MOSES: “Maritime, Ocean Sector and Ecosystem Sustainability: fostering blue growth in Atlantic marine industries” Kick of meeting at NUI Galway

NUI Galway was delighted to welcome partners from Ireland, UK, France, Spain and Portugal to NUI Galway this week for the MOSES kick off meeting.  The MOSES project is funded through the EU’s Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Interreg programme. The MOSES project will examine the ‘blue’ growth path for the sustainable development of the… | Read on »

New EPA report by SEMRU researchers launched ‘Valuing Ireland’s Coastal, Marine and Estuarine Ecosystem Services’

New EPA report by SEMRU researchers launched An EPA report on the economic value of Ireland’s marine and coastal ecosystems has just been published [EPA Research Report No 239:  Valuing Ireland’s Coastal, Marine and Estuarine Ecosystem Services]. The work undertaken by SEMRU researchers, Daniel Norton and Stephen Hynes, and John Boyd from the Galway Mayo… | Read on »

Project to Road Map Future Direction of Human Health and a Healthy Environment

Project to Road Map Future Direction of Human Health and a Healthy Environment NUI Galway SHEER project to highlight how water quality and access to blue/green spaces can improve our health, wellbeing and socio-economic status in Ireland Friday, 2 February, 2018: Researchers from NUI Galway have launched the ‘SHEER’ (Socio-economic, Health, Environmental Research) project, an… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: The Secrets Behind a Peace Process

An RTÉ Brainstorm article by Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh—of the Whitaker Institute’s Technology & Governance and Conflict, Humanitarianism & Security research clusters—looks at the secrets behind a peace process. Bogotá celebrations to mark the signing of the historic agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels ending 52 years of conflict Opinion: There are many similarities in… | Read on »

New Book on Feminism and Sport Features Dr Easkey Britton

As momentum around surfing builds with over 35 million surfers globally and the sport rapidly growing in developing countries, how can we better understand the benefits of surfing and acknowledge its differential effect on minority participants, in particular for females, in diverse cultural and economic settings? Through the delivery of a surf initiative in Iran… | Read on »

New €2 Million Project Launched on Oceans and Human Health Links

The European Union is investing €2 million in a new initiative designed to coordinate research into the complex links between the marine environment and human health and wellbeing. Led by the University of Exeter Medical School and funded by Horizon 2020, the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) project launches in December 2017… | Read on »

Prof Grimes Discusses Apple’s Global Value Chains in Asia

  Prof Séamus Grimes — a member of the Whitaker Institute’s Innovation and Structural Change and Social Sciences Research Centre research clusters — recently spoke with Yves Gassot, the CEO IDATE DigiWorld Institute, about the intricacies of Apple’s global value chains in Asia. “About seven years ago, I began to realise that if I was to say… | Read on »