Terra Et Aqua

Number 147 - June 2017

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ReefGuard: A Scientific Approach to Active Reef Rehabilitation

MARK VAN KONINGSVELD, REMMENT TER HOFSTEDE, JESPER ELZINGA, TIJMEN SMOLDERS, MIRIAM SCHUTTER, RONALD OSINGA

ReefGuard, a mobile coral breeding facility provides a highly controlled environment to aid in integrating the breeding and outplanting of corals. This article gives a detailed look into how proven small-scale coral breeding techniques can be scaled-up and applied in practice to promote environmental gain around marine infrastructure projects.

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Safety on Site

ROLINDA VAN ZANTEN, VICTORIA NEWELL

One in five fatal accidents occur in construction and a high percentage of it involves a man on the ground. This article explains how companies can significantly reduce the number of potential accidents on the construction site by implementing strict safety protocols; separating pedestrians and machinery on the site; and what employees can do to maintain a safe working environment.

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Innovative Modelling: A Tool for Coastal Developments

AURELIE LE DISSEZ, ERIC LAGROY DE CROUTTE, RéGIS WALTHER

The Port-La Nouvelle harbour, located in an inlet between Bages-Sigean lagoon and the Mediterranean coast is home to complex hydrodynamics. An innovative package of five interacting hydro-sedimentary numerical models was developed to assess a port expansion project in the area.

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Coral spawning inside one of the ReefGuard’s aquaria during a 2015 spawning event in Coral Bay, Western Australia. The buoyant gametes float towards the surface where they can be easily collected.

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