|Spatial analysis techniques in agri-environmental policy making; limits and opportunities
Réamonn Fealy is currently studying for a PhD under the joint supervision of Professor Christopher Brunsdon, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University and Mr Martin Charlton, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University. The title of my thesis is "Spatial analysis techniques in agri-environmental policy making; limits and opportunities". My research focuses on the often complex interface between agriculture and the environment and the particular role of spatial analysis in the development of policy, assessment of risk and legislative aspects that arise in this domain. For more information please visit:
|Professor Christopher Brunsdon and Mr Martin Charlton (Maynooth University)
|The Spatial Distribution of Welfare in Ireland
Paul Kilgarriff is currently studying for a PhD under the joint supervision of Mr Martin Charlton, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University, Dr Ronan Foley, Department of Geography, Maynooth University and Professor Cathal O'Donoghue, Head of Teagasc Rural Economy and Development Programme. The title of my thesis is "The Spatial Distribution of Welfare in Ireland" and my study comprises of elements from three disciplines; economics, geography and geocomputation. The objective of this thesis is to examine whether or not a relationship exists in Ireland between space (spatial area) and welfare (individual's ell-being). For more information please visit:
|Mr Martin Charlton, Dr Ronan Foley (Maynooth University) and Professor Cathal O'Donoghue (Teagasc)
|Precision Agriculture tools and their application in land drainage issues in Ireland
Robert O'Hara is currently studying for a PhD under the joint supervision of Dr Tim McCarthy, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University and Dr Stuart Green, Teagasc. The title of my thesis is "Precision Agriculture tools and their application in land drainage issues in Ireland". My research focuses on the use of remote sensing to identify and classify artificial drainage at regional and local scales. For more information please visit:
|Dr Tim McCarthy (Maynooth University) and Dr Stuart Green (Teagasc)
Dr Lars Pforte
graduated from MSc in August 2010. "I found the MSc course in Geocomputation, Maynooth University a very rich and exciting programme. The course covers a wide range of different areas like remote sensing, spatial databases, the use and implementation of statistical methods and visualisation techniques. The programme presents an interesting overview over the many fold opportunities that Geocomputation has to offer. In fact the programme convinced me to continue research in Geocomputation and I have a post-doctoral position in NCG".
graduated from MSc in August 2011. "Upon completion of the MSc Geocomputation I moved to Australia and obtained a job providing GIS support to mango farms across the Northern Territory and Queensland. I used geo- statistical knowledge to create a sampling strategy for Infra-red scanning of the mangos. The results provided the managers with information on what parts of the farms were healthiest and what parts would fruit at the same time. This information can provide significant savings to a multi million dollar crop".
graduated from MSc in August 2011. "I am now currently working with ESRI Ireland. The course is very diverse, you gain industry relevant experience in a wide range of GIS skills and advanced concepts in Geocomputation. The course also offers a range of computer skills in a GIS/spatial context for all levels of ability. The course gives the student freedom to apply their newly acquired skills to projects on the course in any area of interest to them".
graduated from MSc in August 2013. Margaret is working as Junior Software Engineer, Capita Integrated Business Solutions, Dublin. "I found MSc in Geocomputation beneficial at interview stage for my current position. The taught components of the course exposed me to various new types of software preparing for a fast moving work environment. The ability to write for both a technical and general audience was provided by the dissertation. I have no doubt over the coming years I will put even more of my MSc in Geocomputation skills to use".