Increasing coastal resilience using terrestrial- and ocean-based Nature-based Solutions (NbS)

Jan 24 2022 Posted: 07:38 GMT

Dr. Eugene Farrell (with partners Dr Steven Nash, Civil Engineering and Ms. Sheena Fennell, Earth & Ocean Science) received c.€400,000 funding from the Marine Institute to conduct a four-year investigation of the potential benefits of ocean-based NbS in Ireland on mitigating storm impacts by adapting existing wave-morphological models within the Brandon Bay Research Hub. The project also uses the extensive coastal community network available to the team to co-design low-cost citizen science monitoring programmes to systematically monitor coastal changes (topography; vegetation cover; biodiversity richness) in the vicinity of beach-dune NbS’s. 

Discipline of Geography