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Back to the MARINEFF final event!

The MARINEFF project is now coming to an end. Indeed, the technical and communication activities will end on 31 March 2023.

This is why, on 8 March, the British partners met in Portsmouth for the final event organised by the University of Southampton.

Unfortunately, due to the national strikes, the French partners could not attend but the French partners were able to meet at BUILDERS Ecole d’ingénieurs.

On the agenda:

Overview of MARINEFF project and shell concrete formulations
Oyster enhancement reefs
Breakwater modules
Mineralogy of shell concrete in seawater
Workshop and information available on the MARINEFF website

Picture credit: Jessica Bone (BU) et BUILDERS Ecole d’ingénieurs

Best wishes 2023

The MARINEFF project team wishes you all the best for the year 2023.

Back to the conference in Brussels on October 19th, 2022

On October 19th, RGI, WindEurope and Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) organised a conference in Brussels entitled “Speeding up Nature Positive Offshore Energy Infrastructure Deployment”.

The aim of this event was to find solutions to accelerate the deployment of offshore energy infrastructure while restoring Europe’s marine ecosystems.

As it fits perfectly into this theme, the MARINEFF project had the opportunity to be presented.

Picture credits: Renewables Grid Initiative

Review of the last SCM No.10 in Bournemouth

On October 13th, 2022, the penultimate SCM of the MARINEFF project took place in Bournemouth. 

As the project ends in March 2023, this was an opportunity to review the final stages of the project. 

We have seen great progress and are very proud to see the MARINEFF project achieving its objectives. 

The last SCM will take place in Portsmouth on March 9th, 2023. 

ESITC Caen becomes BUILDERS School of Civil Engineering

Since October 4th, 2022, ESITC Caen, lead partner of the MARINEFF project, becomes BUILDERS School of Engineering.

The MARINEFF project will be presented in Brussels!

On October 19th, 2022, the Speeding Up Nature Positive Offshore Energy Infrastructure Deployment conference will be held in Brussels.

The objective of this conference is to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to accelerate the deployment of offshore energy infrastructure while restoring European marine ecosystems.

The added value of the MARINEFF project in this conference is to raise awareness among stakeholders developing offshore wind energy with the issues related to the impact of electrical connections on biodiversity. Presenting MARINEFF will be an opportunity to show that before the deployment of infrastructures, it is possible to better plan the construction phases and limit the impact on the underwater environment.

Ecological Enhancement for Marine Infrastructure Workshop

On October 11th-12th, 2022, a workshop on the Ecological Enhancement for Marine infrastructures will take place in Bournemouth (UK). It is organised by the MARINEFF, SARC and 3DPARE projects.

Participation in this event is by invitation only.

This workshop will give the opportunity to exchange on the projects, the main results and the knowledge of each.

At the same time, the next SCM of the MARINEFF project will take place at the partner Bournemouth University.

For further information on the MARINEFF project and upcoming events:

Feedback on the submarine duplex on September 16th, 2022

A submarine duplex took place on September 16th, 2022 in Saint-Malo, organised by the partner MNHN of Dinard.

The extension of the MARINEFF project was an opportunity to propose a new format for the dissemination of environmental monitoring results!

The press and the partners of the MARINEFF project were invited.

We were on board of a SMPE (Saint-Malo Plongée Emeraude) boat, moored at a MARINEFF mooring on the Bizeux site and two divers were at a depth of 16 metres to show us and comment on the results of the project.

Proceedings of the MARINEFF International Conference are published!

On the occasion of the MARINEFF International Conference held from 3 to 5 May 2022 at ESITC Caen, a call for submission of papers was launched.

Those interested could submit their scientific papers related to the field of green maritime infrastructure, design, construction materials and marine biodiversity.

That is why the MARINEFF project team is pleased to announce the publication of these articles!

They are now available on the editor website. It can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Enjoy your reading!

On the way to ECSA 59!

From 5 to 8 September 2022, the ECSA 59 International Conference will be held in San Sebastian, Spain.

This conference aims to address issues in the field of estuary and coastal seas management.

This is a theme in which the Marineff project fits.
That is why it will be presented by partners from the University of Southampton and Bournemouth University at this event.

For further information, here is the link:

New immersion following the extension of the Marineff project!

Latest news!

The new moorings of the Marineff project have been immersed on the BecFer site by the MNHN in Dinard.

Indeed, the extension of the MARINEFF project has not only allowed us to add 14 months of environmental monitoring but also to add two more experimental sites in the bay of Dinard.

These last moorings, like the previous ones, were produced by ESITC Caen last June, and were immersed by MNHN Dinard on 11 July 2022.

Marineff International Conference

ESITC Caen, lead of the European Project MARINEFF, and its partners participated in the Marineff International Conference, being held in Caen (Normandy, France) from 3rd to 5th May 2022.

This conference, as a part of the MARINEFF project, gathered researchers, representatives from industry and other stakeholders to highlight research and case studies about the ecological maritime infrastructures, from construction materials, design to marine biodiversity.

This event allowed all the participants to have a convivial time despite adjournments.