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RTÉ Brainstorm: How rural and agricultural areas can deal with climate change

An RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Sinead Mellett delves into RiskAquaSoil, a Whitaker project which aims to improve farmers resilience to the affects of climate change. How rural and agricultural areas can deal with climate change     “A pilot study revealed that farmers in Ireland are concerned about severe weather events and its effects on… | Read on »

2019 Monsignor de Brun Lecture by Philip Lane, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland

The 2019 Monsignor Pádraig de Brún Memorial Lecture, entitled Climate Change and the Irish Financial System, addressed the implications of climate change for the Irish financial system. Delivered by Governor of the Central Bank, Philip Lane, the lecture emphasised all sectors will be affected by climate change, whether through exposure to weather-related shocks or the… | Read on »

Irish Shipwrecks Providing Sanctuary for Fragile Coral Reefs

Work undertaken by members of the SEMRU research cluster, along with the University of Limerick, has discovered shipwrecks are acting as artificial reefs, “making an important contribution to maintaining coral and other species.” Continue reading about the discoveries below:   Irish Examiner The Times 

SEMRU’s 9th Annual Marine Economics and Research Symposium

The Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, recently hosted its 9th Annual Marine Economics & Policy Research Symposium (18th Nov). With over 80 delegates, the day was a great success with this year’s theme, ‘The Marine Economy: Access and Infrastructure’. Speakers included Lt. Cdr Paul Hegarty, Irish Naval Service, Dr Christina Kelly,… | Read on »

A management plan to protect Irish agriculture from climate change

Risk Aqua Soil, the project undertaken by Whitaker Institute members Edel Doherty and Sinead Mellett, has garnered media attention for it’s aim to alert society to the likelihood of climate disasters, and to address co-ordination for detection and risk management and recovery solutions. Read more about it here: Irish Tech News  Galway Daily Irish Examiner… | Read on »

Sinead Mellett Featured in Irish Farmer’s Journal

Sinead Mellet, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability Research Cluster, was recently featured in the Irish Farmer’s Journal. In the article, a snipet from her presentation at the Climate Change Workshop in Tullamore (1/11/18) To read the piece, click here.