Arch-Manche – ‘Archaeology, art and coastal heritage - tools to support coastal management and climate change planning across the Channel Regional Sea’ is a partner project which is part funded through the Interreg IVA fund.
The project will develop approaches to Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and the challenges of coastal climate change through informing mitigation and adaptation strategies for differing coastal areas within the Channel region. The project is based around the study of archaeology, palaeoenvironmental data, coastal heritage and art sources, which provide high resolution data on coastal change spanning thousands of years.
The key objectives of the project are, to:
- Introduce new approaches to measuring coastal change that will offer quantitative and qualitative support to currently available tools for coastal monitoring.
- Use archaeology, art and coastal heritage features to demonstrate the rate and scale of coastal change over thousands of years in order to predict future changes.
- Offer a ‘seamless’ approach using data sets, features and deposits which integrate the marine, intertidal and coastal zones.
- Enhance heritage datasets used for ICZM.
The project will be delivered through a number of inter-linked activities which involve partner meetings, involvement in field investigations, joint data integration and analysis to develop relevant results across the Channel region.
Activity 1 - Study of archaeology, paleaoenvironment and coastal heritage features to demonstrate coastal change.
Activity 2 - Study of artistic representations of coast, recording geology, geomorphology and coastal heritage.
Activity 3 - Data integration and presentation, including use of GIS for cross-partner working and analysis on a Channel-wide scale.
Activity Dissemination and Communication – delivery of a range of dissemination approaches to reach a wide audience. To learn more about out fieldwork at Langstone Harbour as part of this, click here.
The Project Partners are:
UK - HWTMA
The Netherlands – Deltares, Sub-surface and Groundwater Systems Research Unit
Further information on the project is available here: [PDF]
A dedicated project website is in development, however, further updates will be posted here prior to the new site being available.
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