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Nature Based Solution
Coastal Areas

N32 Restoring offshore habitat

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Challenges
Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Water Resilience Coastal Resilience Outdoor Comfort Greening the City Self-Sufficiency
Description

Most seagrass species form large “beds” of root and rhizome system which provide habitat for thousands of marine species and fix soil which leads into reduced erosion. Also, seagrass leads to slowed down water currents and reduced wave energy which reduces the impact of waves on the shoreline. Reefs represent natural breakwaters which leads to lower coastal erosion by reducing wave energy.

Conditions for Implementation
  • Technical and plant physiological restrictions
Performance
    Cooling Service Transpiration
    Shading
    Evaporation
    Building (Insulation)
    Reflection (Albedo)
    Surface Water Regulation Water Conveyance
    Water Infiltration
    Water Retention
    Water Storage
    Water Reuse
    Water Purification Water Filtering
    Water Bio-remediation
    Air Purification and Noise Reduction Deposition
    Air Biofiltration
    Noise Reduction
    Biodiversity Habitat Provision
    Connectivity
    Socio-Cultural Services Beauty / Appearance
    Usability / Functionality
    Social Interaction
    Education
    Provisioning Service Food / Energy / Material
    Climate Regulation CO2 Sequestration