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Environ 2018 Workshop Information

The conference will begin on Monday, March 26th 2018 with a choice of three education and training workshops on offer to delegates. Workshops will be run simultaneously from 14:00-17:00. All workshops are priced at €10 to attend. Register your interest for any of the above workshops while booking your Environ 2018 delegate place online. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop Information

Workshops on Monday March 26th will include:

Environ 2018 Workshop A: Field Trip -Haulbowline Island Remediation Project

  • Facilitators: Mr. Kieran Ruane (CIT) and Dr. Cormac Ó'Súilleabháin (Cork County Council)
  • Workshop capacity: 25
  • Monday 26th March, 2018, 14.00 -17.00
  • Bus departs CIT at 2pm and returns at 5pm

The workshop comprises an on-site lecture followed by a site walkover.

Haulbowline Island in Cork was the location of Ireland’s only steelworks which operated between 1939 and 2001. Waste from the steel production process was deposited on an area of reclaimed foreshore, which became known as the East Tip.

RPS Consulting Engineers were appointed in 2012 by Cork County Council to provide environmental consultancy services for the preparation of an EIS, waste licence application and planning application for the remediation of the East Tip and its transformation into a public recreational amenity. Planning was approved by An Bord Pleanála and a waste licence was subsequently granted by the EPA.

Site clearance and advance works contracts were completed in 2016. The contract for the overall site remediation which includes the processing of slag products, the construction of an extensive capping and marine barrier wall system and landscaping is currently being delivered by PJ Hegarty & Sons Contracting. The project is one of the largest currently steelwork remediation projects in Europe. The lecture and site visit will be delivered by project team members from Cork County Council, RPS Consulting Engineers and PJ Hegarty & Sons.

Environ 2018 Workshop B: Bringing research to the next level - Commercialisation, Code of Conduct, IP & Technology Transfer

  • Facilitators: Mr. Ronan Coleman (CIT) and Mr. Kevin Fitzgibbon (CIT WSSIC)
  • Workshop capacity: 50
  • Monday 26th March 2018, 2pm to 5pm

Bringing your research to the next level is a major challenge. Issues such as commercialisation, intellectual property, code of conduct and technology transfer are all important. But how do you address them? This lecture based workshop will consider the legal issues and best practice requirements and will present real world experience on how to bring research from an idea to commercial reality.

Environ 2018 Workshop C: Statistical analysis for research - using SPSS statistical software

  • Facilitator: To be confirmed
  • Workshop capacity: 20
  • Monday 26th March 2018, 2pm to 5pm

Statistical analysis is becoming increasingly important to academic research in a data driven world. This workshop will present the statistical software package SPSS and will highlight some potential statistical pitfalls to avoid.

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