​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 leads the national programme of Seabed Mapping & understanding our underwater landscapes.

Tsunami hazards & submarine landslides pose a significant threat to coastal communities in many part of the world.

Geological Survey Ireland featured in the first episode of the 2018 series of 10 Things to Know Abouton RTĒ 1. The episode devoted to the science of the seabed and ocean floor shows the work of the DCCAE-funded INFOMAR project in GSI and its role with the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies in tsunami warning systems in the Atlantic Ocean. See videos.



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—Harmonising-and-Collating-Seabed-Substrate-Data-for-European-Maritime-Areas.aspxPicking Up the Pieces—Harmonising and Collating Seabed Substrate Data for European Maritime Areas13/02/2019 00:00:00 of Empirical Algorithms for Bathymetry Extraction Using Sentinel-2 Data21/10/2018 23:00:00