Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Rory

Contact Surname: Coffey

Contact Address:

UCD School of Biosystems Engineering, Agriculture and Food Science Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Telephone Contact Number: +353-87-6213369

Fax Contact Number: +353-1-7167415

Email Address: rory.coffey@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: http://www.ucd.ie/eacollege/biosystems/staff/research/rorycoffey/staff,100221,en.html

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Dr. Coffey is currently a Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow within the UCD School of Biosystems Engineering. His research and professional interests include the following topics: Prevention, control, and analysis of waterborne microorganisms Watershed modelling-Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and Hydrologic Simulation Program Fortran (HSPF) Integrated watershed management including risk mitigation strategies, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development, Water Quality Monitoring and assessment, Impacts of Climate Change on watershed management, GIS applications for environmental management, Exposure assessment of environmental/food contaminants, Environmental sustainability,

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Watershed management, watershed modelling, water quality monitoring, climate change, risk assessment, exposure assessment.

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

 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.

Dr. Coffey is currently an EU FP7 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow (in collaboration with the Center for Watershed Studies, Virginia Tech, USA) and is investigating the use watershed models to simulate the impacts of climate change on the fate and transport of waterborne microorganisms.

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

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

Dr. Coffey is currently an EU FP7 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow (in collaboration with the Center for Watershed Studies, Virginia Tech, USA) and is investigating the use watershed models to simulate the impacts of climate change on the fate and transport of waterborne microorganisms.

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


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Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

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

Focus Areas

 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

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.

“PACEmod (Pathogen And Climate Effects modeling)” – this Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship project is funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme. The objective of the project is to integrate the effects of climate change on waterborne pathogenic organisms and transport of such substances to water sources and is anticipated to lead to new knowledge on the theory of climate change interactions and microbial transport through the application of watershed models.


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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