By integrating environmentally sensitive technologies into the design and construction of coastal and marine Infrastructure, we are able to harness natural processes for ecological enhancement and reduce the structures’ ecological footprint.
Enhanced Ecosystem Goods & Services:
Reduced Carbon Footprint:
Apart from its clear ecological significance, biological enhancement also provides structural and socio-economic benefits. Biogenic growth of organisms like oysters, corals or barnacles, acts as biological glue that strengthens the structure and adds to its stability and longevity. This form of bioprotection can reduce the magnitude/frequency of structural maintenance, which translates into improved ecological stability on one hand (= reduced anthropogenic intervention), and higher ROI on the other (= reduced maintenance costs).
Win-Win Ecology: Bioprotection