10th CARAH Conference

The 10th International conference on artificial reefs and related aquatic habitats (CARAH) took place in Izmir, Turkey from September 23rd to 27th 2013.

Dr Ken Collins, professor and researcher and Dr Antony Jensen, lecturer at Southampton University, both presented the RECIF project on this occasion, explaining the main issues involved, its objectives and actions. They spoke to an audience of experts and industry professionals from around the world working in artificial reefs.

Download the poster presented during the 10th CARAH

RECIF mid-term seminar

The mid-term seminar of the RECIF project was held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the University of Southampton. This event was an opportunity for all project partners to present their results after more than a year of work.

The French and English speaking audience was particularly interested in the results of the mechanical and environmental monitoring of submerged materials as well as the technical aspects related to the manufacture and the installation of artificial reefs in the sea.

Later in the afternoon, the attendees enjoyed a visit of the National Oceanography Centre of Southampton, the most important one in the United Kingdom.

Discover the first project results:

01- Mid-term seminar – overall presentation
02 - Welcome to Southampton
03- Presentation of the project - ESITC Caen
04 - Development of materials - ESITC Caen
05 - Marine ecosystem identification - PML
06- Colonisation process in mesocosm and subtidal area - University of Caen Basse-Normandie
07 - Danish wind farms as artificial reefs - Antony Jensen
08 - Benthic organisms colonization in intertidal area - University of Caen Basse-Normandie
09 - Impact of artificial reefs - University of Southampton
10 - Analysis of raw materials - University of Exeter - ESITC Caen
11 - Production and immersion of artificial reefs - TPC - EMCC
12- Development of AR in MRE parks: perspective of an energetic specialist - Rémi Castéras

RECIF End-off meeting

More than forty people were attending the end-off meeting, held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Cherbourg, France, to discover the results of the work carried out during the RECIF project.

After exhibiting all project deliverables, partners have followed one another to present their results on the materials used and on the environmental monitoring realized. It was also an opportunity for participants to know the details of the immersion of artificial reefs in the Seine Bay.

Two round tables on the topics "What materials for artificial reefs" and "Role of artificial reefs in the Channel area" were carried out around the choice of materials depending on the type of application and benefits of artificial reefs.

By late afternoon, a tour of the LUSAC laboratories was organized for those interested.

Download the presentation of the oral communications:

00- General overview

01- Presentation of the deliverables and the main events
Mohamed Boutouil, ESITC Caen, FR

Stéphanie Le Boulanger, ESITC Caen, FR

02- Identification of shellfishes properties
Héctor Cuadrado, ESITC Caen, FR

03- Development of materials
Héctor Cuadrado, ESITC Caen, FR

04- Technical monitoring of immersed materials
Eleanor van Veen, University of Exeter, UK

05- Production and installation of artificial reefs
Mickaël Auzas, EMCC, FR

06- Environmental monitoring of artificial reefs
Pascal Claquin, University of Caen Basse-Normandie, FR

07- Benthos organisms short term colonization of an eco-friendly artificial reef
Aurélie Foveau, University of Caen Basse-Normandie, FR

08- Monitoring of the colonization process in subtidal and intertidal areas
Ken Collins, University of Southampton, UK