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GSI Targeted Projects Call 2023

Targeted Projects Call 2023

Geological Survey Ireland launched a new call for targeted research proposals (Topics 1-6) and an Open Topic.

Topics are focussed on identified knowledge gaps and projects should aim to use datasets produced and available from Geological Survey Ireland with defined outputs that are expected to inform policy and build capacity in current and emerging geoscience priority areas. 

All projects are expected to support national and international policy, strategy and/or regulation.

Project Topics:

  1. Establishing paleoclimatic conditions and climate proxies from soft sediments and peat in Ireland
  2. Impacts of land use on soil health and the variability of soil geochemistry within peri-urban and urban areas of Dublin
  3. The use of hyperspectral geological core scanning for assessment of natural resources
  4. Developing a shoreline position forecasting model for soft coasts
  5. Bedrock mapping of the offshore Irish coastal and shelf regions through standard and semi-automated techniques
  6. Estimating shoreline recession rates for coastal hard cliffs using time-series elevation data and additional datasets
  7. Open Topic

Applicants should carefully review the information provided in the Terms and Conditions. Further information about the call topics and themes eligible under the Open Topic are provided in Appendix 1.

Maximum budget: 

Targeted Projects - €200,000

Open Topic Projects - €100,000

Maximum duration: 

Up to 24 months

Deadline for submission of information (Open Topic only): Tuesday, 5 September 2023, 12 noon

Deadline for full submission: Thursday, 5 October 2023, 12 noon

Estimated notification of results: November 2023

Contract signing: November 2023

Project start date: January - March 2024

Terms and Conditions


Application Form

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