New EU INTERREG NWE project, ‘Care-Peat’

Feb 04 2019 Posted: 09:21 CST
Congratulation to Geography staff members Terry Morley and Eugene Farrell  who are part of a successful EU INTERREG NWE project, ‘Care-Peat’, to develop new policies and methods for managing and monitoring carbon reduction from peatlands. The €6.23 million project involves partners from Ireland, the UK, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. The award will fund local peatland restoration and monitoring as well as the development of innovative policies based on the data collected from restoration works. Dr. Morley is the Irish lead investigator based on his research an industry experience in wetland ecology. Dr. Farrell will use state-of-the-art drone technology to collect passive optical imagery to classify peatlands. The partnership also includes Niall Ó Brolcháin from the eGov Centre at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and experts from the NPWS, IPCC, UCD, private consultants, Bord na Mona, An Taisce, and the Community Wetlands Forum.

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