Who’s who in Irish Remote Sensing

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Active EO & RS practitioners in Ireland by main research themes

Land use, Terrestrial Environment & Agronometrics

  • Stuart Green: Remote sensing specialist in Teagasc. Main interests are Land use monitoring, measuring grassland productivity, habitat mapping , use of RS in socio-economic research. More Info
  • Gavin Smith: National Reference Center for Spatial Analysis & Land Cover in Ireland. Gavin is a GIS & Remote Sensing manager in the Environmental Protection Agency and has interests in Land Use, Land Cover, earth observation and integrated assessment systems.
  • Fiona Cawkwell: Lecturer in Remote Sensing at University College Cork. Main interests in climate and environmental change, glaciology, vegetation phenology, peat bogs, coastal regions, educating the next generation of Irish remote sensors. More Info
  • John Connolly: EPA STRIVE Postdoctoral Fellow in University College Dublin. Main Interests are in the application of GIS and Remote sensing tools to monitor the condition of Peatlands, examine Earth/Atmosphere interactions, Carbon pools and landuse monitoring. More info
  • Susan Iremonger is an independent consultant based in Co. Mayo. Her interests are biodiversity conservation, habitat mapping, sea level rise and climate change effects, image analysis and interpretation, GIS, plant ecology, vegetation science and forest ecosystems.More Info
  • Jason Larkin is employed at the Environmental Protection Agency and in the fields of GIS and data management with a remote sensing focus on land cover mapping.
  • Jerome O Connell: EPA STRIVE PhD in University College Dublin. His main interests are in the application of multispectral imagery in landuse classification and change detection analysis, specialising in peatlands and forests. Other interests include hydrodynamic modelling, vegetation indices, radiometric normalisation and vegetation phenology. http://www.ucd.ie/agandvet/
  • Daniel McInerney, PostDoctoral Research at the Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit, EC Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. Main interests: optical remote sensing, forest monitoring, forest parameter estimation, open-source geoinformatics.Linkhttp://forest.jrc.ec.europa.eu
  •  Paul McKenzie, Lecturere in Geography, University of Ulster. Integration of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing technologies to monitor land use/land cover change and Habitats.http://www.science.ulster.ac.uk/esri/Dr-Paul-McKenzie.html#page=background

3D applications (urban, DTM etc)

    • Avril Behan: Lecturer in Remote Sensing at the Department of Spatial Information Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology
      Avril teaches on a number of DIT programmes including the BSc. (Hons) in Geomatics and the MSc in Spatial Information Management. Her main interests are Airborne and spaceborne photogrammetry, Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning, Synthetic Aperture Radar.
      More info:
      http://dit.ie/surveyingconstructionmanagement/disciplines/information-sciences/

 

Marine & Coastal

  • Dr Ned Dwyer is the deputy director of the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre at University College Cork. He has experience working with both optical and SAR sensing systems for land cover characterisation, soil moisture monitoring, ship detection and interferometric applications of SAR. More Info
  • Dr Jean Wilson is a postdoctoral research fellow funded by the EPA under the STRIVE initiative, based within the Biogeochemistry Research Group, Trinity College Dublin. Jean’s project involves the development of remote sensing tools integrating geochemical tracing techniques for detection, quantification and analysis of Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) to Irish coastal waters. The techniques developed as part of this research have also been applied to projects based in Faro, Portugal, Kiel, Germany and False Bay, South Africa. More Info
  • Dr. Jenny Hanafin Senior RS scientist in TechWorks Marine. Jenny joined Techworks in 2014 as Senior Remote Sensing Scientist, responsible for a team producing satellite earth observation data products and services for public and commercial users. She has experience in many aspects of remote sensing, from operating satellite sensors for EUMETSAT at Imperial College London, to developing a system to retrieve atmospheric humidity from the Geological Survey of Ireland network of GPS receivers for use in the Met Éireann forecast model. More Info
  • Prof Peter Croot is the Established Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  Prof Croot is a Marine Biogeochemist who specializes in trace element cycling in the ocean and in particular the role of nutrient (Fe, N, P) limitation on primary productivity and the influence of photochemistry and redox processes on these cycles. He has extensive experience of incorporating field data for CDOM and chlorophyll with optical remote sensing data products (SEAWIFS, MODIS)  and sea surface height (AVISO) for studies into primary productivity and marine photochemistry. He is a co-PI in the SFI research centre iCRAG (Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geology: http://icrag-centre.org/). Prof Croot is also the national contact person in Ireland for the International GEOTRACES (www.geotraces.org) and IMBER (www.imber.info) programs. More Info.

Meteorology

  • Michael McAuliffe and Albert Ruth: University College Cork Laser Spectroscopy Group. Maintenance of a backscatter and Raman LIDAR station for studying the vertical aerosol distribution over Southern Ireland in conjunction with the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET). Main interests remote monitoring of aerosols in the atmosphere using a Raman LIDAR. More info
  • Fiachra O’Loughlin : School Of Civil Engineering, UCD. Interests include: Remote sensing and water resources. Hydrological modeling. Flood inundation and risk modeling. Water resources model development and sensitivity analysis.

    More details here.

Sensor development

  • Seamus Coveney -Research Fellow at National Centre for Geocomputation. Background in Geocomputation, Remote Sensing, GIS and environmetnal Geoinformatics. Current research in DEM and point-cloud error quantification and integration, LiDAR/GPS/RADAR data fusion, terrestrial-LiDAR derived 3D urban model generation and delivery, bathymetric LiDAR classification, feature recognition and extraction from LiDAR data and thermal sensing

Image Processing & Machine Vision

Space Sector

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National Space Centre provides world class carrier grade teleport facilities from Elfordstown Earthstation located near Midleton, Co Cork, Ireland.
Elfordstown is one of Eutelsat’s new pan-European 8 gateway network of groundstations comissioned to deliver high-speed broadband to the remotest of regions via the purpose built Ka-Sat platform.

The NSC, at the forefront of the Irish space industry, is setting up receiving stations to down-link a number of EO feeds including Sat – AIS.

Airborne

  • Seamus Coveney -Research Fellow at National Centre for Geocomputation. Background in Geocomputation, Remote Sensing, GIS and environmetnal Geoinformatics. Current research in DEM and point-cloud error quantification and integration, LiDAR/GPS/RADAR data fusion, terrestrial-LiDAR derived 3D urban model generation and delivery, bathymetric LiDAR classification, feature recognition and extraction from LiDAR data and thermal sensing

Ground truth, survey & image correction

  • Susan Iremonger is an independent consultant based in Co. Mayo. Her interests are biodiversity conservation, habitat mapping, sea level rise and climate change effects, image analysis and interpretation, GIS, plant ecology, vegetation science and forest ecosystems.
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