Dr Caroline Cusack - Irish Marine Institute.
Dr Caroline Cusack is an Ocean Observations team leader in the Marine Institute.
She is a biological oceanographer and her professional career has involved leading multidisciplinary research project teams working on ocean observing activities and marine environmental monitoring programmes.
Over the last 20 years, Caroline has spent time participating in oceanographic surveys from coastal waters to the deep ocean. Her work involves a broad range of developmental research, from the deployment of oceanographic equipment (e.g. weather/data buoy, ADCP, drifters etc.) through to other aspects of physical, chemical and biological oceanography. Research projects of interest to Caroline include those with a focus on the co-development of oceanographic and climate services to deliver products that can both help protect marine ecosystems and support sustainable marine economic activities.
Professor Andrew Wheeler - UCC’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES).
Professor Andy Wheeler is a marine geologist interested in sediment transport and sedimentation in the seabed.
He is particularly noted for this work on bio-geoconstruction of cold-water coral reefs. His work covers seabed mapping to ocean drilling, shelf seas to the deep ocean, seabed environmental change to the utilization of seabed resources. He has led numerous ocean exploration surveys with results featuring on national and international news inc. National Geographic Television. He is currently the Head of the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences in University College Cork and on the Executive Management Committee of the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences.
Dr. Sergei Lebedev - Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Sergei Lebedev has received a PhD in geophysics from Princeton University in 2000 and was a researcher at MIT and Utrecht University before joining the Dublin Institute for Advanced Study as Mallet Assistant Professor of Seismology in 2008. His research interests include seismic imaging of the Earth’s interior and the structure and evolution of the crust and underlying mantle. His research within the iCRAG Geophysics Platform is on development and application of new methods for processing and inversion of very large seismic and other geophysical datasets.