Reef restoration and the development of artificial reefs
that provide important marine habitats and act as coastal protection offer an
interesting engineering prospect in times of global warming, degrading reefs,
collapsing fish stocks and rising seawater levels. Here, we focus on:
Evaluation of cement types for their use in
underwater reefs, beneficial surface textures and durability of the concretes in
combination with the bio-acceptance in comparison to natural stones and ARMS. For
example, different concrete surfaces and reef shapes may be compared in the
laboratory and field and surveyed for colonized organisms and associated fish
abundance and diversity.
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Preferably, the students have attended DTU course 11561 for experimental work with concrete.