Gis/Information Management Specialist
Coastal and Marine Research Centre
University College Cork
Naval Base, Hauwboline Island
Cobh, Co. Cork

T: +353-21-470-3118
F: +353-21-470-3132
E: v.odonnell@ucc.ie

                       

Vicki has 13 years of experience working in applied science research, holding a Degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters (MPhil) in Environmental Research from Dublin Institute of Technology and a Higher Diploma in Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Before joining the CMRC she worked for the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Coillte and the National Conservation Education Centre in Ireland. She also worked at NASA's Earth Systems Modelling and Data Management Laboratory at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA and for the Corporacion Nacional Forestal in Chile.

Since joining the CMRC, Vicki has worked on a wide range of national and international research and industry projects utilising GIS and data management technologies for many state, semi-state and private companies including Government Departments, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Port and Oil Companies, Environmental Protection Agency, Marine Institute, Heritage Council and Local Authorities. Vicki has also worked with business development companies and councils to develop tourism and recreation strategies, including assessing a range of tourism services from urban and coastal cycle routes and marinas to serviced marine access points and heritage walking trails.

As well as working in the specialist area of data management, Vicki is involved in the development, coordination and management of short professional courses in GIS which have attracted both national and international audiences. Vicki also teaches data management techniques on a number of Masters Programmes in UCC and is the CMRC website administrator.

Vicki has completed a number of certified courses including GMDSS/VHF radio operations, Offshore Yacht Master, Sea Survival Techniques - Certificate in Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (STCW 95Regulation VI/I and STCW Code section A-VI/I, paragraph 2.1.1). She is also an Occupational First Aider and PADI Open Water Diver. She represents CMRC on a number of committees including the Irish Coastal Forum and IRLOGI’s International Business Club.

Vicki joined the Department of Foreign Affairs/Irish Aid’s Rapid Response Corps as an Information Management Officer in 2010, where she works in the area of data collection, management and information dissemination for disaster response and recovery worldwide. She has been deployed to the Philippines with UNOCHA in 2010 and the Horn of Africa with UNICEF in 2011.

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2005)'Atlas of Cork City'
Cummins, V & O'Donnell, V (2005) 'Atlas of Cork City' In: Ireland: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2002)'Procedure for the Location of Landfill Sites using a GIS Model'
ALLEN, A.R., Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V., Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O’Donnell, V., Robalo, C., Vendas, D.; (2002) 'Procedure for the Location of Landfill Sites using a GIS Model' In: van Rooy, J.L., Jermy, C.A (eds). Engineering Geology for Developing Countries. S. African Institute of Engineering Geology and the Environment. [Details]
(2002)'A New Approach to Landfill Site Selection in Ireland using GIS Technology'
Cummins, V., O’Donnell, V., ALLEN, A.R., Donnelly, J., Koukoulas, S.; (2002) 'A New Approach to Landfill Site Selection in Ireland using GIS Technology' In: Convery, F., Feehan, J (eds). Achievement and Challenge - Rio + 10 and Ireland. Environmental Institute, University College Dublin. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2001)'ESIG 2001, VI Encontro de Utilizadores de Informação Geográfica'
Costa, C., ALLEN, A.R, Brito, G., Caetano, P.S., Cummins, V.A, Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O’Donnell, V.A, Robalo, C.,Vendas, D.; (2001) 'ESIG 2001, VI Encontro de Utilizadores de Informação Geográfica' [Details]
(2002)'Proceedings ISWA 2002 World Environmental Congress'
ALLEN, A.R, Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V.A, Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O¿Donnell, V.A, Robalo, C., Vendas, D; (2002) 'Proceedings ISWA 2002 World Environmental Congress' [Details]
(2011)'Maintaining a marine leisure industry in a recession'
O'Donnell V and O'Mahony C (2011) 'Maintaining a marine leisure industry in a recession' [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2003)Environ 2003 - 13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium
O’Donnell V., Cronin M., Cummins V., O’Mahony C. and O’Dea L. (2003) Sustainable environmental management of coastal habitats and resources: the development of a GIS model to assess the sensitivity of coastal habitats Environ 2003 - 13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium [Details]
(2001)3rd BGA Geoenvironmental Engineering Conference
ALLEN, A.R., Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V., Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O’Donnell, V., Robalo, C., Vendas, D.; (2001) The Development of a GIS Model for the Location of Landfill Sites in Ireland and Portugal . In: * eds. 3rd BGA Geoenvironmental Engineering Conference Edinburgh, Scotland, , 15-SEP-01 - 19-SEP-01 , pp.6pp-* [Details]
(2002)9th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment
ALLEN, A.R., Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V., Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O¿Donnell, V., Robalo, C., Vendas, D; (2002) Procedure for the Location of Landfill Sites using a GIS Model 9th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment [Details]
(2002)Appropriate Environmental and Solid Waste Management and Technologies for Developing Countries. ISWA 2002 World Environmental Congress
ALLEN, A.R, Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V.A, Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O’Donnell, V.A, Robalo, C., Vendas, D. (; (2002) A GIS Model for the Location of Landfill Sites in Ireland and Portugal . In: Kocasoy, G., Atabarut, T., Nuhuoðlu, Ý eds. Appropriate Environmental and Solid Waste Management and Technologies for Developing Countries. ISWA 2002 World Environmental Congress Istanbul, Turkey, , 23-JUN-02 - 27-JUN-02 , pp.2393-2398 [Details]
(2003)Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
ALLEN, A.R, Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V.A, Donnelly, J., Koukoulas, S., O¿Donnell, V.A, Robalo, C., Vendas, D; (2003) A Landfill Site Selection Procedure Incorporating GIS Modelling Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium [Details]
(2003)‘Sardinia 03’, Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
ALLEN, A.R, Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V.A, Donnelly, J., Koukoulas, S., O’Donnell, V.A, Robalo, C., Vendas, D. (; (2003) A Landfill Site Selection Procedure Incorporating GIS Modelling . In: Christensen, T.H., Cossu, R., Stegmann R eds. ‘Sardinia 03’, Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Cagliari, Sardinia, , 07-OCT-03 - 11-OCT-03 , pp.10pp-* [Details]
(2003)Fifth International Symposium on GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management
O Donnell, V., Cronin, M., and Cummins, V; (2003) Sustainable Coastal Habitats: GIS Tools for Effective Decision Support . In: * eds. Fifth International Symposium on GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management Genova, Italy, , 16-OCT-03 - 18-OCT-03 , pp.*-* [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2001)The Development of a GIS Model for the Location of Landfill Sites in Ireland and Portugal.
ALLEN, A. R., Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V., Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O¿Donnell, V., Robalo, C., Vendas, D; (2001) The Development of a GIS Model for the Location of Landfill Sites in Ireland and Portugal. Atlantic Region. [Details]
(2005)Assessment of biodiversity at different stages of the forest cycle.
Smith, G. F.,Gittings, T.,Wilson, M.W.,French, L.,Oxbrough, A.,O'Donoghue, S.,Pithon, J.,O'Donnell, V.,McKee, A.-M.,Iremonger, S.,O'Halloran, J.,Kelly, D.L.,Mitchell, F.J.G.,Giller, P.S.,Kelly, T.; (2005) Assessment of biodiversity at different stages of the forest cycle. COFORD and EPACOFORD and EPA, . [Details]
(2006)Biodiversity assessment of afforestation sites.
Smith, G.F.,Gittings, T.,Wilson, M.W.,Oxbrough, A.,Iremonger, S.,O'Halloran, J.,Kelly, D.L.,O'Sullivan, A.,O'Donoghue, S.,McKee, A.-M.,Neville, P.,Mitchell, F.J.G.,Pithon, J.,Giller, P.,O'Donnell, V.,Kelly, T.; (2006) Biodiversity assessment of afforestation sites. COFORD and EPACOFORD and EPA, . [Details]
(2006)Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests.
Iremonger, S.,Gittings, T,Smith, G.F,Wilson, M.W.,Oxbrough, A.,Coote, L.,Pithon, J.,O'Donoghue, S,McKee, A.-M.,O'Halloran, J.,Kelly, D.L.,Giller, P.,O'Sullivan, A.,Neville, P.,Mitchell, F.J.G.,O'Donnell, V.,Kelly, T.,Dowding, P.; (2006) Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests. COFORD and EPACOFORD and EPA, . [Details]
(2007)Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests.
Iremonger, S,O'Halloran, J,Kelly, D L,Wilson, M W,Smith, G F,Gittings, T,Giller, P S,Mitchell, F J G,Oxbrough, A,Coote, L,French, L,O'Donoghue, S,McKee, A.-M.,Pithon, J,O'Sullivan, A,Neville, P,O'Donnell, V,Cummins, V,Kelly, T C,Dowding, P; (2007) Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests. Environmental Protection AgencyEnvironmental Protection Agency, . [Details]