Start Date

Jan 2021

End Date

Dec 2022

Funding Body

Met Éireann

Research Partners

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), NUIG

Lead Researcher

Dr. Camila Tavares

Team Members

Dr. Paul Holloway (Department of Geography, UCC)

Dr. Páraic Ryan (School of Engineering and Architecture, UCC)

Research Area

Climate Change, Climate Adaptation, Climate Services


Recently, an abundance of high-quality climate models has become more readily available. To support national and cross-sectoral decision making, Ireland requires an official standardised set of climate projections in order to ensure a consistent approach to climate action.

While these standardised climate projections are a key requirement for determination of future climate impacts on Irish sectors, in isolation they are not sufficient to guide climate adaptation planning, climate services are also needed. Climate services are scientifically based information and products that enhance users’ knowledge and understanding about the impacts of climate on their decisions and actions. Climate services requires a coherent body of locally relevant scientific information which can capture the considerable uncertainty and variability associated with climate change impacts and extreme events.

Given that no standardised projections and associated climate services exist for Ireland, TRANSLATE aims to develop:

  • A defined set of standards for developing climate projections for Ireland.
  • A risk assessment framework applicable to Irish sectors.
  • Risk-based decision support tools to facilitate implementation of the framework.
  • A climate risk hub that integrates and deploys the standardised climate projections, customized climate risk products (e.g., exposure and vulnerability) and subsequent training and manuals.