Using information from existing artificial reefs to design novel types of scour protection for the offshore wind industry (Scourreef) (39583)

Project Details


This project reviews existing literature on artificial reefs and scour protection to understand the influence of scour protection for marine fisheries and biodiversity. The study tests the hypothesis that scour protection functions as a rocky reef and provide a range of ecosystem services similar to rocky reefs. The overarching goal of the project was to devise approaches to improve scour protection designs towards enhanced marine biodiversity and fisheries. The project used knowledge from existing artificial reef deployments to outline approaches to enhance scour protections in terms of biodiversity and fisheries.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (coordinator)
Vattenfall, Denmark

The project  is funded by Vattenfall.
Research area: Coastal Ecology
Effective start/end date01/04/201824/05/2020


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