U‌CD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering to host ESAI / EPA Grassroots workshop: Nitrogenous pollutants in the atmosphere: Sources, impact and solutions.

Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Environmental Science Association of Ireland (ESAI) have an open call for Grassroots workshops. These are aimed at encouraging early career researchers to organise workshops relevant to the EPA and ESAI. Grassroots Workshops are an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to disseminate their work and encourage knowledge transfer, ideally establishing new collaborations. This year, a School of Biosystems and Food Engineering PhD student was successful when applying to organise a workshop. David "Dáithí" Kelleghan is a PhD student researching gaseous emissions and their environmental impact as part of the AmmoniaN2K project in the school. He will be running a workshop entitled "Nitrogenous pollutants in the atmosphere: Sources, impact and solutions." in UCD on May 19th. The event will host three speakers, namely Prof. Mark Sutton of the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, in the UK; Dr. Gary Lanigan of Teagasc and David Dodd of the Department of   Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

The event encourages early career researchers to give a brief overview of their projects as a whole, in order to gauge the level Irish Research on the topic as it currently stands. This will inform an open discussion in the afternoon aimed at identifying areas for future work. Students interested in presenting their work and getting feedback from a panel of experts should contact David by email at david.kelleghan@ucdconnect.ie 

ESAI / EPA Grassroots