Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs DAERA, Launch the Northern Ireland Coastal Observatory

The Northern Ireland Coastal Observatory was launched by DAERA and will be of use to anyone researching  heritage within the coastal zone of Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Coastal Observatory is a platform that has been created to collate, store, display and share coastal data.

The Northern Ireland Coastal Observatory aims to:

• Improve the evidence base of change along the Northern Ireland coastline

• Improve the awareness of coastal change in Northern Ireland and the impacts of our changing climate

• Empower stakeholders with information to help improve the management of coastal change in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Coastal Observatory will be a valuable resource for anyone researching Heritage within the coastal zone of Northern Ireland.  A report Coastal Heritage Resources Mapping Project 2022  by Dr Cormac Duffy (DAERA Marine & Fisheries Division) & Colin Dunlop McIFA (Department for Communities: Historic Environment Division) is available to read at Northern Ireland Coastal Observatory (arcgis.com)

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