Urban Geology

Urban Geology

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In urban areas, human activities over time alter natural soil and rock chemical and physical properties through the addition of chemical contaminants, landfilling and disturbance through excavation, sealing and landscaping. In Ireland in 2016, 62.7% of the population lived in urban areas and the trend towards urbanisation is increasing. Most cities have well established monitoring and regulatory systems for air and water, while soils and ground conditions have received comparatively little attention.

Systematic, integrated geoscience data on the urban environment is required for to the protection of human health in urban areas, compliance with environmental legislation, land-use planning, brownfield remediation and urban regeneration. GSI produces urban geoscience data on a project basis, informing the areas of soil geochemistry and contamination, 3D modelling of ground conditions, and assessing ground motions that present a hazard to citizens in the urban environment.

​Explore the data and maps compiled by the Urban Geology Programme.

​Explore the research initiatives taking place in the Urban Geology pogramme.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/GSI-research-strategy-review.aspxReview of GSI research strategyReview of GSI research strategy01/07/2021 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Briefing-Notes.aspxTwo new briefing notes are now available on geoscience informationTwo new briefing notes are available on soil and subsoil and geothermal energy.07/06/2021 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/GSI-Briefing-Note-No1-Soil-and-Subsoil.aspxBriefing Note No1 Geoscience Information on Soil and Subsoil03/06/2021 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Geothermal-Energy-for-District-Heating-in-Ireland.aspxGeothermal Energy for District Heating in Ireland18/11/2020 00:00:00