Coran has an extensive track record in groundwater resources mapping and protection in Ireland. His achievements include the delivery of the National Groundwater Protection Scheme in collaboration with Geological Survey of Ireland and the establishment of groundwater protection areas for the National Groundwater Monitoring Programme on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Coran is a professional member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland, a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group) and sits on the Groundwater Technical Advisory Committee for the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences. He has prepared and tutored prescribed courses in waste water management, karst and groundwater source protection, has lead IAH field trips and is a regular contributor at workshops, technical meetings and conferences.
Coran’s main interests outside of work include current affairs and sport.