Launch of new Geology Walks Guide

One of a series of events to mark the 70 years of service of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)  (1947 – 2017).

Thursday June 22nd. Launch of our new Geology Walks Guide at the Newcastle Community Cinema as part of the Mourne International Walking. The launch will be followed by a guided walk on part of the Sieve Donard Walk and will include the Granite Trail.

Mentorship Scheme

The IGI runs a free, voluntary mentorship scheme for members. Research shows that mentoring helps both mentees and mentors – both groups have higher salaries, climb their career ladders faster and are more satisfied with their careers overall. More specifically, IGI members stand to benefit from a Mentorship Scheme in order to prepare for chartership, develop Personal Career Plans within the IGI CPD framework and to manage career changes which many of us experience as geoscience professionals. To find out more have a look at our mentorship page

QA/QC Course

Presented by David Stewart

9am, 24th March 2016 Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

A down-to-earth introduction to sampling theory and practice, laboratory procedures and analytical quality control with an emphasis on practical QA/QC skills for geologists.

David is a Consultant Geologist with 20 years’ experience, including 17 years in Ireland where he became involved in QA/QC at Lisheen Mine. Since 2006 he has been associated with BRG on a range of projects including Xstrata’s Pallas Green zinc-lead project.

Please note that course participants will be required to bring a fully charged laptop for practical sessions (limited charging points available at lunchtime). Course notes will be provided on the day; additional practical data will be emailed in advance of the course.

Coffee breaks & lunch also included in course fee.

Cost: €75 member,

€125 non-member

€20 student members,

€35 student non-member

See IAEG website for booking

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Mineral Deposits Studies Group Meeting

To be held in University College Dublin, 4th – 7th January

The meeting will be held in the new O’Brien Centre for Science on the main Belfield campus, located about 6 km southeast of Dublin city centre.

As a result of recently released major state funding in both Ireland and the UK for minerals research, this meeting should prove to be a great opportunity for new researchers to make contacts. Although many parts of the mineral exploration industry are going through a cyclical lull in activity, research starting now should inform exploration when demand for minerals recovers. So apart from presenting the results of recent research, we have much to discuss informally about the future.

Ireland to host the 2019 INQUA Congress

The team who travelled to Nagoya, Japan with the bid to host the 2019 INQUA Congress was expertly led by Pete Coxon and Fraser Mitchell. Hosting a conference of c. 3000 delegates will undoubtedly have profound and lasting repercussions for the Quaternary research community in Ireland. The Congress, which will be held in the Convention Centre Dublin, will showcase the Irish landscape, promote Ireland’s research reputation, facilitate the dissemination of our research activities to a wider audience and attract world-class scientists to the country.

Download IQUA newsletter  here for more information