All-Island Regional Research Observatory (AIRO)

Background

Ireland’s All-Island Regional Research Observatory (AIRO) was initially established as a pilot project with the guidance and lead of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) and the National Centre for Geo-Computation (NCG) based in the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

The initial aim of the project was to provide reliable information through the collection, analysis and mapping of data relevant to the cross-border region. It was aimed to act as a spatial, social and economic databank resource for community, public and private bodies. Since then the AIRO project has broadened its horizon and developed a series of interactive mapping tools for all local and regional authorities in Ireland.

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