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.

Activities

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

Research

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Dimension-Stone--Stone-Built-Ireland-Project-Agreement---Signed.aspxDimension Stone / Stone Built Ireland Project Agreement – Signed April 2020Geological Survey Ireland recently signed this collaboration agreement between GSI, TCD & OPW, with the aim of documenting building and decorative stone in Ireland to inform interested parties of the sources for suitable replacement stone in restoration work and to develop a greater awareness among the general public.28/06/2020 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Covid-19-Customer-Centre-closure.aspxCovid-19: Geological Survey Ireland customer centre closureDue to the cross-government responce to COVID-19, the Customer Centre at Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, will remain closed until further notice.18/03/2020 00:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Dublin-City-Geo-Environmental-Challenges-as-addressed-by-Geological-Survey-Ireland.aspxDublin City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/GSI-2017-Short-Call-Quigley-Development-of-a-toolkit-to-manage-AGS-data-for-geotechnical-usage-TAGS.aspxDevelopment of a toolkit to manage AGS data for geotechnical usage TAGS24/06/2019 23:00:00