The main objective was to advise on a methodology for the formation of a tubeworm reef that locally acts as a bioconstructor
According to research by ILVO and partners culturing seaweed and shellfish in the Belgian North Sea is biologically feasible.
The ambitious Coastbusters project aimed to take a fresh look at traditional, unsustainable coastal defense methods and instead, develop systems that work with nature.
During the past decade, scientists have monitored their impact on the marine environment.
Het wetenschappelijk project Coastbusters 2.0 zet in op het gebruik van mosselbanken als levende kustbuffer tegen stormen.
In the next three years, monitoring of the marine ecosystem in the North Sea will become more accurate and more efficient thanks to a European research project (the Interreg North Sea Project GEANS).