Hibernian Marine

About Us

About Us

Hibernian Marine Systems

Hibernian Marine Systems Limited was founded in 2021 by Dr. Kieran O’Driscoll, a marine consulting firm. The company supports government and state bodies, research institutes and private industry, providing solutions to opportunities and challenges in the marine space.

The ambition for the company is to provide long term sustainable solutions that help address challenges to marine systems and the oceans, including contributing to national, European and global Climate Action Plans, contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the development of offshore renewable energy (ORE) systems.

Services include research and review studies, development and creation of operational products; numerical modelling including ocean forecasting and simulations, hindcasting, contemporary and recent climate change studies, and 21st century climate change scenarios. Data analysis.

Activities also include impacts of climate change and anthropogenic activities, including impacts of pollution, on ocean and marine systems, ecosystem functioning, services, and sustainability. Ocean warming, sea-level change, carbon sequestration and ocean acidification. Supporting the development, provision and maintenance of the offshore renewable energy (ORE) industry, and offshore windfarms (OWFs).

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Kieran O’Driscoll, PhD

Founder and Managing Director

Dr. Kieran O’Driscoll is an oceanographer with 30 years’ experience in ocean going, theoretical, model development, analytical and data studies, operational oceanography, and instrument development. His main area of expertise is in ocean modelling and analysis, including the creation and development of integrated hydrodynamic-sediment-ecosystem-pollution-air-sea-exchange coupled systems for climate, pollution and ecosystem studies. For the past 15 years, his work has focused on anthropogenic impacts on ocean systems, including effects of climate change and other types of man-made pollution for contemporary, 20th century climate, and 21st century scenario studies. He worked in operational oceanography, academia (research, teaching, administration) for many years, where he led and managed ocean projects, and mentored and supervised students and junior colleagues. He has developed a wide range of university and professional courses in oceanography, climate change, numerical modelling and mathematics. In addition to research science and teaching activities, key aspects of this work have included engaging and interacting with government departments and officials, including policy makers; stakeholder and NGO engagement; and internationalisation and collaborative research and projects. Dr. O’Driscoll has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and is regularly invited to review research articles and proposals.