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Marine and Coastline

Marine and Coastline

​Our marine environment is hugely important to our bio-economy, transport, tourism and recreational sectors. It is also an important indicator of the health of our planet. 

Our cultural history is documented along our coastline through shipwrecks and coastal features such as lighthouses​.

Geological Survey Ireland, in partnership with the Marine Institute, jointly manages INFOMAR, Ireland's national programme focused on Seabed Mapping and enhancing understanding of our underwater landscapes.

Tsunami hazards & submarine landslides pose a significant threat to coastal communities in many part of the world.  Geological Survey Ireland's Marine and Coastal Unit (MCU) are actively working on numerous programmes, projects and partnerships aimed at increasing our knowledge of the marine and coastal realm, developing new methods and tools for understanding coastal processes and taking action on climate change.  Heritage Week 2019Nationwide2019-08-17T09:00:00.0000000Z2019-08-25T17:00:00.0000000Z

Further information about the above topics can be found in our Marine and Coastal Unit programme as well as our Geohazards programme. and CHERISH Vessel Open Day14/05/2019 23:00:00 Work Package Leaders on the Release of EMODnet Geology New Minerals Dataset15/04/2019 23:00:00 City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00 feature mapping from sentinel and drone (INTREPID)24/06/2019 23:00:00