Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT)

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The CCAT pilot project aimed to support coastal communities to understand climate change and how to adapt.

UCD Team: Dr Karen Foley, Dr Brenda McNally, Dr Chiara Cocco, Dr Philip Crowe and Dr Bruno De Andrade

The CCAT pilot project was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme and ran from 2019 to 2021. The project was led by University College Dublin in partnership with Fingal County Council and University College Cork in Ireland and Cardiff University, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum and the Port of Milford Haven in Wales.

The project set out to build capacity to change in Irish Sea coastal communities through citizen engagement in activities such as participatory mapping, geodesign, geogames, online events as well as created interactive teaching resources. Due to COVID-19, the project focused on the use of digital tools with a mix of online and in-person interactions to help communities adapt together.

The project’s closure event Building climate action locally: tools from the CCAT project was held on 2nd February 2022. This event showcased the tools developed by the project, the recording of the event can be viewed on the CCAT YouTube channel here and the presentations can be viewed here.