Astrid Dedieu
PhD Student
Postgraduate Student
UCC Energy Transition, Blue Economy Coastal & Marine Systems


Astrid is a PhD researcher studying the impacts of offshore wind farms on seabirds using telemetry as part of the CETUS project.


Astrid graduated from the University of York with a BSc (Hons) in Biology in 2018 after which she spent 6 months in South Africa training as a field guide. In 2019 she moved to Vienna to complete an MSc in ecology. She did her master’s research project on the nesting behaviour of a critically endangered terrapin native to Bangladesh.

After obtaining her degree, she spent 9 months working as a field and research assistant at the National Nature Reserve of Moeze-Oleron, France. During this time, she was trained as a bird ringer and participated in both passerine and shorebird projects. Her experience led her to her current position as a PhD researcher within the Marine Ecology Group at MaREI/UCC.

Feature Project


CETUS aims to find and compile all available datasets on sensitive megafauna species (cetaceans, elasmobranchs, turtles, and seabirds) and build a national standardised database which can support visualization and mapping of species distributions.

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