Research Coastal and Marine Governance
Environmental Research Institute
MaREI Centre
Beaufort Building, ERI, UCC
Haulbowline Rd, Ringaskiddy,
Co. Cork

T: +353 21 486 4327
E: k.kopke@ucc.ie

Since joining UCC in 2005, Kathrin has been working on research subjects of coastal management and planning within the Coastal and Marine Governance group. Specific research interests within the coastal and marine governance group include adaptation to climate change, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and work involving the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), with focus on descriptors 10 and 11: Marine Litter and Energy incl. Underwater Noise. Kathrin has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, group facilitation, outreach and dissemination work, while addressing issues of coastal and marine governance through her contribution to several internationally funded projects such as: 

Kathrin's recent work involves marine litter as WP lead of the FP7 funded Marine Litter in European Seas - Social Awareness and Co-Responsibility (MARLISCO - http://www.marlisco.eu/) and more specifically microplastics as WP lead in the Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems (EPHEMARE - http://www.jpi-oceans.eu/ecological-aspects-microplastics).

Kathrin is also involved in the Marine Irish Digital Atlas (MIDA - http://mida.ucc.ie/) project, which concerns the use of GIS technology and Open Source web-based mapping techniques and the supervision of GIS internships. The MIDA is part of the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN - http://ican.science.oregonstate.edu/home) and Kathrin is one of two co-chairs of this global network, which is a project of International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE) of the IOC/UNESCO. Kathrin's specific research interest within the ICAN concerns end user requirements of a coastal web atlas (CWA) and how CWA development can aid Marine Spatial Planning (MSP).











Research Interests

Coastal Management, Coastal Web Atlas Development and Use, Web-GIS, stakeholder engagement, group facilitation, outreach and dissemination work, coastal governance, Marine Spatial Planning, Adaptation to the impacts of climate change, Marine Strategy Framework Directive specifically describtors 10 and 11: Marine Litter and Energy incl. Underwater Noise

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Travel SuppportEnterprise Irl21-AUG-1420-JAN-15€497.00
Marine Institute "PBA/ME/15/02" Ecotoxicological Effects in Marine EcosystemsMarine Institute (MI)01-DEC-1530-NOV-18€148,999.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Enhancing public awareness and promoting co-responsibility for marine Litter in Europe: the challenge of MARLISCO'
Veiga, J. M., Vlachogianni, T., Pahl, S., Thompson, R. Kopke, K., Doyle, T., Hartley, B., Maes, T., Orthodoxou, D., & Loizidou, X. (2016) 'Enhancing public awareness and promoting co-responsibility for marine Litter in Europe: the challenge of MARLISCO'. Marine Pollution Bulletin, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The mapping out approach: effectiveness of marine spatial management options in European coastal waters'
Soma, K;Ramos, J;Bergh, O;Schulze, T;van Oostenbrugge, H;van Duijn, AP;Kopke, K;Stelzenmuller, V;Grati, F;Makinen, T;Stenberg, C;Buisman, E (2014) 'The mapping out approach: effectiveness of marine spatial management options in European coastal waters'. Ices Journal of Marine Science, 71 :2630-2642 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Preparedness of key coastal and marine sectors in Ireland to adapt to climate change'
Kopke, K,O'Mahony, C; (2011) 'Preparedness of key coastal and marine sectors in Ireland to adapt to climate change'. Marine Policy, 35 :800-809 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Reflections from Ireland'
Cummins, VA,Kopke, K; (2011) 'Reflections from Ireland'. Marine Policy, 35 :737-738 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Assessment of recreation activity and its application to integrated management and spatial planning for Cork Harbour, Ireland'
O'Mahony, C,Gault, J,Cummins, V,Kopke, K,O'Suilleabhain, D; (2009) 'Assessment of recreation activity and its application to integrated management and spatial planning for Cork Harbour, Ireland'. Marine Policy, 33 :930-937 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Hermes-Gis A Tool Connecting Scientists and Policymakers'
De Mol, B, Querol, N, Davies, AJ, Schafer, A, Foglini, F, Gonzales-Mirelis, G, Kopke, K, Dunne, D, Schewe, I, Trincardi, F, Canals, M; (2009) 'Hermes-Gis A Tool Connecting Scientists and Policymakers'. Oceanography, 22 (1):144-153 [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility'
D. Calilli, M. Di Berardo, J. Veiga, T. Vlachogianni, I. Alampei, R. Thompson, K. Kopke, T. Doyle, T. Maes, E. Garnacho, D. Orthodoxou, X. Loizidou (2014) 'MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility' In: Bolte, C., & Rauch, F. (Eds.) (eds). Enhancing Inquiry-based Science Education and Teachers’ Continuous Professional Development in Europe: Insights and Reflections on the PROFILES Project and other Projects funded by the European Commission. Berlin and Austria: Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) / Klagenfurt: Alpen-Adria- Universität Klagenfurt (Austria). ISB. Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Ireland'
Dwyer. N., Kopke, K., Cummins, V., O'Dea, E and Dunne D. (2010) 'Ireland' In: Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation. 701 E. Chocolate Ave: IGI Global. Globe icon [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2016)ICAN - Best Practice Guide to Engage your Coastal Web Atlas User Community
Kopke K. & Dwyer N (Ed.). (2016) ICAN - Best Practice Guide to Engage your Coastal Web Atlas User Community Paris: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC Manuals and Guides, 75). Globe icon [Details]

Books

YearPublication
(2013)Guidance on a Better Integration of Aquaculture, Fisheries, and other Activities in the Coastal Zone: From tools to practical examples.
Stelzenmüller, V., Schulze, T., Gimpel, A., Bartelings, H., Bello, E., Bergh, O., Bolman, B., Caetano, M., Davaasuren, N., Fabi, G., Ferreira, J.G., Gault, J., Gramolini, R., Grati, F., Hamon, K., Jak, R., Kopke, K., Laurans, M., Mäkinen, T., O’Donnell, V., O’Hagan, A.M., O’Mahony, C., Oostenbrugge, H., Ramos, J., Saurel, C., Sell, A., Silvo, K., Sinschek, K., Soma, K., Stenberg, C., Taylor, N., Vale, C., Vasquez, F., Verner-Jeffreys, D. (2013) Guidance on a Better Integration of Aquaculture, Fisheries, and other Activities in the Coastal Zone: From tools to practical examples. AQUATT Dublin: COEXIST project - AQUATT. Globe icon [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2015)MARLISCO Marine Litter Fora - outcomes for each of the twelve national events and for all regional seas.
Kopke K,Bennsion A, Maes T, Vlachogianni T, Metcalfe R and Gheorge A (2015) MARLISCO Marine Litter Fora - outcomes for each of the twelve national events and for all regional seas. MARLISCO Project, Deliverable D 4.3 report. [Details]
(2015)Project synthesis: recommendations for science and society interactions: a case study from ML - Understanding the science-society nexus through the marin e litter challenge: lessons learned & recommendations from the MARLISCO project.
Vlachogianni T, Veiga J, Orthodoxou D, Loizidou X, Kopke K, Hartley B, Pahl S, Thompson R, Garnacho E, Maes T and Roniotes A (2015) Project synthesis: recommendations for science and society interactions: a case study from ML - Understanding the science-society nexus through the marin e litter challenge: lessons learned & recommendations from the MARLISCO project. Deliverable D6.6, MARLISCO Project. [Details]
(2015)MARLISCO Marine Litter Forum In Ireland , Report as part of the MARine Litter in European Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO - Responsibility (MARLISCO).
Kopke K, Bennison A, Doyle T (2015) MARLISCO Marine Litter Forum In Ireland , Report as part of the MARine Litter in European Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO - Responsibility (MARLISCO). University College Cork, Ireland. [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 6: Expanding Participation in Coastal Web Atlas Development and Use.
Dwyer, N. and Kopke, K. (2014) Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 6: Expanding Participation in Coastal Web Atlas Development and Use. UNESCO/IOC, IOC Workshop Report No. 263. [Details]
(2014)Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Ireland - Meeting Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive targets for Ireland’s transitional and coastal waters through implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
O’Mahony, C., Kopke, K., Twomey, S., O’Hagan, A.M., Farrell, E. and J. Gault. (2014) Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Ireland - Meeting Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive targets for Ireland’s transitional and coastal waters through implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management. SWAN Ireland Network, Ireland. [Details]
(2014)BIOPLAN Final Report: Implementation of an assessmentand monitoring programme for Irish and British forests.
Irwin, S., Kelly, D., Mitchell, F., Wilson, M., Dietzsch, A., Coote, L., Graham, C., Barsoum, N., Newman, M., Fuller, L., Deady, R., Sharkey, N., Bourke, D., Jones, M., Scarrott, R., Kopke, K., Roig Cervera, D., Kelly, T., O' Halloran, J. (2014) BIOPLAN Final Report: Implementation of an assessmentand monitoring programme for Irish and British forests. COFORD, Ireland. [Details]
(2012)Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 5: Coastal Atlases as Engines for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning.
Dwyer, N. and Kopke, K. and Berman, M. and Belpaeme, K. and O'Dea, L. and Haddad, T. and Wright, D. (2012) Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 5: Coastal Atlases as Engines for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning. . [Details]
(2011)Management of biodiversity in a range of Irish forest.
O’Halloran, J., Irwin, S. , Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T. C., Mitchell, F. J. G., Coote, L., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M.W., Martin, R. D., Moore, K., Sweeney, O., Dietzsch, A. C., Walsh, A., Keady, S., French, V., Fox, H., Kopke, K., Butler, F. and Neville, P. (2011) Management of biodiversity in a range of Irish forest. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Globe icon [Details]
(2010)Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 4: Formalizing the Network, Engaging the Mediterranean.
Wright, D.J., Dwyer, N., Kopke, K., and O’Dea, L. (2010) Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 4: Formalizing the Network, Engaging the Mediterranean. International Coastal Atlas Network, Oregon. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)Assessment of Coastal Recreational Activity and Capacity for Increased Boating in Cork Harbour.
Kopke, K., O'Mahony, C., Cummins, V. and Gault J. (2008) Assessment of Coastal Recreational Activity and Capacity for Increased Boating in Cork Harbour. COREPOINT, http://corepoint.ucc.ie. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2013)CoastGIS 2013: Monitoring and Adapting to Change on the Coast
Kopke, K and O'Mahony C. (2013) Is it all about the data? A review on the use of existing data to populate sustainability indicators for Europe's coasts . In: Rodolphe Devillers, Cassandra Lee, Rosaline Canessa and Andrew Sherin eds. CoastGIS 2013: Monitoring and Adapting to Change on the Coast Victoria, BC, Canada, , 18-JUN-13 - 21-JAN-14 , pp.131-135 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)Littoral 2010: 10th Littoral Conference. Adapting to global change at the coast: leadership, innovation, and investment
K. Kopke, N. Dwyer, K. Belpaeme, M.R. Berman, K. Taylor, D. Hart, D.J. Wright (2011) Improving participation of users in Coastal Web Atlases . In: EDP Sciences eds. Littoral 2010: 10th Littoral Conference. Adapting to global change at the coast: leadership, innovation, and investment London, , pp.1-8 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Proceedings of the international pluridisciplinary conference The littoral : challenge, dialogue, action
Cummins V., Gault J., O’Mahony C., Kopke K., Griffin P., Walsh E. and O’Suilleabhain D. (2008) Establishing Information Needs for Planning and Assessment of Recreation Activity in the Coastal Environment: A Case Study from Cork Harbour, Ireland Proceedings of the international pluridisciplinary conference The littoral : challenge, dialogue, action Lille, France, , 16-JAN-08 - 18-MAR-08 [Details]
(2006)Littoral 2006 - Coastal Innovations and Initiatives
Cummins V., Walsh E., Gault J., O’Mahony C., Kopke K., Griffin P., O’Suilleabhain D. and Simpson G (2006) A New Approach to Coastal Research and Development in Cork Harbour – A Case Study from the Coastal Research and Policy Integration (COREPOINT) Project . In: M. Forkiewicz & A. Tubielewicz eds. Littoral 2006 - Coastal Innovations and Initiatives [Details]

Editorship

YearPublication
(2011)Reflections from Ireland.
Cummins, VA;Kopke, K (2011) Reflections from Ireland. OXFORD: Editorship [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2015)ICAN 7 - Supporting Ecosystem Based Management,
Peter PISSIERSSENS, Lucy SCOTT, Louis CELLIERS, Ned DWYER, Kathrin KOPKE, Marcia BERMAN, Alejandro IGLESIAS-CAMPOS (2015) This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss how coastal web atlases (CWA) can assist in implementing ecosystem based management approaches. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ICAN 7 - Supporting Ecosystem Based Management, Cape Town, South South Africa , 19-APR-15 - 20-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)OTGA Training Course: Marine Spatial Planning,
Andrus MEINER, Charles EHLER, Alejandro IGLESIAS-CAMPOS, Kathrin KOPKE, Yassine LASSOUED, Harrison ONGANDA, Anja KREINER, Ned DWYER, Lucy SCOTT, Susan TALJAARD, Marcia BERMAN, Tanya HADDAD, Will MCCLINTOCK (2015) OTGA Training Course: Marine Spatial Planning is a Joint activity from IOC/MPR, OTGA (IODE) and RTC - South Africa. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], OTGA Training Course: Marine Spatial Planning, Cape Town, South South Africa , 20-APR-15 - 22-APR-15. [Details]
(2013)ICES Annual Science Conference,
Stelzenmüller, V., Schulze, T., Gimpel, A., Bartelings, H., Bello, E., Bergh, O., Bolman, B., Caetano, M., Davaasuren, N., Fabi, G., Ferreira, J.G., Gault, J., Gramolini, R., Grati, F., Hamon, K., Jak, R., Kopke, K., Laurans, M., Mäkinen, T., O’Donnell, V., O’Hagan, A.M., O’Mahony, C., Oostenbrugge, H., Ramos, J., Saurel, C., Sell, A., Silvo, K., Sinschek, K., Soma, K., Stenberg, C., Taylor, N., Vale, C., Vasquez, F., Verner-Jeffreys, D. (2013) Development of guidance for better integration of aquaculture, fisheries and other activities in coastal waters. [Oral Presentation], ICES Annual Science Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland , 23-SEP-13 - 27-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)PLANFORBIO Outreach Day,
Scarrott, R., Roig Cervera, D., Kopke, K. (2013) The PLANFORBIO GIS: Opportunities for multi-disciplinary research and decision support. [Oral Presentation], PLANFORBIO Outreach Day, Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Ireland , 09-DEC-13 - 09-DEC-13. [Details]
(2010)The 10th Littoral Conference - Adapting to global change at the coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment,
Kopke, K., Dwyer, N., Belpaeme, K., Berman, M. Taylor, K., Hart, D. and Wright D. (2010) Improving Participation of Users in Coastal Web Atlases. [Oral Presentation], The 10th Littoral Conference - Adapting to global change at the coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment, The 10th Littoral Conference - Adapting to global change at the coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment London, UK , 21-SEP-10 - 23-MAR-10. [Details]
(2009)9th International Symposium on GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management, CoastGIS,
Kopke, K.; Belpaelme, K.; Dwyer, N. and Wright, D. (2009) The International Coastal Atlas Network: Building a Digital Atlas of the Global Coast. [Poster Presentation], 9th International Symposium on GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management, CoastGIS, Santa Catarina, Brazil , 30-SEP-09 - 02-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)LITTORAL 2008. A Changing Coast: Challenge for the Environmental Policies,
Kopke, K. and Belpaeme, K. (2008) Atlas user expectations and experiences. [Oral Presentation], LITTORAL 2008. A Changing Coast: Challenge for the Environmental Policies, Venice, Italy , 25-NOV-08 - 28-NOV-08. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
International Coastal Atlas Network Member of Steering Group/
OceanKnowledge Project Advisory2015 / 2017

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Kathrin Kopke is actively involved in outreach activities of the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) as co-chair of this global network and a member of the ICAN Steering Group http://ican.science.oregonstate.edu/en/ican_gov. ICAN is a project of the "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE) programme of the "Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission" (IOC) of UNESCO .

Other Activities

 Description

Co-chair of the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) Steering Group - http://ican.science.oregonstate.edu/en/home

Strategic advisory to the Marine Irish Digital Atlas (MIDA) - http://mida.ucc.ie/

FORESTBIO GIS and DATABASE by Kathrin Kopke and Rory Scarrott