Here are just some of the projects our team members have developed, coordinated or supported recently.....
Fieldwork in Iceland
This project included several weeks of fieldwork and data collection in very remote locations to establish a semi-permanent volcano-seismic monitoring network for researchers in University College Dublin. It was undertaken in collaboration with the Icelandic Met Office and the FP7Futurevolc Project, and as part of the monitoring hazard during the Bardabunga eruption 2014.
Redevelopment of the Geological Survey Ireland Research Programme and research strategy
In 2015 RML Ltd successfully secured the tender to review the pre-existing research portfolio for Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) and design a new research programme and strategy for GSI (the national geoscience agency and part of the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment). This ongoing work includes identifying priority areas, design and delivery of the new programme to 2020.
Fieldwork and data collection, Tenerife
Field based projects led by University College Dublin and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies included several months of real-time data collection in remote areas of Tenerife in 2014. Support provided by RML team members included coordination with local teams, transport and import/export of research equipment to the island, on site field assistance and 'basecamp' support for the field team on the ground.
Members of the RML team supported the development and delivery Futurevolc supersite project (2012-2015, Contract No. 308377). The project was funded by the European Commission under the FP7 Research and Technology Development programme. Led by the University of Iceland and the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the project included 26 international partners, many of whom carried out field experiments and collected new data in remote areas of Iceland. www.futurevolc.is
Support for academic research groups, Government offices and industry
RML has provided day-to-day support and advice for researchers in several academic institutes (including University College Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, NUI, Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Icelandic Met Office, University of Iceland, Leeds University) and government agencies and Departments. We have also supported a number of small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing and designing new research programmes and advising on the best approaches for securing research funding.