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SMARTSkills 2013 Workshop Speaker Presentations

Day 1: Research Funding Opportunities, Mobility, Infrastructure and Training (Thursday 24th October)

Session1: Mobility and Career Pathways. Rapporteur: Dr Rachel Cave (NUI Galway)

1. Dr Jennifer Brennan IUA: Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Actions: Opportunities for Individuals

2. Jennifer Cleary IUA: EURAXESS Services Network for Researcher Mobility

3. Dr Ian O'Connor GMIT: Erasmus Mundus Opportunities for Postgraduates

Session 2: Competitive Research Funding. Rapporteur: Dr Ian O’Connor (GMIT)

4. Olive Walsh: Irish Research Council Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities

5. Michael O'Brien: BMW Regional Assembly and European Territorial Co-Operation 2014-2020

6. David Murphy, AquaTT: Opportunities in Horizon 2020:

Session 3: Research Infrastructure and Training. Rapporteur: Dr Rick Officer

7. Aodhan Fitzgerald MI: Marine Institute Research Vessel Opportunities

8. Paul Gaughan: SMART Bay National Test and Demonstration Platform

9. Dr Pauhla McGrane SMART: Strategic Marine Alliance for Research & Training (SMART): Existing Training Opportunities and Future Skills Needs

Session 4: Research Careers and Entrepreneurship. Rapporteur: Dr Des Foley (GMIT)

10. Brendan Allen, UCD Innovation Academy: Entrepreneurship as an Option

11. Andrew Brownlee IOTI: Support and Networking for Researchers

12. David Murphy (AquaTT): Getting funded – How do I kick start my research career?


Day 2: Marine Data Access and Management (Friday 25th October)

Session1: Marine Data Management and literacy. Rapporteur: Prof Peter Croot (NUI Galway)

13. Coilín Minto GMIT:  Reproducible Analyses and Data Management

14. Trevor Alcorn MI: Data Management Practice

15. Liam Caffrey MI: Artesian Wells and Group Water Schemes

16. Alex Kraberg AWI: Managing and vizualisation of time series data

Session 2: Management and the Marine Data Landscape. Rapporteur: Dr Chris McGonigle (UU)


17. Dr Hans Gerritsen MI: Interrogating data - the key is the code

18. Dr Alex Kraberg AWI:  The challenges of integrating biodiversity datasets: Can taxonomic databases help?

19. Prof Peter Croot NUIG: Application of remote sensing data in marine biogeochemistry: identifying what data is available and the tools to use it

20. Patrick Gorringe EuroGOOS: European Landscape for Marine data management

21. Eoin O' Grady MI: Accessing Irish Marine Data Online

Session 3: Thematic Marine Data Access. Rapporteur: Dr Patrick Gorringe (EuroGOOS)


22. Kieran Lyons MI: Accessing Oceanographic Data Online

23. Fabio Sacchetti MI: INFOMAR Data Overview

24.  Kathrin Kopke CMRC: The Marine Irish Digital Atlas  & The International Coastal Atlas Network

25. Dr Hans Gerritsen, MI: Accessing Marine Institute and ICES fisheries datasets: Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it!

26. Geoffrey O'Sullivan: A new Horizon for Marine Science, Technology and Innovation : the Blue Growth Strategy (2014-2020)