News for: Socio-economic Marine Research Unit

Second-hand car values

Used cars in Ireland are now holding their value better than any time in the recent past, DoneDeal claims in its latest Car Price Index. The car website cites analysis undertaken by Whitaker Institute member Dr Tom Gillespie, of SEMRU, which shows that limited supply and intense demand has meant that cars are currently holding… | Read on »

Assessing the performance of EU Atlantic ports

EU Atlantic ports as multi-activity transport and logistic nodes can play a major role in the sustainable development of traditional and emerging maritime sectors and in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. While the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 envisions that the EU’s Atlantic port infrastructure and services can play a critical role in blue growth… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – How optimistic and pessimistic are Wild Atlantic Way businesses?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Liam Carr, of SEMRU, has co-authored a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm with Kineshia Nic Eiteagáin. The researchers spoke to Wild Atlantic Way tourism operators to assess how they felt after months of lockdown and restrictions. How optimistic and pessimistic are Wild Atlantic Way businesses? Analysis: researchers spoke to Wild Atlantic Way tourism… | Read on »

Nature documentaries, environmental preferences and willingness to pay: the Blue Planet II effect

The relationship between media and the environment has been studied from a wide range of perspectives within the field of mass communication for many decades. Nature documentaries are also now an increasingly used modality to communicate environmental issues in order to create awareness, change behaviours or perhaps motivate increased viewers’ demand for environmental policy action. However,… | Read on »

Report from on Surging Cost of Coastal Homes

Whitaker Institute member Dr Tom Gillespie, of SEMRU, has published a new report with which found the pandemic has led to a rise in the cost of coastal homes. The report garnered significant media attention. See it all below. The report can be downloaded here. Cork Beo FM104 Irish Examiner Galway Bay FM… | Read on »

Watch – The 5th International Symposium on the Oceans in National Income Accounts

On 24-25 March, the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), were delighted to host the 5th International Symposium on the Oceans in National Income Accounts. As well as showcasing the work of MOSES the 2 day symposium involved representatives from government, industry, academia and international organisations who shared their national and international perspectives on progress made in measuring… | Read on »

The urbanising force of global warming

The global population is urbanising rapidly. Each year, cities around the world host tens of millions of new inhabitants, particularly in low and middle income countries. While traditionally urbanisation has been associated with a process of structural change and economic development, today many poor countries are urbanising faster and at a much earlier stage of… | Read on »