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Murray W. Hitzman
Centre Director
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iCRAG - Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences

What is iCRAG

iCRAG is the Research Centre for Applied Geosciences. iCRAG’s multidisciplinary research transcends industry and academic boundaries to address key research challenges in the fields of energy security, raw materials supply, groundwater protection, safeguarding the geomarine environment and protection from the Earth’s hazards. The technology developed by iCRAG takes the form of soft-knowledge, data, methods, protocols, policy documents and software. This technology helps companies discover and develop natural resources for their mutual benefit, and the benefit of Ireland. As a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre, iCRAG encompasses the broad community of Irish geoscience researchers and engages with industry partners from diverse geoscience-related sectors, including hydrocarbons, marine, minerals and groundwater.


• Raw materials – mineral/aggregate geoscience
• Marine – marine geoscience
• Groundwater – hydrogeology/hydrology
• Energy Security – petroleum geoscience
• Geohazards - protection from Earth’s hazards
• Geochemistry, geophysics, 3D geological modelling, public perception and understanding of geosciences

Research performed by:

• University College Dublin
• Trinity College Dublin
• Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies
• National University of Ireland Galway
• University College Cork
• Maynooth University
• Teagasc
• Dublin City University
• Geological Survey Ireland

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