Eimear Fitzgerald
Research Assistant
UCC Climate Action, Blue Economy Coastal & Marine Systems


As a Research Assistant, Eimear works on and in support of EU-funded marine and climate research projects. Focusing on Visual Science Communication, Eimear combines a background in socio-economic geography, communications, art, and graphic design to create engaging, accessible resources for diverse audiences.


Eimear is currently working in support of the Horizon Europe-funded project Andromeda as well as being the Communication Lead for the EU-funded, freshwater revitalization project, DANUBE4all. Her interest lies in exploring creative pathways to communicating environmental science research and outputs to stakeholders and the public at large.


Eimear’s broad academic background includes socio-economic geography and development, participative methodologies for creative social change, and art and design. She holds an MSc in Co-operative Organisation, Rural Development, and Food Marketing, as well as a BA in Geography from University College Cork. She also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Creativity and Change from CIT and holds a Professional Diploma in Graphic Design from UCD, as well an advanced certificate in Art and Design from Kinsale College of Further Education.

Before joining MaREI in 2022, Eimear spent 15 years in the private sector working in communications, marketing, content creation, media and broadcasting, and PR.

Feature Project


The JPI Oceans-funded ANDROMEDA project brings together a multidisciplinary consortium of 15 international partners to improve the quantification of nanoplastics and microplastics in our oceans and seas.

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Feature Project


DANUBE4all is an EU ‘Lighthouse Initiative’ in support of Mission “Restore our ocean and waters by 2030". This 5-year, Horizon Europe funded project consists of a consortium of 48 Partners and Associated Partners from 14 European countries. 

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