THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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Geosciences and Geographical Sciences Committee

The Geoscience and Geographical Sciences Committee is an all-island multidisciplinary committee formed in September 2014. The purpose of the multidisciplinary committee is to advise the Academy on the development of policy, address issues of concern through a programme of works and act as the national adhering organisation for the following international unions: International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG); International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA); International Union of Geological Science (IUGS) and the International Geographical Union (IGU). Its membership represents academia, industry and national organisations. It is the first Academy committee to participate in the Parliamentary Pairing scheme. The committee’s participation in the scheme to date has been very successful with strong links being established between politicians and researchers.

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