Geoscience Ireland (GI) held its first workshop of 2020 in the Irish Management Institute on the 13th of February. The thematic workshop focussed on Offshore Renewable Energy Development; Ireland has an abundant offshore wind energy resource and its evolving policy landscape should lend itself to significant growth in the sector. Geoscience Ireland member companies are representative of a strong value chain which includes site selection, planning and environment, geotechnical engineering and drilling.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, lead a two-day Trade Mission (TM) to Scotland on November 26th-27th; she acknowledged and supported the strong trade between Ireland and Scotland. Geoscience Ireland participated, on the TM which was facilitated by Enterprise Ireland, and attended the Offshore Wind and Smart Grid Energy event with SSE in Glasgow.