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Silvia is a Ph.D student at National University of Ireland Maynooth. She has Silvia has a B.Sc. in Geology (Speciality: Engineering geology) from the University of Geology in Oviedo, Spain (1999). After graduating, she worked as a geologist in the geotechnical-civil engineering field in Spain (Engineering & Mining faculty, University of Oviedo). She began to work in the Geological Survey of Ireland in 2001 initially in the Quaternary-Geotechnical section and after in the Groundwater and Information Management sections. In recent years she extended her studies through two Masters awarded by the National University of Maynooth: Research M.Sc. in Geographical Information Systems, Geophysics and Remote Sensing (2006) and M. Sc. in Climate Change (2009).
She has recently joined ICARUS to work on an INFOMAR funded research project leading to a Ph.D studentship focused on the coastal vulnerability assessment of the Dublin area to future impacts of climate change.
Thesis title: Coastal vulnerability assessment of the Dublin area to future impacts of climate change.
Description of Project: The project aims to assess the vulnerability of the Dublin area to future impacts of climate change, particularly sea level rise and storm surges, by integrating results from different data sources onshore and offshore, modelling activities and approaches to provide very high resolution climate change impact and vulnerability assessment studies in this high sensitive area.
Supervisor: Professor John Sweeney and Doctor Paul Gibson.
INFOMAR funded research project awarded in December 2009.
- Monteys, X.; Praeg, D.; Caloca, S.; Gardia-Gil, S. 2008. Iceberg keel marks on the Porcupine and Rockall Banks, NE Atlantic. American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting 2008, abstract #OS24A- 06.
- Sleeman, A.G., Scanlon, R.P., Pracht, M & Caloca, S. 2008. Landscape and Rocks of the Burren. (Special Sheet in the Bedrock Geology 1:50,000 Map Series (GSI). 2
- Coastal vulnerability assessment of the Dublin area to future impacts of climate change. Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, ICARUS, NUI Maynooth. 29th March 2010.
- Quaternary and Geophysical Research workshop: Physical properties study on Irish peat bogs using a Multi-sensor core logger. ICARUS (NUIM). April 2009.
- Annual GSI colloquium: Geophysical investigation of Quaternary glacial deposits in North Co. Offaly and South Co. Westmeath. Geological Survey of Ireland, July 2007.
- Caloca, S., Sweeney, J., Gibson, P., Scanlon, R. 2010. Assessing regional coastal vulnerability indicators to impacts of climate change and sea level rise in the Dublin area. Geoscience Conference in Dublin Castle, Dublin, November 2010 (Poster Presentation).
- Caloca, S., Monteys, X., McCarron, S., Downes, M. 2009. Physical Properties study of Irish Peat Bogs using non-destructive high-resolution techniques. Transient Changes in Past Warm Climates workshop. Past Global Change Reconstruction & Modelling Techniques Course. University of Urbino, Italy (USSP); July 23-August 5, 2009. (Poster Presentation).
- Caloca, S., McKeon, C., Scanlon, R.P.and Pellicer, X. 2007 – A GIS of landslides in Ireland, 13th EC GI and GIS Workshop, Porto. (Poster Presentation).
- Caloca, S. 2007.Geophysical Investigation of Quaternary Glacial Sediments In South Co. Westmeath And North Co. Offaly. Geology matters, The Newsletter of the Geological Survey of Ireland. Issue No. 6, Spring 2007.
Memberships of professional bodies
Member of the Irish Met Society