EPA Research

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EPA Research is built around 3 pillars:

  • Climate
  • Water
  • Sustainability

and aims to:

Identify pressures:
Providing assessments of current environmental status and future trends to identify pressures on our environment
Inform policy:
Generating evidence, reviewing practices and building models to inform policy development and implementation
Develop solutions:
Using novel technologies and methods that address environmental challenges and provide green economic opportunities

EPA funded environmental research provides essential scientific support for environmental policy development, implementation and broader decision making. Since 1994, the EPA has funded research that has increased national understanding of our environment, the challenges it faces and responses to these. It has also developed high quality research capacity and supported innovation that is internationally respected. EPA Research is targeted to address the needs of key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and also encourages the researcher community to engage with these stakeholders.

Horizon 2020

The new EU research programme: Horizon 2020, was launched on Tuesday 10th December 2013. The EPA will promote, encourage and facilitate the successful participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020 via its role as National Delegate and Contact Point for the Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (Climate Action), in partnership with Enterprise Ireland. Read more

 

Public consultation on the New version of the Water JPI Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

The Water JPI will launch a new version of its strategic Agenda by June 2014. The Water JPI intends to address European societal water challenges. As a consequence, your participation in the discussion of this draft document is very important. Join the public consultation by answering the questionnaire in the link. You can send your contribution until 30th April.

Calendar of environmental research events

If you would like your environmental research event added to this calendar, please email research@epa.ie