Kathrin Kopke
Senior Research Coordinator
Researchers
UCC Blue Economy Coastal & Marine Systems
University College Cork +353 (0)21 486 4327
OVERVIEW

Since joining UCC in 2005, Kathrin has been working within the Coastal and Marine Governance group on research subjects that address adaptation to climate change, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and work involving the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), with focus on Descriptor 10 (Marine Litter) and Descriptor 11 (Underwater Noise). Kathrin has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, science communication, group facilitation, outreach and dissemination work, through her work in numerous internationally funded projects. These skills were developed by leading communication, dissemination, and stakeholder engagement work packages in research projects that focus on marine litter, underwater noise and coastal eco-engineering.

Most recent funding awards and projects include:

▪ SEPT 2022 – AUG 2026: SOS-ZEROPOL2030 – SOURCE TO SEAS – ZERO POLLUTION 2030 – Coordinator / Horizon Europe funding

▪ SEPT 2022 – AUG 2026: MarineSABRES – MARINE SYSTEMS APPROACHES FOR BIODIVERSITY RESILIENCE AND ECOSYSTEM SUSTAINABLITY – Leading WP7: Project Communications, Dissemination, and Impact / Horizon Europe

▪ FEB 2021 – MAR 2025: SATURN – SOLUTIONS AT UNDERWATER RADIATED NOISE – Leading WP5: Dissemination, Outreach and Communication / Funded through H2020 /

▪ SEPT 2020 – AUG 2023: RESPONSE – TOWARD A RISK-BASED ASSESSMENT OF MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION IN MARINE ECOSYSTEMS – Leading WP8: Communication & Dissemination / UCC Research Grant PI / Funded through JPI-Oceans

▪ APR 2020 – MAR 2023: ANDROMEDA – ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR QUANTIFYING NANOAND MICROPLASTIC PARTICLES AND THEIR DEGRADATION IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT – Leading WP5: Communication & Stakeholder Engagement / UCC Research Grant PI / Funded through JPI-Oceans 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information can be found on Kathrin’s UCC Research Profile

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Source to Seas – Zero Pollution 2030 (SOS-ZEROPOL2030)

'Source to Seas - Zero Pollution 2030 (SOS-ZEROPOL2030)' aims to develop a holistic zero pollution framework which can guide the process towards achieving zero pollution in European seas by 2030.

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MarineSABRES

Marine SABRES will co-design as Simple Social Ecological Systems approach (the Simple SES) to rapidly enable and upscale EBM across Europe and abroad.

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SATURN: Solutions At Underwater Radiated Noise

SATURN is a Horizon 2020-funded project that brings together leading experts from a variety of disciplines to address the negative impacts of ocean noise on marine species.

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RESPONSE

RESPONSE aims to develop a model that will support the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive in monitoring marine plastic pollution.

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ANDROMEDA

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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