Outputs and Dissemination

logoKnowledge transfer is central to the way in which the project objectives have been conceived and the way in which it will be managed. It is directly linked to normatively developing and then testing a system of measurement and monitoring for Ireland’s estuarine ecosystems and aims to involve many of the key stakeholders, and final users of the research. The dissemination plan has been designed to best involve practitioner input into the co-production of research findings and to maximise the impact of the research within the academic community.  It will include three dissemination workshops, including one each in the case study areas and one in Dublin City centre aimed at policy makers. It is anticipated that the research will have an impact on three key audiences:

  1. Policy makers and decision makers involved in the regulation of estuarine ecosystems in Ireland will benefit from the sharing of best practice, data exchange, issues and opportunities highlighted by the case studies and from learning how to apply the EMMS template to other estuaries in Ireland.
  2. Those organisations, businesses and individuals who have a stake in the protection and long term management of estuarine ecosystems in Ireland, including coastal communities, environmental NGOs, governance agencies and maritime and coastal industries, will benefit the project highlighting measures to reduce conflict and to develop a forward-looking approach to estuary management.Plymouth Conference Poster
  3. The international, multi-disciplinary academic community engaged in research into the management of estuarine ecosystems, integrated costal management and marine spatial ‌planning, who will benefit from the insights of this research-in-practice project and its dissemination via conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

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IMMERSE Project Reports

Working Paper I - IEM Concept (Main Report)

Working Paper I - IEM Concept (Summary Report)

Working Paper II - Policy review and matrix of regulatory compliance (Main Report)

Working Paper II - Policy review and matrix of regulatory compliance (Summary Report) 

Working Paper II – ‘Horrendogram’ & ‘Organogram’

Working Paper III - Development of the IMMERSE proposed framework of EMMS

 

Shannon Estuary Stakeholder Engagement Workshop – 25th June 2015

On 25th June 2015 an IMMERSE workshop event was held in Limerick with the key stakeholders involved in the management of the Shannon Estuary. The workshop provided an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and discuss the relevance of integrated management in the Shannon Estuary whilst trialling a first draft of the proposed framework of EMMS among its future potential users. Special thanks to the EPA and the Marine Institute for their support and financial assistance and to the guest speakers at the event. Presentations are available as follows:

Workshop Outputs

Working Paper IV – The Shannon Estuary – A Case Study (Main Report)

Working Paper IV – The Shannon Estuary – A Case Study (Summary Report)

 

Dublin Bay Stakeholder Engagement Workshop – 9th September 2015

Building on the issues raised and the feedback obtained from the Shannon event, a Dublin Bay stakeholder workshop was held on 9th September 2015 in the Ballymun Civic Centre. By focusing on the second case study area, Dublin Bay, we were able to gather additional information and responses on each of the proposed stages of the EMMS framework and use scenarios to test its potential applicability. The outputs will allow us to further refine the framework. The next stage will involve the refined framework of EMMS being re-tested and evaluated with key stakeholders during Spring 2016. Special thanks again to the EPA and the Marine Institute for their support and financial assistance, Dublin City Council for the use of their venue and to the guest speaker at the event. Presentations are available as follows:

 Workshop Outputs

Working Paper V – Dublin Bay – A Case Study (Summary Report)

Working Paper V – Dublin Bay – A Case Study (Main Report) Jan 2016

 

IMMERSE Final Research Findings

Working Paper VI: Towards the integrated management of Irish estuaries and coasts