Research Measure: Policy
Funding Type: SFI Research Frontiers Programme
Funding Year: 2009
Project Duration: 48 Months
Project Type: Project-Based
Total Grant-Aid: €138,216
Lead Partner: Trinity College Dublin
Relative sea-level (RSL) histories provide unique insights into the topical issues of ice sheet response to climate change and future sea-level rise. Data from Ireland are particularly instructive due to their location at the former limit of a major ice sheet. Despite their significance, Irish RSL histories are contested and the debate largely characterised by polarised views that reflect methodological and discipline-related divisions. This project will cross this boundary by integrating approaches from both sides of the methodological divide to test the validity of two competing and mutually exclusive views of RSL change since the last glacial maximum (LGM).