Research for a better world
The UCD Earth Institute provides research-driven solutions to the most pressing global environmental challenges – current and future - facing society.
The Institute currently comprises over 80 principal investigators and their teams with multidisciplinary expertise, collaborating to identify solutions to challenges such as:
Work on these challenges is underpinned by expertise in a number of key disciplines such as: Water, Climate, Energy & Resources, Built Environment, Ecology and Evolution, Natural Hazards & Risk, Environmental Policy & Behaviour and Crops for the future.
Research is facilitated and supported by the latest laboratory and field equipment, new purpose-built laboratories in the UCD Earth Institute facilities on campus and a team of research support staff.
Members of the Institute are engaged with stakeholders and partners in all levels of society; public, industry, local and national government, national agencies and the education sector. The Institute's outputs can be seen in: