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Geological Survey Ireland is a partner in a number of projects funded or co-funded by the European Commission.
Establishing the European Geological Surveys Research Area to deliver a Geological Service for Europe.
GeoERA will contribute to the optimal use and management of the subsurface. GeoERA funds transnational research projects to support 1) a more integrated and efficient management and 2) more responsible and publicly accepted, exploitation and use of the subsurface.
The network comprises 48 national and regional Geological Survey Organisations from 33 European countries and
funds transnational research projects addressing the following four themes:
- Information sharing
As Geological Survey Ireland is a full member of the network, Irish based geothermal energy researchers (in industry and academia) can apply for funding from Geothermica. Projects must include a minimum of two partners from two of the countries/regions in the network.
ERA MIN 2 network
The ORAMA project focuses on optimising data collection for primary and secondary raw materials in EU Member States. ORAMA addresses specific challenges related to data availability, geographical coverage, accessibility, standardisation, harmonisation, interoperability, quality, and thematic coverage in EU Member States.
ORAMA will analyse data collection methods and make recommendations from past and ongoing projects to identify best practices, develop practical guidelines and provide training to meet specific needs. These actions will demonstrate how to improve datasets for mineral occurrences, minerals intelligence data, economic, technical, environmental and social data for primary and secondary raw materials.