The Irish Climate Analysis and Research UnitS (ICARUS) is a national leader in the area of climate change providing integrated climate system research, solutions, data and advice to the scientific community, policy makers and for the benefit of society both nationally and internationally. Research undertaken at ICARUS aims to advance fundamental understanding of past, present and future climate variability and change, and to provide cutting edge analysis of future impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation in line with strategic national and international priorities. In delivering these aims core research strands in ICARUS are focused on the analysis of change in atmospheric, terrestrial and marine environments, palaeoclimatolgy, regional climate modelling, catchment hydrology and water management and the assessment of environmental and socio-economic impacts and adaptation.

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Transformative Engagement Network (TEN)

Transformative Engagement Network - Climate Change and Food Security.

Dr. Conor Murphy is working with colleagues in the Departments of Adult and Community Education and Biology at NUI Maynooth and three Universities in Malawi and Zambia exploring opportunities for transformative change around issues of climate change and food security for rural communities in Africa.

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MSc in Climate Change


The course provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules that reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues.

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ICARUS Launch Four National Studies on...

September 16th 2013

This week the Environmental Protection Agency launched four ICARUS-led national reports that fill critical knowledge gaps and add to both national and international understanding on the detection of climate change from river flow observations, climate change impacts on biodiversity, vulnerabilities to climate change across key national sectors and adaptation at local and national scales.

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HydroDetect: The Identification and...

HydroDetect: The Identification and Assessment of Climate Change Indicators for Irish Benchmark Network.

An aerial shot of Claregalway in Galway – Nov 2009 Floods (Credit: Martin Kirrane)

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Coastal vulnerability mapping of the Dublin...

Coastal vulnerability mapping of the Dublin Bay area to future impacts of climate change

Ms. Silvia Caloca-Casado has joined ICARUS to work on an INFOMAR funded research project leading to a PhD focused on the coastal vulnerability mapping of the Dublin Bay area to future impacts of climate change.

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Climate Change and Biodiversity

Bugs on a leaf

A number of projects currently assessing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity include the effect on the incidence of pests and diseases, as well as a temperature-based life-history model of blue willow beetle.

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ICARUS contribute to recent EPA report


ICARUS Researchers contribute to recent EPA Report outlining the need to adapt to change climate if the most adverse impacts are to be avoided.

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