|Continuation of worm study and generate feed||February||June to October|
|Deploy sugar kelp nitrate uptake experiment||July to December|
|Algal mat removal and monitoring at four test sites||April to August|
|Collect additional seaweed samples for chemical analysis||May||July||September|
|Analysis of environmental data and mapping of algal mats||June to August|
|RaNTrans workshops and conferences||September to October|
|Oyster experiments in Poole and Portsmouth||Throughout the year|
|Algal mat removal and monitoring at the four test sites||From April to December|
|Seaweed culture experiments begin||From April to June|
|Monthly sampling for algal mat monitoring||Throughout the year|
|Collect seaweed samples for bioactive chemicals||April||June||September|
|First feeding experiment with multiple species of marine worm||January to February|
|Test seaweed densities for optimum growth||April to May|
|Generate feed from optimum marine worm species||September to October|
The project RaNTrans schedule of activities in 2022 covers distinct seasonal work. The continuation of worm study and generate feed protocol is planned for spring and autumn. Open water deployment of seaweed sugar kelp nitrate experiment is planned for autumn and winter.
Seaweed algal mat sampling, removal, and chemical analysis as well as environmental analysis and mapping are planned for summer through to late autumn. An information sharing workshop and conference sessions are planned for autumn and winter.
The 2021 schedule of planned project activities were similar. Monthly sampling and monitoring of oysters’ units and algal mat was conducted in spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Algal mat removal from all 4 study sites started in summer through to winter. Planning for seaweed open water culture experiment started in summer for installations in autumn. Bioactive chemical analysis of collected seaweed started in late spring through to late autumn. First feeding experiment of multiple species of marine worms as well as identification of optimum performing worm species was done in summer, winter, and spring.
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