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:
- Sustainable discovery of energy resources and raw materials required for decarbonisation.
- Securing and protecting groundwater and marine resources.
- Protecting society from Earth’s hazards such as flooding and landslides.
Underpinning these research challenges is our work in enabling methodologies in the areas of geophysics, geochemistry and 3D modelling, along with our research on the public perception and understanding of geosciences.
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.
The Centre brings together expertise from eight major institutes: University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, University College Cork, National University of Ireland Galway, Maynooth University, Dublin City University and Teagasc.