News for: Socio-economic Marine Research Unit

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 »

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 »