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Details of Ms. Kathrin Kopke   


Gender female
Job title Coastal and Marine Governance
Department MaREI
University College Cork ( UCC)
Beaufort Building c/o CMRC,Environmental Research Institute (ERI),University College Cork (UCC), Haulbowline Rd. Ringaskiddy
University College Cork Beaufort Building c/o CMRC,Environmental Research Institute (ERI),University College Cork (UCC), Haulbowline Rd.
Nationality Germany
Tel +353 21 486 4327
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Degree Master (MSc, MTech)
Job type Research , Data Management , Natural Resource Management , Decision Making & Policy
Research Area(s) Fisheries, Aquaculture , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Research Support Services , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Research Support Services
Research Activities

Since joining UCC in 2005, Kathrin has been working on research subjects of management and planning within the Coastal and Marine Governance group. Specific research interests within the  group include adaptation to climate change, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and work involving the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), with focus on descriptors 10 and 11. Kathrin's recent work involves marine litter as WP lead of the FP7 funded Marine Litter in European Seas - Social Awareness and Co-Responsibility (MARLISCO - http://www.marlisco.eu/) and more specifically microplastics as WP lead in the Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems (EPHEMARE - http://www.jpi-oceans.eu/ecological-aspects-microplastics). Kathrin's work focuses on communication of science to diverse audiences such as the general public, Industry, NGO's and Policy and Decision makers.

Kathrin has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, group facilitation, outreach and dissemination work, while addressing issues of coastal and marine governance through her contribution to several internationally funded projects such as AquaSpace (http://www.aquaspace-h2020.eu/), COEXIST (http://www.coexistproject.eu/), GEOSPECS (http://www.geospecs.eu/), KnowSeas (http://www.knowseas.com/), COREPOINT (http://corepoint.ucc.ie) and CoPraNet (http://www.coastalpractice.net).

Kathrin is involved in the Marine Irish Digital Atlas (MIDA - http://mida.ucc.ie/) project, which concerns the use of GIS technology and Open Source web-based mapping techniques and the supervision of GIS internships. The MIDA is part of the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN - http://ican.science.oregonstate.edu/home) and Kathrin is one of two co-chairs of this global network, which is a project of IODE of the IOC/UNESCO. Kathrin's specific research interest within the ICAN concerns end user requirements of a coastal web atlas (CWA).                                                  

Working languages English,German
Skills/Expertise Coastal Management, Coastal Web atlases, GIS, stakeholder engagement, group facilitation, outreach and dissemination work, coastal and marine governance
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Ms. Kathrin KOPKE)

K Kopke, A Bennison, T Doyle, (2015). MARLISCO Marine Litter Forum In Ireland, Report as part of the MARine Litter in European Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO - Responsibility (MARLISCO) FP - 7 project, grant agreement no [289042].
K Kopke, A Bennsion, T Maes, T Vlachogianni, R Metcalfe, A Gheorge, (2015). MARLISCO Marine Litter Fora - outcomes for each of the twelve national events and for all regional seas.MARLISCO project. Marine Litter in European Seas: Social Awareness and Co- Responsibility. (EC FP7 Coordinated and Support Act ion, SIS-MML-289042), Deliverable D 4.3 report.
T. Vlachogianni, J. Veiga, D. Or thodoxou, X. Loizidou, K. Kopke, B. Hartley, S. Pahl, R. Thompson, E. Garnacho, T. Maes, A. Roniotes, (2015). Project synthesis: recommendations for science and society interactions: a case study from ML - Understanding the science-society nexus through the marin e litter challenge: lessons learned & recommendations from the MARLISCO project.MARLISCO project. Marine Litter in European Seas: Social Awareness an d Co-Responsibility. (EC FP7 Coordinated and Support Action, SIS-MML-289042).Deliverable D6.6.
Soma, K, Ramos, J, Bergh, Ø, Schulze, T, van Oostenbrugge, H, van Duijn, AP, Kopke, K, Stelzenmüller, V, Grati, F, Mäkinen, T, Stenberg, C & Buisman, E (2014). 'The ?mapping out? approach: effectiveness of marine spatial management options in European coastal waters' ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol 71, no. 9, pp. 2630-2642., 10.1093/icesjms/fst193
Irwin, S., Kelly, D., Mitchell, F., Wilson, M., Dietzsch, A., Coote, L., Graham, C., Barsoum, N., Newman, M., Fuller, L., Deady, R., Sharkey, N., Bourke, D., Jones, M., Scarrott, R., Kopke, K., Roig Cervera, D., Kelly, T. and J O' Halloran, (2014)BIOPLAN Final Report: Implementation of an assessmentand monitoring programme for Irish and British forests. COFORD, Ireland.
O?Mahony, C., Kopke, K., Twomey, S., O?Hagan, A.M., Farrell, E. and Gault, J., (2014). Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Ireland - Meeting Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive targets for Ireland?s transitional and coastal waters through implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management.Report prepared under contract for Sustainable Water Network (SWAN).
D. Calilli, M. Di Berardo, J. Veiga, T. Vlachogianni, I. Alampei, R. Thompson, K. Kopke, T. Doyle, T. Maes, E. Garnacho, D. Orthodoxou, X. Loizidou, (2014). MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility. Bolte, C., & Rauch, F. (Eds.). Enhancing Inquiry-based Science Education and Teachers? Continuous Professional Development in Europe: Insights and Reflections on the PROFILES Project and other Projects funded by the European Commission.Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) / Klagenfurt: Alpen-Adria- Universität Klagenfurt (Austria). ISBN: 978-3-9816683-1-5, 259-267.
Kopke. K and Dwyer N., (2014). Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 6: Expanding Participation in Coastal Web Atlas Development and Use. UNESCO/IOC/IODE
Stelzenmüller, V., Schulze, T., Gimpel, A., Bartelings, H., Bello, E., Bergh, O., Bolman, B., Caetano, M., Davaasuren, N., Fabi, G., Ferreira, J.G., Gault, J., Gramolini, R., Grati, F., Hamon, K., Jak, R., Kopke, K., Laurans, M., Mäkinen, T., O?Donnell, V., O?Hagan, A.M., O?Mahony, C., Oostenbrugge, H., Ramos, J., Saurel, C., Sell, A., Silvo, K., Sinschek, K., Soma, K., Stenberg, C., Taylor, N., Vale, C., Vasquez, F., Verner-Jeffreys, D. (2013). ) Guidance on a Better Integration of Aquaculture, Fisheries, and other Activities in the Coastal Zone: From tools to practical examples. AQUATT Dublin: COEXIST project - AQUATT.
Dwyer, N., Kopke, K., Berman, M., Belpaeme, K., O'Dea, L. and Haddad, T. and Wright, D. (2012) Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 5: Coastal Atlases as Engines for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning. ICAN
Cummins, VA,Kopke, K; (2011) Reflections from Ireland . Editorial, Marine Policy , 35.
Kopke, K,O'Mahony, C; (2011) 'Preparedness of key coastal and marine sectors in Ireland to adapt to climate change'. Marine Policy , 35 :800-809.
O?Halloran, J., Irwin, S. , Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T. C., Mitchell, F. J. G., Coote, L., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M.W., Martin, R. D., Moore, K., Sweeney, O., Dietzsch, A. C., Walsh, A., Keady, S., French, V., Fox, H., Kopke, K., Butler, F. and Neville, P. (2011) Management of biodiversity in a range of Irish forest . Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. http://www.ucc.ie/en/planforbio/Documents/FORESTBIO_FINAL_REPORT_020211.pdf
Wright, D.J., Dwyer, N., Kopke, K., and O?Dea, L. (2010) Report of International Coastal Atlas Network Workshop 4: Formalizing the Network, Engaging the Mediterranean . International Coastal Atlas Network, Oregon. http://cmrc.ucc.ie/publications/reports/ICAN4_Wkshp_Rpt.pdf
Dwyer. N., Kopke, K., Cummins, V., O'Dea, E and Dunne D. (2010) 'Ireland' In: Dawn Wright (Oregon State University, USA), Ned Dwyer (University College Cork, Ireland) and Valerie Cummins (University College Cork, Ireland) (eds). Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation . 701 E. Chocolate Ave: IGI Global. http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/ireland/45082
De Mol, B, Querol, N, Davies, AJ, Schafer, A, Foglini, F, Gonzales-Mirelis, G, Kopke, K, Dunne, D, Schewe, I, Trincardi, F, Canals, M; (2009) 'Hermes-Gis A Tool Connecting Scientists and Policymakers'. Oceanography , 22 (1):144-153.
O'Mahony, C,Gault, J,Cummins, V,Kopke, K,O'Suilleabhain, D; (2009) 'Assessment of recreation activity and its application to integrated management and spatial planning for Cork Harbour, Ireland'. Marine Policy , 33 :930-937.
Kopke, K., O'Mahony, C., Cummins, V. and Gault J. (2008) Assessment of Coastal Recreational Activity and Capacity for Increased Boating in Cork Harbour . COREPOINT, http://corepoint.ucc.ie.
Cummins V., Gault J., O?Mahony C., Kopke K., Griffin P., Walsh E. and O?Suilleabhain D. (2008) Establishing Information Needs for Planning and Assessment of Recreation Activity in the Coastal Environment: A Case Study from Cork Harbour, Ireland Proceedings of the international pluridisciplinary conference The littoral : challenge, dialogue, action Lille, France,
Cummins V., Walsh E., Gault J., O?Mahony C., Kopke K., Griffin P., O?Suilleabhain D. and Simpson G (2006) A New Approach to Coastal Research and Development in Cork Harbour ? A Case Study from the Coastal Research and Policy Integration (COREPOINT) Project . In: M. Forkiewicz & A. Tubielewicz eds. Littoral 2006 - Coastal Innovations and Initiatives

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Created: 2011-05-23 Last Updated: 2016-06-16