The PRISM project (Preservation by Record of Ireland’s Shell Middens) is a citizen science participatory mapping scheme initiated by researchers from University College Dublin and University College Cork.
The project is developing digital mapping tools which will help volunteer citizen scientists to record observations about the impacts of climate change and human activities on coastal shell middens in their community.
We are preparing to launch our web-based midden mapping platform. Check back soon for updates!
To raise awareness and help build resilience to climate change impacts in Irish coastal communities
To promote citizen science through the use of digital tools and participatory mapping to record vulnerable coastal shell midden sites
To foster pride in Ireland's coastal heritage for volunteer citizen scientists through education, training, and a two-way flow of information
To draw on our experience and connect with stakeholders across various sectors to work toward more effective mitigation strategies
The interactive map above shows all of the archaeological middens recorded by the National Monument Service (NMS) in the Republic of Ireland. Use this map to explore whether or not there are shell middens in your local area!