Gallery: SeArc Reintroduces Marine Life in Coastal Cities with ECOncret...

© SeArc Ecological Marine Consulting + Studio Urbanof
 
In the fields of sustainable development and conservation, research is usually done on terrestrial deforestation and land use. Marine biologists Shimrit Perkol-Finkel and Ido Sella, of Israel-based SeArc Ecological Marine Consulting, have built their conservation work around the preservation of often ignored urban marine habitats. "The city does not end at the shore," they proclaim; while only 15% of the Earth's land surface is in coastal zones, 60%of human population lives and interacts with seas and oceans. Infrastructure put in place to support coastal urban areas modifies shorelines and facilitates the introduction of invasive species, causing marine habitat and biodiversity loss throughout the world's shores. To bridge the need for urban marine development and sustainability, SeArc has created a series of modular infrastructure building blocks made from ECOncrete, an ecologically active concrete product that can serve as a host to sea organisms without compromising infrastructure needs.

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  1. lazyreader October 20, 2011 at 8:06 am

    It’s an artificial reef or shoal. We’ve done this before.

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