iCRAG is providing fundamental geoscience data to support Ireland’s energy transition by investigating the potential for low-enthalpy geothermal resources and through de-risking offshore wind energy by providing season-ahead forecasts of wind variability utilising machine learning with large data sets and geotechnical data from the seafloor.
Research activities are focussed on the following areas:
- Assessing Ireland's geothermal energy potential
- De-risking wind energy through improvements in forecasting
- Climate model evaluation for the future wind resource assessment
- De-risking offshore wind energy through offshore geological and geotechnical characterization