icrag-siteTitle-square-350wIreland has a resource security problem that the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) will help resolve.  iCRAG will transform applied geoscience research in Ireland, delivering economic impact for a broad range of application areas and industries.

iCRAG’s overarching objectives are:

  1. To significantly de-risk Ireland’s offshore and onshore hydrocarbon and mineral resource exploration, thereby increasing exploration activities and also increasing the potential of sourcing a secure supply.
  2. To ensure safe and secure groundwater supplies and to address geoscience related ‘quality of environment’ issues.
  3. To engage with citizens and policy makers to explain the nature of resource related industries.

Led by University College Dublin, iCRAG partner institutions include Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Cork, NUI MaynoothDublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Teagasc.

iCRAG was established in 2014 by Science Foundation Ireland with funding of €18m along with an additional €8m from industry partners.