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20th October 2014 – SFI fund iCRAG Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences

DIAS is among the partners involved in the newly established iCRAG (Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences), one of the five new world-class research centres funded recently by SFI.

At DIAS, new iCRAG research, led by Profs. Brian O’Reilly and Sergei Lebedev (Geophysics Section, School of Cosmic Physics) will focus on seismic imaging and geophysical inversion methodologies and on the evolution of the Irish offshore, with Dr Nicola Piana Agostinetti and Mr Tom Blake, the other main DIAS collaborators. Led by UCD, other partners include  TCD, UCC, NUIG and NUIM.

On 20th October 2014, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD announced Government and industry funding of €245 million for the establishment of the five new SFI Research Centres. Speaking at the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, said: “Today’s announcement will lead to the establishment in Ireland of world-class centres of research excellence and scale which will be game-changers for Irish scientific research.”

For more information on the SFI Research Centres, see: