EI scientist awarded SFI Researcher of the Year

Prof. Kevin O'Connor is the winner of the prestigious 2019 Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year Award.

EI scientist to chair expert group

Prof. Tasman Crowe is to chair expert group advising Government on marine protected areas.

SDG Seminar Series: SDG14 Life Below Water

Learn more about the UCD research that is helping to address the SDGs.

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About UCD Earth Institute

The UCD Earth Institute fosters multidisciplinary research and works with stakeholders to address global, regional and national environmental challenges.


Based in University College Dublin’s Belfield campus, the Institute is a focal point for UCD’s environmental research and is home to state-of-the-art research facilities.

Research & Education

Our community has world-leading and wide-ranging environmental research expertise, with over 250 full and associate members is drawn from across UCD’s six constituent Colleges.

Policy & Governance

The wide range of expertise within the Institute ensures that we can inform and lead policy in focused disciplines and in multidisciplinary topics.

Enterprise & Innovation

We foster entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and technology commercialisation, while our researchers work directly with commercial partners across a range of industries.

Society & Engagement

We strive to produce research that makes a demonstrable contribution to society, with our researchers working closely with the communities most affected by their work.