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Geological Survey Ireland is a partner in a number of projects funded or co-funded by the European Commission.
ERA MIN 3 network
ERA MIN 2 network
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.
EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a long-term project to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.EPOS deals with physical and chemical processes, which cover wide temporal and spatial scales, from microseconds to billions of years and from nanometres to thousands of kilometres. Geology, natural hazards, natural resources and, in general, environmental processes do not respect national boundaries, therefore seamless, trans-national integration of measurements and data is often vital for optimal research and related activities.Geological Survey Ireland is the national representative in EPOS and, along with the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, is involved in a number of work packages within the project.
GSEU, Geological Survey for Europe, has the ambition to establish a sustainable Geological Service for Europe, serving European society through, and beyond, the green transition.
Through GSEU, a five-year Coordination and Support Action, EuroGeoSurveys will deliver a plan for a sustainable Geological Service for Europe to be implemented beyond the 2027 project end. This service will serve European society and inform sound policy in water, energy, raw materials, hazards, and all areas that require subsurface data and expertise. Through this service, we will contribute to environmental sustainability and social well-being in Europe, supported by a powerful and comprehensive digital infrastructure.
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.
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