Coastal Eco-engineering: Boosting Britain’s Biodiversity

Background

Across the UK coastline, there is an abundance of infrastructure used for coastal protection, flood defence, commercial or recreational purposes. However, these are rarely designed to enhance coastal water ecosystems. In recent years, ideas have been developed to use this so-called "grey infrastructure" to provide habitats for marine life. There are various projects and schemes going on across the country, each of which are proving successful in their intentions of boosting marine ecosystems.

Examples of two of the projects that are showcased in this webinar can be found below:
MARINEFF project: http://marineff-project.eu/en/
Ecostructure project: http://www.ecostructureproject.eu/