News for: Social Innovation And Policy

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 »

Mapping policy interfaces for marine litter

At the 2015 G-7 Leaders’ Declaration Summit, G-7 leaders acknowledged that ‘marine litter, in particular plastic litter, poses a global challenge, directly affecting marine and coastal life and ecosystems and potentially also human health’. With this in mind, research from Sea Change—a Horizon 2020 project—engaged in European dialogue with marine governance actors. A modelling approach… | Read on »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

Reconnecting with nature to restore health

Dr Caitriona Carlin, a member of the SIPPs research cluster and project leader on the NEAR Health project investigating the intrinsic value of the natural environment for health talks to Sylvia Thompson in an article that was published in Saturday’s Irish Times. Read the article here.

Sea Change ebook Launch

A marine science ebook entitled Harmful Algal Blooms was launched on Monday 13th March by the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway. This ebook by Dr Robin Raine is designed to infuse the engaging story of harmful algal blooms into teaching across the sciences. The production used a collaborative design process that has been shaped by feedback… | Read on »

Dr Easkey Britton on what drives her success

Dr Easkey Britton, postdoctoral researcher on the NEAR Health project, surfer and adventurer, spoke to Deirdre Mullins for the first in a series of articles for the Irish Times on inspirational Irish women from all walks of life who embody a sense of what it means to “live InSync”. Read the interview in The Irish… | Read on »

From A B Cs to A B Seas

Experienced educators, tutors, professors and researchers from the EU Horizon 2020-funded Sea Change project have developed a novel Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with the aim to create a deeper understanding amongst European citizens of how their health depends on the health of our seas and ocean, and to create a community of teachers and… | Read on »

Take Action – Make a Sea Change

Even by making a small change in your everyday life, you can achieve big results in helping to protect the ocean. The Sea Change campaign provides tips and useful resources on what you can do to make a difference. This campaign is based on the latest scientific evidence with input from scientists and educators from… | Read on »