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.

Co-lead of the Eirwind Science Foundation Ireland research team, with seven post doctoral researchers working on a blueprint for offshore wind in Ireland. Two PhD students and one masters student studying governance in trans-boundary marine management, Blue Growth, and stakeholder engagement. Principle investigator on ProtoAtlantic project to develop marine innovation across the Atlantic seaboard. Scientific working group member on Pegasus project on Large Scale Marine Protected Area in Palau. Co-chair Future Earth Coasts. 

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
Development of an Eco-tourism product for Roaringwater BayMiscellaneous Non Exchequer01-OCT-0630-MAR-07€6,118.00
EirwindScience Foundation Ireland01-AUG-1831-JUL-20€1,200,000.00
Interreg ATLANTIC AREA Subsidy Contract PROTOATLANTIC: Strengthening then transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services and processesEuropean Union01-NOV-1731-OCT-20€263,756.00
CorepointINTERREG01-JAN-0631-DEC-09€266,177.00
Qinetiq "Mariss Project"Industry01-APR-0631-MAR-08€4,999.00
Broadhaven Bay Marine Mammal MonitoringIndustry01-JUN-0531-DEC-05€60,360.00
[HEA Modelling & GIS]{Connolly/Nichol} NHigher Education authority01-OCT-0031-DEC-04€107,394.00
MMO for Seismic Survey of Galway BayIndustry01-OCT-0730-NOV-07€8,952.00
HEA Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European SeasHigher Education authority01-APR-0531-DEC-08€75,000.00
Fingal Co Co "Audience Survey of the Fingal Coast"County Council01-JUN-0730-SEP-07€12,397.00
Application of seabed acoustic data in fish stocks assessment and fishery performanceGovernment Departments01-OCT-0531-JAN-08€106,000.00
MMO for acoustic survey of Broadhaven, June-July 2007 (40036)Foreign Industry01-JUN-0731-AUG-07€23,808.00
GIS Short Course 2007Miscellaneous Non Exchequer10-APR-0711-APR-07€16,100.00
INTERREG IIIB North West Europe COREPOINTEuropean Union01-NOV-0430-APR-08€717,488.00
[HEA ENVIRON.MANAGEMENT]{Connolly Dr} NHigher Education authority01-OCT-0031-DEC-04€153,882.00
Fingal County Council "Development of a Dune Protection Plan for Portmarnock, Portrane & RushCounty Council02-OCT-0630-APR-07€20,661.00
IRCSET Postdoc "Tracking oceanic giants & their jellyfish"Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0730-SEP-09€96,300.00
[ENTERPRISE ENERGY IRL]{Connolly Dr N} VIndustry01-OCT-0130-SEP-02€246,385.00
Towards a New Offshore CSS Programme - Scoping StudyIndustry01-AUG-0731-JAN-08€11,687.00
Maritime & Energy Research Campus & Commercial ClusterMiscellaneous01-JUN-1031-DEC-17€1,033,075.00
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 WorkshopMiscellaneous Non Exchequer30-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
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-1631-OCT-19€6,500.00

Publications

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2010)Ireland
Wright, D., Dwyer, N. & Cummins, V (Ed.). (2010) Ireland 701 E. Chocolate Ave: IGI Global.   [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(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
(2019)'A systematic review and meta-analysis of GIS use to reveal trends in offshore wind energy research and offer insights on best practices'
J. L. Peters, T. Remmers, A. J. Wheeler, J. Murphy, V. Cummins (2019) 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of GIS use to reveal trends in offshore wind energy research and offer insights on best practices'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, [Details]
(2019)'Beneath the Waves of the First World Ocean Assessment: An Investigation into The Global Process’ Support for Sustainable Development'
Fawkes, K. and Cummins, V. (2019) 'Beneath the Waves of the First World Ocean Assessment: An Investigation into The Global Process’ Support for Sustainable Development'. Frontiers in Marine Science, [Details]
(2018)'Governance challenges of marine renewable energy developments in the US - Creating the enabling conditions for successful project development'
Lange, M;Page, G;Cummins, V (2018) 'Governance challenges of marine renewable energy developments in the US - Creating the enabling conditions for successful project development'. Marine Policy, 90 :37-46 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Governance barriers to sustainable energy transitions - Assessing Ireland's capacity towards marine energy futures'
Lange, M;O'Hagan, AM;Devoy, RRN;Le Tissier, M;Cummins, V (2018) 'Governance barriers to sustainable energy transitions - Assessing Ireland's capacity towards marine energy futures'. Energy Policy, 113 :623-632 [DOI] [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]
(2015)'ICZM as a framework for climate change adaptation action - Experience from Cork Harbour, Ireland'
O'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, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Editorial: Reflections from Ireland'
Cummins V.;Kopke K. (2011) 'Editorial: Reflections from Ireland'. Marine Policy, 35 (6):737-738 [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Marine SAR analysis and interpretation system - MARSAIS'
Johannessen J.;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.;Tarchi D. (2001) 'Marine SAR analysis and interpretation system - MARSAIS'. Annales Des Telecommunications, 56 (11-12):655-660 [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]

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]

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
(2019)Synthesis /Blueprint development for phased approach to sustainable development of offshore wind in Ireland. EirWind Project Deliverable D6.1 report.
V. N. Dinh, J. Murphy, V. Cummins (2019) Synthesis /Blueprint development for phased approach to sustainable development of offshore wind in Ireland. EirWind Project Deliverable D6.1 report. MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2019)Deliverable D5.1 Markets report - Identification of new and Future Markets, EirWind Project Internal Report.
V. N. Dinh, P. Leahy, E. McKeogh and V. Cummins (2019) Deliverable D5.1 Markets report - Identification of new and Future Markets, EirWind Project Internal Report. MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2019)Impacts from Offshore Wind Farms on Marine Mammals and Fish – A review of the current knowledge, Deliverable D4.13 Report.
W. Hunt, E.J. Critchley, V. Cummins and M.J. Jessopp (2019) Impacts from Offshore Wind Farms on Marine Mammals and Fish – A review of the current knowledge, Deliverable D4.13 Report. MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2019)Initial report on methodology for the assessment of seabird vulnerability to offshore wind farms in Ireland, EirWind Project Deliverable D4.11 Report.
E.J. Critchley, V. Cummins and M.J. Jessopp (2019) Initial report on methodology for the assessment of seabird vulnerability to offshore wind farms in Ireland, EirWind Project Deliverable D4.11 Report. MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2019)Sustainability Science for the Ocean.
1. Cummins, V., Malfatti, F., Schernewski, G. and Villasante, S. (2019) Sustainability Science for the Ocean. European Marine Board, Belgium. [Details]
(2019)Stakeholder Issues and Mapping, EirWind Project Deliverable D4.1 Report.
Y.Cronin, and V. Cummins (2019) Stakeholder Issues and Mapping, EirWind Project Deliverable D4.1 Report. MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Cork. [Details]
(2019)Data Resources Assessment—Phase 1, EirWind Project Deliverable D2.1 Report.
J. Peters, V. Cummins, A. Wheeler (2019) Data Resources Assessment—Phase 1, EirWind Project Deliverable D2.1 Report. MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Cork. [Details]
(2019)Recommended Innovation and Best Practice Stakeholder Engagement, EirWind Project Deliverable D4.2 Report.
Cronin, Y and Cummins, V (2019) Recommended Innovation and Best Practice Stakeholder Engagement, EirWind Project Deliverable D4.2 Report. MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2015)MaREI Marine Energy Governance Workshop: Getting it Right for Marine Energy.
13. Cummins, V., Lange, M., Page, G., Olsen, S., Anderson, P. (2015) MaREI Marine Energy Governance Workshop: Getting it Right for Marine Energy. MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
(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]

CD

 YearPublication
(2004)BiblioMara: An indexed bibliography of cultural and heritage studies of the coastal zone in Ireland.
Desplanques, Marie-Annick, Cummins, V.; Good, J.; Kozachenko, M.; O¿Carroll, C.; Ó Crualaoich, G.; Ó Duinín, P.; Ó Tuama, É.; Rea, H.; Rynne, C; (2004) BiblioMara: An indexed bibliography of cultural and heritage studies of the coastal zone in Ireland. CD [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(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, Haroun, R; (2009) Data Availability and Accessibility For Sustainable Tourism: An Assessment Involving Different European Coastal Tourism Destinations. Other [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]

Online Database

 YearPublication
(2004)BiblioMara: An indexed bibliography of cultural and heritage studies of the coastal zone in Ireland.
Cummins, V.; Desplanques, M.-A.; Good, J.; Kozachenko, M.; O¿Carroll, C.; Ó Crualaoich, G.; Ó Duinín, P.; Ó Tuama, É.; Rea, H.; Rynne, C.; (2004) BiblioMara: An indexed bibliography of cultural and heritage studies of the coastal zone in Ireland. Online Database [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]

Unpublished work

 YearPublication
(2003)Aquaculture and Coastal Economic and Social Sustainability - Enviroreview Report.
Clayton P, Buchanan C, Cummins V, Sealy H, O'Leary D and O'Mahony C (2003) Aquaculture and Coastal Economic and Social Sustainability - Enviroreview Report. Unpublished work [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

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

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Director, Marine Renewables Industry Association Director/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Wind Europe Conference, 2019,
Yvonne Dalton and Valerie Cummins (2019) Poster, Understanding Public Perception of Offshore Wind Farms in Europe. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Wind Europe Conference, 2019, Bibao, Spain . [Details]
(2019)Farnet,
Valerie Cummins (2019) Invited talk: Smart Partnerships for Fisheries Area Networks. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Farnet, Bantry Ireland . [Details]
(2019)Wind Energy Science Conference,
S. Kandrot, Y. Cronin, M. Kamidelivand, E.J. Critchley, W. Hunt, D. Jordan, M.J. Jessopp, V. Cummins (2019) Social and biological considerations for offshore wind development in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Wind Energy Science Conference, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2019)Regional Science Association International (RSAI) British and Irish Section Conference,
S. Kandrot, V. Cummins, D. Jordan (2019) Socioeconomic Study of Offshore Wind Development in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Regional Science Association International (RSAI) British and Irish Section Conference, Cambridge, England . [Details]
(2019)Marine Evidence Conference,
Valerie Cummins (2019) Status and Outlook Sustainable Development and Integrated Coastal Zone Management. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Marine Evidence Conference, Swansea, Wales . [Details]
(2019)Marine Regions Forum,
Fawkes, K., and Cummins, V. (2019) The Global Assessment Process. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Marine Regions Forum, Berlin . [Details]
(2019)Coastal Resilience Conference,
Rense H Kelsey, Sebastian Ferse, Valerie Cummins, Bruce Glavovic, Aaron Akers, Jing Chen, William Dennison,Donald Forbes, Martin LeTissier, XiuZhen Li, Yongming Luo, Andrew Rose, Anja Scheffers, Chen Tu,and Robert Weiss (2019) Our Coastal Futures: A transdisciplinary approach to creating sustainable and resilient coasts. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Coastal Resilience Conference, Merida Yucatán, Mexico . [Details]
(2018)Coastal Zone Canada Conference, 2018,
Forbes, D., Glavovic, B., Cummins, V. and Le Tissier, M (2018) Our Coastal Futures: A Strategy for the Sustainable development of the World’s Coast. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Coastal Zone Canada Conference, 2018, Canada . [Details]
(2017)EMODNET Sea Basin Checkpoints Stakeholders Conference,
Valerie Cummins (2017) Keynote. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], EMODNET Sea Basin Checkpoints Stakeholders Conference, Brussels . [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. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference of American Association of Geographers, Boston . [Details]
(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)The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference,
Alcorn, R. and Cummins, V. (2017) What does it Really Cost? – Understanding, Comparing and Applying Financial Metrics. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2017)Sea, Land, and Spirit Conference,
Valerie Cummins (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]
(2017)Future Earth Webinar,
Valerie Cummins (2017) Financing the Sustainable Development Goals in the Coastal Action Arena: Future Earth Coasts Science Perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Future Earth Webinar, Virtual . [Details]
(2017)Future Earth Webinar,
Valerie Cummins (2017) Financing the Sustainable Development Goals in the Coastal Action Arena: Future Earth Coasts Science Perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Future Earth Webinar, Virtual . [Details]
(2017)Infomar Stakeholders Conference,
Valerie Cummins (2017) Blue Growth: Opportunities and Challenges. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Infomar Stakeholders Conference, Cork, Ireland . [Details]
(2016)Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association, ECSA 56,
Lange, M., Cummins, V., O Hagan, A., Le Tissier, M. (2016) Managing a Future with Energy Farms at Sea – Exploring Governance Responses to Support Marine Energy Developments. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association, ECSA 56, Bremen, Germany . [Details]
(2016)Nairobi Conference on Earth Systems Governance,
Lange M., and Cummins, V (2016) An Innovative Governance Model for Transformation Towards Sustainable Energy Futures. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Nairobi Conference on Earth Systems Governance, Nairobi . [Details]
(2012)Planet Under Pressure,
Cummins, V., Glaser, M., Glavovic, B., Stojanovic, T. & Olsen, S (2012) Moving Knowledge into Action: Governing Across Scales in the Coastal Zone. [Oral Presentation], Planet Under Pressure, London . [Details]
(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. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 15th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Sligo, Ireland , 28-JAN-05 - 30-JAN-05. [Details]
(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. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Galway, Ireland , 08-JAN-03 - 10-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
O’Mahony C and Cummins V; (2003) End user perspective towards the development of a Marine Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Analysis and Interpretation System – MARSAIS. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Galway, Ireland , 08-JAN-03 - 10-JAN-03. [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
School of BEES Engagement and Outreach Committee Member2019 /
School of BEES Research Committee Member2019 /
Irish Marine Industry Network Member2019 /
Future Earth Ireland, Royal Irish Academy Member2019 /
Baltcoast Scientific Advisory Committee Scientific advisory role2014 / 2018
Eisenhower Fellowship National Committee Member2012 / 2012
Co chair Future Earth Coasts Co-Chair Scientific Steering Committee2019 / 2020

Education

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

Outreach Activities

 Description

School Board, Ursulines Secondary School

Tedx Talk 2012

STEM Video SFI Women in Maritime Conference, September 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-3wGIQSz2k

Hosted international workshop Global Environmental Assessments - UN Regional Seas and Future Earth Coasts, 2018

Organising committee and session chair - Women in Marine Professions inaugural networking event

Scientific Committee - Open Science Congress, Our Coastal Futures Conference 2020

Mentor, Aurora Leadership Development for Women

Offshore wind networking event, LE George Bernard Shaw, Cork, Our Ocean Wealth Summit, 2018

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

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)
Contributing lecturer GG6512 Coastal and Marine Resource Use Practices 
Contributing lecturer BL6016 Marine Ecology and Conservation
Contributing lecturer BL4006 Sustainable Food Production

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