MSP and the Impacts of Climate Change

Project Implementation Period: 
January 2018 - December 2019
Budget: 

€ 250,000

About the Project: 

This project is a part of the Blue Growth & Marine Planning Scheme established under the Union Priority 6 (Integrated Maritime Policy) of Ireland’s EMFF Operational Programme. It has been split into three categories, and the given project represents a part of the “Spatial Data and Evidence Projects”.
It looked to collect, collate, model and map potential spatial changes to the distribution of Ireland’s marine provisioning, regulating / maintenance and cultural services as a result of climate change. In addition, the project looked to model and map potential spatial changes to the distribution of activities in Ireland’s marine environment, including potential for new economic activity, as a result of climate change.

Finally, based on existing data and information, implications of sea level rise on coastal infrastructure e.g. roads, rails, buildings, utility networks, are mapped and/or modelled.

Main outputs:

  • Best practice on the approaches taken to deal with climate change in marine spatial planning;
  • Vulnerabilities and opportunities for Ireland’s marine ecosystem services under climate change;
  • Vulnerabilities and opportunities for Ireland’s marine-based activities under climate change;
  • Assess implications of sea level rise for coastal infrastructure.

PROJECT PARTNERS

  • ABPMer (IE) (Lead Partner);
  • Plymouth marine Laboratory (UK);
  • LUC;
  • MacCabe Durney Barnes (IE);
  • Matt Rayment;
  • IWDG Consulting (IE);
  • MERC Environmental (IE);
  • Birdwatch Ireland (IE);
  • Liverpool University (UK);
  • Exeter University (UK).