Galway Research – Helping to Save the Planet

The Climate Crisis caused by human impact that is also leading to rapid biodiversity loss and  increases in pandemic diseases is the defining issue of our generation. Researchers at GMIT and NUI Galway in the fields of life sciences, renewable energies, pollution, marine, hydrology, health, agriculture, social science, data analytics, smart technologies, economics, atmospheric science and other disciplines are engaged in world-class programmes to highlight the problems that are arising as a result and to come up with long term sustainable solutions to the crisis that faces us all.

This powerful message from Dr. Clare Noone of MaREI, the Centre of Marine and Renewable Energy NUI Galway, outlines the duty thrust upon us all to have a duty of care to our environment. “…Our island is green by nature, it needs to be green by nurture…”

Investigation of Microparasite Diversity in Crustaceans

Investigation of Microparasite Diversity in Crustaceans

Investigation of Microparasite Diversity in Crustaceans The main aims of this GMIT project, evaluating the disease status of several crustacean species, reflect the importance of these species as components of both marine biodiversity and bio-resources. These aims are...

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Ethical Taxidermy too highlight the Plight of Seabirds

Ethical Taxidermy too highlight the Plight of Seabirds

Ethical Taxidermy too highlight the Plight of Seabirds An exciting marine science outreach project on ethical taxidermy (stuffing and preserving animals found dead) to raise awareness of the effects of pollution on seabirds is underway at GMIT funded by the Irish...

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Restoring Degraded Bogs in Ireland and Across Europe

Restoring Degraded Bogs in Ireland and Across Europe

Reducing carbon emissions from and restoring carbon capacity of Europe’s degraded peatlands. Covering only c3% of global land surface, peatlands store twice as much carbon (c33%) as all of the Earth’s forests combined, but are now responsible for 5% of global carbon...

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Making Sense of Cities: Data & Dashboards

Making Sense of Cities: Data & Dashboards

Many cities present data and information to people via a 'city dashboard'. But few if any studies have taken place to know if these dashboards are of any real benefit to citizens. Heike Vornhagen of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics in the Data...

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