Innovative participatory learning data rescue activity recognised by World Meteorological Organization

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:00

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.