Research Profile

Valerie Cummins

Biography

Senior lecturer School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork (UCC). Expertise in coastal  resource management and blue growth. Research into ecosystems governance and coastal management. Teaching coastal governance, ocean sustainability and innovation, geo hazards and scientific writing.

Science Foundation Ireland Funded Investigator, working in the governance field, focused on the interactions in human & environmental systems with a view to pathways to sustainable development at the coast. Research team currently 4 PhDs studying governance in marine renewables, trans-boundary stakeholder engagement, climate adaptation, & impacts of marine clusters.  

Track record in managing partnerships in complex institutional settings, fundraising, developing R&D capacity, internationalisation, and leading innovation networks.  Co-founder & director of the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster, (IMERC), 2010 to 2016, concerned with building excellence in research, entrepreneurship, training and innovation. Previously director of the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre 2003-2010.


Married with three young daughters. Enjoy recreational sailing, hill walking and live music.

Research Interests

My research background is in coastal resource management and environmental governance, with a particular interest in sustainability science, and the human dimension of sustainability transitions.

To this extent my research also draws on concepts from across:
- Action Research
- The Systems Field
- Innovation
- Management and Organisational Development    

More specifically I have worked with the following fields, concepts, methods and approaches:
  • Integrated Coastal and Oceans Management
  • Environmental governance
  • Energy transitions
  • Conflict management and dispute resolution
  • Place-based climate change adaptation
  • Post-normal science 
  • Knowledge co-production
  • Participatory approaches to decision-making
  • Evaluation frameworks for environmental governance and sustainability.  

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
INTERREG IIIB North West Europe COREPOINTEuropean Union01-NOV-0430-APR-08€717,488.00
Maritime & Energy Research Campus & Commercial ClusterMiscellaneous01-JUN-1031-DEC-17€200,000.00
Marine Development Strategy for the GaeltachtGovernment Departments01-JUL-0730-APR-09€5,550.00
[IST-2001-37657] {V Cummins} VEuropean Union19-JUL-0231-DEC-05€375,999.00
Carry Capacity Study on Marine Recreation in West CorkGovernment Departments01-JUL-0731-AUG-07€18,660.00
Loicz WorkshopMiscellaneous30-APR-0731-MAY-07€9,838.00
EU "Interoperable GMES Services for Environmental Risk Management in Marine and Coastal Areas of EurEuropean Union01-SEP-0631-AUG-09€266,177.00
Heritage Council Resource DirectoryHeritage Council01-DEC-0531-MAY-06€15,422.00
[HERITAGE CO: BIBLIOGRAPHY] {Cummins} VHeritage Council25-NOV-0231-MAY-03€76,962.00
Building Coastal Knowledge & GIForeign Industry01-NOV-0530-JUN-06€12,300.00
Coastal Practice Network COPRANETEuropean Union15-DEC-0331-DEC-06€83,600.00
Marine Institute "Use of Date Mining Techniques for the Quality Control of Scientific Data"Marine Institute (MI)20-DEC-0531-AUG-07€60,121.00
Conscience - coastal erosion managementEuropean Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-JAN-0731-DEC-10€81,142.00
ProtoAtlanticINTERREG01-DEC-1730-NOV-20€351,676.00
SPICOSAEuropean Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-APR-0831-MAR-11€201,760.00
Griffith GeoscienceMarine Institute01-JAN-0931-DEC-14€851,877.00
KnowseasEuropean Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-JUN-0931-MAY-12€126,341.00
IMCOREINTERREG01-FEB-0931-JAN-12€596,980.00
BeaufortMarine Institute01-JUN-1031-MAY-15€1,860,004.00
MaREI KOSMOS Future Earth CoastsScience Foundation Ireland01-MAY-1401-DEC-17€1,500,000.00
MaREI ShellScience Foundation Ireland01-MAY-1430-APR-17€210,000.00
Marine Institute "Biological Data Integration"Marine Institute (MI)29-DEC-0528-DEC-07€203,676.00
Post Doc FellowshipMarine Institute01-JAN-0931-DEC-16€588,793.00
Renewable Energy and Development of HI-GEN.Enterprise Irl07-MAR-1629-JUN-19€6,500.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2010)Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation. Information Science Reference.
Wright, D., Dwyer, N. & Cummins, V. (2010) Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation. Information Science Reference. New York: Hershey. [Details]
(2004)BiblioMara: An annotated indexed bibliography of cultural and maritime heritage studies of the coastal zone in Ireland.
Kozachenko, M., Rea, H., Cummins, V., O¿Carroll, C., Ó Duinnín, P., Good, J., Butler, D., Tully, D., Ó Tuama, E., Desplanques, M.-A. & Ó Crualaoich, G.; (2004) BiblioMara: An annotated indexed bibliography of cultural and maritime heritage studies of the coastal zone in Ireland. Ireland: Heritage Council. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(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.   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Harmonising Marine Data Exchange in Ireland'
O'Dea, L, Dwyer, E, Cummins, V, Dunne, D; (2010) 'Harmonising Marine Data Exchange in Ireland' In: In: Green, D (ed) Coastal and Marine Geospatial Technologies. In series: Coastal Systems and Continental Margins. Netherlands: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
(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: 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: Achievement and Challenge - Rio + 10 and Ireland. Environmental Institute, University College Dublin. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Governance Barriers to sustainable Energy Transitions – Assessing Ireland’s Capacity Towards Marine Energy Futures'
Lange, M., O Hagan, A., Devoy, R., and Cummins, V. (2018) 'Governance Barriers to sustainable Energy Transitions – Assessing Ireland’s Capacity Towards Marine Energy Futures'. Energy Policy, 113 :623-632 [Details]
(2016)'Stakeholder Awareness of Climate Adaptation in the Commercial Seaport Sector: A Case Study from Ireland'
Keefe, J., Cummins, V., Devoy, R., Lyons, D. & Gault, J (2016) 'Stakeholder Awareness of Climate Adaptation in the Commercial Seaport Sector: A Case Study from Ireland'. Marine Policy, [Details]
(2016)'Measuring Relatedness in a Multisectoral Cluster: An Input Output Approach'
Morrissey, K., and Cummins, V. (2016) 'Measuring Relatedness in a Multisectoral Cluster: An Input Output Approach'. European Planning Studies, :1-16 [Details]
(2015)'ICZM as a Framework for Climate Change Adaptation Action – Experience from Cork Harbour, Ireland'
Mahony, C., Gray, S., Gault, J. & Cummins, V. (2015) 'ICZM as a Framework for Climate Change Adaptation Action – Experience from Cork Harbour, Ireland'. Marine Policy, [Details]
(2015)'Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: Past, present & future'
Ramesh, R,Chen, Z,Cummins, V,Day, J,D'Elia, C,Dennison, B,Forbes, DL,Glaeser, B,Glaser, M,Glavovic, B,Kremer, H,Lange, M,Larsen, JN,Le Tissier, M,Newton, A,Pelling, M,Purvaja, R,Wolanski, E (2015) 'Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: Past, present & future'. Anthropocene, 12 :85-98 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Erosion management in Inch beach, South West Ireland'
Gault, J;O'Hagan, AM;Cummins, V;Murphy, J;Vial, T (2011) 'Erosion management in Inch beach, South West Ireland'. Ocean & Coastal Management, 54 :930-942 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Erosion management in Inch beach, South West Ireland'
Gault, J,O'Hagan, AM,Cummins, V,Murphy, J,Vial, T (2011) 'Erosion management in Inch beach, South West Ireland'. Ocean & Coastal Management, 54 :930-942 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Towards climate adaptation and coastal governance in Ireland: Integrated architecture for effective management?'
Falaleeva, M,O'Mahony, C,Gray, S,Desmond, M,Gault, J,Cummins, V; (2011) 'Towards climate adaptation and coastal governance in Ireland: Integrated architecture for effective management?'. Marine Policy, 35 :784-793 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Erosion management in Inch beach, South West Ireland'
Gault, J., O’Hagan, A.M., Cummins, V., Murphy, J., and Vial, T. (2011) 'Erosion management in Inch beach, South West Ireland'. Ocean & Coastal Management, 54 (12):930-942 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Potentials and limitations of Coastal Web Atlases'
O'Dea, EK;Dwyer, E;Cummins, V;Wright, DJ (2011) 'Potentials and limitations of Coastal Web Atlases'. Journal Of Coastal Conservation, 15 :607-627 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Towards climate adaptation and coastal governance in Ireland: Integrated architecture for effective management?'
Falaleeva, M;O'Mahony, C;Gray, S;Desmond, M;Gault, J;Cummins, V (2011) 'Towards climate adaptation and coastal governance in Ireland: Integrated architecture for effective management?'. Marine Policy, 35 :784-793 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Potentials and limitations of Coastal Web Atlases'
O'Dea, EK,Dwyer, E,Cummins, V,Wright, DJ (2011) 'Potentials and limitations of Coastal Web Atlases'. Journal Of Coastal Conservation, 15 :607-627 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The Potential Role of Sustainability Science in Coastal Zone Management'
Cummins, V., & McKenna, J. (2010) 'The Potential Role of Sustainability Science in Coastal Zone Management'. Coastal Management, 53 :796-804 [Details]
(2010)'Implementing ICZM: The Experience of Northwest Europe'
Ballinger, R., Cummins, V. & Smith, H.D. (2010) 'Implementing ICZM: The Experience of Northwest Europe'. Coastal Management, 53 :725-726 [Details]
(2009)'Integrated management of marine biodiversity in Europe: Perspectives from ICZM and the evolving EU Maritime Policy framework'
Queffelec, B,Cummins, V,Bailly, D; (2009) 'Integrated management of marine biodiversity in Europe: Perspectives from ICZM and the evolving EU Maritime Policy framework'. Marine Policy, 33 :871-877 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Coastal research and policy integration in northwest Europe. The COREPOINT project'
Cooper, JAG;Cummins, V (2009) 'Coastal research and policy integration in northwest Europe. The COREPOINT project'. Marine Policy, 33 :869-870 [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)'Data availability and accessibility for sustainable tourism: An assessment involving different European coastal tourism destinations'
O’Mahony C, Ferreira, M., Fernandez-Palacios, Y., Cummins, V. and Haroun, R. (2009) 'Data availability and accessibility for sustainable tourism: An assessment involving different European coastal tourism destinations'. Journal of Coastal Research, 56 :1135-1139 [Details]
(2008)'Widespread occurrence of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca in Irish coastal and shelf waters'
Doyle, TK;De Haas, H;Cotton, D;Dorschel, B;Cummins, V;Houghton, JDR;Davenport, J;Hays, GC (2008) 'Widespread occurrence of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca in Irish coastal and shelf waters'. Journal of Plankton Research, 30 :963-968 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Widespread occurrence of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca in Irish coastal and shelf waters'
Doyle, T.K., de Haas, H., Cotton, D., Dorschel, B., Cummins, V., Houghton, J.D.R., Davenport, J., Hays, G.C.; (2008) 'Widespread occurrence of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca in Irish coastal and shelf waters'. Journal of Plankton Research, 30 (8):963-968 [Details]
(2008)'Widespread Occurrence of The Jellyfish Pelagia Noctiluca In Irish Coastal and Shelf Waters'
Doyle, TK, De Haas, H, Cotton, D, Dorschel, B, Cummins, V, Houghton, JDR, Davenport, J, Hays, GC; (2008) 'Widespread Occurrence of The Jellyfish Pelagia Noctiluca In Irish Coastal and Shelf Waters'. Journal of Plankton Research, 30 (8):963-968 [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Marine SAR analysis and interpretation system – MARSAIS'
Johannessen, J. A., Garello, R., Chapron, B., Romeiser, R., Pavlakis, P., Robinson, I., Connolly, N., Nittis, K., Hamre, T., Ufermann, S., Alpers, W., Espedal, H., Furevik, B., Cummins V. and Tarchi D; (2002) 'Marine SAR analysis and interpretation system – MARSAIS'. Annales Des Telecommunications, 56 (no. 11-12):655-660 [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]
(2001)'Marine SAR analysis and interpretation system - MARSAIS'
Johannesen, JA;Garello, R;Chapron, B;Romeiser, R;Pavlakis, P;Robinson, I;Connolly, N;Nittis, K;Hamre, T;Ufermann, S;Alpers, W;Espedal, H;Furevik, B;Cummins, V;Tarch, D (2001) 'Marine SAR analysis and interpretation system - MARSAIS'. Annales Des Telecommunications, 56 :655-660 [Details]
(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'. :8pp-* [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Developing Local Coastal Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change across North West Europe: How IMCORE is addressing the Challenges'
Gault J, Cummins V, Gray S, O’Mahony C and O’Hagan AM (2011) 'Developing Local Coastal Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change across North West Europe: How IMCORE is addressing the Challenges' IMPRINT, (2) :37-44. [Details]
(2005)'Establishing End User Requirements for SAR Data in the Coastal and Marine Environment'
O’Mahony C., Cummins V., Johannessen J.A. and Hamre T. (2005) 'Establishing End User Requirements for SAR Data in the Coastal and Marine Environment' Indonesian Journal of Remote Sensing, 2 (1) :15-30. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2015)MaREI Marine Energy Governance Workshop: Getting it Right for Marine Energy.
Cummins, V., Lange, M., Page, G., Olsen, S., Anderson, P. (2015) MaREI Marine Energy Governance Workshop: Getting it Right for Marine Energy. DCENR, Dublin. [Details]
(2014)Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, Signpost Document. New Horizons for Future Earth – Coasts.
Cummins, V., Burkett, V., Day, J., Forbes, D., Glavovic, B., Glaser, M. and Pelling (2014) Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, Signpost Document. New Horizons for Future Earth – Coasts. LOICZ, Hamburg. [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]
(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]
(2005)Report of the COST-ESF Sponsored Expert Workshop on Sustainability Indicators for the Coastal Zones of Europe.
Cummins V, O'Mahony C, Gault J and O'Sullivan G (2005) Report of the COST-ESF Sponsored Expert Workshop on Sustainability Indicators for the Coastal Zones of Europe. Marine Institute, Dublin. [Details]
(2005)Initial Investigation of Data Availability for Assessing Tourism Quality Milestones for Cork Harbour - Report and Findings.
O'Mahony C and Cummins V (2005) Initial Investigation of Data Availability for Assessing Tourism Quality Milestones for Cork Harbour - Report and Findings. CMRC, [Online] Available: http://www.coastalpractice.net. [Details]
(2004)Review of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Principles of Best Practice.
Cummins V, O'Mahony C and Connolly N (2004) Review of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Principles of Best Practice. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny. [Details]
(2004)User Requirements Analysis for SAR Data in the Coastal and Marine Environment.
O'Mahony C, Cummins V, Dwyer N & Johannessen JA (2004) User Requirements Analysis for SAR Data in the Coastal and Marine Environment. ESA Publications Division, The Netherlands. [Details]
(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]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2017)The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Alcorn, R. and Cummins, V (2017) What does it Really Cost? – Understanding, Comparing and Applying Financial Metrics The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Cork, [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]
(2002)8th EC-GI & GIS Workshop
Cummins, V., Dumas, F., Kershaw, P., Leroux, J., Loubersac, L., Populas, J., & Sutton, G; (2002) Building, Assessing and Standardising Information on Atlantic Coasts . In: * eds. 8th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Dublin Castle, Dublin, , 03-JUL-02 - 05-JUL-02 , pp.*-* [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]
(1999)Littoral 2004
Cummins, V; (1999) National Considerations for Implementing Best practice in ICZM in Ireland . In: Green, D eds. Littoral 2004 Aberdeen, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1999)Littoral 2004
Dwyer, N., O’Dea, L. & Cummins, V; (1999) The Marine Irish Digital Atlas: Providing Geospatial Information to a Wide Audience . In: Green, D eds. Littoral 2004 Aberdeen, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2017)Conference of American Association of Geographers
Twomey, S., O Mahony, C., and Cummins, V. (2017) Multi Stakeholder Participation in Transboundary Marine Ecosystem management: Lessons from the European Atlantic Conference of American Association of Geographers Boston, [Details]
(2016)Nairobi Conference on Earth Systems Governance
Lang, M. & Cummins, V (2016) An Innovative Governance Model for Transformation Towards Sustainable Energy Futures Nairobi Conference on Earth Systems Governance Nairobi, [Details]
(2011)Resilience 2011
Falaleeva M, Gray S, O’Mahony C and Cummins V (2011) Adaptive Co-management for coastal climate adaptation in Ireland: Pragmatic preconditions for theory application Resilience 2011 [Details]
(2011)Resilience 2011
Gray S, Falaleeva M, O’Mahony C and Cummins V (2011) A futures-based approach to ‘shooting the rapids’ to Adaptive Co-Management Resilience 2011 [Details]
(2010)COASTAL AND MARINE GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES
O'Dea, E;Dwyer, E;Cummins, V;Gimenez, DPI;Dunne, D (2010) Harmonising Marine Information Exchange in Ireland COASTAL AND MARINE GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES [DOI] [Details]
(2009)Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change “Earth System Governance: People, Place and the Planet
Falaleeva M., O’Mahony C., Gray S., Desmond M., Gault J. and Cummins V. (2009) The Role of ICZM in Informing the Development of Climate Adaptation Policy in Ireland Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change “Earth System Governance: People, Place and the Planet [Details]
(2009)JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH
O'Mahony, C;Ferreira, M;Fernandez-Palacios, Y;Cummins, V;Haroun, R (2009) Data availability and accessibility for sustainable tourism: An assessment involving different European coastal tourism destinations JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH , pp.1135-1139 [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]
(2008)International Pluridisciplinary Conference - The Littoral: Challenge, Dialogue, Action
Cummins V., Gault J., O’Mahony C., Köpke 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 International Pluridisciplinary Conference - The Littoral: Challenge, Dialogue, Action [Details]
(2006)2nd International Conference on the Management of Coastal Recreational Resources ~ Beaches, Yachting and Coastal Ecotourism
O’Mahony C, Cummins V, Ferreira M and Pickaver P; (2006) QualityCoast – Piloting of a Sustainable Tourism Programme in Cork Harbour, Ireland . In: * eds. 2nd International Conference on the Management of Coastal Recreational Resources ~ Beaches, Yachting and Coastal Ecotourism Gozo, Malta, , 25-OCT-06 - 28-OCT-06 , pp.*-* [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]
(2005)ENVIRON 2005 - 15th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium
O'Mahony C, Cummins V., Ballinger R., Dodds W. and Smith H. (2005) Community-based Coastal Management in the Southern Irish Sea Region: The Coastal Communities Network (CoCoNet) Project ENVIRON 2005 - 15th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium [Details]
(2004)Littoral 2004 - Delivering Sustainable Coasts: Connecting Science and Policy
Ballinger R, Cummins V, Dodds W, O Mahony C & Smith, H; (2004) Community Based Approaches to Coastal Management – the CoCoNet Initiative . In: Green DR et al eds. Littoral 2004 - Delivering Sustainable Coasts: Connecting Science and Policy Aberdeen, Scotland, , 20-SEP-04 - 22-SEP-04 , pp.104-109 [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]
(2003)Fifth International Symposium on GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management
Dwyer, N., O'Dea, L., & Cummins, V.; (2003) The Marine Irish Digital Atlas: A Web Portal to Coastal and Marine Data in Ireland . In: * eds. Fifth International Symposium on GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management Genova, Italy, , 16-OCT-03 - 18-OCT-03 , pp.*-* [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)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]
(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)Environ 2003 - 13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium
O Mahony, C. & Cummins, V. (2003) End User Perspective Towards the Development of a Marine Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Analysis and Interpretation System . In: * eds. Environ 2003 - 13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium Galway, Ireland, , 08-JAN-03 - 10-JAN-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
(2003)2nd Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR
O’Mahony C, Cummins V, Dwyer N and Johannessen JA; (2003) User Requirements Analysis for SAR Data in the Coastal and Marine Environment . In: Lacoste H eds. 2nd Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR Svalbard, Norway, , 08-SEP-03 - 12-SEP-03 , pp.219-223 [Details]
(2003)2nd Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR
O'Mahony, C., Cummins, V., Dwyer, N. & Johannessen JA; (2003) User Requirements for SAR Data in the Coastal and Marine Environment . In: * eds. 2nd Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR Svalbard, , 09-SEP-03 - 14-SEP-03 , pp.219-223 [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]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2005)Report of the COST-ESF Sponsored Expert Workshop on Sustainability Indicators for the Coastal Zones of Europe.
Cummins V, O’Mahony C, Gault J & O’Sullivan G; (2005) Report of the COST-ESF Sponsored Expert Workshop on Sustainability Indicators for the Coastal Zones of Europe. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2005)Initial Investigation of Data Availability for Assessing Tourism Quality Milestones for Cork Harbour - Report and Findings.
O’Mahony C & Cummins V; (2005) Initial Investigation of Data Availability for Assessing Tourism Quality Milestones for Cork Harbour - Report and Findings. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)Review of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Principals of Best Practice. (.
Cummins, V., O Mahony, C., & Connolly N; (2004) Review of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Principals of Best Practice. (. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)BiblioMara: An Annotated indexed Bibliography of Cultural and Maritime Heritage Studies of the Coastal Zone of Ireland.
Kozachenko, M., Rea, H., Cummins, V., O Carroll, C., O Duinnín, P., Good, J., Butler, D., Tully, T., O Tuama, E., Desplanques, A.M. & O Crualaoich, G.; (2004) BiblioMara: An Annotated indexed Bibliography of Cultural and Maritime Heritage Studies of the Coastal Zone of Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)Review of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Principles of Best Practice.
Cummins V, O Mahony C and Connolly N; (2004) Review of Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Principles of Best Practice. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)Coastal Communities Network: CoCoNet. Interreg IIIA Final Report. .
Cummins, V., Ballinger, R., O Mahony, C., Smith, H & Dodds, W.; (2004) Coastal Communities Network: CoCoNet. Interreg IIIA Final Report. . Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)Coastal Communities Network - CoCoNet.
Cummins V, Ballinger R, O'Mahony C, Dodds W and Smith H,; (2004) Coastal Communities Network - CoCoNet. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2002)An Assessment of the Potential for the Sustainable Development of the Edible Periwinkle, Littorina littorea, Industry in Ireland.
Cummins, V., Coughlan, S., McClean, O., Connolly, N., Mercer, J. & Burnell, G.; (2002) An Assessment of the Potential for the Sustainable Development of the Edible Periwinkle, Littorina littorea, Industry in Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)Coastal Sensitivity in Estuarine Habitats - Cork Harbour and the Shannon Estuary.
Connolly, N., Cronin, M., O Connell, M., Cummins, V., & O Leary, D; (2001) Coastal Sensitivity in Estuarine Habitats - Cork Harbour and the Shannon Estuary. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)A Scoping Study to Establish a Common Approach to Examining the Impact of Atlantic Arc Water Quality and Dynamics on Coastal Activity and Sensitive Marine Environments.
Cummins, V., Dumas, F., Franklin, F., Kershaw, P., Le Roux, J., Loubersac, L., Mortimer, G., Populas, J. & Sutton, G.; (2001) A Scoping Study to Establish a Common Approach to Examining the Impact of Atlantic Arc Water Quality and Dynamics on Coastal Activity and Sensitive Marine Environments. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2010UCC Staff Leadership Award UCC
2012Eisenhower Fellow Eisenhower Fellowships

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Director, Marine Renewables Industry Association Director/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)Financing the Green Economy,
Cummins, V. (2017) Financing the Sustainable Development Goals in the Coastal Action Arena: Future Earth Coasts Science Perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Financing the Green Economy, Webinar . [Details]
(2017)Infomar Stakeholders Conference,
Cummins, V. (2017) Blue Growth: Opportunities and Challenges. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Infomar Stakeholders Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2017)Sea, Land, and Spirit Conference,
Cummins, V. (2017) Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of Coastal Management and Science: from Global to Local Perspectives. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sea, Land, and Spirit Conference, Dingle, Ireland . [Details]
(2016)Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association, ECSA 56,,
Lange, M., Cummins, V., O'Hagan, A.M., Devoy, R. and Le Tissier, M. (2016) Coastal systems in transition – From a ‘natural’ to an ‘anthropogenically-modified’ state. [Oral Presentation], Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association, ECSA 56,, Bremen, Germany , 18-JUL-16. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Entrepreneurship Implementation Group Member/
Baltcoast Scientific Advisory Committee Scientific advisory role/
Irish Marine Industry Network Member of Steering Committee/
Future Earth Coasts Co-Chair Scientific Steering Committee/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2001University College Cork MScResearch Masters, Zoology
1996University of Wales, Cardiff BScMarine Geography
2011University College Cork PhDPhD, Geography

Outreach Activities

 Description

Ursulines Secondary School, Blackrock

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Marine Policy Member of Editorial Board-

Other Activities

 Description

Co-Editor, Cork University Press, Shorelines: The Coastal Atlas of Ireland Publication due 2019

Women's Leadership Forum, Harvard Business School, June 2017

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Teaching coastal governance, ocean sustainability and innovation, geohazards and scientific writing.

Module Co-ordinator GG6513 Coastal and Marine Governance
Module Co-ordinator BL4003 Biological Work Placement
Module Co-ordinator EV4010 Environmental Work Placement
Module Co-ordinator BL3001 Biological Literature Review
Module Co-ordinator GL2020 Geohazards
Module Co-ordinator BL6025 Ocean Sustainability and Innovation   (new)
Teaching GG6512 Coastal and Marine Resource Use Practices 

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