Geoscience 2014 Conference


Geoscience 2014

Geoscience 2014
The Geological Survey of Ireland annual showcase featured updates on key activities in the sector; INFOMAR, Tellus, Groundwater, Minerals and Geological Mapping.
A dedicated Research session focused on the conclusion of the Griffiths I programme. In addition a number of new GSI products and initiatives were launched.
Presentations are available for download through the links below.

The schedule was as follows

08:30    Registration and Coffee

                Chair: Koen Verbruggen, GSI

09:30    Welcome and Opening, Michael Manley, Assistant Secretary Secretary for Natural Resources, DCENR
09:40    Opening Address, Mr. Joe McHugh, T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy
                                                                            and Natural Resources

1: Field, new data for new careers

                Chair: Michael Manley, DCENR

10:00    INFOMAR & Jobs, New mapping and new maps of INNS data - Archie Donovan, GSI 
            download presentation
10:15    Tellus to date – Ray Scanlon, GSI download presentation
10:30    Land Mapping, a new approach – Brian McConnell, GSI download presentation
10:45    A new Irish Quarry Directory – Gerry Stanley, GSI 

11:00    Coffee & Posters

2: Classroom, Education & Outreach Developments

                Chair: Archie Donovan, GSI

11:30    Irish Geoparks - the sustaining role of EU funded projects – Sarah Gatley, GSI download presentation
11:45    INFOMAR Mobile App – Gearoid O’Riain, Compass Informatics Ltd.
11:50    EODP - An ESRI Perspective – Meadhbh Keegan, ESRI Ireland

3: Griffiths Research, Geoscience Research & Development

                Chair: Taly Hunter Williams, GSI

12:00    NUIG Griffiths wrap up – Colin Brown/Liam Morrison, University of Ireland, Galway
12:15    QUB Griffiths wrap up – Ulrich Offtinger/John Caulfield, Queens University Belfast
12:30    iCRAG, A game changing Irish Geoscience SFI Research Centre – John Walsh, University College

13:15    Lunch

Session 3 Continued...

14:45    UU/UCD Griffiths wrap up – Chris Bean, University College Dublin
15:00    UCD Griffiths – Pat Shannon/Peter Haughton, University College Dublin

4: GSI Projects: 5 minute elevator pitches download presentations
                Chair: Mary Carter, GSI

15:15    Landslides in Ireland – Charise McKeon, GSI
15:20    Updating Bedrock Geology data –- Silvia Caloca, GSI
15:25    INFOMAR Operations/data processing advances – David Hardy, GSI
15:30    New bedrock compilations, Lough Allen – Markus Pracht, GSI
15:35    New bedrock mapping, Longford-Down – Russel Rogers, Aurum/GSI
15:40    Digital data field capture for land mapping – Xavier Pelicer, GSI
15:45    3D Geology – Beatriz Mozo, GSI
15:50    Karst Mapping initiatives – Caoimhe Hickey, GSI
15:55    PanGeo – Michael Sheehy, GSI

16:00    Coffee & Posters

5: Boardroom, Geoscience & Business

                Chair: Sean Cullen, GSI

16:30    Geoscience Ireland, keeping & creating jobs – Siobhan Tinnelly, Tobin Consulting 
                                                                                      Engineers/Geoscience Ireland download presentation
16:45    INFOMAR in business - Tommy Furey, Marine Institute
    European Projects summary, EC funded geoscience jobs – Janine Guinan, GSI
17:15    GSI, Home and Away 2015 plus – Koen Verbruggen, GSI

17:30    Posters

6: Public Lecture
                Chair: Koen Verbruggen

18:00    Barbarbunga, Geology in action & the Irish angles – Prof. Chris Bean, UCD & Dr. Brian McConnell, GSI
            download presentation

18:45    Reception


Geological Survey of Ireland

Geological Survey of Ireland, 2014
Beggars Bush | Haddington Road | Ballsbridge | Dublin 4