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Former PhD student features on TV3 Irish Coastline programme

Publication Date: 04 November, 2014


Sarah Gallagher, recent PhD student of Prof Frederic Dias, featured in Wednesday, 29 October, episode of TV3's 'Our island' series. Presented by Irish environmentalist, writer and broadcaster, Dick Warner, this new four-part series delivers an insight into the people, places and beautiful surroundings of Our Island. In this, the fourth episode in the series, Dick Warner discovers the wave chasers, seaweed harvesters and whale cullers of the Connacht coast. Sarah explains how waves are formed and how the wind blowing across the oceans surface effects the waves that hit the Irish coast.

Sarah recently completed her PhD thesis under Earth Institute PI Prof Frederic Dias. Her research covered the past and present wave climate of Ireland, the possible future wave climate (by the end of the century), and the distribution of wave energy resources (in the frame of harnessing wave energy).

You can see the full episode on the TV3 Player.

For more information on Professor Dias's mutllwave project see here.