Authors: Alastair McKinstry and Eoin McHugh, August 2018
Information on climate change and options for adaptation can be complex and inaccessible to key stakeholders and decision makers. This project has developed an Operational Climate Information Platform (OCIP) to disseminate the current data and guidance on climate change for Ireland. The OCIP is scalable, maintainable and can be continuously updated with new data that are generated from operational observation systems and research.
Author: Margaret Desmond, June 2018
The goal of international and national climate adaptation policy is the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient society and economy. This new assessment interrogates in detail Ireland’s preparedness for adaptation action, with a focus on seven key areas related to the adaptation plan-making process.
Authors: Leonard A. Barrie and Frank McGovern, May 2018
The North Atlantic Ocean is flanked by four major continental regions, and is impacted by emissions from these regions, including those from the major conurbations and industrial regions, as well as by emissions from intercontinental and regional transport systems.
Authors: Rowan Fealy, Cindy Bruyére and Catriona Duffy, May 2018
The model simulations represent Ireland’s contribution to the European component of the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (EURO-CORDEX), a World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) initiative to address climate information needs at the regional level.
Authors: Michael Bruen and Mawuli Dzakpasu, March 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify and review the main types of natural disasters that may be impacted by anticipated climate change; identify the key agencies involved; assess their roles and capabilities; and identify existing and new potential data streams to assist with warning and disaster management.
Authors: John Coll, Mary Curley, Séamus Walsh and John Sweeney, March 2018
Long instrumental records are rarely, if ever, homogeneous and most decade-to-century-scale time series of atmospheric data have been affected by changes caused by climatic and/or non-climatic factors. Nevertheless, accurate climate data are a prerequisite for basing climate-related decision-making on, and quality-controlled homogenised climate data are becoming integral to efforts across many countries to deliver climate services.
Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Ciaran Lewis, Matteo Sottocornola, Anna Laine and Ann-Kristin Koehler, January 2018
Irish grazed grasslands are a sink for carbon dioxide and a source for methane and nitrous oxide. Irish forests and pristine peatlands are sinks for carbon; however degraded peatlands are sources for carbon.
Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Philip McVeigh, Ciaran Lewis, Matteo Sottocornola, Anna Laine and Ann-Kristin Koehler, January 2018
Pristine peatlands are mostly sinks for carbon, while harvested or cut-away peatlands are sources of carbon. The principal pressures on Irish peatlands are associated with anthropogenic activities over the past few hundred years.
Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Ciaran Lewis, Xianli Xu and Matteo Sottocornola, October 2017
Research 225 on SoilC - Feasibility of Grassland Soil Carbon Survey
Author: J. Andrew Kelly, September 2017
Research 224 on Integrated Modelling Project Ireland
Authors: Margaret Desmond, Phillip O’Brien and Frank McGovern, September 2017
Research 223: A Summary of the State of Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts for Ireland
Authors: John Devaney, John Redmond, Brian Barrett, Grace Cott and John O’Halloran, September 2017
Research 221 on 21st Century Deforestation in Ireland
Authors: Barry O’Dwyer and Jeremy Gault, August 2017
Research Report 222 on The Development of an Irish Climate Information Platform (ICIP) – Phase 2
Authors: Andrew Kelly, Alessandro Chiodi, Miao Fu, Paul Deane and Brian P. Ó Gallachóir, April 2017
Research Report 212 on Climate and Air Policy in Ireland: Synergies and Tensions – A GAINS Ireland and Irish TIMES analysis
Authors:Paul Deane, Alessandro Chiodi and Brian Ó Gallachóir, April 2017
Research Report 199 on Irish TIMES Energy Systems Model Phase 2
Authors: Julian Aherne, Jason Henry and Marta Wolniewicz, April 2017
Research report 197 on Development of Critical Loads for Ireland: Simulating Impacts on Systems (SIOS)
Authors: Aoife Donnelly, Bruce Misstear, Brian Broderick and Francesco Pilla, January 2017
The purpose of this discussion document is to help identify knowledge gaps and priorities for air science research in Ireland.
Authors: Fionn Rogan, Paul Bolger and Brian Ó Gallachóir, October 2016
Research report 196 on Climate Technology - Realising the Potential
Author: Stefan Gray, May 2016
The purpose of this guideline is to support local authorities in the development of a local climate change adaptation strategy. In its structure and content, the guideline draws heavily on the 2013 Guidelines on Developing Adaptation Strategies provided to European Union Member States by the European Commission (SWD(2013) 134 final), with the aim of fostering coherence between strategies developed at local and national scale.
This report provides an outline of the regional climate modelling undertaken to determine the potential impacts of climate change in Ireland, based on a number of possible future scenarios, and to highlight the key findings.