University College Cork

University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship.  UCC supports about 20,000 students with 150,000 alumni worldwide and is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide based on the quality of our research output and peer esteem. In 2010, UCC was the first third level education institute worldwide to receive the Green Campus award. In 2013, it became the first third level institute to hold a Green Flag award, and in 2016 successfully renewed its Green Flag award.

UCC has six priority research areas (Health and Wellbeing; Food and Nutrition; Future and Emerging Technologies; Sustainability and Climate Action; Culture, Society Rights and Identify; Financial and Business Services) delivered by four colleges (Celtic Studies and Social Sciences College of Arts; Medicine and Health; Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science) supported by five research institutes (BioSciences Institute; Tyndall National Institute; ISS-21; Food Institute; Environmental Research Institute).

Climate Ireland

Researchers at Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine (MaREI), coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork (UCC) are responsible for the development and delivery of Ireland’s national climate change adaptation platform Climate Ireland together with the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).  This work is funded by Ireland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Environmental Protection Agency.


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Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platforms

This Network, managed by the KE4CAP project, provides a space for adaptation knowledge platform operators and managers to connect and learn from one another.

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Integrating User Needs into Platforms

This session explored how the needs of users are being integrated into, and addressed by, platform development. 

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Climate Ireland

Climate Ireland connects and integrates scientific research, policy making and adaptation practice for the purposes of enhancing adaptation decision making in Ireland.

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VKE1: Introduction, Engagement and Next Steps

This event is the first in a series of virtual KE and engagement activities to be held in mid to late 2020 by the KE4CAP project.

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EU-Australia knowledge exchange event: Services and science supporting climate action

This report provides lessons learned from a KE4CAP perspective as a result of an EU-Australia bilateral workshop focused on developing and using web-based resources to inform climate action.

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EU-Australia bi-lateral workshop on developing and using web-based resources

The purpose of this workshop was to address nationally relevant issues around best practice (digital and domain) delivery of climate ‘intelligence’ platforms for Australia.

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Bridging the Gap between User Requirements and Climate Adaptation Services

This meeting explored engagement approaches being employed by climate adaptation service providers to support adaptation decision-making and elicited user needs and expectations of these services.

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