Climate Research Call 2016

A total of 39 applications were received under the Climate Call in 2016.

The following 14 projects were awarded funding.

Lead Organisation

Principal Investigator 

Project Title 

Project Type 

National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Paraic Ryan CIViC- Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability to Climate Change Medium Scale Project 
APEnvEcon Andrew Kelly CON+AIR - Addressing Conflicts of Climate and Air Pollution Medium Scale Project
University College Cork (UCC) Margaret Desmond Enabling the transition to a climate resilient Ireland Research Fellowship
University College Cork (UCC) Jeremy Gault National Risk Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change Medium Scale Project
National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Phillip O'Brien Metrics of Climate Neutrality in the context of Deep Decarbonisation in Ireland by 2050 Research Fellowship
University College Cork (UCC) Celine McInerney EU ETS and Competitiveness of Irish Industry Medium Scale Project
National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Paul Nolan Towards a definitive historical high-resolution climate dataset for Ireland – promoting climate research in Ireland Research Fellowship
Teagasc Laurence Shalloo Review national emission factors for methane emissions from livestock Desk Study
Dublin City University (DCU) Barry McMullin Potential for Negative Emissions Technology in Ireland Medium Scale Project
University College Cork (UCC) Paul Leahy Tools for Climate Change Attribution of Extreme Weather Events Medium Scale Project
University of Dublin, Trinity College (TCD) Matthew Saunders Soil Organic carbon and Land Use Mapping (SOLUM) Medium Scale Project
University of Dublin, Trinity College (TCD) Margaret O'Mahony Impact of NO2 on health with particular emphasis on vulnerable groups Medium Scale Project
National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Damien Martin Developing Irelands Greenhouse Gas and Transboundary Air Pollution Monitoring Network Research Fellowship
Trent University Julian Aherne Nitrogen-sulphur critical loads: assessment of the impacts of air pollution on habitats Medium Scale Project

Indicative Timeframe

20th May 2016: Call Opening

24th June 2016 (5pm): Deadline for queries relating to the technical contents of this call

1st July 2016 (5pm): Deadline for submission of applications by applicants

15th July 2016 (5pm): Organisation Approval Deadline for authorisation by Research Offices

July/September 2016: Evaluation Process

September/October 2016: Negotiation

November/December 2016: Grant Award of Successful Projects

Call Topic References and Projects

Call Topic Ref.Thematic Areas and Project Titles Maximum Budget (€) per project
Theme 1: Carbon Stocks, GHG Emissions, Sinks and Management Options

Climate 2016 Call-Project 1 Modelling of Impact of Land Use of GHG emissions 300,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 2 Quantitative approaches to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Neutrality 250,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 3 Review of National Emissions Factors for Methane Emissions associated with Agriculture and Livestock Management 90,000
Theme 2: Ireland's Future Climate, its Impacts, and Adaptation Options

Climate 2016 Call-Project 4 Attribution of extreme events; what is the climate change component of observed extremes in Ireland 250,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 5 National Risk Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change 300,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 6 Mainstreaming climate change adaptation: an indicator based assessment 150,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 7 Enabling Transition to a Climate Resilient Ireland 250,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 8 Vulnerability of critical infrastructure to climate change 100,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 9 Reanalysis of Basic Climate descriptors i.e. essential climate variables 170,000
Theme 3: Climate Solutions, Transition Management and Opportunities

Climate 2016 Call-Project 10 Potential for Negative Emissions Technology in Ireland 250,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 11  Reducing the Impact of Low Carbon Biomass on Air Quality 200,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 12 Ireland’s Participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme 120,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 13 Envisioning Ireland 2050: Future Economic Model for Ireland 150,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 14 Enabling Transition to a Low Carbon Economy and Society in Ireland 250,000

Theme 4: Air science

Climate 2016 Call-Project 15

Dynamic air quality modelling and analysis at regional scale 250,000

Climate 2016 Call-Project 16

 Assessment of critical loads of air pollutants and impact on habitats  120,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 17  Impact of NO2 emissions on health  120,000
Climate 2016 Call-Project 18  Transboundary air pollutants and greenhouse gas monitoring network support 250,000

Application Process

Making an application online:

Applications must ONLY be made online at https://epa.smartsimple.ie 

Guide to the EPA online application system:

The guide to the EPA online application system, 2016 Quick guide to the EPA online portal (making an application)

What to include in the application form:

To make the best application possible, it is recommended that you read the 2016 EPA Research guide for applicants before drafting and submitting an application.

To make an application under any of the topic areas:

Applicants must use the correct Call Topic Reference, from the drop down menu on the EPA online system e.g. Climate 2016 Call Project 1

It is the responsibility of the Applicants to ensure that proposals are submitted before the call deadline, and of the relevant Grant Authoriser (i.e. Research Offices / Managing Directors for companies) to ensure that the proposals are authorised before the organisation approval deadline.

FAILURE TO MEET EITHER OF THE ABOVE DEADLINES MEANS YOUR PROPOSAL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING