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  • The next workshop for The North Atlantic Fish Revolution An Environmental History of the North Atlantic 1400-1700 (NorFish) project will take place from 22-24 of November 2017.

  • Professor Poul Holm is delighted to have been awarded 'Champion of EU research' by the ERC for the Norfish project. Norfish was ranked highest in Ireland for the ERC Advanced Grant.

  • John Halligan T.D., Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development with Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland will present outstanding achievement awards to academic researchers, companies and research organisations that have reached the pinnacle of European research at "Ireland’s Champions of EU Research" event taking place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin on Wednesday 28th June.

    Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation. It runs over the period 2014-2020 and has a total budget of 75 billion euro. Ireland's national target of securing 1.25 billion euro in EU funding is equivalent to 1.67% of the overall Horizon 2020 budget. To date, Ireland has secured funding of 424 million euro, representing 1.66% of the total EU budget committed.

    European Research Council (ERC) awardees included Professor Poul Holm, Trinity College Dublin for his ERC Advanced Grant. Poul's project is NorFish North Atlantic Fisheries: An Environmental History, 1400-1700 - also ranked highest in Ireland.

  • Professor Poul Holm interview in Research Professional, by Laura Greenhalgh. Click Humanities fear 'business as usual'
  • The History of Marine Animal Populations (HMAP) project has been recognized by Science Europe in 2013 as one of twelve humanities projects of major societal impact. Click Humanities in Societal Challenges for more information.
  • The European Observatory of the New Human Condition has focused its efforts over the past few months on honing research questions and creating digital infrastructure. This observatory concept was launched in a special issue of the journal Environmental Science and Policy in April 2013 with Professor Poul Holm as lead author of one paper and a contributor to the introduction to the volume and another paper.
  • In May 2013, Professor Holm was invited to present the European Observatory at a workshop in Nanjing, China, on environmental humanities for mainly Chinese and Indian scholars.
  • Dr. Charles Travis is now in place as postdoctoral researcher. Thanks to matching funding from Trinity College Dublin, he is appointed full time for two years. Dr. Travis has a background in literary, historical, cultural and environmental geography, geographical information systems (GIS) and brings strong digital humanities skills to the European Observatory and Environmental Humanities initiatives.
  • In June 2013, Dr. Travis presented a paper titled Observatory of the New Human Condition: Proposals and Prospects to a pre-conference workshop “Joint Programing Initiative on Climate” attached to the Future Leaders Conference, in Oslo, Norway.
  • The European Observatory will host three invitation only forums (workshops) to address questions and issues concerning human agency and climate change on individual, institutional, and social levels. The first observatory forum (December 2013) will address “Perceptions of long-term change: individual agency in the face of global environmental change.
  • Current discussions are underway to explore European Observatory partnerships with major international business leaders.

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