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Research 256: National Preparedness to Adapt to Climate Change: Analysis of State of Play

Author: Margaret Desmond, June 2018

Year: 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.

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Research 247: Protecting the North Atlantic Atmosphere: A Report on the Outcome of an International Meeting on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Second Aerosol

Authors: Leonard A. Barrie and Frank McGovern, May 2018

Year: 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.

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Research 244: Regional Climate Model Simulations for Ireland for the 21st Century

Authors: Rowan Fealy, Cindy Bruyére and Catriona Duffy, May 2018

Year: 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.

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Research 233: WARNDIS Project Final Report: A Review of Climate Change-related Hazards and Natural Disaster Vulnerabilities and of Agencies Involved in Warning

Authors: Michael Bruen and Mawuli Dzakpasu, March 2018

Year: 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.

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Research 242: HOMERUN: Relative Homogenisation of the Irish Precipitation Network

Authors: John Coll, Mary Curley, Séamus Walsh and John Sweeney, March 2018

Year: 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.

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Research 227: GHG Fluxes from Terrestrial Ecosystems in Ireland

Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Ciaran Lewis, Matteo Sottocornola, Anna Laine and Ann-Kristin Koehler, January 2018

Year: 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.

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Research 228: PeatGHG - Survey of GHG Emission and Sink Potential of Blanket Peatlands

Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Philip McVeigh, Ciaran Lewis, Matteo Sottocornola, Anna Laine and Ann-Kristin Koehler, January 2018

Year: 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.

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Research 225: SoilC - Feasibility of Grassland Soil Carbon Survey

Authors: Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Ciaran Lewis, Xianli Xu and Matteo Sottocornola, October 2017

Year: 2017

Research 225 on SoilC - Feasibility of Grassland Soil Carbon Survey

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Research 224: Integrated Modelling Project Ireland

Author: J. Andrew Kelly, September 2017

Year: 2017

Research 224 on Integrated Modelling Project Ireland

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Research 223: A Summary of the State of Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts for Ireland

Authors: Margaret Desmond, Phillip O’Brien and Frank McGovern, September 2017

Year: 2017

Research 223: A Summary of the State of Knowledge on Climate Change Impacts for Ireland

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Research 221: 21st Century Deforestation in Ireland

Authors: John Devaney, John Redmond, Brian Barrett, Grace Cott and John O’Halloran, September 2017

Year: 2017

Research 221 on 21st Century Deforestation in Ireland

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Research 222: The Development of an Irish Climate Information Platform (ICIP) – Phase 2

Authors: Barry O’Dwyer and Jeremy Gault, August 2017

Year: 2017

Research Report 222 on The Development of an Irish Climate Information Platform (ICIP) – Phase 2

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Research 212: Climate and Air Policy in Ireland: Synergies and Tensions – A GAINS Ireland and Irish TIMES analysis

Authors: Andrew Kelly, Alessandro Chiodi, Miao Fu, Paul Deane and Brian P. Ó Gallachóir, April 2017

Year: 2017

Research Report 212 on Climate and Air Policy in Ireland: Synergies and Tensions – A GAINS Ireland and Irish TIMES analysis

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Research 199: Irish TIMES Energy Systems Model Phase 2

Authors:Paul Deane, Alessandro Chiodi and Brian Ó Gallachóir, April 2017

Year: 2017

Research Report 199 on Irish TIMES Energy Systems Model Phase 2

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Research 197: Development of Critical Loads for Ireland: Simulating Impacts on Systems (SIOS)

Authors: Julian Aherne, Jason Henry and Marta Wolniewicz, April 2017

Year: 2017

Research report 197 on Development of Critical Loads for Ireland: Simulating Impacts on Systems (SIOS)

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Research 211:State of Play of Air Science Research in Ireland: Discussion Document

Authors: Aoife Donnelly, Bruce Misstear, Brian Broderick and Francesco Pilla, January 2017

Year: 2017

The purpose of this discussion document is to help identify knowledge gaps and priorities for air science research in Ireland.

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Research 196: Climate Technology - Realising the Potential

Authors: Fionn Rogan, Paul Bolger and Brian Ó Gallachóir, October 2016

Year: 2016

Research report 196 on Climate Technology - Realising the Potential

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Research Report 164 - Local Authority Adaptation Strategy Development Guideline

Author: Stefan Gray, May 2016

Year: 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.

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Research 159: Ensemble of regional climate model projections for Ireland

Year: 2015

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.

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Research 136: Development of Methodologies and Modelling for Accounting Greenhouse Gases and Organic Carbon Stocks in Agricultural Soils

Year: 2015

This research fellowship progressed in three areas: (i) estimation of SOC stocks within major agricultural land uses; (ii) detailed model simulation of GHGs and SOC stock changes using the ECOSSE model; and (iii) the intercomparison of the ECOSSE, DNDC, and DailyDayCent process-based models calibrated to Irish conditions.

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