UCD Earth Institute

    Better understand today's world.
    Inform solutions for tomorrow.

The ‘earth system’ is a delicate balance of components including the solid earth itself, the oceans, atmosphere, plant and animal life. Through our research we are coming to a closer understanding of how this system works and how human activities impact on this balance, allowing us to inform strategies and solutions for how we might live sustainably into the future.

Over 70 Principal Investigators, together with their research teams, are involved in this collaborative research effort, capitalising on the synergies and interface between the disciplines below to drive an innovative understanding of environmental topics and themes.

These multi-disciplinary collaborations allow us understand, and identify solutions for, some of the most significant environmental challenges facing society now and in the future, our activities demonstrate scientific excellence and a commitment to innovation and the translation of research for the benefit of society.