The Impacts of Extreme Weather on EU Transport and Energy Infrastructure

  • RAIN – Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks for Extreme Weather Events
  • The FP7 project, RAIN, has been awarded funding by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme,
  • €4.77 million project to examine the impacts of extreme weather events on EU transport and energy infrastructure, led by Researchers from the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.

CASCADE: reducing energy use by airports

  • CASCADE is a FP7 funded project aiming to reduce energy use by airports of 20% with Irish assistance with research and development.
  • HVAC systems consume 50% of all energy at airports.
  • Airports are massive energy consumers and with 500 in the 28 European member states we need to find a solution.

3 researchers in Ireland win top-up funding from EU

Ireland have performed very well in the latest competition of the European Research Council (ERC) for its top-up funding ‘Proof of Concept’ awards, with 3 out of a total of 34 going to researchers in Ireland. The 3 top level researchers are Frederic Dias, University College Dublin; John Nolan, Waterford Institute of Technology; and Debra Fern Laefer, University College Dublin.


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