The Pembrokeshire islands and the Llyn Peninsula in Wales, and islands off the east and south coasts of Ireland, are the focus of the research.
“This project brings Wales and Ireland together to tackle some of our shares challenges around climate and environmental changes to our coastl regions.
“It is very important that sites and assets under threat from climate change are protected, and I’m pleased this investment will also support new opportunities for the tourism sectors in both nations,” remarked Mark Drakeford, Welsh Government Finance Secretary.
Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the project was an “excellent example” of how new technologies can be used to address emerging issues such as climate change.
“It also underscores the importance of cross-border cooperation and support from the EU for such cooperation.”
The five-year project will be led by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, in partnership with Aberystwyth University, the Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innnovation Ireland and Geological Survey, Ireland.