DUBAI – TEST REPORT AT PALM ISLANDS 2007


DOCUMENT LINK HERE
Hopkins C.C.E 2007.
Dubai pilot project: Test report for ‘Reef Systems’ at the Palm
Jumeirah. AquaMarine Advisers, Sweden.

The aim of the test project was to examine the ability of the Runde reef system to:
• Form suitable habitat for colonization by indigenous fauna and flora, thereby contributing
to conservation and enhancement of marine biodiversity, even though the prevalent
environmental conditions (e.g. human and naturally caused) of the locality selected for
the test in the vicinity of the Palm Jumeirah artificial island may not be optimal;
• Provide a range of important ‘ecological goods and services’ of potential benefit to the
marine environment and human society, through the biological colonization of the new
reef habitat and resulting cultivation of selected parts of the seabed, which may help
compensate for human impacts from marine constructions and waterfront development.
• Be deployed in and endure the prevalent marine environmental conditions (e.g. high
water temperature and salinity, sea state changes forced by the seasonal Shamal winds
and storms) characteristic of the Arabian Gulf.

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