This year our GY313 climate change course assessment was changed up by course convener Dr. Conor Murphy, supported by PhD candidate Ciara Ryan and postdoctoral researchers Dr. Catriona Duffy and Dr. Ciaran Broderick. Inspired by the ACRE conference hosted last year at Maynooth University and working in partnership with Met Eireann the students of GY313 successfully double-key transcribed in excess of 1400 years of early irish daily precipitation records. Ciara Ryan led the production of a poster highlighting the innovative participatory research Coursework Assessment and presented it at the meeting of the European Geosciences Union. The World Meteorological Organization found out about the poster and has integrated it into a new page highlighting global data rescue activities as an example of best practice . Papers describing both the approach and the rescued data are in preparation. The students of GY313 have left a lasting legacy that shall be to the great benefit of Irish research and, ultimately, Irish society. Chapeau to both the staff involved and the students of GY313.
Innovative participatory learning data rescue activity recognised by World Meteorological Organization
Maynooth University will be a leading research partner in a new Co-Centre for Climate + Biodiversity and Water, one of two research centres to receive joint funding of €70 million from the Irish and UK governments.
Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
New research at Maynooth University’s ICARUS Climate Research Centre shows clear evidence that humans are changing Ireland’s climate and highlights the need for climate adaptation measures particularly in flood protection.
Date: Friday, 20 October 2023
Maynooth Geographers have been successfully accepted to present at Glastonbury Festival, the world’s largest greenfield music and performing arts festival with attendance of over 200,000 people.
Date: Wednesday, 07 June 2023
Act now for a liveable future, scientists plead as IPCC climate report shows time running out to tackle global warming. Independent.ie Press release
The world’s plans to tackle climate change are insufficient and make it likely global warming will reach the critical 1.5C threshold early next decade. With that will come “rapidly escalating hazards” with more frequent and intense extreme weather events, increased harm to human health and nature, and worsening food and water shortages. These dangers lie ahead despite the availability of “multiple, feasible and effective options” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Those are the conclusions of scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today.
Date: Monday, 20 March 2023
ICARUS research shows a 40% rise in hurricane rainfall rate over land for a 1°C rise in ocean temperatures
ICARUS Climate Research Centre academics analyse tropical cyclone rainfall in the North Atlantic between 1997 -2017
Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
Terrain-AI, led by Dr Rowan Fealy and Professor Tim McCarthy, wins AI Award for Best Application of AI to Achieve Social Good at the AI Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 25 November. The AI Awards, which are held annually, seek to recognise how AI can be ethically used to help solve some of the biggest business, academic, environmental, and health challenges facing our society today.
Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
Maynooth University Post Doctorate researcher Dr. Levke Caesar awarded Publication Prize for young scientist of Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam 2020
Dr. Levke Kathrin Caesar has been awarded the Publication Prize for young scientists 2020 by the Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam. Dr Caesar receives the 5,000 Euro prize for her outstanding, socially relevant work on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Her excellent publication in the renowned journal “Nature” has already been cited over 200 times since its publication in 2018.
Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Maynooth University ICARUS Climate Research Centre studies Irish weather records for signals of climate change
Date: Friday, 20 October 2023
Greenhouse gas emissions at ‘an all-time high’ causing unprecedented rate of global warming - global scientists
Date: Thursday, 08 June 2023
Maynooth University researchers are set to receive over €5 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the Frontiers for the Future Programme, to tackle a range of topics such as renewable energy, climate change, food security, astronomy, immunology and cognitive science.
Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2023