Geoscience underpins the discovery of raw materials, water and energy resources that are critical to the world’s economy. With increasing demand and diminishing supply, focused innovations in geoscience are of paramount importance globally. Ireland is home to Europe’s largest zinc mine, untapped hydrocarbon resources in challenging NE Atlantic deep water environments, and a diverse geological framework with important untapped seabed and groundwater resources. Forming an integrated team of internationally leading researchers and both large- and small-scale industry partners, iCRAG will carry out research to find and harness these resources whilst protecting the environment.

iCRAG is funded under the SFI Research Centres Programme and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.

iCRAG will focus on finding solutions for problems such as:

  • safe and secure groundwater supplies
  • the discovery of mineral and aggregate deposits
  • the de-risking of oil and gas exploration

Latest iCRAG News

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December 2016 iCRAG Newsletter

The December 2016 edition of the iCRAG Newsletter is available for download […]

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iCRAG Lab@TCD and TIGER launched

State of the art micro-beam analytical laboratory launched by iCRAG at Trinity […]

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iCRAG and SSPC launch Grow Your Own Crystal Competition

The 2016 Grow Your Own Crystal Competition has been launched by iCRAG […]