Post Doc opportunity (Landslides)

Improved Management of Climate & Environment Risks through the automated detection of landslides

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Send indication of interest (short email with 2 page CV) to bourkem4 [at] ASAP
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Storm Desmond Flood in Ireland

*Teagasc have compiled a map of flooded areas from the 2014 storms.


River Shannon is Ireland’s largest river and drains 20% of the country.

See the flood inundation map viewer here
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Congratulations: Marine Institute Networking and Travel Award

Congratulations to EPSP Group member Niamh Cullen who was awarded a Marine Institute Networking and Travel Grant to attend and present her PhD research at the European Geophysical Union Assembly in Vienna, Austria in April 2017. She will present an paper on ‘The geomorphic effect of recent storms – Quantifying meso scale abrasion across a shore platform.’



The Networking Initiative is funded by the Marine Institute under the Marine Research Program with the support of the Irish Government.



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The Quaternary of Co. Wexford – TCD 2nd Year Field Trip

Post contributed by Niamh Cullen

At the beginning of March I accompanied twenty second year Earth Science students led by Prof Pete Coxon on a 3 day field trip to Wexford. Having been on this trip during my own undergraduate I was also looking forward to revisiting some of the amazing geomorphology Wexford has to offer, most notably the Pingos at Camross (Figure 1B) . It was my first opportunity to meet this bunch of students and a great chance to get some more teaching experience.

Speaking from my own experience these field trips are really important for getting students engaged with the subject matter.   Residential and non-residential field trips form an vital part of the learning process. Students get to see first-hand these incredible landscapes that they might not otherwise get to visit. For many students these field trips are a rare chance to interact with lecturers (they’re human too!) outside of a classroom environment, and are generally enjoyable for both students and lecturers. Field trips also provide an opportunity to enhance learning through integration of theory and practice of concepts learned in the classroom. With cutbacks and increased workloads, field trips are few and far between for many students despite the huge body of research that suggests that they are one of the best ways to engage students in learning. They’re also just great fun, as long as you don’t mind a bit of rain and being up to your knees in mud!


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Congratulations: Marine Institute Travel Award

Congratulations to our resident Research Assistant, Ciaran Nash, who was awarded a Marine Institute of Ireland Researcher Travel Award to present at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly  in Vienna, Austria. Ciaran will be presenting a poster entitled, “Looking inside out: tracing internal moisture and salinity changes in dunes on the west coast of Ireland“, that reflects the research he conducted for his Masters in Environmental Sciences.



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Check it out: Planetary Cakes

I’ve always wanted to try to bake one of these but never knew where to start.


This site has video that helps you build scientifically accurate representations of the subsurface on Jupiter and Earth (from the outer atmosphere down through the crust, mantle, and inner core.


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Congratulations: International Association of Sedimentologists Travel Award.

Congratulations to Earth and Planetary Surface processes group member Lauren Mc Keown who was awarded an International Association of Sedimentologists Travel Award to attend the Martian Gullies and their Earth Analogues meeting at the Geological Society in London. She presented a poster entitled An Experimental Investigation of the Interaction Between Subliming Carbon Dioxide and Porous Substrate.


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