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 »
Whitaker Institute member Sinead Mellett was recently featured in the Connacht Tribune for her involvement in the Risk Aqua Soil project, which has found Farmers favour a “collective approach” in terms of mitigating the affects of climate change in the coming years. Read the full article: The Connacht Tribune To read more about the project click… | Read on »
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 »
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
Dr Easkey Britton of the Whitaker Institute, spoke about her research on the correlation between access to water and improved mental health. Read the piece here.
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, provided his expertise to the Sunday Independent on the financial benefits and drawbacks the coming year will bring to those living in Ireland. Read the full article here.
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 »
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 »
The Irish Times has released an article featuring a seminar by Dr Micheál Ó Cinnéide, which was took place at SEMRU’s recent Marine Economics and Policy Symposium. To read the piece, click here.
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.