We are excited to launch a new interactive storymap MarPAMM Irish Regions Introduction for the North Coast- North Channel, County Down- County Louth, Carlingford Lough SPA and Murlough SAC Regions. Our story map was designed for people to LEARN and explore the Seas around the MarPAMM Irish Regions and the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within them.

From our stakeholder engagement process and work with the three stakeholder steering groups (see here to learn more about the results) the need for increased knowledge awareness and information access on our MPA Network within Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is important.

Through the storymap you can explore some of the MPAs from the region, learn more about Marine Protected Areas and why we need them and discover the important role marine habitats and species play in our everyday lives.

Do you have a story that you would like to contribute to our Surf the Wave?

We would now like to give you the opportunity to tell us more about your own experience in and along our rich coastland. Surf the Wave is a different experience for everyone and we would like to know yours.

Please get in touch with marpammirishregions@outlook.com for more information or to contribute a marine story.

Please go through our interactive map available on our website and if you are visiting any of our designated areas please send us a picture in our surf the wave/facebook page with the #marpamm.