Virtual Geoscience


The First Dedicated Visualisation Workstation for “Virtual Geoscience” in Ireland

The visualisations of 3-dimensional data sets have demonstrable potential to solve a wide range of long-standing problems in the Earth sciences. Below are a series of geological/palaeontological case studies involving discrete data types to which the acquired workstation will be applied:

- Neutron tomography

- Synchrotron X-ray tomography

- X-ray microtomography (micro-CT, µCT)

- Photogrammetry and laser surface scanning 


To address the rising need by establishing a workstation that will service the Earth science community of Ireland. The workstation is designed to visualise the 3- dimensional surface and volume data of objects on all scales.


Dr Chris Mays (PI)

Prof Andy Wheeler (Collaborator)

Dr Úna C. Farrell -TCD (Collaborator)

Dr Aodhán Ó Gogáin – GSI (Collaborator)

Dr Kate Kiseeva – UCC (Collaborator)

Prof Maria McNamara– UCC (Collaborator)

Dr Pat Meere– UCC (Collaborator)

Prof Patrick Wyse Jackson – TCD (Collaborator)

               Funded By

                          Grant Agreement Equipment Call 2021

Marine Geosciences Research Group

University College Cork

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, North Mall Campus, University College Cork, North Mall, Cork City, T23 TK30