Activity 2.1 Tropic Interactions
Led by Ronan Brown (BIM)
  • What are the trophic interactions between species today within the case study area, Castletownbere.
  • How will these trophic interactions change in the future?

Activity 2.2 Mapping Predators
Led by Sophie de Grissace (SU)
Activity 2.3 Shellfish and Climate Change
Led by Nathan King (BU)
  • Identify the winners and losers of climate change in the Irish Sea.
  • Identify the sequestration capacity of different shellfish species in the Irish Sea.
  • Are there pathways for blue carbon sequestration and shellfish cultivation in the Irish Sea?
  • Do different populations perform better or worse under similar conditions? Is their evidence for local adaptation?
  • Are there novel strategies for mitigating summer mortality (e.g moving culture offshore)?
Activity 2.4 Ecosystem Goods and Sevices
Led by Paul Conolly (MI)
  • To transfer knowledge to stakeholders, including policy and industry on the goods and services provided by the Celtic Sea-Irish Sea ecosystem to the coastal communities of Ireland and Wales and to the wider society.
  • To outline and demystify these goods and services through the use of simple schematics developed by a professional artist;
  • To focus on the positive benefits that people derive from these goods and services;
  • To outline the impact of various climate change scenarios on these goods and services;
  • To use the schematics to inform the debate on improving security, well- being and health, and adaptation to climate change.

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