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While every recent newsletter has seemed to feature one or more retirements from GSI, we are delighted to report on a new appointment. Gerard (Gerry) Cott (right)  joined us as a Senior Driller in January 2014, to enable us to maintain our valued drilling service, which underpins so much of our fieldwork. Gerry, who hails from Castlemartyr in Cork, has extensive experience in drilling and site investigation, most recently with Causeway Geotech. Gerry will be working together with Oisin O’Brien in our Central Technical Services section, managed by Tom McIntyre.

 Gerry Cott

After a Department wide competition, two promotions have been made to GSI Management team at Principal Geologist level. Archie Donovan and Ray Scanlon have been appointed with responsibility for the marine and terrestrial programmes respectively. Archie joined the Irish National Seabed Survey team from it’s inception in 1999 and took the Data Manager role into the successor programme INFOMAR in 2006, most recently he took over the project management. Ray Scanlon was GSI’s Information Manager and manages the Tellus Border Project, in 2012 he was appointed Acting Principal Geologist. We wish them well in their challenging new roles.