Seabed and groundwater data to develop new services and to model climate change.
This research expands our knowledge of Galway Bay's seabed. In addition, information has been collected for onshore groundwater in what is a well known karstic environment. The aim will be to develop a more comprehensive understanding of groundwater, its vulnerability and interaction with seawater in the coastal area. The data collected and interpreted will provide information on past climate change which can inform our understanding of climate changes taking place today. Metals, including arsenic, are known in Irish groundwaters and coastal marine environments, and the geogenic sources of these are investigated.
If you want to read more about this project, you can do so at erc.epa.ie.
Geological Survey of Ireland not EPA
Prof Colin Brown
Keywords: Groundwater; Coastal; Saline Intrusion; Metals