Research Profile

Anne Marie O'Hagan

Biography

Dr. Anne Marie O’Hagan has over 15 years of experience in coastal and marine research and is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute in University College Cork. In 2017, Anne Marie was awarded funding for the Navigate project under a Marine Institute Fellowship for Ocean Law and Marine Governance which will address key challenges facing Ireland in relation to marine governance, including the implications of Brexit on Irish fisheries, climate-proofing of marine sectoral policies and implementing Marine Spatial Planning as well as build national capacity on this topic. Anne Marie qualified in Environmental Science before undertaking a Ph.D. on the legal framework for integrated coastal management in Ireland. She subsequently completed a degree in law whilst working full-time at the Marine Law & Ocean Policy Centre in the National University of Ireland, Galway. Anne Marie moved to University College Cork in 2007 where she worked initially in the former Coastal & Marine Research Centre (CMRC) on national and European projects on coastal management and adaptation to climate change in coastal areas. In 2009, she took up a position in the former Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) as part of the prestigious Charles Parsons Research Award, a government initiative designed to build capacity in key research areas where her work focused on legal and policy frameworks for ocean energy development. She has been involved in numerous multidisciplinary projects including the EU funded COEXIST project on interaction in coastal waters, SOWFIA project on streamlining environmental assessment for wave energy farms; RiCORE on risk-based consenting; AQUASPACE on spatial planning for aquaculture and she coordinated the SIMCelt project on transboundary Maritime Spatial Planning. Anne Marie is a recognised expert on national and European coastal and marine legislation and policy and represents the MaREI Centre on several working groups (IEA-OES and ICES) and national marine renewables industry association (MRIA). She has published her research on coastal, marine and energy topics in numerous papers and has presented her findings at several international conferences.

Research Interests

Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Maritime Spatial Planning, natural resource management, environmental law and policy, Law of the Sea, climate change adaptation, wave energy, tidal energy, planning and consenting of offshore developments, nature conservation and designations, administrative/institutional systems, science/policy interface

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
SOWFIAEuropean Commission01-OCT-1030-SEP-13
Navigate Project on Ocean Law and Marine GovernanceMarine Institute01-DEC-1730-NOV-21€800,000.00
Risk-based Consenting for Offshore Renewable Energy projectsHorizon 202001-JAN-1530-JUN-16

Publications

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.   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'Consenting ocean energy projects: issues, challenges and opportunities (Chapter 7)'
O’Hagan, A.M. and Wright, G. (2018) 'Consenting ocean energy projects: issues, challenges and opportunities (Chapter 7)' In: G. Wright, S. Kerr and K. Johnson (eds). Consenting ocean energy projects: issues, challenges and opportunities (Chapter 7). UK: EarthScan. [Details]
(2018)'Ensuring the sustainable development of ocean energy technologies through environmental assessment laws and policies (Chapter 9)'
Wright, G., Willsteed, E. and O’Hagan, A.M. (2018) 'Ensuring the sustainable development of ocean energy technologies through environmental assessment laws and policies (Chapter 9)' In: G. Wright, S. Kerr and K. Johnson (eds). Ocean Energy: Governance challenges for wave and tidal stream technologies. UK: EarthScan. [Details]
(2018)'Consenting ocean energy projects: an overview of procedures in selected jurisdictions (Chapter 8)'
O’Hagan, A.M. and Wright, G. (2018) 'Consenting ocean energy projects: an overview of procedures in selected jurisdictions (Chapter 8)' In: G. Wright, S. Kerr and K. Johnson (eds). Ocean Energy: Governance challenges for wave and tidal stream technologies. UK: EarthScan. [Details]
(2017)'Planning and Management Frameworks for Renewable Ocean Energy (Chapter 15)'
O’Hagan, A.M. (2017) 'Planning and Management Frameworks for Renewable Ocean Energy (Chapter 15)' In: Z. Yang and A. Copping (eds). Renewable Ocean Energy – Resource Characterization, Practical Energy Harvest and Effects on Physical Systems. USA: Springer. [Details]
(2015)'Regulation of Marine Renewable Energy'
O'Hagan, A.M. (2015) 'Regulation of Marine Renewable Energy' In: Robin Warner and Stuart Kaye (eds). Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement. London: Routledge.   [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.M., Devoy, R.J.N., Le Tissier, M. & V. Cummins (2018) 'Governance barriers to sustainable energy transitions – Assessing Ireland's capacity towards marine energy futures'. Energy Policy, 113 :623-632 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Establishing a legal research agenda for ocean energy'
Wright, G., O’Hagan, A.M., de Groot, J., Leroy, Y., Soininen, N., Salcido, R., Abad Castelos, M., Jude, S., Rochette, J., and S. Kerr (2016) 'Establishing a legal research agenda for ocean energy'. Marine Policy, 63 :126-134 [Details]
(2016)'Environmental Impact Assessment: Gathering experiences from wave energy test centres in Europe'
Greaves, D. Conley, D., Magagna, D., Aires, E., Chambel Leitão, J., Witt, M., Embling, C.B., Godley, B.J., Bicknell, A.W.J., Saulnier, J.-B., Simas, T., O’Hagan, A.M., O’Callaghan, J., Holmes, B., Sundberg, J., Torre-Enciso, Y. and D. Marina. (2016) 'Environmental Impact Assessment: Gathering experiences from wave energy test centres in Europe'. International Journal of Marine Energy, 14 :68-79 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Developing benefit schemes and financial compensation measures for fishermen impacted by marine renewable energy projects'
Reilly, K., O’Hagan, A.M. and Dalton, G. (2016) 'Developing benefit schemes and financial compensation measures for fishermen impacted by marine renewable energy projects'. Energy Policy, 97 :161-170 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'A review of economic and socio-economic assessment and methodologies of ocean renewable energy: private and public perspectives'
Dalton, G., Allan, G., Beaumont, N., Georgakaki, A., Hacking, N., Hooper, T., Kerr, S., O’Hagan, A. M., Reilly, K., Ricci, P., Sheng, W., Stallard, T. (2015) 'A review of economic and socio-economic assessment and methodologies of ocean renewable energy: private and public perspectives'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 45 :850-878 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Wave energy in Europe: views on experiences and progress to date'
O’Hagan, A.M., Huertas, C., O’Callaghan, J. and Greaves, D. (2015) 'Wave energy in Europe: views on experiences and progress to date'. International Journal of Marine Energy, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Attainment of Ecosystem-based Governance in European Waters – A State Property Rights Regime Approach For Ireland'
Mellett, M., Curtin, C., Hennessey, T., and O’Hagan, A.M. (2011) 'Attainment of Ecosystem-based Governance in European Waters – A State Property Rights Regime Approach For Ireland'. Marine Policy, 35 (6):739-747 [Details]
(2015)'Evaluating conditions for transboundary Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and opportunities on the island of Ireland'
Flannery, W., O’Hagan, A.M., O’Mahony, C., Ritchie, H., and Twomey, S. (2015) 'Evaluating conditions for transboundary Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and opportunities on the island of Ireland'. Marine Policy, 51 :86-95 [Details]
(2011)'The existing law and policy framework for ocean energy development in Ireland'
O’Hagan, A.M. and Lewis, A.W. (2011) 'The existing law and policy framework for ocean energy development in Ireland'. Marine Policy, 35 (6):772-783 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'A review of beach bye-law usage in supporting coastal management in Ireland'
O'Mahony, C., O'Hagan, A.M., and Meaney, E. (2012) 'A review of beach bye-law usage in supporting coastal management in Ireland'. Coastal Management, 40 (5):461-483 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Environmental Impact Assessments for wave energy developments – Learning from existing activities and informing future research priorities'
Leeney, R.H., Greaves, D. Conley D., and O’Hagan, A.M. (2014) 'Environmental Impact Assessments for wave energy developments – Learning from existing activities and informing future research priorities'. Ocean & Coastal Management, (99):14-22 [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]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2011)ICES Annual Science Conference
O’Hagan, A.M. and O’Donnell, V. (2011) The COEXIST project – governance of fisheries and aquaculture for integrating management and science ICES Annual Science Conference Gdańsk, Poland, [Details]
(2012)International Conference on Ocean Energy
Simas T, Muñoz-Arjona E, Huertas-Olivares C, De Groot J, Stokes C, Bailey I, Magagna D, Conley D, Greaves D, Marina D, Torre-Enciso Y, Sundberg J, O’Hagan AM, Holmes B. (2012) Understanding the role of stakeholders in the wave energy consenting process: engagement and sensitivities International Conference on Ocean Energy Dublin, , 17-OCT-12 - 19-OCT-12 [Details]
(2012)International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Magagna D, Greaves D, Conley D, O’Hagan AM, Holmes B, Witt M, Simas T, Huertas Olivares C, Chambel Leitão J, Mouslim H, Torre-Enciso Y, Sundberg J, Rousseau N. (2012) How experiences of the offshore wind industry can aid development of the wave energy sector: Lessons learnt from EIA studies International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers Rhodes, Greece, , 17-JUN-12 - 23-JUN-12 [Details]
(2012)International Conference on Ocean Energy
D. Magagna, D. Greaves, D. Conley, J. Chambel Leitão, E. Aires, C. Embling, Brendan J. Godley, M. J. Witt,T. Simas, JB Saulnier, H. Mouslim, J. O’Callaghan, A.M. O’Hagan, B. Holmes, Y. Torre-Enciso, J. Sundberg (2012) Development of a Data Management Platform for the integration of European Wave Energy Impact Assessment datasets International Conference on Ocean Energy Dublin,   [Details]
(2011)ICES Annual Science Conference
O’Hagan, A.M., Leeney, R.H., Conley, D., Holmes, B., Huertas Olivares, C., Osta, V., Greaves, D. (2011) SOWFIA: Learning from Impact Assessments of European wave energy developments ICES Annual Science Conference Gdańsk, Poland, [Details]
(2013)International Conference on prevention and management of marine litter in European seas
Doyle, T. and O'Hagan, A.M. (2013) The Irish plastic bag levy: a mechanism to reduce marine litter? International Conference on prevention and management of marine litter in European seas Berlin, Germany,   [Details]
(2012)International Conference on Ocean Energy
O'Hagan, A.M. (2012) A review of international consenting regimes for marine renewables: are we moving towards better practice? International Conference on Ocean Energy Dublin, , 17-OCT-12 - 19-OCT-12 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2016)Annex IV 2016 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World.
Copping, A., Sather, N., Hanna, L., Whiting, J., Zydlewski, G., Staines, G., Gill, A., Hutchison, I., O’Hagan, A.M., Simas, T., Bald, J., Sparling C., Wood, J., and Masden, E. (2016) Annex IV 2016 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World. US Department of Energy, Seattle.   [Details]
(2016)Marine spatial planning for enhanced fisheries and aquaculture sustainability - its application in the Near East.
Meaden, G.J., Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., Corner, R., O’Hagan, A.M. and Cardia, F. (2016) Marine spatial planning for enhanced fisheries and aquaculture sustainability - its application in the Near East. UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy.   [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]
(2012)Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the European Union and its Application to Marine Renewable Energy.
O'Hagan, A.M. (2012) Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the European Union and its Application to Marine Renewable Energy. IEA-OES, Lisbon.   [Details]

Research Report

 YearPublication
(2011)Report on Analysis of Existing Available Data of Wave Energy Experiences.
Domínguez Quiroga, J., Huertas Olivares, C., Magagna, D., Greaves, D., O’Hagan, A.M., Holmes, B., Witt, M. (2011) Report on Analysis of Existing Available Data of Wave Energy Experiences. Research Report   [Details]
(2012)Site/Technology developers, project financers and authorities questionnaires.
Muñoz Arjona, E., Huertas Olivares, C., Magagna, D., Greaves, D., O’Hagan, A.M., Holmes, B., Sundberg, J., Simas, T., Patricio, S. and Torre-Enciso, Y. (2012) Site/Technology developers, project financers and authorities questionnaires. Research Report   [Details]
(2011)Catalogue of Wave Energy Test Centres.
Osta, V., Huertas Olivares, C., O’Hagan, A.M., Holmes, B., Torre-Enciso, Y. & R. Leeney (2011) Catalogue of Wave Energy Test Centres. Research Report   [Details]
(2012)Interim report on barriers, accelerators and lessons learned from all wave energy site experiences.
Muñoz Arjona, E., Huertas Olivares, C., Magagna, D., Greaves, D., O’Hagan, A.M., Holmes, B. (2012) Interim report on barriers, accelerators and lessons learned from all wave energy site experiences. Research Report   [Details]
(2012)The Use of Wetlands for Flood Attenuation.
Williams, L., Harrison, S. and O'Hagan, A.M. (2012) The Use of Wetlands for Flood Attenuation. Dublin: Research Report [Details]
(2011)Adaptation to climate change: the international and European law and policy framework.
Queffelec, B., Cliquet, A., O’Hagan, A.M., Van Poucke, L., Malfait, E. (2011) Adaptation to climate change: the international and European law and policy framework. Research Report [Details]
(2011)Inventory of Environmental Impact Monitoring Activities at Wave & Tidal Energy Sites in Europe.
Conley, D., Leeney, R., Greaves, D., O’Hagan, A.M., Holmes, B., Godley, B., McClellan, C., Witt, M., Mouslim, H., Sundberg, J. (2011) Inventory of Environmental Impact Monitoring Activities at Wave & Tidal Energy Sites in Europe. Research Report   [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)Consenting and Environmental Challenges for Ocean Energy.
O'Hagan, A.M. and Greenhill, L. (2014) Consenting and Environmental Challenges for Ocean Energy. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2014)Will Government jump-start Integrated Coastal Zone Management in wake of recent storm damage?.
O'Hagan, A.M. and Flynn, G. (2014) Will Government jump-start Integrated Coastal Zone Management in wake of recent storm damage?. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Ten years on and ICZM is still somewhere on the distant horizon.
O'Hagan, A.M. (2014) Ten years on and ICZM is still somewhere on the distant horizon. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Newsletter

 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, A.M. (2011) Developing Local Coastal Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change across North West Europe: How IMCORE is addressing the Challenges. Germany: Newsletter [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Marine Renewables Industry Association Deputy Secretary/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(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]
(2014)Littoral 2014,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2014) Can Maritime Spatial Planning provide the mechanism to realize the desired economic potential of our ocean. [Oral Presentation], Littoral 2014, Lithuania , 23-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)UNEP IRP Workshop on Marine Resources,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2014) Environmental Aspects of Ocean Energy. [Invited Oral Presentation], UNEP IRP Workshop on Marine Resources, Brussels , 09-OCT-14 - 10-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Law & the Environment 2014,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2014) The Maritime Area and Foreshore (Amendment) Bill 2013: probable implications for marine development and integrated management. [Oral Presentation], Law & the Environment 2014, UCC , 03-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2014) Analysis of experience from Environmental Impact Assessments of Wave Energy Test Centres. [Oral Presentation], Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Scotland , 30-APR-14 - 02-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)EU Ocean Energy Forum,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2014) Environmental and Consenting Challenges for Ocean Energy. [Invited Oral Presentation], EU Ocean Energy Forum, Dublin , 11-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013)ICES Annual Science Conference,
Gault, J. and O'Hagan, A.M. (2013) If Marine Renewable Energy is a problem, then is Maritime Spatial Planning the solution. [Oral Presentation], ICES Annual Science Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland , 23-SEP-13 - 27-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)GMREC VI,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2013) Consenting and planning ocean energy developments in the European Union. [Oral Presentation], GMREC VI, Washington D.C , 09-APR-13 - 12-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC),
Magagna D, Greaves D, Conley D, O’Hagan AM, Holmes B, Witt M, Simas T, Huertas Olivares C, Chambel Leitão J, Mouslim H, Torre-Enciso Y, Sundberg J, Rousseau N. (2013) Data Management Platform for wave energy tests centres within the SOWFIA Project. [Oral Presentation], European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Aalborg, Denmark , 03-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Atlantic Power Cluster project workshop,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2013) Consenting, Impact Assessment and better practices. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Atlantic Power Cluster project workshop, Galway, Ireland , 29-JAN-13 - 30-JAN-13. [Details]
(2013)EU-OEA Annual Conference,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2013) An update on experiences of planning, consenting and EIA. [Oral Presentation], EU-OEA Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland , 29-OCT-13 - 30-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)ICES Annual Science Conference,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2013) Integrated maritime governance: applied consideration of existing legal frameworks. [Oral Presentation], ICES Annual Science Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland , 23-SEP-13 - 27-SEP-13. [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)EC MSP and Energy Workshop,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2013) Learning how to manage Ocean Energy within MSP: data, information and knowledge requirements . [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], EC MSP and Energy Workshop, Dublin , 12-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012)Aquaculture America,
O’Hagan, A.M. and Gault, J. (2012) Maritime Spatial Planning in Europe: Experiences from Sectors and Sites. [Oral Presentation], Aquaculture America, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA , 29-FEB-12 - 02-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2012) Maritime Spatial Planning across Europe: how do marine renewables feature? The Environmental Interactions Of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies. [Oral Presentation], Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables, Stromness, Orkney , 01-MAY-12 - 03-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Aquaculture America,
Gault J, Gray S, Falaleeva M, O’Hagan, A.M. (2012) Coastal Coincidence – Aquaculture and Adaptive Management. [Oral Presentation], Aquaculture America, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA , 29-FEB-12 - 02-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables,
Magagna D, Greaves D, Conley D, O’Hagan AM, Holmes B, Witt M, Simas T, Huertas Olivares C, Chambel Leitão J, Mouslim H, Torre-Enciso Y, Sundberg J, Rousseau N. (2012) Gathering the perspectives and experience from test sites and device developers for Environmental and Socio Economic Impact Assessment of Wave Energy. [Oral Presentation], Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables, Stromness, Orkney , 01-MAY-12 - 03-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011)LOICZ Open Science Conference,
O'Hagan, A.M. (2011) Planning for ocean energy development in the EU: spatial needs and future requirements. [Oral Presentation], LOICZ Open Science Conference, Yantai, China , 12-SEP-11 - 15-SEP-11. [Details]

Contact details

  • Anne Marie O'Hagan
    Senior Research Fellow
  • a.ohagan@ucc.ie
  • Beaufort Building,
    Haulbowline Road,
    Ringaskiddy,
    Co. Cork, Ireland.
  • +353214864325

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