Geoscience 2015 Conference
  

Geoscience 2015 

GeoScience 2015 – Underpinning Ireland
The Geological Survey of Ireland annual showcase features updates on GSI Programmes:

Tellus, INFOMAR, Groundwater 3D,
Minerals, Geohazards, New Mapping & Geoscience Ireland
New product launches, collaboration & research opportunities

The schedule is as follows

08:30   Registration and Coffee
09:30   Welcome and Opening,
Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State, DCENR
09:40   Introduction, Koen Verbruggen, Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland


Session 1: Tellus Programme 

           Programme
09:45
  
Tellus     Ray Scanlon Progress towards a national survey
09:55   Tellus     Mairead Glennon – 2015 updates
10:05   Tellus     Kate Knights – geochemistry programme updates

10:20   Tellus     Jim Hodgson – geophysics programme updates

10:35   Coffee & Posters

           Keynote Talk
11:00   iCRAG    John Walsh, UCDiCRAG platforms and project progress


Session 2: Groundwater, Heritage and Minerals
          
           Programme

11:30
  
Groundwater   Monica Lee – Groundwater 3D – New project
11:45   Groundwater   Caoimhe Hickey – National Federation of Group Water Schemes Project
12:00   Groundwater   Taly Hunter Williams – Ground Source Heat Suitability maps
12:10   Heritage   Sarah Gatley – Becoming a Geopark
12:25   Minerals   Gerry Stanley - Minerals4EU - a new information source for European Minerals

12:40   Lunch & Posters


Session 3: Land Mapping and INFOMAR Programmes

            
            Programme

14:00    Landmapping   Brian McConnell - Landmapping overview 2015
14:15    Landmapping   Russell Rodgers – New mapping
14:25    Landmapping   Michael Sheehy – Quaternary updates
14:35    Landmapping   Beatriz Mozo – 3D Ireland
14:45    Landmapping   Kim Cody – Geotechnical Database
14:55    Landmapping   Markus Pracht – Carboniferous Drilling campaign
15:05    Landslides   Charise McKeon – National landslide Susceptibility mapping

15:20
    Coffee & Posters

Session 4: Strategic Areas
          
           Programme

16:00   INFOMAR   Archie Donovan – End of Phase 1
16:15   Geoscience Ireland   Sean Finlay – GI Progress
16:30   Information Management   Mary Carter – National Geological Data Centre
16:45   Research Programme   Koen Verbruggen – Griffith Review and new short call
17:00   Koen Verbruggen – Closing – Future Challenges…

           Posters

17:30   Ron Holman – A lifetime in the innovation and practice of geochemistry

18:00   Reception

19:00   Book Launch: 648 Billion Sunrises, a Geological Miscellany of Ireland by Patrick Roycroft






 


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