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Dr Marc O Griofa will give a seminar on 

Being a NASA "aquanaut" crewmember on Extreme Environments Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21 Mission at the Aquarius Undersea Habitat


Thursday 17 November 2016, 13:00-14:00, Parsons Building (Crossland Lecture Theatre)

Dr. Marc O Griofa was the principle investigator for the first Irish experiment to fly onboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station and last summer he became a NASA “aquanaut” crewmember on Extreme Environments Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21 Mission at the Aquarius Undersea Habitat.

Dr. Marc O Griofa, MD (MB BCh BAO) PhD FAWM, received his medical degree from University College Dublin and his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Limerick and is also a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He is currently the chief medical and technology officer pioneering advancements in medical technology telemedicine and telomere research. Dr O Griofa is the principle investigator for Project CASPER (Cardiac Adapted Sleep Parameters Recorder), which was the first Irish experiment to fly onboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He spent 3 years at Kennedy Space Center as part of the Aerospace Medicine and Biomedical Research departments and is a NOAA trained diving medical officer (DMO) and was most recently an aquanaut crewmember on NASA’s Extreme Environments Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21 Mission at the Aquarius Undersea Habitat. He is currently leading a number of biomedical technology and telehealth solutions for both the US Veterans Hospital Administration (VA) and US Department of Defense (DoD). Dr O Griofa is currently a trauma and combat casualty care instructor for both physicians, medical personnel and Special Operations Forces (SOF) teams in joint tactical and combat medical care. Dr O Griofa has also provided expert consultation on a variety of operational projects specialist medical support for commercial spaceflight companies and providers and research and development of next generation diving technology and systems for the US Navy SEAL Teams.

Please contact David McKeown (MCKEOWDA@tcd.ie) for more information.