Utilising the full potential of dredging works: ecologically enriched extraction sites

D.C. Rijks, M.F. de Jong, M.J. Baptist, S.G.J. Aarninkhof

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Abstract

Marine extraction sites alter the morphology
of the seabed and in doing so offer unique
opportunities to create a new environment in
these locations. A new physical lay-out means
deeper waters and different currents and
sediment characteristics, which offer
conditions to develop a new ecosystem or
a sanctuary for certain fish species. This
potential has been tested in a full-scale pilot
project in an extraction site in the North Sea
within the Building with Nature research
programme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-15
JournalTerra et aqua
Issue number136
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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