Ross O’Connell
Research Assistant
University College Cork

Ross an MSc student working with EirWind (WP2). He is currently creating an updated wave energy resource assessment for Ireland using satellite data assimilation and a revised wave period ratio bespoke to the west coast of Ireland. This work is being done as part of an internship in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and MaREI and constitutes the final stage of my MSc degree programme.

He has a BSc in Project Management from Cork Institute of Technology, a Higher Diploma in Geography from University College Cork and is now working towards an MSc in Geography and Geoinformatics from the University of Copenhagen. During this degree programme, he has also taken courses in Coastal and Marine Management at the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður, Iceland as part of a Nordic exchange scholarship from the University of Copenhagen. Prior to working at MAREI, he spent two years working in the energy sector here in Cork, a year working at sea and five years as a volunteer in the Irish Coast Guard.