The GEO-ENERGY EUROPE (GEE) metacluster is proud to announce the launching of its website. The GEE website, www.geoenergyeurope.com, integrates and increases the visibility of the nearly 600 members, including over 300 SMEs, which cover the deep geothermal value chain. Read more
On the 7th of May 2019, the Geo Drilling Apprenticeship programme was validated by an academic panel in the Institute of Technology Carlow. The validation of the programme is the latest step in the establishment of the first bespoke apprenticeship which will train drillers to service Ireland’s growing geoscience sector. There is no formal pathway to a recognised qualification for drilling operatives working in Ireland at present. Read more
At the UK Infrastructure Show in Birmingham (NEC, April 30th), HS2 Ltd detailed its current and upcoming opportunities. Speaking about the £10 billion investment, both HS2’s Chief Engineer and Supply Chain Manager promoted SME access to the supply chain and collaborative approaches to tendering.
Sean Canney TD, Minister for Natural Resources, has welcomed Geoscience Ireland (GI), the business cluster supported by Geological Survey Ireland, receiving the “Cluster Management Excellence Label BRONZE – Striving for Cluster Excellence”.The accreditation is supported by DG Enterprise and Industry (DG Growth) of the European Commission.
Sean Canney TD, Minister for Natural Resources, lead a strong Irish delegation at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention and Trade Show. Several Irish bodies and companies participated at the 2019 event including Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) , the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, the Department of the Economy, Invest NI, mineral exploration and mining companies, and professional services and contracting companies.