The EPA Researchers Awards 2022 acknowledged and celebrated the work carried out by EPA-funded research teams. Submissions were made under three categories:
|EPA Researchers Awards 2022 Categories|
|Research video of the year|
|Research photograph of the year|
|Research project infographic of the year|
The aim of the BioPost project is to develop sustainable environmentally friendly plastics to address the real world problems of current plastics. BioPost is focusing on using commercially available and indigenous novel biodegradable polymers and develop composites suitable for packaging applications and will evaluate their end-of-life options; separation from mixed plastic waste, recyclability, compostability and biodegradability under standard industrial conditions.
A reliable pollen forecast and monitoring system is a valuable tool to help allergy sufferers avoid unnecessary exposure to allergenic pollen and to optimise drug treatments by allergists. Ireland does not have a monitoring system in place and the forecast currently used is provided by the University of Worcester (UK). This project addressed this by undertaking the required monitoring and developing a forecast model.
The project Challenging the Climate Crisis: Children’s Agency to Tackle Policy Underpinned by Learning for Transformation (CCC-CATAPULT) involves young people as researchers working with academics to examine young people’s experiences of and learning around the climate crisis. This project is taking place in locations across Europe, including Bristol (United Kingdom), Galway (Ireland), Tampere (Finland), and Genova (Italy). They have recruited a diverse group of young people in each location to take an active role in both shaping the research itself and collaborating across research locations to explore the research questions.