2019: Communities at “War” Against Climate Change


Eugene trained and worked in the USA for 14 years in coastal science and is now applying this expertise to coastal and marine management in Ireland.

His pragmatic approach is that we need to work in the knowledge that our ‘natural’ geomorphic systems will no longer be fully natural; they will be impacted by our actions; they will be host a myriad of stakeholder interests that are often conflicting; and that many of our natural geomorphic systems are being ‘squeezed’ out of existence from natural and human pressures. His long term monitoring projects examine the response (and recovery?) of nearshore-beach-dune systems to short-term (storms) & long-term pressures (climate change; human activities) in order to support rural communities to build climate resilience.