This four-year long Horizon Europe project, called A-AAGORA, will be implemented with the support of the Atlantic Seaboard South Climate Adaption Regional Office (CARO) in collaboration with partners from Germany, France, Portugal, Norway, Finland, Romania and the UK.
MaREI, based in Ringaskiddy, is a Science Foundation Ireland funded research centre for energy, climate and marine research and innovation co-ordinated by the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork. The centre comprises over 220 researchers focusing on defined global challenges such as the Energy Transition, Climate Action and the Blue Economy.
The Atlantic Seaboard South Climate Adaption Regional Office (CARO) office supports and coordinates climate actions undertaken by the five Local Authorities of Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Cork City and County. The office is funded by the Department of Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport and is hosted by Cork County Council as the lead authority within the Southern Region.
In welcoming the award, the Mayor of Cork County, Cllr. Danny Collins highlighted how,
Mr. Tim Lucey, Chief Executive of Cork County Council, confirmed that
A-AAGORA will involve collaboration with coastal communities and citizen scientists. Using pilot sites along the coast from Youghal to Barleycove, the project will provide both practical and best practice examples of new and innovative coastal management techniques which aim to deliver nature-based solutions to assist marine ecosystem restoration and biodiversity protection.