News for: Socio-economic Marine Research Unit

New report calculates the value on coastal proximity

This research, conducted by economists Tom Gillespie and Stephen Hynes, SEMRU, along with Ronan Lyons (Trinity College Dublin), has analysed over half a million sales and rental property listings placed over the last decade and calculated the extent of the sea-view enjoyed by properties and the average increase in value attributed to this. The paper… | Read on »

Translating flood risk assessment into local urban action

Urban areas are already suffering substantial losses in both economic and human terms from climate-related disasters, including flooding. These losses are anticipated to grow substantially in the coming decades, while local planning decisions today will have a large bearing on future costs, for example by locking-in future exposure to flood risk (Kocornik-Mina et al. 2015)…. | Read on »

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 »

Dr Aidan Kane Features on RTE’s Brainstorm

Dr Aidan Kane–of the Whitaker Institute’s Macroeconomics and Finance reseach cluster, as well as Creative, Liveable, and Sustainable Communities and Socio-economic Marine Research Unit research clusters–recently featured on RTE’s Brainstorm website, discussing fiscal and budgetary history, linking it to his groundbreaking research project Duanaire. According to Dr Kane, budgets may be about the future, but… | 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 »

NUI Galway Receives €3 Million for Research Initiatives

The north and west of Ireland is set to benefit from an investment of over €3 million in research initiatives. The support has been granted to NUI Galway by an EU programme that supports innovative projects addressing regional challenges. NUI Galway will coordinate four projects and partner in an additional six as part of the Atlantic… | Read on »