The Discovery Programme is one of four organisations: The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (Project Lead), Aberystwyth University: Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and Geological Survey, Ireland to participate within an exciting and innovative new EU funded project aimed at researching coastal heritage sites in Wales and Ireland.
Funded through the European Union’s Ireland-Wales Co-Operation Programme, the 5 year CHERISH project (Climate, Heritage and Environments of Reefs, Islands and Headlands) – ‘Climate Change and Coastal Heritage’ – will support specialist organisations in Wales and Ireland to employ cutting-edge technologies to analyse coastal and island archaeology and maritime heritage sites most affected by climate change, coastal erosion, storminess and rising sea levels.
Among some of the tourism and heritage sites under study in Ireland are the Saltee Islands (Wexford), Glascarrig Motte (Co. Wexford), Skellig Michael (Co. Kerry) and the Skerries Islands (Co. Dublin).
Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, T.D. said:
“This project is an excellent example of how new technologies can be used to address emerging issues such as climate change and its impact on our shared heritage and marine environment. It also underscores the importance of cross-border cooperation and support from the European Union for such cooperation.”
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- The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
- Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
- Geological Survey, Ireland
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