GDG to lead study on Irish Sea morphodynamics and sediment mobility

Monday, 4th February 2019
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GDG, along with collaborators  at the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI), have been awarded a research grant of up to €200,000 by the Marine Institute under their Industry-Led Awards Research Programme.  The two year project will comprise a morphodynamic study of the Irish Sea and will include predictive sediment transport modelling that will be used to characterise future seabed changes and to quantify the risk for future offshore wind developments.

The project will be led by Dr. Mark Coughlan as Project Manager. Dr. Coughlan is based at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) and was recently awarded 14 days shiptime onboard the state research vessel RV Celtic Voyager, valued at €112,000. The survey, involving GDG as partners, will deploy novel site investigation methods alongside traditional seabed mapping to investigate and de-risk areas of seabed for future offshore wind development.