The reefs, islands and headlands of the Irish Sea have a rich cultural heritage. These are iconic locations in the coastal and maritime culture of both nations, and home to a number of designated heritage assets. Yet they remain largely unexplored, inadequately mapped and their environmental context poorly understood.
CHERISH will raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on heritage, train the citizen scientist and widely disseminate the results. It will develop best practice and guidance, making recommendations for future adaptation.
The CHERISH project partners will collaborate over the five year funding period to deliver a range of activities within the following six actions:
Action 1: Mobilisation and Planning - To ensure a smooth running operation and the capacity to deliver the objective.
Action 2: Desk Based Intervention - To collate current knowledge, develop monitoring systems and enhance historic environment datasets.
Action 3: Field Intervention - To gather new knowledge and undertake monitoring.
Action 4: Citizen Science and Dissemination - To engage and train coastal communities, share knowledge and raise awareness.
Action 5: Legacy - The creation of a sustainable resource, free data, management plans and best practice guidance.
Action 6: Governance - To engage with experts and managers from the field who will help to guide the operation and ensure delivery of the Objective.