11 September 2020
The two year Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT) project has been backed by €1.3m EU grant and examines the regional implications of climate change. It focuses on the coastal communities in Pembrokeshire, including Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock, in Wales, and Rush and Portrane in North County Dublin, Ireland.
As part of the project, local people will be encouraged to observe, interpret and record data about their community and coastal environment, and to take an active role in adapting their communities and businesses. This ‘hyperlocal’ data will be used to populate a shared ‘participatory map’, linking local factors to the bigger, global picture to reveal patterns and trends relating to issues including population change and economic challenges.
The project has been funded through the EU’s Ireland-Wales co-operation programme and will be led by the Port of Milford Haven and a number of universities, councils and Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum.