3DMonaco - Long term monitoring of Monaco 3D artificial reefs
3d-ar-monitoring
Monitoring, Fish, 3D artificial reefs, Monaco, Larvotto MPA
AMPN & ECOSEAS
Patrice Francour

Association Monégasque pour la Protection de la Natrure (coordination and financial management)

UMR BOREA, PlanBlue, CREOCEAN

Anse du Portier via AMPN

overall funding: 143 900 euros

2019-2022

  • In November 2017, six experimental 3D ARs have been immersed in the Larvotto MPA (Monaco).
  • Their monitoring has been implemented by ECOMERS and UMR BOREA (Museum Natural History of Paris, University Pierre and Marie Curie, CNRS) throughout several programmes (Elisabeth Riera PhD, Hyper3D, 3DHyper)
  • the collaboration between AMP and Anse du Portier, a compagny from Monaco, allow ECOSEAS to improve and support the long term monitoring of these 3D artificial reefs.
  • The monitoring includes underwater visual census of fish population, semi-automatic fish census by camera, macrofouling analyses using an hyperspectral camera, and photogrammetry.