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Natural Sciences

Europe & North America


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  • Aerial view of Boyne valley, Knowth, Ireland

Ireland participates in a number of earth science projects, including the study of the East African rift system, and the study of the Black Sea corridor. It is also contributing to a Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy programme (HELP) project in the transboundary Oona/Blackwater basin, which is shared with the United kingdom.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.



- Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy programme (HELP) project in the Oona/Blackwater basin (Ireland/United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) More

- Northern European Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND) More

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)

Earth Sciences

- National Geoparks

- Dating Caspian Sea Level Change (CASPAGE) (IGCP, Project 481)

- Geodynamics of the East African Rift System / Geophysical Characteristics and Evolution of the South-western Branch of the East African Rift System (IGCP, Project 482/489

- The role of Holocene environmental catastrophes in human history (IGCP, Project 490)

- Middle Palaeozoic vertebrate biogeography, palaeogeography and climate (IGCP, Project 491)

- Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions (IGCP, Project 495)

- The Rheic Ocean: Its origin, evolution, and correlatives (IGCP, Project 497)


Sciences Policy and Sustainable Development

- Establishing Science and Technology Parks More

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