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Monitoring Update: Geocontainers as Coastal Protection

| Categories Coastal Protection | Tags #breakwater #coral #geocontainers #submerged #t-groyne #ecocoast #coastal protection

This morning we did a dive inspection of one of our coastal protection projects on a private island off the coast of Abu Dhabi.  The project involved installing geocontainers for coastal protection, and included a semi-submerged breakwater and T-groyne, as well as a toe structure to create a perched beach. 

The containers have been installed for 6 months, so we were expecting to see some good development.

Beyond confirming the structures are doing exactly what they should be, we were thrilled to see the amount of soft coral growth and a marine habitat developing, with a nice number of fish, including hamour, and crustaceans present.

Take a look for yourselves (and apologies for the amateur videography...).