ECHOES (Effect of climate change on bird habitats around the Irish Sea) seeks to address how climate change will impact coastal bird habitats of the Irish Sea, and what effect this could have on our society, economy, and shared ecosystems. 

Timeline

The project runs from Dec 2019 until June 2023 and draws together expertise and stakeholders from both sides of the Irish Sea.

Funding

The project has been awarded funding of €2,687,579 from the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

Expertise

• Climate change
• Ornithology
• Species distribution modelling
• Wetland habitats
• Online platform development
• Earth Observation
• Web tools


We will apply innovative scientific approaches to modelling the behaviour and distribution of Greenland White-fronted goose and Eurasian Curlew. We will also develop online tools and services to help site managers understand how to best mitigate for the potential impacts of climate change on their sites.

The ECHOES project will promote climate change adaptation, associated risk prevention, and management by providing tools for land users. This will enable them to understand climate change and its potential impact at both site and regional levels. 

An important aspect of the ECHOES project will be to engage with local stakeholders – those tasked with managing or monitoring coastal habitats and associated bird populations, as well as local communities and their visitors – those who enjoy the coastal environment.  

Raising the awareness of climate change impacts and how we can monitor, manage and adapt to these impacts will be our key priority. 

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