The 30th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium will be hosted in a collaboration between the ESAI (Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland) and the DCU Water Institute. The conference will
The 30th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium will be hosted in a collaboration between the ESAI (Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland) and the DCU Water Institute. The conference will be hosted in Glasnevin, DCU. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Ireland’s Water, Energy & Environment in a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.’
Environ is the longest running and largest forum for environmental researchers in Ireland with an average of 275 delegates attending the event annually. It provides a high-visibility platform for young and experienced researchers to present their findings to an audience drawn from academia, government bodies and agencies, as well as industry.
A number of events run over the three days, including a variety of workshops, oral and poster presentations, plenary speakers, Q&A panel discussions and a conference gala dinner.
For more information, please see the following link.
april 27 (Monday) - 29 (Wednesday)
Glasnevin Campus, DCU
DCU, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9
The Water Institute's Prof. Fiona Regan will be speaking at Environment Ireland this October - Ireland's major environmental policy and management conference. Her talk will discuss 'Innovations In How We
The Water Institute’s Prof. Fiona Regan will be speaking at Environment Ireland this October – Ireland’s major environmental policy and management conference. Her talk will discuss ‘Innovations In How We Monitor Our Water Environment’. The event is in its 15th year and is run with the Environmental Protection Agency and Dept of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
The event will be an excellent opportunity to discuss pressing matters for the sector, allowing industry leaders, experts, practitioners and policy makers both nationally and internationally to share and connect. The conference has been advertised as a must-attend for those in the environmental sector, with the Dáil having declared a climate and biodiversity emergency.
For more see:
october 2 (Wednesday) - 3 (Thursday)
Croke Park, Dublin
This is an opportunity for companies to meet face-to-face with experts at Dublin City University (DCU) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) who are actively engaged in research that has applications
This is an opportunity for companies to meet face-to-face with experts at Dublin City University (DCU) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) who are actively engaged in research that has applications across many industry sectors. You can profile your business, outline the challenges for your business, explore new ideas and understand the various options to collaborate and fund R&D projects through state and European supports. Companies with both an established R&D programme and start-ups with new ideas are welcome.
The purpose of these meetings is to facilitate targeted exchanges between researchers and industry and explore opportunities for collaboration through access to talent, knowledge transfer, training and industry/academic partnerships.
Following a light breakfast the plenary session will outline research at DCU & DkIT and how the institutions collaborate with industry. You will hear from companies who have previously collaborated with DCU & DkIT. This will be followed by pre-scheduled one to one meetings which will take place between individual DCU & DkIT researchers/business development managers and industry representatives who are interested in extending their R&D capability by working with third level institutions.
- Richard Stokes – CEO DCU Invent & Director of Commercialisation, DCU
- Prof. Noel O’Connor – CEO Insight Centre for Data Analytics
- Lewize Crothers – CEO and Founder of Exit Entry
- Neil McLoughlin – Technology Transfer Manager at DkIT
- More to follow
Focus of the event
- Get to know the research capabilities at DCU & DkIT
- Learn how to fund R&D through collaboration with DCU & DkIT
- Meet with research experts to discuss challenges for your business
- Find out how DCU & DkIT do Business
Main Sector/Topic Areas
- ICT & Digital Services
- Internet of Things
- Lifesciences and Health
- Advanced Manufacturing & Materials
- Water Resource Management
- Energy & Environmental Sustainability
- Social & Economic Concerns
- Manufacturing Competitiveness
- Physical Science
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Business Innovation
- Social and Ethical Impact
- Legal Studies
- Communications and Public Engagement
- Social Enterprise
october 1 (Tuesday) - 2 (Wednesday)
The Helix, DCU
DCU, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9
Registration is closed... but don't worry. After our goal of 100 signups, we received over 800 following our official launch. We'll be aiming at making this an annual event so
Registration is closed… but don’t worry. After our goal of 100 signups, we received over 800 following our official launch. We’ll be aiming at making this an annual event so check back for the 2020 WaterBlitz!
Help monitor the conditions in Dublin’s freshwater sites! As a citizen scientist, you can help gather data on our waterways to contribute to our understanding of water health.
We’ll be collecting water samples from the Liffey and other freshwater sites in coordination with FreshWater Watch. If you live along rivers, streams, ponds or lakes around Dublin or wish to travel to one and assist us gathering data on one of our most precious resources, we’d love your help.
The water testing is very easy and sampling could be something to do with friends and family!
To sign up and for more info see:
20 (Friday) 7:00 am - 23 (Monday) 10:00 pm
Dublin (and surrounding)
World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic
World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities. It focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction agendas by:
- Linking scientific understanding with policy and decision-making to develop concrete solutions to water, environment and development challenges
- Fostering proactive partnerships and alliances between individuals and organisations from different fields of expertise
- Highlighting ground-breaking research, best practices and innovative policy work by stakeholders and experts around the world and from multiple disciplines
- Reviewing the implementation of actions, commitments and decisions in international processes and by different stakeholders in response to the challenges
- Awarding outstanding achievements.
World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.
Every year, SIWI provides a platform for over 300 collaborating organisations to convene events about water and development issues. It is also an opportunity for individuals from around the globe also present their findings at the scientific seminars.
World Water Week theme
Each year the Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. While not all events during the Week relate to the overall theme, the seminars driven by the Scientific Programme Committee and many sessions focus on various aspects of the theme.
In 2019, the theme will be “Water for society – Including all”.
25 (Sunday) 10:00 am - 30 (Friday) 1:00 pm GMT+2
Our Ocean Wealth Summit, in association with PwC, takes place on 10 June at Cork’s City Hall. Our Ocean Wealth Summit is Ireland’s flagship event for the marine sector. From
Our Ocean Wealth Summit, in association with PwC, takes place on 10 June at Cork’s City Hall. Our Ocean Wealth Summit is Ireland’s flagship event for the marine sector. From engineering to shipping, from aquaculture to energy, from technology to biosciences, this Summit brings together Irish and International organisations working to create innovative, sustainable solutions with global impact that drive our blue economy.
As an island nation, this year we are acknowledging the role of islands in Our Ocean Wealth, and the theme for the 2019 Summit is Shared Voices from Small Island Nations. The Summit will hear from global leaders including environmental activist and former US Secretary of State John Kerry and a host of world leaders of island nations as well as researchers, entrepreneurs and academics to engage, network and shape discussions about the maritime economy, and the related opportunities and challenges.
Go on Our Ocean Wealth Summit website for more information and to book your tickets.
9 (Sunday) 7:00 pm - 10 (Monday) 5:30 pm
City Hall, Cork
Cork City Council, City Hall Anglesea Street
This event is run by the Irish Ocean Literacy Network
About this Event
2019 IOLN CAMPAIGN DESIGN WORKSHOP
A CALL TO ACTION FOR MEMBERS
Members and interested parties are invited to join a ‘day of inspiration’. A brainstorming and co-creation workshop. The morning session will be dedicated to sharing ideas, defining campaign strategy and drafting storyboards for campaign content.
The afternoon session will bring together graphic designers, professional science communicators and educators to work together to co-design and create campaign assets for different channels and mediums. Further design and development will follow post-event in the run-up to launching the campaign.
Members who are unable to attend can still participate in the implementation of the campaign.
The Irish Ocean Literacy Network was established in 2016. Galway Atlantaquaria is the current IOLN Secretariat. The IOLN strives for an ocean literate society across the island of Ireland.
The network brings together relevant institutes, agencies, researchers, small and medium-sized enterprises, non-governmental organisations, individuals and educators to work towards achieving this goal. Working towards an Ocean Literate Society and enhancing collaboration and interactions between our members, we are looking to launch a Network Campaign in Spring/Summer 2019 as a way to work together on collective concerted action at an “all island” level. The campaign will most likely take the form of an online social media campaign linked to a relevant physical event. We propose that interested network members volunteer to co-create and carry out the campaign. There is currently no funding available for the campaign so it is hoped that members can provide in-kind support and align activities to their ongoing activities.
OVERARCHING THEME: ‘Love the Ocean’ ‘Love OUR Ocean’
2019 THEME: ‘We are Islanders’ ‘My island, My Ocean’
It is proposed that the 2019 Network Theme should be ‘We are Islanders’ as voted for by IOLN members at the February 2019 network workshop. It is proposed that the 2019 theme is framed within the overarching theme ‘Love the Ocean’.
“We are Islanders” is about asking the public to communicate their personal connections with the Ocean. How does the Ocean make you feel? How do we as individuals personally relate to the Oceans? What does it mean to us?
We want all islander’s on the island of Ireland to share how they feel, tell us their story, explain their connection with the Ocean, tell us about their concerns etc.
It is hoped to launch the campaign in June 2019 linked to World Ocean Day or SEAFEST. The duration of the campaign will be decided during the workshop.
8th June: World Ocean Day
9-10th June 2019: SeaFest 2019 (Cork)
The workshop is free for members of the IOLN, and we especially welcome science communications and those with expertise and interest in story-telling, animation, graphic design, visual scribing/graphic facilitation, videography, digital marketing and social media campaigns.
Proudly Supported by:
We are going to ‘LoveThe Ocean’, with support from a host of science communications and those with expertise and interest in story-telling, animation, graphic design, visual scribing/graphic facilitation, videography, digital marketing and social media campaigns.
(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 5:30 pm GMT+2
Glasnevin Campus, DCU
DCU, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9
DCU will tomorrow (May 2nd) host a one-day conference and workshop, DCU and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Recognising and Enhancing our Research Contribution. The conference will feature scholars from across
DCU will tomorrow (May 2nd) host a one-day conference and workshop, DCU and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Recognising and Enhancing our Research Contribution.
The conference will feature scholars from across the university, highlighting key DCU research relating to the SDG’s and promoting future cross-faculty collaboration.
Each of the 17 SDG goals to be highlighted and discussed by a member of DCU academic staff who is internationally recognised within this topic. Each invited speaker will be providing an overview of their selected SGD topic, its relevance and their related work – pitched to inspire thought about links to academic teaching and research. Each expert has 12 minutes to discuss their goal.
The schedule for the conference is as follows:
GOAL 1: No Poverty (Dr. Deiric O’Broin)
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger (Prof. Anne Matthews)
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being (Prof. Anthony Staines)
GOAL 4: Quality Education (Dr. Charlotte Holland)
GOAL 5: Gender Equality (Prof. Maura McAdam)
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation (Prof. Fiona Regan)
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy (Dr. James Carton)
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth (Prof. Edgar Morgenroth)
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (Prof. Alan Smeaton)
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality (Dr. Maeve O’Brien)
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (Prof. Caroline McMullen)
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production (Prof. Barry McMullen)
GOAL 13: Climate Action (Dr. Diarmuid Torney)
GOAL 14: Life Below Water (Prof. Christine Loscher)
GOAL 15: Life on Land (Dr. Blanaid White)
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions (Dr. Rob Gillanders)
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal (Prof. Brian MacCraith)
(Thursday) 10:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT+2
The Gallery, The Helix, DCU
DCU, Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9
he Water Institute attended the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018 and Trade Show to demonstrate some of our current marine based projects. Chloe Richards is an MSc student who is working
he Water Institute attended the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018 and Trade Show to demonstrate some of our current marine based projects.
Chloe Richards is an MSc student who is working on marine inspired design for antifouling technology who will be showing her deployment frame which will be used in the Galway and Dublin Bay. Her project focuses on overcoming the challenges that biofouling presents in the marine environment. The goal of the project is to use structures and textures found in nature to combat the accumulation of biofouling organisms. She hopes to be able to develop a novel antifouling coating which will be less biocidal than currently available options. Find out more by clicking here.
Martin Nolan is a researcher who is a part of the MONITOOL Interreg project will also be in attendance. The project is based upon Directive 2013/39/EU relating to priority metals in the field of water policy. These include cadmium, nickel and lead. The MONITOOL project aims to define and outline suitable Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) to allow for the use of Diffusive Gradient in Thin Film (DGT) passive samplers for the monitoring of these metals. Find out more by clicking here.
Management and conservation of fish species requires knowledge of their distribution. Traditionally this is done by visual detection and counting. Molly Williams aims to develop a novel biosensor which would detect environmental DNA (eDNA) from a water sample. DNA was chosen as the target for the biosensor due to the high potential selectivity and sensitivity. The method Molly is developing allows for on-site monitoring without direct interaction with the fish, reducing potential harm to the valuable species. Find out more by clicking here.
The MARine environmental in situ Assessment and monitoring tool BOX is an FP7 EU-funded project tasked with the development of multiple analytical devices which could form a neural network for marine-based in-situ sensing of chemical and biological pollutants using novel biosensors. DCU WI’s Dr. Jenny Lawler and Ivan Maquire developed microfluidic disks capable of detecting toxins in water samples. This TOXISENSE sensor can be seen at our stand at Seafest 2018. To find out more about the MARIABOX project click here.
Thank you to the Marine Institute and all other organisers for the amazing event. We hope to attend next year.
june 13 (Wednesday) - 14 (Thursday)
Join us at the “Next Generation Analytical Platforms for Environmental Sensing” (NAPES) workshop at the Croke Park Convention Centre, Dublin, 27/28 March 2017 and participate in discussions on how advances
Join us at the “Next Generation Analytical Platforms for Environmental Sensing” (NAPES) workshop at the Croke Park Convention Centre, Dublin, 27/28 March 2017 and participate in discussions on how advances in environmental sensing will impact on Water management, Agriculture & Food and Citizen centred services.
For more information visit http://www.napes.eu/news/events/.
march 27 (Monday) - 29 (Wednesday)
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This event is now finished. You can find the post conference report, website and presentations from the day below.
We would like to invite you to attend the IWA Regional Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Catchment Management, taking place in Dublin City University from 23 – 27th October 2016
The conference will be hosted in conjunction with the International Water Association (IWA) and DCU Water Institute.
The target audience of delegates and presenters will include individuals from academia and research institutes, environmental agencies, consultancies, government & political organizations and industries across the spectrum of water management.
Water is a global challenge with traditional pressures still very much on the agenda and emerging issues driving new research topics in the search for solutions.
We very much welcome your scientific contributions spanning the many traditional areas, as well as new innovative topics addressing diffuse pollution and catchment management.
october 23 (Sunday) - 28 (Friday)
This event is now finished. You can find links to photographs from each day below. DCU Water Institute Week will run from January 25th - 28th in the Stokes Building
This event is now finished. You can find links to photographs from each day below.
DCU Water Institute Week will run from January 25th – 28th in the Stokes Building Foyer & Room S206, S209 DCU Main Campus.
Events are scheduled to take place as follows:
Monday 25th: Marine Science Art Fusion “Diaphanous Beneath” & reception, 4-7pm
What lies beneath? Below the waters transparent surface there is growth. Drawing on research from DCU Water Institute’s Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH) Diaphanous Beneath is a collection of garments which explores and interprets the growth, layering and patterns of the diatom and crab surface. Materials are manipulated, layered and embellished to represent the expansion of organic matter and the clear and translucent quality of the sea.
Growth, action and reaction, layering, repellent surfaces, complex details. Fashion meets Science in this 3-dimensionsal visual exploration of these biofilm forming organisms.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, before Friday 15th to register.
Tuesday 26th: Photography Exhibition – DCU
Underwater vision system for the identification of sharks and other marine species.
Wednesday 27th: SWIG workshop: 9.30am – 4pm
Coastal Pollution Monitoring Workshop
The SWIG Coastal Pollution Monitoring Workshop will address the impact of EU Directives including Water Framework, Bathing Waters and Shellfish to monitoring of rivers through to coastal waters under current pressures from both industrial and natural pollution. The Workshop will provide delegates the opportunity to learn about current monitoring projects and practices from regulators, academics, water companies and sensor suppliers from both the UK and Ireland.
The workshop will look at monitoring technologies for application to coasts, ports, marinas affecting leisure users, fisheries, aquaculture and bathing waters.
Thursday 28th: DCU Water Institute/Agilent Symposium 9.30am – 5.30pm
Advanced Analytical Methods for Environmental Analysis of Water
This symposium will bring experts from Ireland, Europe and the United States to show applications of advanced analytical methodologies for the field of water monitoring. Topics cover emerging contaminants, challenges of detection and matrix and global water perspectives.
january 25 (Monday) - 28 (Thursday)