Research Reports

The EPA funds environmental research through the Science, Research, Technology and innovation for the Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007-2013 which follows on from the Environmental Research, Technological Development and Innovation (ERTDI) Programme 2000-2006. STRIVE Programme and strategic reports are available here

Research is funded in nine broad areas and available research reports are published here.  The nine research areas are:

Research Reports released in 2014

Below you will find a list of research reports that were released in 2014:

PillarReport NumberReport TitleAuthors and AffiliationNotes
Climate

CCRP 31

Influence of transboundary air pollution on acid sensitive ecosystems

Julian Aherne - Trent University

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Climate CCRP 32  Carbon Sequestration by Hedgerows in the Irish Landscape Kevin Black - FERS Ltd   
Climate Research 135 The development of an Irish Climate Information Platform (ICIP)  Barry O’Dwyer- UCC  Link to follow
Climate Research 139 Climate Status Report Compilation Guidelines   Ned Dwyer - UCC  Link to follow
Sustainability   STRIVE 118 Interactions of soil hydrology, land use and climate change and their impact on soil quality (SoilH) Prof Gerard Kiely - UCC     
Sustainability  STRIVE 122 State of the Art Recycling Technology for Liquid Crystal Displays   Dr. Lisa O’ Donoghue - University Limerick    
Sustainability STRIVE 124 Web-Based Monitoring of Gas Emissions from Landfill Sites using Autonomous Sensing Platforms    Dr Fiachra Collins - DCU    
Sustainability   STRIVE 126 The Application of Geophysics to a Number of Threats to Irish Soils   Shane Donohue - UCD     
Sustainability Research 128 Roadmap for a National Resource Efficiency Plan for Ireland   Tadhg Coakley - CTC  
Sustainability  Research 130 Irish Soil Information System Rachel Creamer - Teagasc     
Sustainability

Research 131

EPA RESOURCE KIT: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND POLICY 
BRIDGE: Tools for science-policy communication

Anna Davies - Trinity College Dublin

 

Sustainability Research 132

EPA RESOURCE KIT: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND POLICY
BRIDGE: Good Practice Guide for science-policy communication

Anna Davies - Trinity College Dublin   
Sustainability Research 133

EPA RESOURCE KIT: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND POLICY
A Knowledge Transfer Guide for Researchers

Cliona Ní Cheallacháin - Aqua TT     
Water  STRIVE 109 Norovirus in Wastewater and Shellfish Bill Dore, John Flannery - Marine Institute  
Water   STRIVE 120 Assessment and Monitoring of Ocean Noise in Irish Waters   Joanne O'Brien - GMIT    
Water  STRIVE 121 Mapping the spatio-temporal distribution of underwater noise in Irish Waters  Gerry Sutton - UCC     
Water  STRIVE 123 Management Options for the Collection, Treatment and Disposal of Sludge Derived from Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems Michael Joyce - Ryan Hanley      
Water  STRIVE 125 Supporting the concept of Early warning Analysis - SCEWA  Dr. Ioannis M. Dokas - UCC   
Water Research 127 Estimating the value to Irish society of benefits derived from water related ecosystem services: A discrete choice approach   Dr Stephen Hynes - NUIG   
Water  Research 129 Willingness to pay for achieving good status across rivers in the Republic of Ireland  Cathal Buckley - Teagasc    
Water   Research 134 Biological Effects and Chemical Measurements in Irish Marine Waters Michelle Giltrap - EPA/Marine Institute   

Small-scale Studies

The EPA also publishes occasional reports from STRIVE small-scale studies. These are available to view here.

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