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 & maps compiled by the Urban Geology Programme.

Research

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Launch-of-new-Soils-of-Ireland-book-by-Teagasc.aspxComprehensive overview of the soils of Ireland.Launch of new Soils of Ireland book in Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. 27/06/2018 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/RIA-acknowledge-GSI-and-DCCAE-support-of-Geoscience.aspxRIA acknowledge GSI and DCCAE support of Geoscience Royal Irish Academy acknowledge Geological Survey Ireland & Department of Communication, Climate Action & Environment support of Geoscience by inclusion of GSI Director in new Members appointed.24/05/2018 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Dublin-TU1206-COST-Sub-Urban-WG1-Report.aspxDublin City Study Case report as part of Sub-Urban project15/03/2016 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Dublin-Soil-Urban-Geochemistry.aspxDublin Soil Urban Geochemistry15/03/2012 00:00:00