Thanks to webmaster Louise Shanley for pointing me to aNSwer, "an online register of environmental research being undertaken on the island of Ireland." I've played around with the database just a bit, and it's fairly straightforward. The site also provides access to e.d.s. which is "a web-based search facility which delivers information about the existence and availability of environmental data within the island of Ireland."
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