Activity 2.1 Tropic Interactions
Led by Ronan Brown (BIM)
Questions
  • 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)
Questions
Activity 2.3 Shellfish and Climate Change
Led by Nathan King (BU)
Questions
  • 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)
Questions
  • 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.