Living Seawalls, a flagship project of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science in Australia, is looking to explore potential partnerships with like-minded organisations in the United Kingdom, particularly in areas with plenty of shoreline, such as Cornwall.
Living Seawalls aims to revolutionise the way we think about building in the ocean. In order to improve the ecological sustainability of new and existing foreshore developments it advocates that we must ensure that no new development proceeds without first considering how it can benefit both humans and nature. By combining ecological and engineering knowledge, Living Seawalls is committed to developing adaptable and affordable mechanisms to bring life back into marine developments across the world.
Living Seawalls was recently a finalist in the Revive our Oceans category of the Earthshot Prize, which is widely considered to be the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years.
The Prize aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, by highlighting the ability of human ingenuity to bring about change, and inspiring collective action.
If you’d like to discuss developing a partnership project with Living Seawalls, please email Dr Aria Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the innovative work Living Seawalls is undertaking to increase the ecological value of artificial structures in the marine environment, please visit its website.