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
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Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
The Department of Geography's MSc Climate Change wins Best Postgraduate Course in Science 2020
Date: Friday, 22 November 2019
Maynooth University student is the regional winner for the Global Undergraduate Awards in the ‘Social Sciences: Anthropology and Cultural Studies’ category
Date: Friday, 04 October 2019
Maynooth University oceanographer Dr Gerard McCarthy awarded international Early Career Scientist medal
The IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal honours Early Career Scientists for their outstanding research in the physical or chemical sciences of the oceans, and for their cooperation in international research.
Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Maynooth University oceanographer Dr Gerard McCarthy leads €2 million climate change project funded by Marine Institute
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Minister Creed T.D. has welcomed the announcement of €2 million in funding from the Marine Institute and the European Regional Development Fund for a major project on Atlantic climate change led by Dr Gerard McCarthy of the ICARUS Climate Research Centre and Department of Geography at Maynooth University.
Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Azucena Jiménez-Castañeda is a second year PhD student at ICARUS, Maynooth University Department of Geography and part of Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Program. She is a member of Teagasc team composed of Richa Marwaha (Second year PhD) and Gabriela Mihaela Afrasinei (Postdoc), led by Dr Stuart Green, research officer at Teagasc, Rural Economy & Development Programme, Ashtown, Dublin. The Teagasc team have won 1st Prize in the “Farming by Satellite” competition, which was held in Marseille (France) on December 5th, 2018.
Date: Wednesday, 05 December 2018
International climatologists and second-level students discuss how to tackle global warming at ICARUS event
A visit to Dublin by international climate change experts this week proved educational for Irish transition year students who participated in a special event organised by Maynooth University climatologist Prof Peter Thorne.
Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018
New research challenges previous understanding of how the Atlantic Ocean’s circulation system affects global temperatures, suggesting that they could.
Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Maynooth University Professor to have key role in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sixth assessment report
Professor Peter Thorne will be a Coordinating Lead Author on the IPCC sixth assessment report cycle, the most senior position ever held by an Irish scientist.
Date: Sunday, 08 April 2018
Maynooth University research means Ireland now has one of the longest, quality assured rainfall records anywhere in the world
Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018