iCRAG’s research programme addresses key research challenges in applied geosciences with the overarching aim of helping to unlock Ireland’s natural resources while protecting the environment. Our multidisciplinary teams are developing improved technical knowledge and innovative techniques to increase the success rate of energy, mineral and groundwater exploration. iCRAG researchers are also investigating methods to aid our understanding of Ireland's environment and how the quality of our environment can be safeguarded and protected.
By working with industry partners, we aim to ensure that our results are, insofar as possible, embedded within industry. In this way, the Centre ensures maximum impact of its research output; both scientifically for the wider geosciences, and economically and environmentally for the island of Ireland.