Scaling up green seawall designs

  • Bishop, Melanie (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Strain, Elisabeth M A (Chief Investigator)
  • Dafforn, Katherine (Chief Investigator)
  • Lennon, David P. (Chief Investigator)
  • Goad, Alex (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Steinberg, Peter (Primary Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Description

This project will evaluate a new approach for transforming entire seawalls into eco-friendly structures, which can be applied both in NSW and globally. Seawalls are the dominant feature of many urbanised NSW coasts and typically support lower biodiversity relative to the natural habitats they replace. The biodiversity of existing seawalls may be enhanced using ecologically friendly designs, but such approaches have only been trialled at small scale (10s of cm). We will test the effectiveness of a new technology for enhancing native biodiversity at the scale of whole seawalls (10s of m).
AcronymEnvironmental Trust NSW
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/03/1831/01/21