iCRAG's reseach is focussed on meeting Ireland’s energy transition and addressing the now urgent need to confront and manage national carbon emissions. We are developing and applying novel geophysical and geochemical tools to image and reconstruct offshore sedimentary basins, integrating observations from lithospheric structure down to pore scale, and setting the basins in a wider regional North Atlantic context.
Research activities are focussed on the following areas:
- Source to sink for the Irish landmass and offshore
- Circum-North Atlantic rift basin architecture and structuration
- Deep-time carbon burial and release
- Ocean-floor natural gas hydrates