⬤ IN PROGRESS
Batemans Bay Offshore Artificial Reef
BATEMANS BAY, NSW
NSW Department of Primary Industries went to tender for an innovative offshore artificial reef (OAR) to be installed 3.5km north-east of Moruya Heads.
SeaO2 conducted a global review of OAR designs and found those recently installed around Australia were some of the best. Determined to maximise biological outcomes SeaO2 asked the question: How could they be even better?
An iterative design process was undertaken with input from some of Austalia’s leading marine scientists, naval architects & engineers. The result is an OAR, or rather “constructed habitat”, with greater ability to promote marine biodiversity and enhance fishing opportunities than ever achieved before.
Just as importantly, the design is robust and economical to construct and deploy.
SeaO2 are proud to be delivering this project under SMC Marine.
Deployment is expected late-2021.
– Nine News, 22 Nov 2021: https://youtu.be/MDU8l6iDyBQ