Tag Archives: geology

Launching into the Atlantic: The QuERCi Survey

Hi from the RV Celtic Explorer, my name is Andy Wheeler and I want to tell you about the QuERCi survey (Quantifying EnviRonmental Controls on Cold-water coral reef growth). We are going to use Ireland’s deep-water remotely-operated vehicle (the Holland … Continue reading

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Feathered Dinosaurs: Questions and Answers

BEES scientist Dr Maria McNamara is part of an international research team who published a paper on a new species of dinosaur this week. The discovery suggests that all dinosaurs were feathered. More on this story here. How do we … Continue reading

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TY2014: “We studied such a wide range of interesting topics”

Hannah Kelleher, Christ King Secondary School, Cork. When I first started this week I really had no idea what it would be like. I didn’t think I would enjoy it at all as much as I have. We studied such … Continue reading

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A West Virginian Experience

My first time in the states was one which I will never forget. A six month period in which I learned a great deal about myself and my area of study. It is remarkable how much a person can grow … Continue reading

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An undergrad story: life as a ship-based geologist

My name is Brennus and I’m a fourth year BSc International Field Geosciences student at UCC. As part of my curriculum, I took a marine geology module which is jointly offered by UCC and NUI Galway. This course is intended … Continue reading

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‘Mountaineer Pride’ – A Semester at West Virginia university

Martina Tully writes about her semester spent in the US. In late March of my 2nd year in UCC myself and five others from my year were chosen to spend a semester abroad in West Virginia University as part of … Continue reading

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You can get more that you bargain for doing a Geology PhD – a story of earthquakes and volcanoes

Cora McKenna is doing a PhD on basaltic lava flows and magma intrusions: a fascination that led her to contemplate a hike up Mt. Rinjani, the central valcono on Lombok, Indonesia. Things didn’t go according to plan, here is her … Continue reading

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My Montana Experience

Every year, the School of BEES selects 4 students to gain a degree in International Field Geosciences (IFG). However, during the year I applied, the number of students chosen was six – three females and three males. I was part … Continue reading

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International Field Geosciences in the Irish Times

Katie Quinn, International Field Geosciences student at BEES and University of Montana, featured in this morning’s Irish Times. Find out more about International Field Geosciences on the BEES website.

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BEES Geological research in the Sahara: exploring at ancient marine carbonates

By Boris Dorschel Supported by an European Science Foundation Travel Grant and the Research Foundation Flanders, I participated in the Cocarde Workshop and Field Seminar ‘Recent and Ancient Carbonate Mounds in Morocco’ from the 24th to the 30th of October … Continue reading

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