Ecological engineering and human-made structures in our bays study

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Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2017 to Tuesday, 26 September 2017
World Harbour Project and The National Centre for Coasts and Climate at The University of Melbourne in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong is conducting a survey to understand what people think of human-made structures along the bays shorelines and new initiatives to make these structures better for marine life through ecological engineering.
Ecological engineering is the process of combining ecology with engineering to enhance the ecological value of buildings and infrastructure. This information will be used to develop better planning and management strategies for ecological engineering in Port Phillip and Western Port Bays.
A current example of this in the Geelong region is the construction of a breakwater/artificial reefs at Ramblers Road, Portarlington later this year by the City of Greater Geelong, with monitoring and evaluation of the performance of the structure to undertaken in collaboration with The University of Melbourne.