Modular Sealife System
What is MOSES?
The Modular Sealife System (MOSES) is a modular building system. It can be installed in the ocean or in waterways, where after it serves as habitat for marine life to find food, shelter, and a safe space to reproduce. MOSES enables the construction of functional maritime structures, such as riverbank reinforcements, wave breakers or scour protection that simultaneously function as artificial reefs. The innovative ReefSystems ingredient mix enables the construction of structures with similar size and strength using 40% less concrete, resulting in decreased CO2-emissions by using less cement.
Have the effects of MOSES been tested?
Wageningen University & Research has conducted a case study to research the effect of MOSES in the ecosystem of Haringvliet, the Netherlands and they saw an increase of several species! Want to learn more?
What species does MOSES attract?
Each module can be modified to create various microhabitats. Local species such as crabs, lobsters, mussels, oysters, and corals can find shelter within MOSES-reefs in different life cycle stages. The outside surface has a rough texture, which functions as hard substrate. We have noticed that juvenile fish are exploring the different microhabitats immediately after installation.
How can MOSES be installed?
The modular system enables the construction of various structures. MOSES can be constructed on land, where after they can be placed with a crane. Each module weighs 15 kilograms, which also makes it possible to install MOSES reefs in areas with limited resources. Small reef-installations can be constructed under water using marine epoxy. With local community involvement we can create employment and stimulate the economy.
Why use MOSES for your construction project?
- To win tenders by adding ecological value to your construction project
- To stimulate biodiversity and help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 14.
- For damage control of construction projects.
- To compensate for your CO2-emissions / habitat destruction
Sheet Pile Eco-Territorial Reinforcement
What is SPECTER?
SPECTER is a multi-layered hanging case that can be installed onto sheet piles. Within the SPECTER cases native aquatic plants are placed. When these plants have grown they have a positive effect on the water quality and the surrounding ecosystem. When installed along canals, fish can find food, shelter and a safe space to reproduce along their migration route. With SPECTER it is possible to bring back nature in places, where this hasn't been possible before!
How is SPECTER designed?
- Above water the plants attract birds, bees and other insects. Additionally the vegetation creates a pleasant street view with a positive environmental impact.
- Under water the water plants create a green aquatic wall full of insect larvae, water snails and other aquatic invertebrates. These organisms are food for fish. The water plants also create shelter options for juvenile fish to hide for bigger predators and they provide a safe space to reproduce.
How is SPECTER installed?
SPECTER is installed using a ponton. Right before installation the water plants and substrate are placed in the cases. A small crane is used for placement, where after the SPECTER cases are easily welded onto the sheet piles. March until May is the best period to install SPECTER, since this is the start of the growing season.
Where to implement SPECTER?
Close to the ocean to create shelter possibilities for migrating fish
In calm waterways for an improved street view and better water quality
In busy waterways where there is no possibility (yet) for water plants to grow
Why use SPECTER for your construction project?
SPECTER is the only product on the market to enhance nature with sheet pile installations. From an ecological perspective it focuses on the EU goals for the Water Framework Directive (Kade Richtlijn Water).