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Ian O'Connor
Coordinator Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT

Ian O’Connor, lecturer at GMIT, is an active researcher in marine megafauna conservation and biodiversity assessment. Specific interests include: technological approaches to marine megafauna population assessment, management and ecology & rapid biodiversity assessment techniques. Currently supervises several postgraduate, postdoctoral and research scientists. Coordinator for the honours degree in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology. Member of Academic Council GMIT, Irish National Platform for Biodiversity Research & Advisory committee for the establishment of Irish Marine Graduate Education Programme. Prior to commencing in GMIT he worked in Ocean Science Services of the Irish Marine Institute and did postdoctoral research on cod aquaculture. His PhD covered the use of GIS in marine environmental monitoring.