Dobbin Atlantic Scholar’s photo from Nova Scotia a competition winner!

January 30, 2018

Dr Laura Devaney, 2016 Dobbin Atlantic Scholar, entered, as part of the ‘International’ category in the Teagasc Vision of Research and Innovation image competition, a photograph she had taken during her research visit to Dalhousie University as part of her scholarship. It has been selected as one of the winners for 2017 and selected images will be used to promote Teagasc research and are featured in their 2018 calendar, which is circulated nationwide. The winning image (see above) was entitled “Our (Shared) Ocean Wealth” and was a stunning photo of Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia that she visited on her second weekend there.

As Laura explains:
“This image was taken during a bioeconomy research visit to Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, made possible by a Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship awarded by the Ireland Canada University Foundation. Capturing the Atlantic Ocean at Peggy’s Cove, the image encapsulates the ambition of the Doblin Atlantic awards to explore the common culture, history and heritage between Ireland and Atlantic Canada including shared rich traditions in maritime life, the potential of our shared natural resources and the application of scientific innovations. With opportunities to extract high value food, feed, pharmaceutical and biochemical applications from marine resources, the bioeconomy potential offered to both countries by our shared Atlantic ocean is abundant and under explored.”

Further information is featured here in the Teagasc Winter 2017 edition of TResearch.

Laura also wrote a short piece on her experience in Canada on the Dobbin Atlantic scholarship in TResearch and this is on page 4 here.