Latest Land use, soils and transport reports

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Research 309: Evaluating the Suitability of the Land Parcel Identification System for Assessing Land Use and Land Use Change-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Authors: Jesko Zimmermann and Jane Stout, March 2020

Year: 2020

Land use and land use change have a significant impact on national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are therefore an integral part of national GHG reporting, as laid out by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In Ireland, land use and land use change reporting is currently based on total national agricultural area data provided by the Central Statistics Office.

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Research 260: Impact of Cattle Access to Watercourses: Literature Review on Behalf of the COSAINT Project

Authors: Paul O’Callaghan, Mary Kelly-Quinn, Eleanor Jennings, Patricia Antunes, Matt O’Sullivan, Owen Fenton and Daire Ó hUallacháin., October 2018

Year: 2018

The primary objective of this literature review was to collate and assess the available literature on the environmental impact of cattle access to watercourses, with an emphasis on empirical research that is directly relevant to the environmental effects.

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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 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 217: Beneficial Use of Old Landfills as a Parkland Amenity

Authors: Cathriona Cahill and Cora Plant, June 2017

Year: 2017

EPA Research Report 217 on the Beneficial Use of Old Landfills as a Parkland Amenity

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Research 198: The Irish Land Mapping Observatory: Mapping and Monitoring Land Cover, Use and Change

Authors: Fiona Cawkwell, Brian Barrett, Ingmar Nitze, Stuart Green, Kevin Black and Peter Hallahan, April 2017

Year: 2017

Research Report 198 on The Irish Land Mapping Observatory: Mapping and Monitoring Land Cover, Use and Change

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Research 200: Health and Water Quality Impacts Arising from Land Spreading of Biosolids

Authors: Mark G. Healy, Owen Fenton, Enda Cummins, Rachel Clarke, Dara Peyton, Ger Fleming, David Wall, Liam Morrison and Martin Cormican, January 2017

Year: 2017

Research Report 200 detailing the Health and Water Quality Impacts Arising from Land Spreading of Biosolids

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Research 204: Irish Soil Information System: Soil Property Maps

Authors: Rachel E. Creamer, Iolanda Simo, Lilian O’Sullivan, Brian Reidy, Rogier P.O. Schulte and Reamonn M. Fealy, December 2016

Year: 2016

This report has synthesised the soil profile descriptions taken as part of the Irish Soil Information System project and developed a range of soil property maps to provide users with generalised descriptions of a range of soil properties which are relevant to soil science research and soil management advice in Ireland. The property maps include; soil texture, soil depth, soil pH, soil bulk density and soil carbon.

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Research 178B: Sustainability Evaluation Metric for Policy Recommendation: Technical Guidance Manual

Authors: Bernadette O’Regan, Travis O’Doherty, Brian G. Fitzgerald and Richard Moles, December 2016

Year: 2016

This Guide accompanies Research 178A: Quantitative Evaluation of Settlement Sustainability Policy

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Research 178A: Quantitative Evaluation of Settlement Sustainability Policy

Bernadette O’Regan, Travis O’Doherty, Brian G. Fitzgerald and Richard Moles, December 2016

Year: 2016

This report explains a method and decision support tool designed to aid Local Authorities and communities in prioritising policies which benefit the environment and are appropriate for their circumstances.

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Research 179: Soil Status and Protection

Authors: F. Bampa, K. Daly, R. Fealy, L. O’Sullivan, R. P.O. Schulte, C. Gutzler, D. Wall and R.E. Creamer, October 2016

Year: 2016

The objectives of this desk study were to review the current EU and Irish legislations, policies and available data which assess or encompass soil protection issues for Ireland.

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Research 130: Irish Soils Information System

Research 130: Rachel Creamer, Reamonn Fealy, Stephen Hallett, Jack Hannam, Nick Holden, Bob Jones, Thomas Mayr, Iolanda Simo, Rogier Schulte, September 2014

Year: 2014

The overall objective of the Irish Soil Information System project was to conduct a programme of structured research into the national distribution of soil types and construct a soil map, at 1:250,000 scale, which would identify and describe the soils according to a consistent national legend.

Summary Of Findings (EPA Research 130): Irish Soils Information System

Summary Of Findings (EPA Research 130): Irish Soils Information System: Rachel Creamer, Reamonn Fealy, Stephen Hallett, Jack Hannam, Nick Holden, Bob Jones, Thomas Mayr, Iolanda Simo, Rogier Schulte, September 2014

Year: 2014

The overall objective of the Irish Soils Information System project was to conduct a programme of structured research into the national distribution of soil types and construct a soil map, at 1:250,000 scale, which would identify and describe the soils according to a consistent national legend.

Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 126

Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 126: The Application of Geophysics to a Number of Threats to Irish Soil (Shane Donohue), August 2014

Year: 2014

This research fellowship has applied a number of geophysical techniques in conjunction with conventional approaches, to a number of areas of concern in relation to threats to Irish Soils.

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STRIVE Report 126: The Application of Geophysics to a Number of Threats to Irish Soil

Final Report of the EPA-funded Research Fellowship 2008-S-FS-5 (Shane Donohue), August 2014

Year: 2014

This research fellowship has applied a number of geophysical techniques in conjunction with conventional approaches, to a number of areas of concern in relation to threats to Irish Soils.

Methodologies For The Estimation Of Sustainable Settlement Size

Synthesis Report - ERTDI report 4 - Moles et al , January 2013

Year: 2013

Meeting immediate needs of National Spatial Strategy

Methodologies For The Estimation Of Sustainable Settlement Size

Final Report - ERTDI report 4 - Moles at al , January 2013

Year: 2013

Identifies key links between sizes of settlements and their sustainability.

Development Of Strategic Environmental Assessment Methodologies For Plans And Programmes In Ireland

Final Report - ERTDI report 18 - Scott et al , January 2013

Year: 2013

Developing a suitable methodology in SEAs of development plans and programmes in Ireland

Development Of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Methodologies For Plans And Programmes In Ireland

Synthesis Report - ERTDI report 18 - Scott et al , January 2013

Year: 2013

This research project aimed to develop an SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) methodology for the successful implementation of the SEA Directive.

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