Ryan O’Shea

Thesis title:

The Circular Bioeconomy: understanding the consequences of Seaweed Aquaculture development inside Wind Farms


Ryan works at the interface between Biotechnology and Sustainability fields. He is performing a Systems Analysis of Seaweed Aquaculture development inside Wind Farms. The purpose of the research is to elucidate the consequences- positive and/or negative- of this scenario. The evaluation is conducted using a mixed-methods approach to, firstly, propose qualitative models to promote understanding. Subsequently, these frameworks are being used in mathematical analysis to provide recommendations for sustainable engineering and management of Seaweed Aquaculture inside Wind farms. More broadly, his research intends to highlight a novel approach for evaluating multidimensional sustainability of innovations in the Circular Bioeconomy transition.

Social Media:

Linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-o-shea-93b123122/

Twitter- https://twitter.com/oshea_rm

First supervisor:

Alexandra Collins


9 – Political Ecology, Energy & Environmental Health