The New Survey of Clare Island was commissioned in 1991 to revisit the island with the overall aim of assessing the changes to the environment and life on the island and make comparisons between results today and data generated from the original survey. The New Survey is divided into five Sections: Archaeology, History and Culture, Botany, Geology and Zoology. To date over 100 fieldworkers, from the North and South of Ireland and abroad, have been involved with the survey.