship April 2008 - August 2012 (2008-FS-W-4-S5) \"Developing remote sensing tools for groundwater identification, mapping and evaluation in Ireland\" (Project Co-Ordinator) EPA-STRIVE Medium Scale Research Project April 2013 to date (2012-W-MS-13) \"Combining earth observation and geochemical tracing techniques for groundwater detection and evaluation in Ireland\" (Co-Principal Investigator).


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


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


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