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Oostvoornse Rewilding Project

The successful deployment of our 3D-printed units marks the beginning of a transformative journey in the aquatic life of Oostvoorne Lake and beyond. Early indications are promising, supported by recent DNA testing. Using underwater cameras amidst the sunlit waters, our observations reveal a flourishing ecosystem around and within our structures.

Within just four months of installation, our 3D-printed structures, attached to wind turbine anchors, have evolved into vibrant habitats bustling with aquatic life. From gobies and crabs to shrimp and other marine creatures, the once ecologically challenging anchors now provide a thriving home for the lake's inhabitants.

In addition to visual research, Gimaris conducted scientific research using environmental DNA testing to identify specific types and species growing on the anchors versus the artificial reefs. The results surpassed our expectations, indicating a biodiversity increase of 250%! This demonstrates that our 3D-printed structures not only harbor new species but also serve as a viable method for rewilding marine environments.

These positive outcomes underscore the importance of our commitment to sustainable innovation and ecological enrichment. As we witness the positive impact of our project on the lake's ecosystem, our determination to advance climate action grows stronger.

We extend special thanks to Alessio di Fino for the visual documentation of this project and to TouchWind for their invaluable support.

Stay tuned as we continue to document our journey and celebrate the flourishing biodiversity fostered by Coastruction's solutions!


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