Geoscience2023 - Geoscience for a better future.
07/11/2023 08:30
07/11/2023 19:00
Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle
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​Geoscience2023 - Geoscience for a better future.

The annual Geological Survey Ireland conference will be back in Dublin Castle on Tuesday, 7 November 2023. 

The theme this year is Geoscience for a better future and will feature developments by Geological Survey Ireland and their partners in geothermal, water, minerals, and coastal. 

Registration and information are available here:



 8:30 am: Registration and refreshments.

9:30 am – 9:40 am:

Welcome by Koen Verbruggen, Director, Geological Survey Ireland.

9:40 am - 10:00 am:
Opening of Meeting by Phillip Nugent, Assistant Secretary, Dept. of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

10:00 am – 11:20 am: Session 1. Coastal Change. Session chair: Charise McKeon, Geological Survey Ireland.

Xavier Monteys, Geological Survey Ireland
Glenn Nolan, Marine Institute

Patrick Fournet, Met Éireann

Niamh Cullen, DCU

Kevin Motherway, CARO

11:20 am – 11:40 am: Morning Coffee/Posters

11:40 am – 1 pm: Session 2. Geothermal. Session chair: Siobhán Power, Geological Survey Ireland.

Sarah Blake, Geological Survey Ireland
Mark Geraghty, TU Dublin

Rob Raine, GSNI

Ian Devlin, Geoscience Policy Division, DECC 

Rory Dunphy, Geoserv

1 pm to 2 pm: Lunch/Posters.

2 pm – 3:20 pm: Session 3. Groundwater. Session chair: Taly Hunter-Williams, Geological Survey Ireland.

Monica Lee, Geological Survey Ireland
Barry Deane, National Federation of Group Water Schemes

Conor Quinlan, EPA Climate Services 

Ted McCormack, Geological Survey Ireland 

Margaret Keegan, Local Authorities Water Programme 

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm: Afternoon Coffee/Posters.

3:40 pm – 5 pm: Session 4. Minerals. Session chair: Sophie O’Connor, Geological Survey Ireland. 

Eoin McGrath, Geological Survey Ireland
John Wickham, DHLGH

Ruairi O’Carroll, CDM Smith  

Marc Devereux, Wicklow County Council 

Andreas Leemann, EMPA, Swiss Federation Research Labs 

Mairéad Fitzsimons, Geoscience Policy Division, DECC 

5 pm – 6 pm: Close of meeting by Oonagh Buckley, Secretary General, Dept. of the Environment, Climate and Communications, final poster session.

List of posters available here or throught the QR code below.