Ann Burns is a North Cork visual artist whose process is embedded in socially engaged practice, materiality and digital media. An inaugural graduate of the Art and Environment Master’s programme (TU Dublin 2022) Ann previously completed her B.A.V.A. / Sherkin
Island (TU Dublin 2020) with a first-class award. She has exhibited her work at the first XR Festival in Belfast Nov ’22 and was part of a collaborative Virtual Exhibition, TU Dublin/ELIA, (Erasmus+) followed by a digital festival in Potsdam Germany April 2022. She was artist in
residence on the Kinship Project for Cork City Council / Creative Ireland from November 2022 to April 2023. www.lennontaylor.ie/kinship Ann’s current work investigates the haptic and plasticity of the virtual space where materiality takes on a new form. The commonalities and differences as people work outside of language is a space where Ann experiments with stable and unstable environments sculpturally. Her practice engages participants in pedagogical processes that lead to ambitious collaborative digital / physical sculptural forms. She has developed an expanded dialogical approach to art-making that enables communities to collaborate and co-produce the work. Ann currently supports staff and learners as part of the Active Inclusion Support team for Cork Education; Training Board, and before that worked as a community Arts Facilitator for 26 years.
This workshop led by freelance arts facilitator Ashleigh Ellis, involved a walk and an deep exploration of the Alder Tree; how to identify this graceful tree, its important role in the surrounding ecology, its significance in Celtic mythology, uses as a natural material and its historic role in natural dyeing.
Chelsea Canavan is a multidisciplinary artist interested in belonging and using hyper-linked ecologies as ways to deconstruct narratives around society and relationships to spaces. Chelsea explores acts of agency, inclusivity, and interactions within the in-between and playful. Their practice is underpinned by a strong process-led and collaborative approach. They use methodologies that involve research and active learning, observation, documentation and collaboration; followed by reflection and (co-)production.
Colette Lewis is a visual artist whose practice works at the intersection of social and ecological contexts. Her work incorporates collaborative processes, filmic and photographic works, installations, publications, artefacts and public engagement events. She has produced numerous art projects in diverse public spaces, community and institutional settings in urban and rural locations.
Cork City Council is the lead partner of the KinShip project.
Cork City Council is committed to positive action on climate matters. In addition to playing a role in reducing emissions as a climate mitigating action, prioritisation of climate action will yield a range of benefits to Cork City Council and to Cork City. 2022 will see further expansion of the City Council’s activities in relation to Climate Action with some actions being implemented in 2022 in parallel with the preparation of the Cork City Climate Action Plan 2022-2027. Proposed actions for 2022 include the embedding of climate action in the culture of the City Council and showing public sector leadership by implementing a programme of civic, community and business engagement.
Cork City Libraries first Eco Poet-in-Residence engaged communities interested in the ecology of the city - the flora, fauna, and human ecology. Cork City Library Eco poet-in-residence Keith Payne joined the KinShip project for the Winter Weekend
Laboratory of Land Flags with Artist Chelsea Canavan at Douglas Library, Cork- An exhibition of forty community created designs reflect on public space, multi-species inhabitants, and the flag as a metaphor for re-thinking historic land management. Votes were collected at Douglas Library as a public process for choosing a flag design which will fly in Tramore Valley Park.
The Clean Technology Centre (CTC) is an independent, not for profit organisation established within Cork Institute of Technology (now Munster Technological University, MTU Cork) founded in 1992. The integrity and reputation of CTC ensures its unbiased assessment of environmental issues.
The goal of the CTC is to move consumption and production patterns towards more preventive approaches, ensuring a carbon efficient society. CTC is neither a State Agency, nor a private consultancy but rather a national resource allowing all concerned with resource efficiency and sustainability to avail of a pool of expertise which is not aligned to industry, government nor any sectoral organisation. CTC and its staff have a long and distinguished record in, sustainability, environmental protection and resource efficiency in materials, energy and water since the centre was first founded.
CTC has delivered high-quality research outputs, original training programmes, as well as proven project management solutions for over 25 years to many different clients including public sector bodies, local authorities, semi-state organisations, business and industry, tourism and hospitality, the waste management industry and others, resulting in economic, social, health, safety and environmental benefits.
In 2022 Cork County Beekeepers Association installed four beehives in Tramore Valley Park, the bees are being looked after by beekeeper Eleanor Attridge. For world Bee Day 2023, the Cork County Beekeepers Association ran a day of demonstrations and information in the park.
Cork is a designated World Health Organisation Healthy City since January 2012 With this designation is a requirement of the local authority to commit to health and a process and structure to achieve it. A WHO Healthy City is one that continually creates and improves its physical and social environments and expands the community resources that enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential. Healthy Cities is based on a recognition that population health is not merely a product of health sector activities but largely determined by policies and actions beyond the health sector.
Cork Nature Network’s mission is to protect and promote Ireland’s wildlife through education, conservation, and research and to restore a healthy ecosystem for all species and peoples in Ireland. The aim of Cork Nature Network is “ to benefit the community of Ireland by promoting and encouraging the conservation of wildlife and habitats by educating and increasing the awareness of the need for conservation in Ireland’. The ethos of CNN endorses the importance of protecting and conserving the natural environment, recognising and valuing the importance of volunteers and believing that everyone can make a difference.
Cork Traveller Women’s Network is a Cork based community development project working for Traveller rights, leadership, culture and heritage. The area of land, stretching from the Kinsale Road Roundabout, to the Black Ash Park and Ride and Tramore Valley Park, along with lane ways going up to the Airport Road were once an important traditional stopping place for Irish Travellers.
Denise is the Healthy Cities Coordinator for Cork City and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Public Health in University College Cork. Denise has extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of health promotion, wellbeing and a commitment to the social determinants of health and the reduction of health inequalities. Denise graduated with a Degree in Sports & Exercise Science in 1998 and a Masters in Health Promotion in 1999.
Denise has over 25 years of experience working in Public Health and Health Promotion in the Health Service in Ireland. She has a key role in a variety of health related Cork city based Inter-Agency projects and partnerships. Denise also has a strong personal and professional interest and commitment to climate justice and environmental sustainability. The Irish Examiner listed Denise among 100 Women ‘Blazing a Trail and Changing Ireland Today’ in 2023.
Disco Milk is the collaborative identity of Hannah Ecker and Jess Lane. Their approach to design is driven by creativity, transparency, and a lighthearted attitude. They are passionate about working on projects and with individuals who share their values in sustainability, inclusivity, equality, and the desire to make a positive impact on the world.
Together with LennonTaylor, Hannah and Jess have been continuously developing a visual identity for the 'KinShip' Project in Tramore Valley Park.
Donal O' Leary led a workshop to learn about food waste prevention and composting. This included everything you need to know to start composting and troubleshoot some of the common problems composters have. As he told participants, composting has so many benefits: for ourselves, for soil, biodiversity, climate change.
The NatureWatch project is a research project under the guidance of Dr. Paul Holloway UCC linking nature and technology to support the wellbeing of older adults. The team, which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme, have been developing training materials and exercises for people who are interested in exploring nature, photography, technology and wellbeing.
KinShip performance at Tramore Valley Park
Finn Nicol is a visual artist based between Offaly and Belfast.
He's participated in a number of group shows nationally, including the RDS visual art awards, in which He won the prestigious Taylor Art Prize. Nichols' exhibition history also includes two solo screenings, and he's had work shown in Aberdeen, Barcelona and Tokyo.
Nichols practice is a multi-disciplinary inquiry into storytelling which appraises the absurdity of life in the anthropocene. Ideas from surrealism and the theatre of the absurd are brandished to negotiate meaning in a time defined by mass extinctions and man made climate change. He seeks to construct an alternate set of images for understanding and engaging with such existential ideas.
The work is characterised by cross disciplinary pollination. Sound, animation, painting and sculpture form visions of gothic psychedelia in highly detailed videos while, in mimicry of how stories recur across forms in folklore, ideas migrate across songs, illustrations and live performances.
Fiona Kelly’s practice encompasses printmaking, drawing and sculptural installations and explores ideas of disposability, ecology and extractivism. Through dérives she observes and records the metamorphosis of topographies, both geological and constructed. Recent depictions of landscape are centred around its very foundations – the earth itself, microstructures and the minute formations of dust, waste and geologic matter.
Through her placement at Tramore Valley Park, Kelly worked with the brief of The Subterranean investigating the manmade and ecological sub-structures in place. Through archival and onsite research Kelly has produced a number of freestanding structures which hold a visual history of this remediated land-fill site.
Established in 2009, the studio focuses on producing well-designed and considered work that is appropriate both to the client’s brief and the site context. Fuinneamh Workshop has extensive experience working on housing schemes, historic area master plans, public buildings, art installations, conservation projects as well as bespoke domestic houses.
The work of the studio has been published and exhibited internationally. Fuinneamh Workshop Architects and Civil and Structural Engineering Advisors Ltd were the winners of the international KinShip EcoLab Design and Build Competition for Tramore Valley Park.
Gerry Murphy joined the KinShip project as Poet in Placement for Tramore Valley Park. A native of Cork, Gerry is also a member of Aosdána.
Gerry’s poetry collections include A Small Fat Boy Walking Backwards (1985, 1992), Rio de la Plata and All That (1993), The Empty Quarter (1995), Extracts from the Lost Log-Book of Christopher Columbus (1999), Torso of an Ex-Girlfriend (2002), My Flirtation with International Socialism (2010) and Muse (2015) His latest collection is The Humours of Nothingness (2020).
He is this year’s recipient of the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for poetry. The award was established at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, in 1997 to honour outstanding Irish poets.
"Murphy's voice is salacious, funny, pithy, angry-making, often verging on the side-of-the-mouth and, dare one add, tender... This is a worthwhile book, energetic and wise." — Fred Johnston, Poetry Ireland Review
Green Spaces for Health is a Cork city-wide, community led initiative supported by Cork Healthy Cities. We are an Eco Social Group; one of the most important aspects of our work is fostering a reverence for nature. When we reconnect with the natural world we reconnect with something deep within ourselves, this reconnection has profound benefits for our physical and mental health. We further recognise the transformative power of coming together with others to build a resilient, inclusive community. This informs all the work we do.
Through our work we maintain existing green spaces and seek out new greening opportunities. We extend our understanding of greening to encompass deep ecology, protecting biodiversity, creating new habitats, supporting green energy initiatives in our homes and businesses, recycling and up-cycling, harnessing permaculture principals, encouraging city dwellers to become citizen scientists, we record and map aspects of our natural world to help inform our future decisions and we collaborate with as many individuals and organisations as possible to realise a greener city.
Humans are intrinsically part of the natural world, not external to it. Let us open our eyes and see what is around us.
Birder Harry Hussy led a 5am guided walk through Tramore Valley Park to listen to the Dawn Chorus. He says, ‘Bird song has fascinated humanity for thousands of years, and still resonates with people now. Of course, birds sing for their own purposes, and, across the Northern Hemisphere, spring is the peak time to appreciate this phenomenon’.
Helen Horgan is a visual artist working in sculpture, moving image and installation with a background in Graphic Design and Philosophy of Language. Her work is concerned with the sensory effects of language, both visual and verbal, and how our environment and personal histories shape our understanding of the world.
In March 2020 she experienced the first Covid-19 Lockdown in Calabria, Italy while travelling abroad in The LFTT Library van, a camper van converted into a mobile studio and tiny home.
Her decision to remain travelling and documenting throughout the pandemic had a profound effect on her artistic practice. Her continuously shifting surroundings gave her a renewed sense of wonder for the physical environment and its psychological effects, which she began to document in video and field recording.
At the same time The LFTT Library, a project setup in 2009 to make use of a 400 year old Library deemed ‘waste’ by contemporary values, evolved from a travelling archive of books to a collection of curiosities and artefacts recorded or found on the road.
Emerging writer Jake M.M. Griffin guided a workshop through the park, exploring the significance of Haikus and how they relate to our complex relationship with nature. Participants were encouraged to reflect on perspective, the use of space and the impact of our choices in a world of limited resources.
James O'Mahony from Cork Nature Network led walks highlighting the importance of wetlands for biodiversity. The guided walk identified the birds, animals and plants which can be found within the park.
Jesse is an artist working with code, sound, installation and new technologies. His work revolves around an interaction and collaboration with the natural world,
central to Jesse’s work is the idea of plant life as an uncooperative collaborator. It is a way of working with nature as opposed to being an artist that is inspired by nature.
He achieves this by creating a custom made hardware and software that reads electrical fluctuations within a plant. As the plant moves nutrients and water around its leaves and up its stem, the resistance value changes. This varies in large amounts throughout the day and small, fast changes can happen momentarily.
These fluctuations are read by a custom built piece of software, which are then sonified via various music software. I see the role of the Artist is to act as an arranger, where the plant dictates the pitch and timing of these notes and the Artist arranges and dictates the type of instruments used.
Botanist, herbalist and forager Jo Goodyear invited people to explore the medicinal and edible plants of Tramore Valley Park. During a hour-long walk people discovered the wealth of health benefits in the “weeds”, trees and wildflowers of the park, including species you’ve probably stood on in your garden for years. Jo says foraging for wild foods increases our connection with nature and offers the opportunity to discover new tastes, increased nutritional value.
Jo is a botanist, herbalist and forager based in Cork city. Fascinated with plants and wildlife from a young age, she would supplement her lunches on botanical surveys by foraging edible plants. Following a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and a career in botanical survey and research in the UK, she moved to Ireland in 2002. Work as a botanist became paired with herbal training and she has practiced as a herbalist for 10 years from Blackrock Herbal Clinic.
John Armstrong from Cork Nature Network led a number of walks highlighting the importance of wetlands for biodiversity. The guided walk identified the birds, animals and plants which can be found within the park.
Writer Judy Kravis and artist Peter Morgan have been working collaboratively for over thirty years, with a particular focus on books, published by Road Books. They manage an eco-project on their land where they have established native woodland, created a large pond, restored meadowland and habitats. In the past few years they have started an artist’s residency, with an emphasis on the interdependence of creative work and the work of the land.
Judy Kravis gardens, writes, interviews the dead as well as the living, blogs about the books she reads, and keeps a longterm diary. Her writing is experimental, poetic, rooted in her extensive reading, her diary, the energies of the classical music she listens to and the garden she looks after. Her most recent book How to talk to the inspector, questions land use and the planning process.
Peter Morgan works with photography, text, moving images and 3-D objects. His approach is humorous, provocative and conceptual. He has exhibited, curated exhibitions, and initiated a new departure for RTE’s Angelus. Recently, working in the woodland, chopping, splitting and stacking, has inspired new artworks. His latest book, I am the messenger, confronts the climate crisis.
They are both former teachers. Judy Kravis taught French literature in University College Cork for many years, and Peter Morgan taught photography in Limerick School of Art and Design. They now welcome art students and permaculture students to enjoy the land and learn from working in the woodland and the organic vegetable garden. They host art events, exhibitions and performances. They show regularly at small press and artist’s book fairs, and their books are in many collections in Ireland, UK, and Europe.
Award-winning poet, translator and editor, and current Cork City Library Eco Poet in Residence, Keith Payne read from the recently published A Different Eden: Ecopoetry from Ireland and Galicia (Dedalus Press, 2021). In dialogue with each other and our environment, some 40 contemporary poets from Ireland and Galicia speak to the very heart of the matter: our damaged and threatened world. Carefully tending to our fragile ecosystem, this timely anthology of Irish and Galician poems asks how we live in this world, how we celebrate our intimate relationship with all living things. https://www.dedaluspress.com/product/a-different-eden/
Published poet Kerri Sonnenberg led a workshop through a mindful writing practice in the park. Participants considered their own material pasts or the imagined material pasts beneath our feet.
Kieran Ruane is a lecturer in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at Munster Technological University and Owner-Director of Civil and Structural Engineering Advisors Ltd.
He is a Chartered Engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience in the design and delivery of award-winning civil and structural engineering works of all scales. He was lead engineer for Mizen Head Footbridge which was awarded Engineering Project of the Year 2011 by Engineers Ireland. He was lead civil engineer for the Remediation of the East Tip on Haulbowline Island which was awarded Engineering Project of the Year 2020 by Engineers Ireland. In his own practice, Kieran has worked on
a variety of interesting projects for public authorities including pedestrian bridges on greenways and structural assessments and remediations of historic structures. He researched, designed and is currently overseeing the construction of a pedestrian bridge made from decommissioned wind turbine blades on the Midleton-Youghal Greenway. In 2021, he was part of the CCAE X team that delivered a pop up pavilion at Blackrock Castle for the Design POP Festival (https://www.designpop.ie/pavilions).
Kieran has significant experience in the design and delivery of modules on all programmes in the Department at MTU with particular emphasis on structural
engineering design and practice. He is a visiting lecturer at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education where he teaches structural design to architecture students. Kieran is President of the Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland for 2021 and 2022 and was Chairperson of the Institution of Structural Engineers (Republic of Ireland Region) in 2018 and 2019. Kieran’s current research projects include Re-Wind which seeks to find uses for end of life wind-turbine blades; MODCONS
which is examining modular construction using Irish cross-laminated timber and a number of Enterprise Ireland feasibility studies for Irish SME’s. He has published widely in areas of structural engineering design and practice, bridge management and bridge durability.
Kieran’s website is: www.civilandstructural.ie
Lennon – Taylor are Marilyn Lennon and Sean Taylor, two social art practitioners and educators with considerable international and national experience. They have collaborated for over a decade co-directing a masters in social art practice (MA SPACE) at Limerick School of Art and Design. Both their art practices are situated in the ecologies of urban and rural places where creative outcomes are co-created artefacts, actions, situations and sites of exchange.
Liam Casey is the Senior Landscape and Parks Officer at Cork City Council responsible for the management and maintenance of public parks, public open spaces, play areas, recreation facilities and amenity walks throughout the city.
For more information about Cork City Parks and Recreation, follow this link.
Linda Curtin is an award winning visual artist and filmmaker whose process is embedded in socially engaged arts practice and visual anthropology. Her approach to the moving image is experimental in nature and she aims to bring ideas to life through alternative modes of visual storytelling in documentary and art film and also in the area of immersive tech.
For the past 24 years , Kieran has written his well-known weekly column, ‘Our City Our Town’ in the Cork Independent, which addresses the local history of Cork City, the River Lee Valley and Cork Harbour. He has also written 29 books dedicated to Cork and its region, and Irish history. He is also an occasional writer on Cork historical topics in the Irish Examiner.
Kieran led a number of walks Tramore Valley Park to explore the development of the park from being a swamp through to being a landfill and then onto being an artificial mound to enable the development of a park. Historically William Petty’s 1655 map of the city and its environs marks the site of Tramore Valley Park as Spittal Lands, a reference to the original local environment and the backing up of the Trabeg and Tramore tributary rivers as they enter the Douglas River channel.
Maeve Lynch is a visual artist and arts worker based in Cork City. Her work is driven by an interest in perception, materiality, and structures. Her work is often site responsive and collaborative and is concerned with architecture and landscape as site. She works in a variety of media including printmaking, sculpture, installation, and audio-visual elements.
She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including China and Lithuania. Maeve’s work can be found in both public (OPW) and private collections including the Eli Lilly Print Purchase Prize collection. She has a BA in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design, an MA in Art + Research Collaboration from IADT and a H-Dip in Public Relations from MTU.
Maria Young is the Coordinator of Green Spaces for Health, a city-wide, community led initiative supported by Cork Healthy Cities. We are an Eco Social Group; one of the most important aspects of our work is fostering a reverence for nature. When we reconnect with the natural world we reconnect with something deep within ourselves, this reconnection has profound benefits for our physical and mental health. We further recognise the transformative power of coming together with others to build a resilient, inclusive community. This informs all the work we do.Through our work we maintain existing green spaces and seek out new greening opportunities. We extend our understanding of greening to encompass deep ecology, protecting biodiversity, creating new habitats, supporting green energy initiatives in our homes and businesses, recycling and up-cycling, harnessing permaculture principals, encouraging city dwellers to become citizen scientists, we record and map aspects of our natural world to help inform our future decisions and we collaborate with as many individuals and organisations as possible to realise a greener city.
Michelle Carew is the Arts Officer and Creative Ireland Coordinator and Siobhán Clancy is the Assistant Arts Officer - Community Arts at Cork City Council. The Arts Office works with artists, cultural groups, art facilities and numerous other individuals to ensure access to the Arts for all residents and visitors to Cork City.
For more information about Cork City Council Arts Office, follow this link.
Oisin Creagh is an Architect, and Director of DESIGN FORUM ARCHITECTS established in June 2010. For the previous 20 years, Oisin was a Director of MOLA, Murray O'Laoire Architects and was was the Director of the Cork office of Murray O'Laoire Architects since its opening in 2001, and worked for the previous ten years in the Dublin office. In recent years Oisin’s work has been mainly in the field of building Conservation, as an RIAI Grade 1 Conservation Architect, working to maintain and restore the historic buildings of Cork and beyond! Work in recent years has also included work on Greenways and Blue-ways and other public realm infrastructure around the Country. Oisin is also a board member of the Cork Artist studios, Sample Studios, the Triskel Arts Centre, and Cork Circus factory, and former board member and Chair of the National Sculpture Factory. Oisin is also a member of the Cork Harbour festival committee working with Meithal Mara in Cork. For some years Oisin has also been a Part of the team of ‘Conservation without Borders’, with Sacha Dench UN Ambassador for Migratory Species and others promoting the message of Conservation internationally.
Alex O’Brien Permaculture Designer and Educator. As part of the Becoming Kin Weekend Alex led a workshop in willow weaving, learn the skills of our ancestors, used for millennia to create fences and even homes.
Rosemarie McDonald, Biodiversity Officer at Comhairle Cathrach Chorcaí.
Rosemarie is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. Skilled in ArcGIS, Sustainable Development, Plant Identification, Environmental Issues, and Biodiversity. Strong operations professional with a Masters of Science focused in Ecological Management and Conservation Biology from Queens University Belfast.
Heritage arts specialist Rosemary Kavanagh led a walk around Tramore Park where participants learned about some of the weavable, medicinal and edible plants of the area and had a glimpse in how to read the landscape through stories and weaving.
Design Principal at Fuinneamh Workshop Architects since 2009. Associate Lecturer in Applied Technology at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education, UCC since 2016 and Architectural Design Studio Tutor since 2018. Tutor for Oxford Brookes RIBA Design Programme since 2022.
Inaugural President of the Cork Architectural Association 2016-2018. Chairperson Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland Southern Region 2017-2019. Lecture Series Coordinator for the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Southern Region 2010-2019. Contributing reviewer to numerous architectural journals and author of IRELAND Architecture, 200+ Buildings since 1990 & DUBLIN Architecture, 150+ Buildings since 1990.
Invited guest critic to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the School of Architecture University of Limerick. Passivhaus Institut Certified Designer with Passive House Academy, Darmstadt, Germany. Studied at the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin and at École National Supérieur d'Architecture Montpellier, France. Studied under visiting Professors Glenn Murcutt at the DSA and Hitoshi Abe at ÉNSAM. Previously worked with O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects & Cino Zucchi Architetti.
Sheelagh Broderick and Claire Ahern
As part of a KinShip weekend of events marking World Biodiversity Day, Sheelagh Broderick and Claire Ahern led a Composting Feminisms Reading Group, an open minded discussion of the intersectional interests of feminisms and environmental humanities. The group aimed to explore ideas outside of the echo chamber of social and news media, meeting other people for face-to-face exchange and a possibility of creating a more sustained platform. Readings included -
The Guesthouse is a visual artist-led initiative whose objective is to create a place for production, meeting and cross-practice peer exchange that includes various forms of public discourse and encounter. The Guesthouse is engaged with creating social and discursive activity in the context of a residential setting. Through hosting, meeting and eating we facilitate a diverse range of solo and group projects with artists, curators, critics and passionate cooks, as well as being a point of interaction with local publics of interest.
Botanical artist Therese Cooper led a small group in a close encounter with the wild plants of Tramore Valley Park through the particular artistic skill of Botanical Drawing. Focussing on the park's wetland plants, participants drew with Therese, as she introduced participants to this artistic skill.
The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) was established in 2000 by UCC as a flagship institute to integrate over 400 researchers from 20 University schools and departments and 6 research centres to work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society.
At the ERI, we believe that the greatest challenge facing our society is how meet human needs for food, materials and energy with a growing global population whilst sustaining the planet’s ecosystems and vital services. Universities are uniquely positioned to help solve this challenge. We use our core expertise in Marine, Energy, Environment, Materials and Agri-Food research, working in a transdisciplinary approach, to address the global sustainability challenges of Climate Action, Circular Economy and Healthy Environment. https://www.ucc.ie/en/eri/