MaREI’s Climate Change and Climate Adaptation team are focused on facilitating planning for current and future climate change impacts and at a range of levels (local, regional, national and international). This work involves the development of accessible and policy-relevant decision supports (information, frameworks and tools) for climate adaptation. In addition, climate change adaptation as a pathway to sustainable development is an important area of research for the Future Earth Coasts project where it forms a key focus for work centred on the Arctic, SIDS, Deltas and estuaries, and Urbanisation of the coastal zone.
As an integral part of the Governance team, the Climate researchers are very much at the forefront in the application of climate and adaptation science in the context of local, regional and national planning. As such, the team works closely with Local and Regional Authorities and National Government to ensure that research outputs are closely aligned with the need of the stakeholder groups.