Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Jerome

Contact Surname: O Connell

Contact Address:

School of Biology Faculty of Biological Sciences Room 8.11, Manton Building University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT UK

Telephone Contact Number: +441133432884

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: J.O'Connell@leeds.ac.uk

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Other Institute

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: University of Leeds

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
My main research interests lie in the areas of GIS and remote sensing in environmental management. I am currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Leeds, UK examining the use of remote sensing in mapping biodiversity in agricultural landscapes and modeling landscape scenarios with respect to ecosystem service sustainability. Prior to this I completed a PhD in applied remote sensing in University College Dublin on assessing and monitoring vegetation disturbance on Irish peatlands.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
GIS, multispectral / hyperspectral image processing, change detection, landcover classification, Erdas, ENVI, eCognition, Matlab, R, peatlands, agriculture, forestry, image-fusion, UAVs, LiDAR, ecosystem-services, field spectroscopy, object orientated classification, spatial modelling

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


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

 Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment

 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.

Irish management committee on COST Action: EUROSPEC - Spectral Sampling Tools for Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and Flux Measurements in Europe (http://cost-es0903.fem-environment.eu/). Remote sensing advisor in EU BON - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network (http://www.eubon.eu/).

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

Irish management committee on COST Action: EUROSPEC - Spectral Sampling Tools for Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and Flux Measurements in Europe (http://cost-es0903.fem-environment.eu/). Remote sensing advisor in EU BON - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network (http://www.eubon.eu/).

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

 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

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

 Improve the knowledge base on the availability of raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 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

http://www.eubon.eu/

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

The main objective of EU BON is to build a substantial part of the Group on Earth Observation’s Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). In light of the new Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), such a network and approach are imperative for attaining efficient processes of data collation, analysis and provisioning to stakeholders.


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Biodiversity


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

http://cost-es0903.fem-environment.eu/


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