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/World-Soil-Day-2019.aspxWorld Soil Day 2019Soil and subsoil information at Geological Survey Ireland05/12/2019 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geoscience-2019.aspxGeoscience 2019 - Geoscience for Climate ActionGeological Survey Ireland flagship conference brought together over 200 industry leaders, academia and government scientists, and policy experts to discuss geoscience activity in Ireland and how the community can focus efforts to deliver the objectives set out in the Government's Climate Action Plan. 08/11/2019 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