2022 activitiesSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Continuation of worm study and generate feedFebruaryJune to October
Deploy sugar kelp nitrate uptake experimentJuly to December
Algal mat removal and monitoring at four test sitesApril to August
Collect additional seaweed samples for chemical analysisMayJulySeptember
Analysis of environmental data and mapping of algal matsJune to August
RaNTrans workshops and conferencesSeptember to October
2021 activitiesSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Oyster experiments in Poole and PortsmouthThroughout the year
Algal mat removal and monitoring at the four test sitesFrom April to December
Seaweed culture experiments beginFrom April to June
Monthly sampling for algal mat monitoringThroughout the year
Collect seaweed samples for bioactive chemicalsAprilJuneSeptember
First feeding experiment with multiple species of marine wormJanuary to February
Test seaweed densities for optimum growthApril to May
Generate feed from optimum marine worm speciesSeptember to October

For more information on each Work Package (WP), please see the options below.

Algal mat removal

Removing seaweed mechanically by boat could rapidly decrease the effects of algal mats on both sediment and benthic macrofauna…

Seaweed farming

Culturing seaweeds to help reduce nutrients in coastal waters could offer a novel approach to algal mat problem areas…

Utilising marine worms

Could feeding algal mats to marine polychaetes give us a new aquaculture feed?

Oyster farming

Testing a number of ways to grow oysters and their ability to remediate nutrients could help reduce algal mat coverage…

Bioactive substances

Are there some new and exciting chemicals to be found in algal mats that can be exploited for other industries?