- Environmental data science
- Spatial analysis
- Environmental pollution (air quality and noise)
- Environmental acoustics
- Urban systems
Patrick currently works within the EU EMERGE project, a consortium of 18 groups from across Europe who have come together (i) to quantify and evaluate the effects of potential emission reduction solutions for shipping in Europe for several scenarios, and (ii) to develop effective strategies and measures to reduce the environmental impacts of shipping. EMERGE objectives will be achieved through real-world test cases involving measurements and modelling on actual vessels, along main shipping routes and in sensitive European marine regions. The project will collect and synthesize experimental evidence on waste streams to water and emissions to air originating from ships, for different emission control technologies. The measurements will focus on abatement techniques and will include emissions to, and concentrations in water, air and marine biota. The project will especially investigate how effectively available scrubbers reduce the effects of key pollutants.
He is also working on spatial patterns in environmental sounds in urban environments and how these were affected by the covid pandemic.
External roles and responsibilities
Patrick E. Osborne is a data scientist and spatial analyst with special interest in how spatial patterns in environmental factors affect human wellbeing and biodiversity.
- Collinearity: a review of methods to deal with it and a simulation study evaluating their performance. (2013)