Geoscience underpins the discovery of raw materials, water and energy resources that are critical to the world's economy.
A secure and efficient supply of raw materials is central to the continued development of the world's economy.
Making Ireland's offshore a testbed and natural laboratory for innovative technologies.
Improving understanding of ongoing and future threats to groundwater quality and quantity.
Strengthening Ireland's position as an international leader in key energy research themes.
Investigating the public perception of geological activities.
Technology and equipment based research in 3D modelling, geochemistry and geophysics.
Enhancing public interest in and understanding of applied geosciences.
iCRAG, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, is Ireland’s national geoscience research centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland, the European Regional Development Fund and industry partners.
Our mission is to transform geoscience research and education in Ireland, by driving discovery, delivering economic and societal benefit and advancing public understanding of our science.
iCRAG’s multidisciplinary research transcends industry and academic boundaries to address key research challenges in the fields of energy security, raw materials supply, groundwater protection, safeguarding the geomarine environment and protection from the Earth’s hazards.
Comprising 150 researchers, seven research institutions and collaborating with more than sixty industry partners, our vision is to help unlock Ireland’s natural resources through developing improved technical knowledge and innovative techniques which are embedded within industry.
Dr Tiernan Henry
A secure and efficient supply of raw materials is central to continued development of the world's economy.
Our marine research aims to make Ireland's offshore a test bed and natural science laboratory for innovative technologies.
iCRAG research is improving understanding of ongoing and future threats to groundwater quality and quantity.
We aim to strengthen Ireland's position as an international leader in key energy research themes.
We are developing new engineering solutions to complex geotechnical problems based on the latest scientific information available.
iCRAG’s public perception and understanding of geoscience research aims to systematically investigate which factors underlie the public perceptions of geological activities.