The Irish Climate Analysis and Research UnitS (ICARUS) as part of the Department of Geography at Maynooth University is a national leader in the area of climate change providing integrated climate system research, solutions, data and advice to the scientific community, policy makers and for the benefit of society both nationally and internationally.

Research undertaken at ICARUS aims to advance fundamental understanding of past, present and future climate variability and change, and to provide cutting edge analysis of future impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation in line with strategic national and international priorities.

In delivering these aims core research strands in ICARUS are focused on the analysis of change in atmospheric, terrestrial and marine environments, palaeoclimatolgy, regional climate modelling, catchment hydrology and water management and the assessment of environmental and socio-economic impacts and adaptation. ICARUS hosts both taught and research postgraduate students.