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The aim of this project is to develop surveillance methods to facilitate the mapping of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) distribution in Irish marine habitats.  Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are researching IAS detection methods in Irish nearshore waters and benthic habitats.  They have completed a review of known marine IAS in Ireland and identified IAS that could invade Irish marine habitats through vulnerable invasion pathways and other mechanisms (e.g.

Marine Institute
2019 to 2021
Ongoing
Research Initiatives

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are recognized in numerous regulations as a key cause of the loss of native species and the reduction of biodiversity (e.g. EC 708/2007; S.I. 477 of 2011).

Marine Institute
2019 to 2021
Ongoing
Research Initiatives

Seascape is an important element in any maritime nation’s sense of identity and culture. It relates to where and how people value their coasts. As is evident in national tourism statistics, Irish seascapes are especially valued along the Wild Atlantic Way. This project aims to broadly define and classification Ireland’s Seascapes. This will lead to a better understanding of the character and values of the relevant seascapes and provide national baseline information available from which the planning and decision making processes can respond to future changes.

Minogue and Associates
2019 to 2020
Ongoing

Project 1 aims to identify and map datasets of relevance to the MSP process and review their validity. It will provide up-to-date spatial and temporal information on marine ecosystems and human activities taking place within Ireland’s maritime domain to support marine spatial planning.

ABPMer
2018 to 2019
Completed

This project will build on Project 1 Data Discovery, Collation and Gap Analysis for Spatial Representation. Specifically Project 2 aims to provide up-to-date spatial and temporal information by filling in gaps in knowledge required to support MSP, regarding human activities, pressures, resource distribution etc.

ABPMer
2018 to 2019
Ongoing

This project involves data collection, collation and analytical studies to identify, characterise and map Ireland’s marine provisioning, regulating / maintenance and cultural services. There is currently a lack of information available about marine ecosystem services in Ireland.

ABPMer
2018 to 2019
Ongoing

This project will explore and develop the evidence on climate change implications for MSP. A review of existing MSP will summarise best practice approaches for incorporating climate change in marine spatial plans.

ABPMer
2018 to 2019
Ongoing

Project 5 will review the available modelling and decision support tools for MSP. These may relate to data provision, pressures and impacts of human activities. This project will identify best practice technical tools in the Irish context.

ABPMer
2018 to 2019
Completed

Project 6 will improve understanding of what marine data are available to form a basis for improved MSP-related products and decision support tools.

2018 to 2019
Completed

The aim of Project 7 is to ensure reliable data storage and management systems. This will provide assurance of the availability and versioning of data. Improved data archiving will support legislative compliance and reduce costs by only retaining data which are required.

2018 to 2019
Completed