March on Technology – Spring 2013

Web_Picture_Regan Fiona Regan and Chris Bean

In the second ‘March on Technology’ series the Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH) aimed to demonstrate the wide array of diverse technologies that are being developed in Ireland. The series provided an opportunity for MESTECH researchers to meet experts in areas of potential collaboration.

Prof. Chris Bean from UCD presented an inspiring and enthusiastically delivered lecture Towards a quantification of ocean waves from terrestrial ground vibrations: seismology meets physical oceanography.

Chris completed his PhD at the Dublin Institute for Advanced studies and later joined the School of Geological Sciences in 1989.

He is currently co-director of the BSc in Climate and Earth Systems Science and the Interim Director of the UCD Earth Institute.

His research area covers various aspects of seismology, with a focus on volcano processes and imagery in highly heterogeneous structures.

Dr Tim McCarthy, NUIM collaborates with DCU on a number of research projects including in the SmartBay project and the International SmartOcean Graduate Enterprise Initiative.

Tim presented his work on geospatial and visual sensing and gave a demonstration of the Falcon-8 Octocopter an unmanned aircraft system that can be used for monitoring terrestrial or coastal events such as erosion.

He also identified the potential for “out-of-the-boot” mapping using this versatile technology.


Dr. Tim McCarthy (far right) demonstrating his aircraft system