Our mission is to transform Irish geoscience by driving research and discovery, delivering economic and societal benefit, and advancing public understanding.
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 is the SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences. We are a team of researchers creating solutions for a sustainable society.
We develop innovative science and technologies to better understand the Earth’s past, present, and future and how people are connected to it.
We drive research in areas that are critical to society and the economy, including:
iCRAG, the world leading SFI Research Centre in applied geosciences hosted by UCD, comprises 150 researchers across eight universities and institutions. iCRAG is supported by Science Foundation Ireland, the European Regional Development Fund, Geological Survey Ireland and industry partners.
Prof. Catherine Coxon
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.