This research has been carried under the Geological Survey Ireland 2015 Short Call. This call provided funding for researchers in academia or industry on the island of Ireland for projects of less than 12 months duration and less than €25,000.
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Lead Applicant: Dr Shane Tyrrell
Host: NUI, Galway
Project Title: Linking sedimentary architecture and sediment sources in the NW Carboniferous Basin
Project Description: This project aims to utilise new provenance techniques to constrain sand supply to the Northwest Carboniferous Basin during the Carboniferous, answering questions about its evolution and palaeogeographic development. This will have potentially economically significant implications for predicting the distribution of discrete packages within the 3D architecture of the basinal system.