Project Status - Active
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2012
Funding Body: Northern Periphery INTERREG
Geographic Area: North Europe
Local Study Area: Tralee Bay
Project Co-Ordinator: David Muir – Western Isles Council
CMRC Contact: Cathal O’Mahony
The climate of the North Atlantic coastal regions is changing and sea-level is rising. Of great concern is the increased risk that climate change will bring to the economies and social well-being of the North Atlantic coastal communities.
CoastAdapt is a transnational project that will investigate existing approaches to adaptation, and develop tools to enable people living in coastal communities to take action and adopt strategies that deal with sea-level rise, reduce the negative impacts and risks associated with climate change as well as take advantage of any potential benefits.
CoastAdapt comprises an international partnership of local municipalities, environmental organisations and academic institutions involving local people and governments in a ‘bottom-up’ approach to the development of adaptive response and preparedness to the impacts of climate change