UCC Environmental Research Institute

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) was established in 2000 by UCC as a flagship institute to integrate over 400 researchers from 20 University schools and departments and 6 research centres to work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. 

At the ERI, we believe that the greatest challenge facing our society is how meet human needs for food, materials and energy with a growing global population whilst sustaining the planet’s ecosystems and vital services. Universities are uniquely positioned to help solve this challenge. We use our core expertise in Marine, Energy, Environment, Materials and Agri-Food research, working in a transdisciplinary approach, to address the global sustainability challenges of Climate Action, Circular Economy and Healthy Environment.