Now let’s look at the research surrounding oysters, water quality, and bioremediation. Let’s go…
Water Quality and Macroalgae Bioremediation – UCN
Remember, earlier we spoke about University of Caen Normandy’s (UCN) research into macroalgae biomass and site suitability, well they are also involved in our bioremediation and water quality work! UCN are conducting technical and experimental work in their laboratories to research the macroalgae growth and bioremediation capability of seaweed. UCN are investigating experimental parameters such as light (photoperiod), NH4 (nitrogen content of ammonia) and seaweed type (red and green). The monitoring of uptake, growth rates and physiological changes in health is ongoing.
UCN’s water quality work so far is looking at investigating water quality parameters that influence macroalgae and shellfish ecology (growth and survival). Samples are being collected monthly and bi-monthly from the Baie de Seine and Baie de Veys respectively using a high frequency sonde (called the SMILETM). Using the SMILETM buoys, water quality parameters and their connections with nitrates-NO3, temperature, salinity, and many other conditions are being investigated.