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Dublin Bay Resources

The Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly in Dublin has developed a strategic management framework and stakeholder engagement model for Dublin Bay.  The framework looks at how the Marine Strategy Framework Directive can be delivered on a local level.

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It addresses many marine and coastal issues that also apply to other similar regions. By engaging people in the development of the framework they helped others to get a better understanding of Dublin Bay including: how the resources and services are shared, what it means to adopt an ecosystem approach, the common goals and challenges that exist and the management and monitoring processes in place.

The Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly worked in collaboration with the Programmable City project and the All Island Research Observatory (AIRO) at Maynooth University, and Dublin City Council to develop a data module for the Dublin Dashboard on Dublin Bay.

Dublin Bay is located on the east coast of Ireland where a number of significant river basins come together. The mouth is approximately 10km wide, stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south, and is home to many coastal communities and villages. Dublin Bay features relatively productive and shallow waters with numerous sandbanks and rocky outcrops, creating a habitat for a wide range of marine flora and fauna. Dublin city was founded by the Vikings at a crossing point of the River Liffey. Dublin Bay is situated along a highly urbanised area. Dublin City is the capital city of Ireland with an urban population of over one million persons, and it surrounds the Bay to the north, west and south.

Download the Strategic Management Framework for Dublin Bay