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GSNI consultation on a science strategy

06 February 2020


Have your say on a GSNI science strategy to address the challenges and opportunities for geoscience in Northern Ireland

The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) is seeking views on developing a science strategy for the geoscience sector in Northern Ireland.

Geoscience includes activities connected to the extraction and processing of natural resources (specifically minerals and metals) to meet the needs of:

  • energy supply
  • manufacturing
  • technology
  • construction

Around 10% of the NI economy is directly or indirectly impacted by the geoscience sector.  

Climate change and the need for its mitigation and adaption combined with the increasing demands for low carbon energy, raw materials and water presents a series of challenges and opportunities for GSNI.

To help meet these new societal challenges and opportunities, GSNI is developing a new science strategy. This will enable GSNI to augment, adapt and focus its current work programme and work towards a shared vision that will benefit every citizen of Northern Ireland.

Complete the online survey
You can feed into the development of the science strategy by taking 10 minutes to complete GSNI's online survey. The consultation survey will close on Monday 10 February 2020.

Attend the public event
You can learn more about the science and research undertaken by GSNI and have your say in its future strategy at a public event at Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast on Thursday 20 February 2020

Apply for free tickets for the GSNI science strategy public event.