TCD_new_cropped“On The Rocks” is the Department of Geology’s blog maintained by graduate students at Trinity College Dublin. Follow us to get news, views and research about our Earth – past and present!

Geology is the study of the earth, its processes, its materials, its life, and how these have changed over 4.567 billion years of time. Geology is of central importance to society. Information gathered by geoscientists helps us understand the changing climate, predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, find supplies of fossil fuels and minerals ores, maintain clean air and water, understand the motion of the earth’s crust and oceans, and reconstruct the evolution of the rocky planets and life.

This blog will introduce you to our wide range of interests – from the feasibility of carbon capture and storage in Ireland  to models for relative sea-level change around the our coasts to the earliest traces of life on Earth and the evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere, and more…

The Museum Building - home to the Department of Geology since 1857.
The Museum Building – home to the Department of Geology since 1857.