EPA Seminar presents research findings as part of Science Week 2008

Date released: Nov 13 2008

As part of Science Week 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding its annual Research Fellowships and Scholarships Seminar in Dublin on Thursday 13th November and Friday 14th November at the Hilton Kilmainham Hotel.  The seminar will include presentations of EPA funded research findings across a broad spectrum of environmental topics including air quality; climate change; environment and health; waste and resource management; biodiversity; water quality; soils and land-use.


Speaking at the seminar, Mr Larry Stapleton, Director, EPA Office of Environmental Assessment said:

“It is widely recognised that research and innovation are essential to underpin environmental protection. Good quality research provides the foundation for credible decision making, while technology and innovation provide the necessary pioneering solutions for environmental problems. Many existing and emerging environmental issues are complex, with a wide range of causal factors. Consequently environmental policies must be underpinned by the type of knowledge that needs to be delivered through a systematic programme of environmental research.”

In supporting the development of environmental research capacity in Ireland, the EPA has funded over 130 Doctoral Scholarships, 70 Fellowships and over 30 Masters scholarships to-date.

The programme for the seminar is available on the EPA website.

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Further information:  Niamh Leahy, EPA Media Relations Office 053-9170770 (24 hours)