News Index

 
 New Geological Survey Website going live on the 25...
Our current website has undergone an extensive makeover and will be live on Wednesday 25th October 2017. The new website will replace the existing one but the address will remain the same. Content and...
 €2m for marine geoscience research on tsunami thre...
Today sees the launch of new research projects funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators Programme awards. This year, the awards include two projects co-funded by SFI, Geological Survey ...
 National Ploughing Championships
Geological Survey Ireland is proud to be attending the 86th National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from September 19-21. Our geologists will be on hand to take your questio...
 5000 km2 of New Quaternary Geology Mapping for Ire...
The results from recent field programmes to improve the Quaternary geology map of Ireland are now freely available and ready for download and use in GIS software. These map packages can be accessed fr...
 Call for Fulbright Ireland-GSI awards now open
Geological Survey Ireland is pleased to announce the call for Fulbright Ireland-GSI awards is now open. The awards are for Irish based geoscience researchers to travel to the USA for a minimum of 3 mo...
 Increased Growth Levels for Geoscience Ireland Com...
A survey of the 33 Member Companies comprising the Geoscience Ireland business cluster has shown that 226 net new jobs were created in the first six months of 2017; this now brings total employment to...
 Geological Survey Ireland celebrates Heritage Week
Geological Survey Ireland is proud to participate in this year’s National Heritage Week, under the theme ‘It’s In Your Nature’. We will be hosting a talk by Gerry Stanley entitled ‘What have minerals ...
 Summer Newsletter 2017
Field Notes, the new Geological Survey newsletter, is now available and provides updates on our Programmes, Research and Customer Centre.You can download it here.
 New Groundwater Data Viewer Series
A new series of online viewers are now available to explore groundwater data. The series comprises a groundwater data viewer, a transition zone story map, a geothermal suitability viewer and a story m...
 New permanent positions available at Geological Su...
Geological Survey Ireland will be hiring shortly for permanent positions: 1 principal geologist (see details) and 4 senior geologists (see details). Closing date is 6th July 2017.
 Geopark Grant Scheme 2016-2018 Category 2-2017
Geological Survey Ireland invites applications for Grant Aid Category 2 to support Ireland's existing Global Geoparks or aspiring Geoparks under its Geopark Grant Scheme 2016 - 2018. Grant Aid is avai...
 2017 Geological Survey Research Short Calls now op...
Following the success of our 2015 Short Call research projects, we are pleased to announce the 2017 call is now open. Funding is available for educational and research institutes, companies, and/or ot...
 2017-2018 Fullbright-GSI Awardee
Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou is a Lecturer in Sedimentology at UCD. As a Fulbright-GSI Geoscience Scholar, Aggeliki will visit the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Massachusetts to in...
 New 1:1.25M Bedrock geology map of UK and Ireland
The British Geological Survey has published a new map, Bedrock geology map of the United Kingdom and Ireland, 1:1.25M scale, in collaboration with Geological Survey Ireland and the Geological Survey o...
 Du Noyer Visual Arts Competition 2017
Bigger and better than ever, Geological Survey Ireland is proud to launch the renamed ‘Du Noyer Visual Arts Competition’ for 2017. Our popular photo contest is back, with a twist. We will still be awa...
 Corestore now open for core viewing
The corestore is now ready to open for core viewing. If you want to view cores, please enquire directly to gsi.corestore@dccae.gov.ie
 Radon and Geology
George Reynolds gave a lecture on Radon and Geology for the IGA on 19th April, and it is recorded and available on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPer-RGsCLg
 Geological Heritage Exhibition featuring at Roscom...
The Roscommon Lamb Festival, running from the 26th April to 1st May, will feature an exhibition on the ‘Geological Heritage of County Roscommon’ in Roscommon Branch Library. The exhibition is based on...
 Geological Survey Ireland and Coillte Sign Memoran...
The Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) and Coillte cemented their successful working relationship through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement was signed today by Bill Stanle...
 Geological Survey Core Store Access
INFORMATION NOTICE concerning the Geological Survey Core Store Access. Due to the retirement of the Geological Survey’s chief technician Tom McIntyre, the Geological Survey Core Store located at Carme...
 New Tellus Data Confirms Radon Hot Spots in Galway
Geophysical data press release 28 February 2017. The latest findings from the award-winning Tellus Programme shed new light on radon risk impacting on the West of Ireland as well as unravelling the re...
 The Laois and Offaly County Audits of Geological H...
These two County Audit reports are the latest in our national programme of County Geological Site Audits, with over half of the country now completed. The reports document 33 County Geological Sites (...
 Tellus "takes off" this spring - Press Release 15 ...
Low-flying aircraft will survey northern County Mayo and western County Donegal.Horse and livestock owners alerted to airborne activity.The next phase of Tellus – a geological mapping project which co...
 Introduction course to geology and hydrogeology
An introduction course to geology and hydrogeology is being delivered jointly today 9th February 2017 by staff from the Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency. ProgrammeAttendees to...
 Funding available from the Geological Survey for R...
ERA-MIN 2 aims to implement a European-wide coordination of research and innovation programs on raw materials to strengthen the industry, competitiveness and the shift to a circular economy. Successfu...
 Geothermal research position available in the Dubl...
The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies have a position available for a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Geological Survey Ireland, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland and the Irish Research C...
 Roadstone Joins Geoscience Ireland
Minister Kyne welcomes Roadstone joining Geoscience Ireland (GI). Commenting on the development, Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources said: “Roadstone is the largest producer of build...
 Job vacancies in the Geological Survey
The Geological Survey (GS), Ireland is looking to recruit 2 full-time posts for an exciting new European Funded Project CHERISH – Climate Change and Coastal Heritage.CHERISH is a 5 year project that w...
 New 3D Bedrock Model of Dublin City available
A new version of the 3D PDF of the 3D Bedrock model of the Dublin City “Geourban” area is now available to download for free. Instructions to download can be found here with steps on how to proceed.
 New 3D Quaternary Models of Dublin and Cork City a...
A new version of the 3D PDFs of the 3D Quaternary Models of Dublin and Cork City are now available to download for free. They can be found here.
 Ireland's EuroGeoSurveys End of Year Report 2016
The Geological Survey Ireland is actively involved with the EuroGeoSurveys, an organisation that represents the 37 National Geological Surveys across Europe. EuroGeoSurveys provides a collaborative pl...
 Geoscience Ireland Appoints Market Advisors
Geoscience Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of two Market Advisors: Elizabeth Murphy and Stephen Walsh. With the continued growth and scaling of Geoscience Ireland Member Companies in ...
 Geological Survey Ireland a partner in new EU proj...
The project is supporting collaboration on coastal and heritage sites in Wales and Ireland. The five-year project will be led by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales i...
 Landslides in Ireland - Visit the new web mapping ...
The Geological Survey Ireland have updated access to the national landslide susceptibility map and database. Data on landslides can be accessed and downloaded from the new map viewer and from our spat...
 Groundbreaking volcano research in Iceland support...
Collaborators in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, University College Dublin and Iceland, with support from the Geological Survey Ireland, have published a new paper in Nature Scientific Repo...
 Geoscience Ireland Member wins Award
Geoscience Ireland Member GDGEO wins Engineers Ireland Geoscience Award 2016. For more details on the award, see Geoscience Ireland website.
 Landslide Susceptibility Map of Ireland
The national landslide susceptibility map of Ireland has been released. The data package includes a polygon of national coverage for landslide susceptibility (High to Low) and the national landslide d...
 Geoscience 2016
Geoscience 2016, the Geological Survey’s annual stakeholder event took place at Dublin Castle on Wednesday November 2nd, at which the themes were Climate and Earth Induced Hazards, and Geoscience Stra...
 Geological Survey Ireland Research Roadmap Launch
Geoscience 2016 saw the launch of the new Geological Survey Ireland Research Roadmap. This document will inform Geological Survey’s research programme and outlines our commitment to supporting excelle...
 Graduate Geologist Scheme 2016-2017
The Graduate Geologist Scheme 2016-2017 has now been launched. Applications are welcomed by way of CV and letter of suitability to tenders@gsi.ie for the five 1-year contract positions in the Geologic...
 Seamless 1:100,000 Bedrock Geology Map
A revised version of the digital 1:100,000 bedrock map has been released. Geological unit polygons and lines have been fitted to the OSI detailed coastline and projected to ITM, topology and coding er...
 Additional Funding in Budget 2017 for Geological S...
Budget 2017 includes a 28% increase in the Capital budget for GSI, equivalent to €2.5 million. Details are as follows. Allocation of €0.5 million for groundwater flood monitoring. This allocation of a...
 North Eastern Block Bedrock Geology 50k now availa...
The North Eastern Block is a bedrock geology ArcGIS geodatabase and shapefiles for the area covered by the Ordnance Survey Ireland 50k sheets 26, 27.1, 28.1, 34, 35. The data package includes all the ...
 Unearthed Impacts of the Tellus surveys of the nor...
The Tellus team is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Unearthed: Impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland’, a book showcasing the outcomes of recent Tellus surveys. Between 2004 and ...
 Social Science-Geoscience research call launched
The GSI have this year partnered with the Irish Research Council and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland for a new research funding call. The 2016 IRC Society and Policy Call will include 3 geosci...
 Geoscience and Marine research and travel funding ...
1st September 2016 - The Fulbright Commission has now launched the 2017-2018 Fulbright Irish Awards competition. These globally-recognised Awards support Irish and E.U. citizens to undertake postgradu...
 Strong job growth by Geoscience Ireland
Minister Naughten welcomes continued strong job growthby Geoscience Ireland companies. see article
 The GSI are recruiting a driller who will be engag...
The GSI are recruiting a driller who will be engaged in all aspects of the Survey's drilling operation and will be responsible for ensuring the safe mobilisation and demobilisation of drill sites and ...
 GSI requires services of geoscientist-environmenta...
The GSI requires the services of a geoscientist/environmental engineer and assistant geoscientist/environmental engineer for a Groundwater and Turlough Monitoring and Modelling Project. This will be f...
 Tellus seeks Project Management services
GSI requires the services of a Project Manager for a 12 month period for its high profile Tellus Programme. Applications can be made via eTenders here by the 2nd of September.
 GSI co-funding excellent geoscience research in pa...
As part of a €40m investment in research, Science Foundation Ireland, along with partner funding agencies, have announced the successful applicants for the 2015 Investigators Programme. Professor Mark...
 Latest Tellus Survey unearths the secrets of Water...
29th July 2016- New state-of-the-art data expected to stimulate mineral exploration- Extent of ancient island-arc volcanoes revealed- Geological importance of Copper Coast reinforced by findings The d...
 Communications Executive required for the Geologic...
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and self-driven communications person. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing the GSI’s communication strategy, developing and implementing...
 Discover INFOMAR
Ireland's Seabed Mapping project in our new video. National Marine Mapping Programme 2006 - 2026. See link.
 Fulbright award winners
Congratulations to Dr Helen Lewis and Ms Saskia Ryan who have been awarded 2016-2017 Fulbright grants to carry out their research in the United States. The two awards, sponsored by the Geological Surv...
 Tellus Sets Sights on West of Ireland
1st June 2016• Low-flying aircraft will survey Galway, Mayo and neighbouring parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary• Horse and livestock owners alerted to airborne activity• Ground sampling a...
 Social science-Geoscience research opportunities
The GSI commissioned a report to identify key priorities for research in Public Perception and Understanding of Geosciences in Ireland. This report will be used to inform research in this area as part...
 GSI Team lead transatlantic expedition
The R.V. Celtic Explorer set sail last night (11th May) from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, where last June it launched the very first seabed mapping expedition under the Atlantic Ocean Resear...
 Bedrock 3D Model of Dublin City
Bedrock 3D model of the Dublin City “geourban” area is now available to download for free. Instructions and software to download can be found here with steps on how to proceed.
 New Quaternary Mapping Project Commences
Taking advantage of the extensive and detailed information generated over the course of the Tellus Project: Summer 2016 will see new field mapping to help update our understanding of the Quaternary ge...
 Tellus Takes Off Over South East Ireland
The next phase of Tellus - a geological mapping project which collects geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland - is ready for take-off over South East Ireland. Due to ...
 New GSI staff member
The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, is happy to announce the appointment of Russell Rogers as a Geologist, as a result of a recent open ...
 Quaternary 3D models of Dublin and Cork Cities
Quaternary 3D models for Dublin City and Cork City available to download for free. Instructions and software to download can be found here with steps on how to proceed.
 New Geotechnical Boreholes Data
New geotechnical boreholes data available for download. The dataset has been updated in April 2016 and is now available from the DCENR data download page.www.dcenr.gov.ie/natural-resources/en-ie/Geolo...
 New GSI staff member
The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, is happy to announce the appointment of Dr Sophie O'Connor as a Geologist, as a result of a recent o...
 Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark Leads th...
The ‘Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark’ was recently announced as the winner of the Destination Leadership award by The National Geographic, in their prestigious international World Legacy Awa...
 GSI Website Survey 2016
The (GSI) is improving the design of its website. As a key stakeholder we hope you will participate in this brief survey to let us know what we are doing well and where we can improve.

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 Ambassador launches Ireland Presentation at PDAC 2...
Almost 100 delegates attended the Ireland Presentation on Monday 7th March, at this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention and Trade Fair held in Toronto.Details are...
 Tender for Hydrographic Services
The INFOMAR Programme in the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), a division of the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, seeks proposals for Hydrographic Mapping Services to carry ...
 Tellus Survey Uncovers Platinum and Gold in south ...
- Precious metal platinum identified in numerous stream sediments for the first time in Leinster- More gold in Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford than previously known
Applying modern testing met...
 GSI sponsors US based geoscience researcher
As part of the GSI Research Programme, and in partnership with the Fulbright Commission, the GSI will sponsor a US based geoscience researcher to visit a geoscience research department in Ireland. Det...
 Ambassador to Introduce Ireland Day at PDAC 2016
In addition to the Ireland Stand at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention and Trade Fair being held in Toronto from 6 to 10th March, there will be an Ireland Presentat...
 Latest Tellus Survey findings unearth ‘building bl...
Survey results set to assist mineral exploration industry.The long-buried geological history of the Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Offaly and Laois region has been revealed in new detail as the resu...
 Details of the 2016 Du Noyer Photo Competition are...
The Geological Survey of Ireland has announced details of the 2016 Du Noyer Photo Competition.All information on how to enter this competition is available here.George Victor Du Noyer, who served as a...
 Geoscience Ireland Welcomes ‘Action Plan For Jobs ...
The Government has earlier this month announced its 2016 strategic plan for job creation aimed at meeting the long term, sustained goals outlined in Enterprise 2025.
National Clustering Initiat...
 GSI at BT Young Scientist 2016
The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) is once again exhibiting at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.This years stand features a geology & minerals quiz, models of groundwater and cave ...
 New airborne geophysics electromagnetic data is no...
The Geological Survey of Ireland is pleased to announce that merged airborne electromagnetic data for the border and midlands region of Ireland, are now available to view and download free of charge.V...
 GSI announces results of the 2015 Du Noyer photo c...
GSI has announced the results of the 2015 Du Noyer Photographic competition. The competition is named after George Victor Du Noyer, who served as a geologist with the Geological Survey of Ireland from...
 Tellus win Civil Service Excellence and Innovation...
The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has won two of the awards available in the Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Ceremony.
The Prizewinning projects are
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 3rd Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop hosted...
The 3rd Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop was hosted in the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) on the 25th and 26th November 2015 with the theme of extreme events (a geomorphological perspective...
 Internationally important landscapes awarded new U...
A vote at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) General Conference in Paris last week, and ratified today, has meant that three of Ireland’s world famous landsca...
 Dublin hosts UNESCO meeting on tsunami warning sys...
UNESCO experts from 16 countries met in Dublin on Monday, November 16th to discuss preparedness for possible tsunamis in the North-East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. The meeting, hosted by the Geolo...
 JB Barry and Partners Win Engineers Ireland Excell...
At its Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony on 6th November, Engineers Ireland recognised outstanding achievements by Irish professionals. 2015 marked the first Geoscience Ireland Award which recognised ...
 GEOSCIENCE 2015 Conference - Underpinning Ireland
Following on from the Budget 2016 announcement of €9m funding for Geoscience, the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) today set out an ambitious programme and gave updates on a successful 2015, includi...
 Tellus airborne survey touches down for 2015 in ea...
A major airborne geophysics survey over Counties Meath, Kildare, Offaly, rural Dublin, and northern parts of Laois and Wicklow has touched down for the final time – bringing to an end the fourth phase...
 Four Geoscience Ireland Members Shortlisted for En...
Engineers Ireland Annual Excellence Awards for 2015 include geosciences for the first time. The Geoscience Ireland Award recognises exceptional achievement in design and/or delivery of projects requir...
 Geologist VACANCY
A competition for a permanent geologist in GSI is currently underway. The successful candidate will be assigned to one of our Programme Areas. Future vacancies for Geologists may be filled from a pane...
 Tsunami workshop 19 November 2015
The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Earth Institute at University College Dublin will hold a tsunami workshop the 19th November 2015 in Dublin.
The workshop is timed to follow directly af...
 GSI Geoscience Research funding announced
The Geological Survey of Ireland is pleased to announce the first Short Call of the GSI Geoscience Research Programme. The call is open to companies, Higher Education Institutes and other organisation...
 Soil Sampling Survey Underway across the West of I...
A team of agricultural scientists will be traversing the highlands and lowlands of the West of Ireland over the autumn and winter months as the Tellus survey continues its roll-out across Ireland.Grou...
 Latest Tellus Findings Reveal Hidden Depths of Ire...
Airborne survey reveals buried volcanoes and potential mineral exploration targets. The long buried geological history of Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath has been ‘unearthed’ in new detail as the re...
 Geoscience Ireland Companies Create over 130 New J...
Minister for Natural Resources, Joe McHugh, today welcomed new job creation statistics showing that Geoscience Ireland (GI) member companies reported the addition of 134 new jobs in the first six mont...
 GSI develops new collaboration with the Fulbright ...
The Fulbright Commission awards highly competitive, merit-based grants to international postgraduate students, scholars, and professionals to study, research, and lecture in the United States and for...
 Innovation Profile by Irish Times on Geoscience Ir...
Today’s Business and Innovation Section of the Irish Times carries an Innovation Profile on Geoscience Ireland.Article available here...



Water services is one of the...
 Latest Tellus Findings - press release from DCENR
Latest Tellus Findings Reveal ‘Hidden Depths’ of Ireland’s North Midlands Airborne survey reveals buried volcanoes and potential mineral exploration targets Dublin, 21 September 2015 The long buried ...
 Engineers Journal Feature on Geoscience Ireland
The EngineersJournal.ie has published an article giving an insight into the evolution and operations of Geoscience Ireland in the build-up to the 2015 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards and the inaug...
 Geology Field Trip to Bray Head
The GSI are organising a Field Trip around Bray Head on Sunday 30th August, lead by Trish Smullen and Koen Verbruggen. Details are available here...
 RFT for National Geological Data Center Scoping St...
GSI wishes to commission a scoping study towards the development of a National Geological Data Center. Details are on eTenders here. Closing date for online submissions is 14-09-2015 at 12:00 noon.
 Geoscience Ireland Director to Chair Africa Busine...
Sean Finlay, Director of Business Development for Geoscience Ireland (GI) has been appointed Chair of the Africa Business Forum of the Irish Exporters Association (IEA). He succeeds Tim Morgan of Mine...
 Graduate Geologist Tender
GSI is seeking to fill 5 one-year positions for Graduate Geologists working in its Tellus, INFOMAR (Marine), Landslide, Land Mapping and Geological Heritage programmes. See details here. Application i...
 Geopark Grant Scheme 2016 - 2018
GSI invites applications for Grant Aid to support Ireland's existing Global Geoparks or aspiring Geoparks under its Geopark Grant Scheme 2016 - 2018. Grant Aid is available under two Categories. Categ...
 DCENR a Winner at the Maritime Industry Awards 201...
On Thursday, June 18th, the inaugural Maritime Industry Awards 2015 were hosted at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.
The best of Ireland's maritime and marine sector were recognised and celebrate...
 Tellus Poised for ‘Take Off’ Across Eastern Irelan...
The fourth phase of Tellus, the ground-breaking geological survey of Ireland, has been given the go ahead by the Department for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. This new phase is the next...
 New Quaternary Mapping Project: starting 01/06/201...
Taking advantage of the extensive and detailed information generated over the course of the Tellus Border Project: Summer 2015 will see new field mapping to help update our understanding of the Quater...
 Politicians paired with Scientists
Minister Joe McHugh today launched the inaugural Scientist and Oireachtas Member Pairing Scheme in the Royal Irish AcademyMinister Joe McHugh today announced the launch of the Royal Irish Academy Scie...
 Engineers Ireland Announces Geoscience Award
Engineers Ireland have for a number of years been independently assessing and rewarding excellence in engineering, from students to some of the world's leading organisations.
In addition to it...
 Interview about the science of earthquakes
Mary Carter Is interviewed about the sience of earthquakes on News2Day by presented Nick Sheridan on RTE yesterday. The program can be viewed on RTE Player
 New sonar imagery of wreck of the RMS Lusitania on...
Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Resources at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Joe McHugh T.D., and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather...
 Tellus North Midlands Airborne Survey Touches Down...
Minister Joe McHugh praises Geological Survey of Ireland's successful completion of the latest phase of Tellus survey.Having flown over 32,000 km – equivalent to three quarters the way around the Ear...
 Newtownards Lead Mines exhibition
The Geological Survey of Ireland is co-sponsoring a weekend of events taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend (2nd – 3rd May) in Bangor and Newtownards, County Down, about the history, heritage...
 New online mine of valuable geological informatio...
GOLDMINE is available on the internet from today. Since 2003 this valuable data archive has only been available to customers in our customer centre. Now 450,000 pages of archive documents and maps, ...
 Science Foundation Ireland Investigators Programme...
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in collaboration with the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland, Teagasc, the Geological Survey of Ireland, the Marine Institute, the Environmental ...
 Tellus PR support RFT
The Tellus Programme requires outreach and public relations services to support the ground and low level airborne geophysics campaigns. Please see https://irl.eu-supply.com pp/rfq/publicpurchase_frame...
 Ireland gets new High Tech survey vessel
Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Resources at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Joe McHugh T.D., today formally commissioned the INFOMAR Programme’s new su...
 GSI launches homeowner guide to shallow geothermal...
GSI is launching the new Homeowner Guide to Shallow Geothermal Energy/Ground Source Heat and a suite of Ground Source Heat Suitability Maps at the SEAI Energy Show taking place at the RDS on 25th and ...
 Tellus Geochemical XRF Analysis RFT
The Tellus Programme has published a Reguest For Tender for XRFS analysis of soil and stream sediment samples. Full details can be obtained at the Irish government public procurement site https://irl....
 BBC features life and work of George Victor Du Noy...
BBC One Northern Ireland series of 4 episodes starts Monday 16th March, features life and work of former GSI (then Geological Survey of Britain and Ireland) geologist and gifted artist George Victor d...
 Tellus Geochemical Sampling RFT
The Tellus Programme has published a Reguest For Tender for soil and drainage (stream sediment, stream waters, pan concentrates, vegetation) sampling . The aim of the tender is to complete 50% samplin...
 Tellus Airborne Geophysics RFT
The Tellus Programme has published a Reguest For Tender for a phased airborne geophysics survey for up to three years duration . The aim of the tender is to complete 50% coverage of the country by the...
 Geoscience Ireland presented at the RDS Business B...
As part of the RDS Industry & Commerce Committee’s Economic Recovery Series, Geoscience Ireland presented at the RDS Business Breakfast Seminar on Friday, February 20.
Sean Finlay, Director - B...
 PanAfGeo Initiatve will develop African geological...
ThePanAfGeo Roadmap was launched by EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) and the Organisation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) on the 8th and 9th February 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Commenting, Mr. Koen Ve...
 Minister Sherlock visits GSI Headquarters
Sean Sherlock TD is Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South cooperation. During his visit to GSI headquarters, Mini...
 Tellus Programme soil sample preparation (agate mi...
Tellus Programme Request for Tender for soil preparation (agate milling) services. GSI requires the services of suitable laboratories to mill c. 4,200 soil samples in agatefor further trace level geo...
 Caoimhe Hickey is on Eco Eye Tuesday 3rd February ...
Dr. Caoimhe Hickey of the Geological Survey of Ireland appears on Eco Eye, Tuesday the 3rd of February 2015 at 7pm on RTE1. RTE says “While the argument over who should pay for Ireland's water contin...
 GSI to partner in new SFI Research Investigators P...
GSI is delighted to announce that in 2015 Geoscience projects, aligned with listed EU Horizon2020 Research themes, will be eligible to bid for funding in the upcoming SFI Investigators Programme. Fur...
 European subsoil experts meet in Dublin
European experts meet at GSI today to discuss advances in pan-European superficial deposits mapping. The workshop brings together domain experts in the fields of Quaternary, regolith, parent material ...
 Tender to provide consultant services for Groundwa...
Sligo County Council request tenders for the provision of consultant services for the delineation of a Source Protection Zone (SPZ) around a Public Water Supply in County Sligo.Further details can be ...
 GSI at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition
Congratulations to James Barry, Tadhg McCarthy & Luke Henderson from Kinsale Community School pictured here at their stand with Koen Verbruggen Director of the G.S.I. They won the Geological Survey of...
 Results of 2014 Du Noyer Photo Competition
GSI has announced the results of the 2014 Du Noyer Photographic competition. The competition is named after George Victor Du Noyer, who served as a geologist with the Geological Survey of Ireland from...
 Minister launches new range of Educational Geology...
Launch of “An Geolaíocht ó Bhun go Barr”, “Geolaíocht Bhuncharraige na hÉireann”, “Fíor-Léarscáil na hÉireann”24 November, 2014.The Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, Joe M...
 Tender for Geoscience Research Manager
GSI requires the services of a Geoscience Research Manager to assist with the development of a strategic research plan for the next 4-6 years in order to prioritise areas and modes of future GSI funde...
 Tapwater Earthquakes and Volcanoes are topics for ...
We are hosting a number of events for Science Week in the Geological Survey of Ireland. In 'Discover Your Tapwater!' workshops, school children and the general public are invited to explore the journ...
 Tender for Groundwater Services issued
The Groundwater Programme (GSI) will be embarking on a Hydrogeological Mapping and Characterisation Project to provide more detailed, higher resolution groundwater resource and pathway (vulnerability)...
 Update on Bárðarbunga Volcano
Thurs. 6th Nov. - The eruption remains in a steady state, with continuing lava eruption at similar intensity throughout October in Holuhraun and continuing subsidence of the caldera at Bárðarbunga. ...
 Minister McHugh Launches Publication on Irish Quar...
Minister McHugh Launches Publication on Irish Quarries and novel schools app at Geoscience 2014 event.

Quarry Directory to support construction recovery
Transition year schools m...
 Geoscience Ireland Contributes to 2014 Africa Irel...
Held annually since 2011, the Africa Ireland Economic Forum (AIEF) is co-hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the African Diploma...
 GSI web endeavour supports Transition Year (TY) St...
The Challange - The Department of Energy, Communications and Natural resources (DCENR) and Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) have invested hugely in the INFOMAR project devoting a large amount of time,...
 Geoscience 2014
Geology from Classroom to Boardroom - Geoscience 2014, to be opened by Minister of State Joe McHugh, TD, is the annual event held by the Geological Survey of Ireland. The one-day Conference will take ...
 INFOMAR launch Annual Seminar
The INFOMAR team from the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute (MI) opened their Annual Seminar for 2014 in the Tower Hotel, Waterford. The Seminar will showcase seabed mapping ...
 Major new Irish Geoscience Research Centre
GSI are delighted to welcome the announcement of the new Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geoscience, ICRAG. The new initiative brings together all of the main Geoscience research units in Ireland...
 Our Island documentary - be sure to take a look!
The third episode of Our Island will be broadcast on TV3 next Wednesday 22nd October at 22.05. This episode deals with the province of Munster from Passage East to Doolin and features Sean Cullen and ...
 €3M for Tellus Project in Budget 2015
€3 million for Tellus Project in 2015 - The following announcement was made in the context of Budget 2015The Tellus Project a world class mapping project (geophysics & geochemical) collecting environm...
 GSI launches Real Map of Inishbofin
Marine scientists from the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) have created a new offshore map of the island of Inishbofin, County Galway, which will be launched today (11th October 2014) at the commu...
 Geoscience Ireland appoints Business Development A...
Geoscience Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Gaynor as a Business Development Assistant. Andrew, from Co. Kildare, is a graduate in Economics and Geography from NUI Maynooth and...
 Visit the GSI stand at the National Ploughing Cham...
GSI have a stand at the Ploughing Championships this week and are there to answer questions on general geology, groundwater and the Tellus project and what it means for farmers. Swing by and meet us ...
 Major Geological Survey Takes Off
Major Geological Survey ‘Takes Off’ in Counties Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath

- Tellus North Midland aircraft begins its first flight on Friday 19th September
- Livestock o...
 Volcano Eruption Monitoring - Eyewitness Accounts
A presentation on the recent Volcano in Iceland including eyewitness accounts, eruption monitoring by UCD geoscientists and GSI's role will take place at the Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars Bush...
 Irish scientists involved in new world class offsh...
Scientists from the Geological Survey of Ireland and UCD have contributed to a new Geological Atlas of the offshore geology of north-west of Europe, which will be launched today at the Geological Surv...
 Request for tender
Framework Geoscience Personnel - The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) as a division of the DCENR carrying out a number of operational endeavours, namely:-

INFOMAR – Nearshore seabed ...
 Turkish Environment Ministry visits GSI
A 20 person delegation from the Turkish Ministry of Environment paid a 5 day visit to Ireland from 25th to 29th August. The visit was part of a Capacity Building Contract being delivered to the Minist...
 Visit GSI stand at Ploughing Championships 2014
Please join us at our stand at the Ploughing Championships 23 - 25 September 2014, Ratheniska, Co. Laois and get your Free Geology Map.
 Latest Newsletter now available
In this issue we are very excited to announce the publication of a new 1:1 million Geology Map of Ireland covering the whole Island and a report on mapping the seafloor. We also have a feature on Harn...
 Minister McHugh Gives Green Light to Major Survey ...
- €2 million ‘Tellus North Midlands’ project to extend economic benefits of Tellus Border project into midlands region- Counties Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath to be part of scientific survey from ...
 Graduate Geologist Tender
GSI is seeking to fill 5 one-year positions for Graduate Geologists working in its Groundwater, INFOMAR (Marine), Landslide, Land Mapping and Geological Heritage programmes. See details here. Applicat...
 Free tours of Turlough Hill by ESB
Find more details in the article ESB offers free tours of Turlough Hill hydro station as published in the Irish Times here
 GEOSCIENCE 2014 - Save the Date - November 5th
GEOSCIENCE 2014 - The Geological Survey of Ireland annual showcase will feature updates on key activities in the sector; INFOMAR, Tellus, Groundwater, Minerals and Geological Mapping. A dedicated Res...
 Collaborations between the GSI and Irish Universit...
The Geological Survey of Ireland (DCENR) is pleased to announce that three post-doctoral researchers have been awarded funding within the Irish Research Council's (IRC) Enterprise Partnership Scheme. ...
 61 NEW JOBS CREATED IN GEOSCIENCE
Minister for Natural Resources Fergus O’Dowd TD welcomes continued progress in job creation by Geoscience Ireland Members. 27 June 2014
A second annual Review of Geoscience Ireland (GI) for 20...
 GSI launches new Geology map of Ireland
A new 'Bedrock Geology of Ireland' map was launched this afternoon at the Geotourism Expo 2014 Conference hosted by Mourne Cooley Gullion Geotourism project in Newry, Co. Down. The aim of the new 1:1,...
 New Quaternary Mapping Project: starting 15/06/201...
Taking advantage of the extensive and detailed information generated over the course of the Tellus Border Project: Summer 2014 will see new field mapping to help update our understanding of the Quater...
 State Visit to Ireland by the President of Mozambi...
The President of Mozambique, His Excellency Armando Emilio Guebuza, paid a State Visit to Ireland between 3rd and 6th of June 2014. He was accompanied by The Minister of Industry & Trade Mr Armando In...
 Geoscience Ireland reappoints Director of Business...
The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) has engaged Sean Finlay to provide Business Development Services to Geoscience Ireland (GI) for a further two years.“At this stage, we believe that the GI brand ...
 New Quaternary Geology Mapping for Ireland
A major initiative to compile and synthesise available Irish Quaternary geology data for Ireland has just concluded. Many strands of data on Ireland’s Quaternary geological history have been weaved to...
 GSI and GI Contribute to All Party Parliamentary G...
On 13 May 2104, the Geological Survey of Ireland and Geoscience Ireland were represented at a presentation on TELLUS Projects to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Earth and Environmental Sciences a...
 GSI role highlighted at Cavan Burren Park
GSI role highlighted at Cavan Burren Park, officially opened by Mr Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and of Northern Irel...
 Four geologist services required
GSI seeks the services of four experienced geologists to assist in the project work of the Minerals Section and the Land Mapping Unit. Contracts are for 12 months with a maximum of a further 6 month e...
 Geology of the Giro
Celebrating the #girostart2014, one of the world's toughest cycling events starting in Belfast today, ISPRA, the Italian Geological Survey, in collaboration with GSI and GSNI, have created short highl...
 New EuroGeoSurveys publication now available
The newest EuroGeoSurveys publication Minerals in your life highlights the importance of minerals in numerous aspects of daily life. Fifty-one top expert geologists - including GSI's Gerry Stanley (zi...
 Three Irish Global Geoparks meet with the Director...
The Director General (DG) of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, met with representatives of the Geoparks Ireland Forum and the three Irish Global Geoparks in Dublin today. This is believed to be the first time tha...
 New Interactive Maps Launched by Geoscience Irelan...
New Interactive Maps launched by Geoscience Ireland (GI) in March. To view selected Case Studies and see what countries GI members operate in and at what locations, go to this link.
Geoscience...
 Earthquake off Coast of Wexford
A Magnitude 2.2 earthquake was recorded off the coast of Wexford on the 18th of March 2014 at 20:45. The location coincides with a major geological fault in the Irish Sea. The Irish National Seismic...
 Research on the geochemistry of Dublin’s soil publ...
A peer-reviewed, open-access journal article on the GSI’s Dublin Soil Urban Geochemistry (SURGE) project has been published in the latest print edition of the Journal of Environmental Geochemistry and...
 Geological Heritage Sites in County Waterford Map ...
Google have launched their Maps Gallery. Governments, nonprofits and businesses have some of the most valuable mapping data in the world, but it's often locked away and not accessible to the public. W...
 INFOMAR data available on Google Maps Gallery
Google have launched their Maps Gallery. Governments, nonprofits and businesses have some of the most valuable mapping data in the world, but it's often locked away and not accessible to the public. W...
 New Member for Geoscience Ireland
Geoscience Ireland (GI), a business cluster of companies active in geology, hydrogeology, geotechnical and environmental engineering and water services, is pleased to announce a new member, Gavin and ...
 Earthquake in Bristol Channel
An earthquake was reported by the USGS on Thursday 20th February at 13:21:30 UTC, in the Bristol Channel. It was recorded on the seismometer here in the GSI. The Dublin Institute for Advanced studi...
 Copper Coast Geopark to anchor Heritage Trail
Copper Coast Geopark to anchor Heritage Trail - Launch of new map, guide and film at Geopark Visitor Centre - 26th January 2014 Transport and Tourism Minister Varadkar told the attendance at a packed...
 Geoscience Ireland Africa Forum offers Major Oppor...
Press Release, Dublin, 16 January 2014. At an Africa Forum in Dublin today (16th January 2014) , Geoscience Ireland (GI) members heard of exciting opportunities for Irish geological, geotechnical and ...
 GSI special award winners announced at BTYSE
The winners of the GSI Special Award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition are Tess Casasin-Sheridan and Aoife Doherty from Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare for th...
 Geoscience Ireland (GI) Participation in Trade and...
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Richard Bruton T.D. is leading a Trade and Investment Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman (GCC) from Sunday January 5th to Thursday January 9t...
 Minister for Tourism to launch suite of 3D tourism...
Minister for Tourism, Leo Varadkar, will launch a suite of 3D tourism tools, including videos, digital interpretations and the new Copper Coast map, on 26th January 2014 in the new Copper Coast Geopar...
 BTYSE 2014 Geology Prize
This year, for the second time, there will be a Geology Prize awarded to the best geoscience project at the 2014 British Telecom Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin. Previously, geology proj...
 Shale Gas study datasets
To support the EPA/DCENR/NIEA Research call on Unconventional Gas Exploration and Exploitation (UGEE) in Ireland, a non-exhausitve series of maps, databases and reports held by the Geological Survey o...
 GSI announces photo competition results
GSI has announced the results of the 2013 Du Noyer Photographic competition. GSI in conjunction with IGA holds an annual photo competition and welcomes photos on any aspect of Irish or worldwide geolo...
 Earthquake off the coast of West Cork
There was an earthquake on Wed. 4th December at 7.57 AM and it has been located approximately 18km south of Ballymacshoneen on the Seven Heads Peninsula in West Cork. It was Magnitude 2.6. The epice...
 GSI launch new maps at Geoscience 2013
Minister O'Dowd announces exciting new geological maps to protect groundwater, plan quarries and support development.Geological Survey of Ireland delivers programme results

New Nationa...
 Taoiseach opens Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centr...
On Saturday 23rd November, Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre at Bunmahon, Co. Waterford.GSI have worked with the local community and mining heritage enthus...
 Environmental Protection Agency invites tenders fo...
Environmental Protection Agency invites tenders for two-year research study on the Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction in Ireland. GSI is a member of the management st...
 GSI host International Workshop
Geological Survey of Ireland is hosting an international workshop of the NAG TEC project in Dublin this week (10-13/11). The project is a collaborative venture of 8 Geological Surveys in North West Eu...
 Geoscience 2013 Programme online
Geoscience 2013 is the annual event held by the Geological Survey of Ireland, the State’s geoscience body. Minister of State at DCENR and DECLG, Fergus O’Dowd TD will open the meeting and a Programme ...
 Geoscience Ireland Seeks Registration by Individua...
Geoscience Ireland (GI) is a consortium of 19 companies providing services in geology, geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, water and environmental services and capacity building across a range of ...
 Tellus Border Gold Map
GSI is pleased to announce the publication of the outputs of the Tellus Border project, which were revealed at a conference on the 24/10/13 at the Hillgrove Hotel. Co. Monaghan. New data, including go...
 Science Week Events
Science Week events @ GSI (November 13, 14 and 15) GSI is hosting science week workshops and lectures, on drinking water & groundwater, and on earthquakes. Discovering your tap water: an XTRA-Ordinary...
 Tellus Border and GSI in the news
The highly successful Tellus Border final conference took place in Co. Monaghan on the 24/10/13 and has been picked up by national and regional TV and radio media. See more at www.rte.ie/player/ie/sh...
 Into Icelands Volcano
2011 Emmy award nominated film. Into Iceland's Volcano - Descend to the Depths with Geophysics, will be showing at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin 7 at 13:30 on Sunday, 3rd November. For ...
 Seabed survey seminar bridging gap between researc...
The Annual INFOMAR Seminar on one of the world’s largest seabed mapping programmes took place at University of Limerick (9-10th October) with updates on Ireland’s national seabed mapping programme. K...
 Paper on SURGE published
A peer-reviewed, open access paper on SURGE has been published in the Journal of Environmental Geochemistry and Health and is now available online:Glennon, M., Harris, P., Ottesen, R.T., Scanlon, R.P....
 Minister launches Indecon Report
Fergus O’Dowd, the Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Resources, has today published a report by Indecon International Consultants assessing the value of Ireland’s mining and mineral ex...
 Job Position - Driller
GSI seeks an experienced Driller - To see job requirements and to apply for this full permanent position at the Geological Survey of Ireland please visit www.publicjobs.ie/publicjobs/campaignAdvert/89...
 Latest Geoscience 2013 News
GSI has just announced dates for the annual two day event Geoscience 2013 to be held at Dublin Castle later this year. Registration details and more information are available here.
 RFT for landslide inventory survey of Kerry and Ma...
GSI invites tenders for the provision of a landslide inventory survey for counties Kerry and Mayo and the integration of these data into the Geological Survey of Ireland landslide susceptibility mappi...
 Core Store Rationalisation
The core store facility has exceeded its planned capacity and in order for GSI to continue to provide the services of the core store we have found it necessary to review our core holdings with a view ...
 GSI partners with the European Space Expo
GSI partners with the European Space Expo.GSI is a local partner to the European Space Expo which visits Dublin from the 4th to the 9th of June. The event is hosted in its own specially constructed do...
 Earthquake shakes homes in North Wales and SE Irel...
An earthquake occurred at 4.16am today 29th May, just off the coast of the LLeyn peninsula, North Wales. Magnitude is variably reported as between 3.8ML and 4.2ML at a depth of 8km. The earthquake was...
 Could a sinkhole swallow your house overnight?
Could a sinkhole swallow your house overnight? Dr Caoimhe Hickey from GSI discusses the risks on Newstalk's Futureproof. Listen to the interview on podcast here (from 36:50 onwards)
 Du Noyer Photo Competition 2013
Calling all photographers, particularly amateur! The GSI has just announced details of the Du Noyer Photography Competition for 2013. So why not head outdoors and snap some gorgeous geological landsc...
 New book launched on Geology of Laois and Offaly
Written by John Feehan with contributions from Donal Daly (ex GSI) and published by Offaly County Council in association with Laois County Council and the Geological Survey of Ireland.The last thirty ...
 Minister addresses Information Session on Fracking
Minister Rabbitte addresses information Session on Fracking at Royal Irish Academy, supported by GSI and GSNI.Full details are available here...
 Mapping of Shipwrecks to feature on RTE2
GSI and Infomar Seabed Mapping of Shipwrecks to feature on RTE2 Elev8 childrens programme noon April 3rd.A recent publication entitled “Warships, U-Boats & Liners – A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Iri...
 East coast landslides triggered by heavy rainfall ...
Several landslides occurred on the East coast on Friday 22nd of March. The heavy rainfall gave rise to localised flooding which disrupted traffic on the M50/M11. This rainfall also triggered the desta...
 Tellus Border Fire Assay RFT
The Tellus Border Project would like to invite responses to a Request for Tender for fire asay analyses of the stream sediment samples. Analyses of gold, platinum, palladium and optionally rhodium are...
 Minister O' Dowd welcomes initial findings of Sign...
Initial Findings of Significant Geological Mapping Project Revealed
Preliminary results of “Tellus Border” signal long term benefits for Environment and EconomyMinister for Natural Resources,...
 Tellus Border Data Release
Tellus Border is pleased to release airborne geophysical data for the border region of Ireland. Results will be released at 09.00 GMT on Tuesday 5th February 2013 from www.tellusborder.eu The data wi...
 INFOMAR Request for Tender - INFOMAR_RFT_2013_01_M...
INFOMAR Request for Tender - INFOMAR_RFT_2013_01_MB . The GSI request tenders for the supply of a shallow-water multibeam (MB) echosounder – for deployment on a small vessel during near-shore mapping ...
 Koen Verbruggen is the new Director of the GSI
On the 25th January, 2013, Koen Verbruggen was appointed Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland. This followed a Public Appointments Service Open Competition advertised on Novemebr 2nd, 2012....
 Wicklow In The Grip Of An Ice Age is now online
Ben Thebaudieu has organised an online and Google map version of the Wicklow ice age tour, which the Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) held last May. It can now be accessed through the Wicklow Heri...
 GSI Prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exh...
The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) sponsored a Special Award to the project that best demonstrates the use of new geological data. The award was won by Tom McDonald and his project title is : Pred...
 Cunningham College Prizes 2012
The Cunningham College Prizes, established in memory of Dr Mark Cunningham, ex-Assistant Director of GSI, recognise the continuing importance of field mapping in developing observational and interpret...
 Tellus Border Research Call
The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland invites tenders for scientific research applications of existing Tellus and NEW! Tellus Border data sets. This tender is part of the Tellus Border project fin...
 GSI announces results of 2012 photo competition
GSI has announced the results of the 2012 Du Noyer Photographic competition. GSI holds an annual photo competition and welcomes photos on any aspect of Irish or worldwide geology or landscape. The com...
 Job vacancies in GSI and EMD
The Public Appointments Service (PAS), on behalf of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, is holding open competitions for the posts of Director of the Geological Survey of ...
 GSI launches Landslides and Aggregate Potential Ma...
GSI launched two new online mapping applications at the recent IRLOGI GIS 2012 conference, The National Landslide Database and the Aggregate Potential Mapping application. Check out GSI's online mappi...
 GSI extends Photo Competition closing date
Closing date for receipt of entries for the 2012 Du Noyer Photo Competition has been extended to Friday 23rd November. This year the competition has a prize fund of €500 and it accepts images of geolo...
 New publication goes on sale today
A new publication which has been a collaboration between the GSI (Infomar) and the Underwater Archaeology Unit, National Monuments Service goes on sale today 26th October (visit the GSI on-line shop)....
 Tellus Border Project wins top Industry award
Tellus Border Strikes Gold for Communications Excellence - The team behind the EU INTERREG IVA-funded Tellus Border Project has picked up a top industry award for excellence in communications, at the...
 Du Noyer Photo Competition 2012
Calling all photographers, particularly amateur! The GSI has just announced details of the Du Noyer Photography Competition for 2012. So why not head outdoors and snap some gorgeous landscapes in yo...
 New online Geotechnical Data Viewer launched
The GSI has launched a new version of its online Geotechnical Data Viewer. The aim of this free web map viewer is to provide public and professional users with access to detailed information on geotec...
 Mid-Atlantic earthquake
The cause of the recent (6/6/12) Magnitude 4.0 earthquake off the coast of Mayo was partly attributed to the extensional plate tectonic forces that are causing spreading along the Mid-Atlantic ridge. ...
 Tellus Border Project Research Fellow or Assistant...
Tellus Border Project Research Fellow/Assistant position at Queen's University Belfast.As part of the £4million cross-border Tellus Border project (www.tellusborder.eu), funded by the INTERREG IVa De...
 Minister O’Dowd welcomes the announcement a of New...
Minister O’Dowd welcomes the announcement a of New Business Development Manager at Geoscience Ireland
- Irish Consortium to target international water, minerals and energy projects
Mini...
 GSI advertises for Contract Driller
The Geological Survey of Ireland seeks Request for Tenders to supply Driller services to assist it with the delivery of the GSI's land rig drilling programme and associated Projects.Tender Ref: JUL367...
 Tellus Border Airborne Survey Touches Down for Fin...
Having flown almost 60,000km – equivalent to one and a half times around the world - the Tellus Border geological survey aircraft has landed at Enniskillen airport for the final time. Read full Press ...
 Groundwater Section produces 50th edition Newslett...
Groundwater Section produces the 50th edition of Groundwater Newsletter. Groundwater staff take us through how the Newsletter has changed over time. But what has remained constant since the first issu...
 Landslide on Dingle Peninsula
A landslide has occurred on the northern side of the Dingle Peninsula. The failure occurred early on the morning of Sunday 17th June 2012 on the eastern side of Sauce Creek between Brandon Head and Br...
 Earthquake off coast of Mayo
An earthquake of magnitude 4 struck 60km off the Mayo coast at a depth of 3km shortly before 9 o'clock this morning. A spokesperson for the British Geological Survey (BGS), which monitors seismic acti...
 Business Development Manager for Geoscience Irelan...
GSI are currently seeking the services of a Business Development Manager for Geoscience Ireland, an Enterprise Ireland backed consortium of Irish Geoscience companies seeking international opportuniti...
 Soil Urban Geochemistry (SURGE) report launched
GSI has launched the SURGE report on the geochemical baseline of Dublin's urban soils. More..



Ray Scanlon, interim Principal Geologist, Geological Survey of Ireland; Ma...
 Geoscience Conference 2012
Geoscience 2012 Conference took place in Dublin Castle on 18th and 19th April 2012. Day 1, “A Safe City; The Contribution of Geoscience in the Urban Environment”, organised by the Geological Survey of...
 GSI puts specialist personnel framework agreement ...
The GSI is putting a Framework Agreement in place, for the supply of any or all of the specialist geological personnel it may require, in support of its research, national, and commercial programmes. ...
 NUIG Biogeoscience Research Group has an opening f...
The NUIG Biogeoscience Research Group has an opening for a Master’s student. The title of the project is: “Hydrogeological Controls on Naturally Elevated Metal Concentrations in Irish Groundwater Sour...
 Latest News on Geoscience 2012 Conference
GSI is planning the Geoscience 2012 Conference 18th - 19th April 2012. The first day, 18th April, will be a one-day conference organised by the Geological Survey of Ireland, Geological Survey of North...
 Minister O’Dowd announces 20 new high-end Marine R...
Geological Survey showcases flagship projects – INFOMAR (Marine Research) and Tellus Border (Environment) - to the RDS thousands, who can also attempt gold panning and a 3D flying experience!Students ...
 Applications invited for the post of Geopark Consu...
Clare County Council wishes to engage a consultant to provide geological services in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark for the period March 2012 to December 2012.
The fee for the consulta...
 Father of Geology celebrates 374th birthday
Google's homepage logo on January 11 was created to celebrate the 374th birthday of Nicolas Steno (1638 - 1686), a pioneer in the fields of geology and botany. For more information see www.huffingtonp...
 Tellus Border Sample Prep and Analysis RFT
Tellus Border - Geochemistry sample preparation and analysis tender. The GSI invites tenders for the sample preparation and analysis of soils, stream sediments and stream waters. Please see eTenders f...
 INFOMAR - RFT shallow water multibeam echosounder
The GSI invites tenders from qualified organisations to supply a shallow-water multibeam echosounder and related systems (MB) for deployment on a small vessel during near-shore mapping exercises. It s...
 INFOMAR - RFT Inertial Navigation System (INS)
INFOMAR - RFT Inertial Navigation System (INS) The GSI invites tenders from qualified organisations to supply an Inertial Navigation System (INS). Namely a position and orientation system for marine v...
 Robert Mallet Exhibition
The Geological Survey of Ireland is delighted to present an exhibition which celebrates the life and work of the Irish scientist Robert Mallet, the ‘father of seismology’. This commemorative exhibitio...
 DuNoyer 2011 Photographic Competition Cancelled
DuNoyer Competition 2011 - Notice of Cancellation Due to technical difficulties beyond our control, an unknown number of entries to the competition were lost. As a consequence, we have decided to can...
 Shallow Geothermal Energy Resource Project
The GSI request the services of a geothermal consultancy for a Shallow Geothermal Energy Resource Project (Guidance Documents, Database and Map Production). Further details, queries and applications c...
 Burren and Cliffs of Moher awarded UNESCO Geopark ...
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher region of north Clare has been awarded the prestigious designation of membership of the UNESCO-supported Global Geopark network at the 10th European Geoparks Conference ...
 GSI assist on possible Armada wreck
Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, today (5th August 2011) announced funding of €50,000 for an exploratory excavation of a possible Spanish Armada wreck, newly discovere...
 Major scientific discoveries on Mid Atlantic Ridge
Major scientific discoveries on Mid Atlantic Ridge: UCC led cruise on MI's Celtic Explorer involving GSI.INFOMAR marine geologist describes unique discoveries after returning from the Mid-Atlantic Rid...
 Applications invited for Contract Hydrologist post
The Land and Resource Management (LRM) Unit of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency invite applications for the post of Contract Hydrologist at Senior Scientific Officer level.
JOB TITLE: Co...
 The Tall Ships Races 2011 Waterford
Come and visit us aboard the R.V Keary, our marine research and survey vessel. The R.V Keary along with our 7.5m RIB, the RV Geo mapped the navigational channel in Waterford Harbour in advance of the ...
 Icelandic eruption
Grimsvotn volcano in SE Iceland erupted on Saturday evening (21 May) after a period of inflation and a brief earthquake swarm. The initial eruption column reached about 20km in height, dropping to 10-...
 Applications for four PhD studentships and one Pos...
Applications for four PhD studentships and one Post-Doctoral Fellow are invited by Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) for geothermal energy research within an exciting, new research initiati...
 GSI is CGS Europe Coordination partner
GSI is a partner in the CGS Europe FP7 Coordination Action on geological storage of CO2. The consortium consists of the CO2GeoNet Association and 23 other participants, covering 24 EU Member States an...
 Tellus Border - Airborne Geophysics Tender
Tellus Border - The Airborne Geophysical Survey Tender has been published by GSNI on behalf of the Tellus Border Project. We require a high resolution airborne geophysical survey to be undertaken ove...
 Tsunami hazard and warning system for Ireland
The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami of 11th March in Japan have again demonstrated the immense power of these natural hazards and raised questions around the world about preparedness to deal with ...
 Job advertisement - Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow - Mathematical (numerical modelling of groundwater flow/mass transport in poorly productive fractured bedrock aquifers.
The Groundwater Research Group (GRG) is currently...
 Tellus Border Project Announcement
Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, launches €5 million geological project in Border Counties. “Project results will benefit Ireland’s economy, environment, agriculture, land management an...
 GSI Web Mapping applications
GSI Web Mapping applications will be unavailable on Wednesday 16th February, 2011 between the hours of 13:00 and 14:30 due to scheduled maintenance. We do apologise for any inconvenience
 GSI wishes to contract 12 consultancy based servic...
The GSI wishes to contract up to 12 geoscientific consultancy based services, either individually or in lots, to support a number of Marine mapping projects (incl INFOMAR) as well as the new Tellus Bo...
 Du Noyer 2010 Photo Competition Results
GSI announces the results of the 2010 Du Noyer Photographic competition and the latest news of the 2011 competition. GSI holds an annual photo competition and we welcome photos on any aspect of Irish ...
 Groundwater Newsletter Issue 48
Issue No 48 of the Groundwater Newsletter has been published this November 2010. It's the first time it's been published as an all-digital publication. Among the items covered in this newsletter are G...
 Minister launches New Seabed Atlas
The Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan launched a new and innovative marine publication, the Atlas of the Deep Water Seabed of Ireland, at Dublin Castle today. This Atlas, by prestigious Sc...
 International Appalachian Trail (IAT) - Irish Land...
Ireland has joined in the effort to extend the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) to all parts of that once-continuous, pre-Atlantic mountain belt. The existing IAT stretches from the northern term...
 Transforming Ireland Seminar Series
Ireland has major unexploited sources of natural energy in municipal organic waste, slurries, slaughter waste and grass. Anaerobically digested in bioreactors to produce biomethane, these feed-stocks ...
 Dublin on the Rocks
If stones could talk, what would they say? Well, now it might just be possible to find out! Wednesday morning in Dublin’s city centre, Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, launched “Dublin ...
 Real Map of Ireland
The final results of a seabed survey, carried out by the Marine Institute and the Geological Survey of Ireland, are still being finalised, but Ireland can lay claim to 220 million acres of seabed - g...
 Geoscience 2010 Conference
Call for Papers Geoscience 2010. GSI are hosting a two day geoscience conference in Dublin Castle on 3rd and 4th November. The conference topics will cover GSI funded research,outputs from NDP funded ...
 Ireland in the shadow of a volcano
Volcanoes have always played an important role in the lives of people who live near them. However to us in Ireland volcanoes have been largely a curiosity. UCD Earth Sciences Institute with TCD Trinit...
 Tender for Griffiths Review
GSI has issued a tender for consultancy services for a Mid Term Review of Griffith Geoscience Research Grant Awards. GSI issues this Call for Proposals with a view to assessing at mid term whether sat...
 Volcanic Ash
Arising from the volcanic ash cloud originating in Iceland but intermittently covering vast tracts of European skies and affecting the travel plans of hordes of travellers, many people would now like ...
 Temporary Customer Centre Closure
We would like to advise our customers and visitors that the GSI's Customer Centre will be closed Thursday 25th March 2010 until 2pm because of Industrial Action. We regret any inconvenience this may c...
 Groundwater Consultancies required
The groundwater section of the GSI requires two consultancies, one to assist on groundwater source protection and one to assist on groundwater body re-deliniation. Please click here for details of the...
 CCS Conference Notice
GSI is involved in the organisation of a conference on carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Dublin Castle in March 2010. For further information please click here.
 Towards a Smarter Economy
A new report detailing how geoscience can be oriented toward a smart economy has just been published by GSI, GSNI and the Royal Irish Academy. It describes how the geoscience sector can contribute to...
 GSI Publishes Two Newsletters
In December 2009 GSI has published two newsletters. Geology Matters Issue 10 is now available to download as a pdf file here. Later on it will be available as a series of web pages, also available a...
 Irelands Marine Survey Story
GSI recently published a brief overview of Ireland's marine survey story. It was included in the SEABED 10 conference bag. This conference, held in Dublin in October, celebrated ten years of Ireland'...
 Notice 24 November
We would like to advise our customers and visitors that public areas of the GSI will not be open on Tuesday 24th November because of Industrial Action. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
 INFOMAR - RFT Inertial Navigation System (INS)
The GSI invites tenders from qualified organisations to supply an Inertial Navigation System (INS). Namely a position and orientation system for marine vessels which integrates inertial motion and GPS...
 INFOMAR - RFT shallow water multibeam echosounder
The GSI invites tenders from qualified organisations to supply a shallow-water multibeam echosounder and related systems for deployment on a small vessel during near-shore mapping exercises. Please se...
 INFOMAR - Call for Applied Research Proposals
The INFOMAR Programme office is pleased to announce that the 2009 call for applied research proposals is now open. Included in the objectives of the INFOMAR Programme, under strand 3, Value Added Expl...
 Earth Observation Symposium
The programme for the third annual Irish Earth Observation Symposium, being hosted in the offices of GSI on 12 and 13 November 2009, has now been published. For further information please click here.
 INFOMAR marine lidar RFT
Request for Tender (RFT) for the provision of hydrographic services in connection with the seabed mapping of Ireland’s offshore. Please see here for details.
 Dublin SURGE Project (Soil Urban Geochemistry)
GSI and the Norwegian Geological Survey (NGU) have commenced a Soil Survey of Dublin. The survey will collect over a thousand soil samples across the Greater Dublin area. The project will provide info...
 Griffiths Research Seminar 09
The annual Griffiths Geoscience Research Seminar will take place in GSI on 5 Oct. Covering key geoscience priorities such as climate change, groundwater resources and seabed environments, this semina...
 SEABED 10 Marine Mapping Conference
Ireland’s seabed mapping programme is 10 years old in 2009 and it is planned to mark the anniversary by hosting a two day conference in Dublin this October. For further details please click here.
 EAGE Geophysical Conference in Dublin
A prestigious geophysical conference is coming to Ireland for the first time in early September 2009. The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers are holding their Near Surface Geophysics...
 Quarrying Guidelines
The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) has long enjoyed a mutually-beneficial relationship with the quarrying industry. Many operators have an appreciation of the rocks that they work with, and conseq...
 GSI seeks qualified archivist
The Geological Survey of Ireland is seeking a qualified archivist to work in its Archive on a short-term contract (beginning September to end December 2009) for a fixed cost of €23,000 (inclusive of V...
 Request for Tender - Ground Penetrating Radar Syst...
The GSI wish to purchase a Ground Penetrating Radar System. For further details, please visit the Government eTenders website here.
 GIS Geologist required - Burren Connect Project
The Burren Connect Project wishes to hire an educational GIS geologist on a short term contract. Through Clare County Council, the Burren Connect Project is co-operating with other organisations to de...
 Consultant Reviewer Required - CMRC Griffith Award...
The GSI seeks to contract a suitably qualified reviewer of the Griffith Geoscience Research Award to the Coastal and Marine Research Center (CMRC) of UCC. GSI issues this Call for Proposals with a vie...
 Workshop on Landslides in Ireland - Presentations ...
The Geological Survey of Ireland held a day long Workshop on Landslides in Ireland on Tuesday 21 April 2009 in the GSI office in Dublin. The Workshop contained a series of presentations covering a wid...
 Climate through Time
We are all concerned these days with global warming and how we can ameliorate it. But climate change has been commonplace in our history and the evidence is all around us - even in our rocks. On Frid...
 eGovernment Award for data search website
The Irish Spatial Data Exchange (ISDE), a project designed by the Marine Institute, the Geological Survey of Ireland and their partners to make a wide range of key geological, oceanographic, marine an...
 Workshop on Landslides in Ireland - 1st Circular
The Geological Survey of Ireland is holding a day long Workshop on Landslides in Ireland on Tuesday 21 April 2009 in the GSI office in Dublin. Subsequent to the publication of the “Landslides in Irela...
 A-Z of Geology for Kids
GSI has cooperated with the Sherkin Island Marine Station on the production of an A-Z Guide to Geology. It is primarily aimed at children in the 11-14 age bracket. However, this simple, well-illustra...
 Reaching out to Irelands Young Scientists
GSI coordinated a geoscience stand at the 2009 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS Dublin. Under the aegis of the International Year of Planet Earth the stand incorporated personne...
 2008 Photographic Competition Results
GSI announces the results of the 2008 IYPE-Du Noyer Photographic competition and the latest news of the 2009 competition which promises to be bigger and better than ever.br /br /GSI holds an annual ph...
 Vacancy - Driller
Driller Required - GSI has a vacancy for a full time Driller. N.B.The closing date has been extended to the 5th of February. Further information and application details can be found on www.publicjobs...
 Minister commits to continuation of INFOMAR
Minister of State at the Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Seán Power, today set out detail of upcoming projects in the National Marine Mapping Programme (INFOMAR), and pledged Government c...
 Defining Geoscience Priorities
GSI, GSNI and the RIA are seeking feedback on the process of defining geoscience priorities for the next five years. Seminars in Stormont and in Dublin have given stakeholders the opportunity to defin...
 New GSI Newsletter Issued
The latest issue of the GSI newsletter, Geology Matters (Issue 8), has now been published. strong /strongAmongst the topics explored in this issue are the Geoscience Agenda, International Partnership,...
 Updated Geotechnical Viewer
An updated Geotechnical online Map viewer and database is now available. The new viewer now contains detailed information from 1,924 geotechnical reports with 15,564 investigations - either individual...
 IYPE Lectures December 2008
Ireland and Planet Earth have come a long way together - a divided land by Dr Pádhraig S. Kennan. This lecture is part of the GSI lecture series organised to celebrate International Year of Planet Ear...
 IYPE Lectures November 2008
Exploring the deep subseafloor biosphere by Prof. Judith A. McKenzie. This lecture is part of the GSI lecture series organised to celebrate International Year of Planet Earth.br /Drilling of the seafl...
 Geoparks Ireland Forum
Geoparks Ireland Forum will hold its second meeting in Marble Arch Caves, Co. Fermanagh, on the 28th October. The purpose of the meeting is for existing and aspiring Geoparks in Ireland to share any u...
 New Groundwater Mapping site launched
The new site, which features more functionality and extensive basemapping can be found here.
 INFOMAR calls for Research Proposals
The INFOMAR programme is pleased to announce a call for research proposals or collaborative value added work. The deadline for the receipt of proposals is 31st October 2008.br /br /
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 IYPE Lectures October 2008
Continental topography: interacting between deep Earth and surface processes by Prof. Sierd Cloetingh. This lecture is part of the GSI lecture series organised to celebrate International Year of Plane...
 Landslides Susceptibility Mapping Project
The Geological Survey of Ireland begins a major Landslides Susceptibility Mapping Project. Mr Seán Power T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, has...
 Geotechnical data entry and Bedrock data capture c...
GSI requires Geotechnical data entry and Bedrock data capture consultants for a five year period (2009-2013) to support the NDP funded GeoUrban project. Tenders are requested for separate Geotechnical...
 Heritage Week 2008
From the 24th to the 31st August 2008, geological walks and guided tours are organised by the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Copper Coast Geopark. Heritage Week 2008 Programme zref= target=_pare...
 Global geological mapping portal launched
The OneGeology web portal was launched today 6th August at the International Geological Congress in Oslo, Norway. This web portal allows people to freely view geological maps from 79 different nations...
 Success of Irish offshore research is recognised
The success of Ireland’s seabed mapping programme is being spotlighted at a major international conference in Oslo this week. This mapping programme, called INFOMAR, is one of the most comprehensive o...
 Tender for truck
Interested parties are invited to tender for the supply of an Eighteen Ton Flat Bed Truck with a mounted crane with boom behind the cab and a cantilever tail lift fitted at the back end. The truck wi...
 Request for tender for Storage Area Network
Interested parties are invited to tender for the supply of a Storage Area Network (SAN). For further details please see tender notice and documentation at etenders website href=www.etenders.gov.ie/Sea...
 Request for tender for a Sonic Drilling Rig
Interested parties are invited to tender for the supply of a Sonic Drilling Rig truck mounted. It is the intention that the Sonic Drilling Rig be capable of penetrating the overburden and reaching bed...
 Geoscience - The Foundation of Our Future
Make Your Point - A recent seminar considered the future of geoscience in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Some of the key issues aired are summarised below. Do you agree with them? What are the importan...
 New online shop launched
GSI is delighted to launch a new online shop for purchasing our printed publications. Our full range of maps, books, booklets and pamphlets can be purchased via the secure e-payment system. The shop i...
 Minister Killeen launches new Burren map
Launching a new educational map of the majestic landscapes of the Burren, Minister of State Tony Killeen T.D. last night heralded the fascinating geological history of the area as well as the useful r...
 Geothermal Energy Working Group
GSI is involved in a newly-established Geothermal Energy Working Group which is now seeking public consultation. Its task is to review the status of geothermal energy in Ireland and to consider option...
 Geoscience Gaining Ground
Minister Killeen today launched the study Geoscience: Gaining Ground. A report on the contribution of the Geoscience sector to the Irish economy, conducted by consultants CSA. The Geoscience sector, w...
 Conference - Green Mines - 20th to 23rd April
Green Mines is a consortium of partners from Spain, Portugal, the UK and Ireland collaborating to advance environmental remediation of abandoned mine areas and their conversion into economically susta...
 Lecture - Landscapes of Ice Age Ireland - 12th and...
The next public lectures in the GSI/The Irish Examiner “Planet Earth” Lecture Series will take place in TCD Dublin and Portora Royal School Enniskillen on Wednesday 12th March and Thursday 13th March ...
 Change in credit policy for GSI goods and services
We wish to inform customers that due to a change in credit policy, all goods and services obtained from GSI must be paid up-front and in-full by way of cash, credit-card or cheque. This will come into...
 Vacancy - Geopark Geologist
The Geological Survey of Ireland together with Clare County Council and Shannon Development has provided funding to support the recruitment of a suitably-qualified professional Geologist on an initial...
 Erratics Competition for all Students
This competition is open to all students in Transition Year in the Republic of Ireland and GCSE students in Years 11 and 12 in Northern Ireland. Our object is to stimulate geological awareness among ...
 Geoparks Forum Ireland 19th February
The Forum is designed to provide support to both existing European Geoparks and those groups who aspire to achieve such status in the future based on their geoheritage assets. For details of the updat...
 INFOMAR Annual Seminar 13th February
The Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute are pleased to announce that the 2008 INFOMAR Seminar will take place on Wednesday 13supth/sup February 2008. The programme will include a mi...
 2007 Photographic Competition Results
GSI announces the results of the 2007 Du Noyer Photographic competition and the latest news of the 2008 competition which promises to be bigger and better than ever.br /br /GSI holds an annual photo c...
 New Schools Competition
A schools competition has been launched by GSI as part of the forthcoming International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) - 2008 activities. Please click www.planetearth.ie/erratics here to access.
 Special Paper No. 8
The Role of Explosive Fractionation in the Genesis of the Alkaline and Calc-Alkaline Rocks. Special Paper No. 8 - C.E. Williams (2003). Upper mantle partial melts provide the universal progenitor for...
 Marine LIDAR Tender
The GSI invites tenders to supply the INFOMAR project with a Marine LIDAR Hydrographic Service to collect bathymetric data. The objective of the survey is to produce bathymetric data for Donegal Bay, ...
 Minister Ryan announces free online access to Depa...
Minister Ryan launches Spatial Data Projects to allow free online access to Departmental data. GSI, along with PAD, EMD and Engineering Divisions of DCENR, all contributed data to these series of web ...
 Geotechnical Database Viewer
An online map viewer of the National Geotechnical Borehole Database is now available. For instructions on how to use the viewer click here.
 GSI Heritage Week Events
GSI is running a series of events for Heritage Week which runs from August 25 to September 2. Events are free and open to all. In addition the Marble Arch Geopark is running some events for the Euro...
 Current tenders
GSI is currently advertising two tenders in the Geoscience Strategy area. One is a request for proposals to provide consultancy services to assist GSI in delivering the Geoscience Programme in the per...
 Developing European Geoparks
GSI has received some limited funding under the National Development Programme 2007–2013 to support initiatives in Geoheritage and Geoparks. GSI wishes to use this funding to assist some Geopark appli...
 Griffith Research Awards
The Griffiths Geoscience Research Awards were announced today (5 July 2007) at the offices of the GSI by Eamon Ryan, T.D., Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. For further details...
 GSI - main achievements in 2006
GSI has published a short summary of the highlights of our work throughout the year 2006. It arose from the process that lead to the publication of our annual report. You can access this summary /NR...
 Current Recruitment
GSI currently has eight contract/consultancy positions open for recruitment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified persons. Please read the summaries below; if something in particular is of...
 Online access to INFOMAR data
1 June 2007. Today GSI has delivered on a challenging deadline to go live with a large traunch of online data. In line with the recent Ministerial announcement that GSI data are to be provided to c...
 GSI launches new look website
Welcome to our new website! No longer a decaying fossil, rather now a rising phoenix eagerly soaring towards a new dawn!! Ok, ok, we're getting carried away here - apologies! But perhaps you can und...
 Minister visits Celtic Explorer
John Browne, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, and 75 local primary school children from Our Lady’s Island National School, Rosslare and Gael Sco...
 Airborne geophysical surveys
Preview initial imagery from last Summer's pilot high-resolution airborne geophysical surveys. These took place over three selected areas throughout the country carefully chosen to provide wide rangi...
 Irish Geology Week 2007
Irish Geology Week - May 1-8 - is a week of events giving everybody the opportunity to experience some of the richness of Irish Geology and learn a little more in the company of an expert. All events ...
 GSI announces 2007 photo competition
GSI holds an annual photo competition and we welcome photos on any aspect of Irish or worldwide geology or landscape. The competition is named after George Victor Du Noyer, who served as a geologist ...