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Dr Aoife Braiden
Research Manager
aoife.braiden@gsi.ie
(01) 6782650
Geologiocal Survey of
Ireland
Research Programmes
towa...
Overview of GSI
• The GSI is Ireland’s Geoscience/Geology agency* founded in 1845
• * A division of Department of Communic...
Key areas of expertise
• Bedrock/land mapping (incl. Tellus programme)
• Marine mapping (incl. INFOMAR programme)
• Ground...
Magnetic field
•Variation in rock and soil type
•Geological structures
Electrical conductivity:
•Groundwater contamination...
Geochemistry Programme
Zn
NO3
-Co
Cu
Real map of Dublin BayReal map of Ireland
Marine Mapping Programme
RV Keary – survey vesselRV Celtic Explorer
GSI Geoscience Research Programme
(i) Funder/programme manager
e.g. GSI Geoscience Research Programme, Infomar, Tellus (in...
Geoscience Ireland
• Network of 25 companies
• expertise in water, minerals and infrastructure development
• global client...
GSI Geoscience Research
Short call now open!
<€25,000
<12 month project
For further information
Dr Aoife Braiden, Research...
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Geological Survey of Ireland Research Programmes Towards 2020 – Aoife Braiden

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Flash presentation given by Aoife Braiden, Geological Survey of Ireland, at the 2015 Horizon 2020 SC5 Information Day, 21/10/2015, Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin

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Geological Survey of Ireland Research Programmes Towards 2020 – Aoife Braiden

  1. 1. Dr Aoife Braiden Research Manager aoife.braiden@gsi.ie (01) 6782650 Geologiocal Survey of Ireland Research Programmes towards 2020
  2. 2. Overview of GSI • The GSI is Ireland’s Geoscience/Geology agency* founded in 1845 • * A division of Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources • c.40 permanent technical staff – Geologists, Cartographers, GIS, Technicians, Drillers, Researchers, Admin • c. 30 contract staff, plus c.2-4 interns • Key body supporting Geoscience Sector: 3% GDP, 1.4% employment Provide 3 key services • Geoscience Data collections & management (Terrestrial & Marine, Free, online) • Knowledge Centre (Independent Advice, Statutory roles, policy advisor) • Project Partner (EU, Gov’t, Local Authorities, Research) Government Industry Academia GSI
  3. 3. Key areas of expertise • Bedrock/land mapping (incl. Tellus programme) • Marine mapping (incl. INFOMAR programme) • Groundwater & aquifer classification • Geohazards (e.g. landslides, radon, sinkholes, tsunami) • Heritage and planning (incl. geotourism) • Minerals & raw materials • Quaternary geology and Geotechnical • Education and outreach & Citizen science • Public perception and policy
  4. 4. Magnetic field •Variation in rock and soil type •Geological structures Electrical conductivity: •Groundwater contamination •Landfill detection Radioactivity: •Natural radioactivity •Radon GeophysGeophysics Programme
  5. 5. Geochemistry Programme Zn NO3 -Co Cu
  6. 6. Real map of Dublin BayReal map of Ireland Marine Mapping Programme RV Keary – survey vesselRV Celtic Explorer
  7. 7. GSI Geoscience Research Programme (i) Funder/programme manager e.g. GSI Geoscience Research Programme, Infomar, Tellus (incl. SME) Co-funder and partner with SFI, IRC, Fulbright Commission, ERA-Nets (ii) Collaborator/partner/data provider e.g. ESFRI Infrastructure project (EPOS); Ind. NAG-TEC; SFI-Ind. iCRAG + academic partnerships (iii) Stakeholder/policy advisor e.g. Minerals maps; Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland Current EU projects under COST, INTERREG, EU Infrastructure project/ESFRI, DG Research, DG Mare, DG Grow, projects via EuroGeoSurveys + data standardisation and harmonisation programmes such as INSPIRE, EMODnet etc.
  8. 8. Geoscience Ireland • Network of 25 companies • expertise in water, minerals and infrastructure development • global clients in over 50 countries. • provide a full spectrum of services to multilateral agencies, governments and the private sector • GI is an industry partner supporting iCRAG research Centre with GI Member Companies: Byrne Looby Partners, Tobin Consulting Engineers, SLR Consulting and AWN Consulting directly involved with the research centre. http://www.geoscience.ie/
  9. 9. GSI Geoscience Research Short call now open! <€25,000 <12 month project For further information Dr Aoife Braiden, Research Manager, GSI, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4. aoife.braiden@gsi.ie

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