Collaboration & Training
The CHERISH Project has organised a number of professional workshops and are committed to organising more online and in-person workshops and events.
The CHERISH Project held a successful Professional Seminar on Thursday 17th May 2018 in Venue Cymru, Llandudno. The seminar was attended by nearly 80 delegates including members of the CHERISH Advisory Committee and Project Partners. A range of speakers presented position papers on UK climate change and coastal heritage policy from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland as well as talks about survey, research and public engagement. The free one day seminar composed of three sessions focussing on ‘Strategies for our Changing Coasts – Regional and National Perspectives’, ‘Meeting the challenge: CHERISH Project Update’ and ‘Engaging Coastal Communities’.
A number of day schools have been organised on both sides of the Irish Sea with an aerial school in Ireland in 2019 being a particular highlight. It was divided into a UAV day school and a flying day school. Both day schools began with classroom sessions in the morning, followed by a practical session in the afternoon. The UAV practical session took place at the Hill of Uisneach, County Westmeath. The practicalities of organising and planning a UAV survey were explained on site. The tutors included Robert Shaw, Discovery Programme, James Barry, Geological Survey of Ireland and Ronan O’Toole, Geological Survey of Ireland.
The flying school’s practical session continued at Weston Airport in Dublin. The students were divided into two groups of three and they flew in a four seater plane with the pilot and one of the instructors (Dr Toby Driver, Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments Wales and Damien Grady, Historic England). The flight path allowed the students to take pictures of Trim Castle, the Hill of Tara and Bru Na Boinne World Heritage Site. In total 13 students took part in the aerial survey school including postgraduate students, commercial archaeologists and the state sector colleagues. The feedback from the school was very positive.
In 2018, Wales also saw it’s first public day school, hosted by the Royal Commission and Aberystwyth University ‘Facing the Storms’ saw presentations given from all CHERISH Partners alongside two guest speakers, Rebecca Evans from Pembrokeshire Coast national Park and Ken Murphy of the Dyfed Archaeological Trust.