Geosciences: Towards a Smarter Economy

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | 1 hour 25 mins
Series: AGI Webinars

In this webinar, our speakers discuss the report, "Geoscience and a Smarter Economy", published by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), and the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). The report details how geoscience can be oriented toward a smart economy, and describes how the geoscience sector can contribute to economic recovery. The report also provides a clear vision of the sector in 2020 and its implications for the geosciences within Ireland.

Geosciences: Towards a Smarter Economy

Our speakers include:

  • Dr. Peadar McArdle, Director, Geological Survey of Ireland
  • Mr. Garth Earls, Director, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
  • Prof. Pat Shannon, Professor of Geology, University College Dublin
  • Dr. Deirdre Lewis, Technical Director for Mining & Minerals, SLR Consulting Ireland; Vice President, Institute of Geologists of Ireland

Webinar Co-sponsors: Geological Survey of IrelandGeological Survey of Northern IrelandRoyal Irish Academy, Institute of Geologists of Ireland, and the University College Dublin.

There is an open discussion period after the presentations in which audience members from around the world to ask questions of the panelists.

To download the report, visit: