The Royal Commission leads on new €4m EU funded project
The Royal Commission leads on new €4m EU funded project supporting collaboration on coastal and heritage sites in Wales and Ireland
The Royal Commission, in partnership with the Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland, Aberystwyth University: Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and Geological Survey, Ireland, is heading up an exciting and innovative new EU funded project aimed at researching coastal heritage sites in Wales and Ireland.
Funded through the European Union’s Ireland-Wales programme, the 5 year CHERISH project (Climate, Heritage and Environments of Reefs, Islands and Headlands) – ‘Climate Change and Coastal Heritage’ – will support specialist organisations in Wales and Ireland to employ cutting-edge technologies to analyse coastal and island archaeology and maritime heritage sites most affected by climate change, coastal erosion, storminess and rising sea levels.
Among the tourism and heritage sites under study in Wales are the renowned Pembrokeshire nature reserves of Skomer and Ramsey Islands, and remote off shore islands and reefs like Grassholm Island and The Skerries, Anglesey, along with eroding coastal promontory forts and cliff top heritage sites in south-west and north-west Wales.
Christopher Catling, Secretary of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, said:
“This is an exciting new project. CHERISH brings a strong partnership of archaeologists, geoscientists and maritime specialists to bear on the significant challenges posed by climate change to the historic environment.”
“The project will also enable us for the first time to undertake fieldwork on some of Wales and Ireland’s richest archaeological landscapes, which we believe will open up many new and exciting opportunities for coastal and heritage tourism across both nations.”
Read the full Press Release
- Royal Commission: CHERISH project
- Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
- Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland
- Geological Survey, Ireland
For further information please contact:
Louise Barker, Senior Investigator: Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Toby Driver, Senior Investigator: Toby.email@example.com
January 12, 2017