The Earth Institute is UCD’s Institute for environmental research, fostering interdisciplinary research within and beyond UCD through an active programme of events and activities, bringing researchers together across different disciplines, to start new conversations, spark new ideas and support new initiatives.
The Institute has a membership of over 100 senior researchers from disciplines including Biology, Business, English, Economics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Law, Computer Science, Geography, Agriculture, Archaeology, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Policy, Earth Sciences and many others.
Join us on 16th January 2020 to network with environmental researchers from across the University and find out more about our work and our plans for the future.
10.30: Workshop 1: Building a research community for Irish towns
The UCD Centre for Irish Towns (CfIT) is an emergent trans-disciplinary centre for research and collaboration, supported through the Earth Institute Strategic Priority Scheme. This workshop aims to start the process of building a research community for Irish towns and will introduce the ideas behind CfIT and explore what exists in terms of relevant research, networks, pedagogy, engagement and collaborations within UCD and beyond. We would encourage and welcome anyone who is interested in any aspect of Irish towns to attend and participate in this workshop. Science Hub, H2.20
12.30 Workshop 2: Working with local government and practitioners
This workshop will highlight success stories of partnerships between researchers and local authority staff from the ECOBROKER professional network. Involving the participants of the workshop we will explore how similar collaborations could be initiated across sectors and disciplines. Hosted by the ECOBROKER Earth Institute Strategic Initiative project team. Science Hub, 2.40
13.00: Poster session
Join us over lunch to find out more about the research that colleagues from across the University are currently working on. Science East, 3rd & 4th floor atrium
14.00: Plenary: Research for a Sustainable Future
The Earth Institute is UCD’s Institute for environmental research, fostering interdisciplinary research within and beyond UCD through an active programme of events and activities, bringing researchers together across different disciplines, to start new conversations, spark new ideas and support new initiatives. Introduced by Prof. Orla Feely, UCD VP for Research, Innovation and Impact, this session will highlight recent work and plans for the future. Science Hub, O’Connor Theatre
15.30: Poster session
Join us over tea and coffee to find out more about the research that colleagues from across the University are currently working on. Science East, 3rd & 4th floor atrium
16.00: Workshop 3: Cannabis sativa: the plant with a thousand faces
Join Rainer Melzer and Antoinette Perry for an introduction to Cannabis sativa (hemp), a plant that can be used for a multitude of different purposes, ranging from medicinal application to building materials. We will discuss current research projects on Cannabis at UCD and challenges and opportunities in the Irish and global context. Hosted by the HempHub Earth Institute Strategic Initiative project. Science Hub, H2.12
16.00: Workshop 4: Using Earth Observation satellite data
Researchers from a broad range of disciplines utilise Earth Observation data in their work, from Archaeology to Civil Engineering, Geography to Agricultural Science. Join Lorraine Hanlon, Sheila McBreen and Ronan Wall from UCD School of for a workshop to identify use-cases, contributions to SDGs and provide motivation for developing a UCD research strand in this area. Science Hub, H2.20
Join us for a glass of wine and a canape and catch up with colleagues from across the Institute. Science East, 3rd & 4th floor atrium