Agricultural Catchments Programme

A better environment and supporting the production of high-quality food are the twin aims of the ACP. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, staff have been working with 300 farmers across six catchments in Ireland for over ten years. Chief Scientist: Per-Erik Mellander.


This is a Horizon 2020 project aimed at at assessing the efficacy and uptake of mitigation measures to protect water resources from nitrate and pesticide loss in rural agricultural environment. Irish PI: Per-Erik Mellander

Treatment of contaminated land using a biochar/media mixture

The Toolbox project is a Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship, fundedunder the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No 748106. PI: Alma Siggins. Host: Mark Healy


The MACROMAN Project aims to understand the mechanisms behind macroalgal blooms in order to develop appropriate management tools. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to this task, combining traditional and aerial survey techniques, molecular and biochemical analyses and laboratory growth experiments to answer our questions. PI: Liam Morrison

Water management for the sustainable use and protection of peatlands

The project WATERPEAT- Water management for sustainable use and protection of peatlands was accepted for funding in the Water JPI 2018 call - Water challenges for a changing world. WATERPEAT aims to develop the scientific knowledgebase on   peatlands and water management for different types of peatlands found in peat rich areas of Northern Europe and Indonesia. The WATERPEAT project has partners from Finland (OULU), Norway (NIBIO), Ireland (NUIG) and Indonesia (UGM university). Irish PIs: Mark Healy and Oisin Callery