Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT)
- Start Date
- End Date
- Funding Body
European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme
- Project Partners
University College Dublin (host); Fingal County Council; University College Cork in Ireland; Cardiff University, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum; Port of Milford Haven in Wales.
- Principal Investigators
- Project Manager
- Research Area
Climate Change Adaptation; Community Engagement
The CCAT project aims to support coastal communities in Fingal (Ireland) and Pembrokeshire (Wales) in understanding climate change and how to adapt. The project is led by University College Dublin in partnership with Fingal County Council and University College Cork/MaREI in Ireland, and Cardiff University, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, and the Port of Milford Haven in Wales. The CCAT project recognizes that the Irish Sea and its coastal communities are directly impacted by climate change and aims to respond by helping to build resilience (adaptive capacity to change); facilitate marine and climate citizenship; and realize the potential of the Irish Sea region. The project is working to engage communities through observation and sense-making of their environment and co-creation of solutions to identified challenges through various mechanisms including participatory mapping, knowledge exchange workshops, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Geodesign, Geo games, and the production of learning resources such as didactic videos.
CCAT Research Communications and IT Officer
UCD Landscape Architecture
UCD Earth Institute, Rm E4.47
O’Brien Centre for Science (East)
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 85 179 3005
Community and Climate Change Engagement Coordinator
Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
2nd Floor, Pier House
Pembrokeshire, SA72 6TR
Tel: +44 7572 364 195
Stori, F. T. and O’Mahony, C. (2021) Coastal climate adaptation in Ireland: The effects of climate change in Portrane (Fingal, Co. Dublin) and future perspectives. Cork, Ireland: MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine.