3DMonaco - Long term monitoring of Monaco 3D artificial reefs
Monitoring, Fish, 3D artificial reefs, Monaco, Larvotto MPA
AMPN & ECOSEAS
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
- 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.