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Biographical: Eoin Sweeney

       Eoin Sweeney

Date of Birth: 12 October 1947 Nationality: Irish
19 Claude Road, Drumcondra Dublin 9
Telephone: 353 (0)1 8603687 - Home 353 (0)872384398 - Mobile
Summary:  Eoin has a Masters degree in Economics from University College Dublin. His work has focussed on Natural Resource development. He managed the Marine Science & Technology programme in the National Board for Science and Technology and initiated InnovaWood, a knowledge transfer network for the Forest and Wood Industries throughout Europe. Until recently, he managed the Discovery Programme, a major component of SeaChange, the Strategic Programme for the marine sector 2007-2013, within the Marine Institute.
He is currently Head of the newly established Ocean Energy Development Unit, created to implement the government’s strategy to accelerate development of ocean energy. The Unit is located in Sustainable Energy Ireland. In this role he is responsible for initiating and co-ordinating a wide-ranging suite of measures– developing research and test facilities, funding industry research and prototyping, developing a planning and permitting framework and commissioning expert and consultant reports, e.g. on OE engineering infrastructure and macroeconomics.
Qualifications B.A. Economics, UCD, M.A. Economics and Public Finance, UCD
Other Relevant Assignments


-0 Joint author ‘Ireland, Science and the Sea’ National Science Council 1975
-1 Member of the OECD Expert Committee on the Control and Management of Technology
-2 Consultant report to Newfoundland Government - ‘Marine Technology Development Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador,’ 2003
-3 Member of Technical Advisory team to the Irish National Seabed Survey
-4 Member of the EU ESONIM project team developing Business Models for Underwater Ocean Observatories.
-5 Member Forfas Expert Advisory Group on Nanotechnology (2006-7)
-6 Member of the Board of the International Marine Biotechnology Association(2006-10)
-7 Member of Quality Review Panel for the National Sensors Research Centre, DCU (2008)
-8 Invited expert IBM Global Innovation Outlook panel for Oceans and Water (2008)
-9 Member of TPC for IEEE Underwater Networks Workshop (2009) -10 Irish delegate to the IEA-OES Exco

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