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As core members of the Hydralab+ RESIST project we met for the first time in person at the FZK’s large wave flume facility (GWK) to discuss the challenge of preparing all of our 75(!) europallet-sized sediment and plant containers to … Continue reading
With the new fresh leaves arising on the trees and flowers blooming everywhere, spring is definitely in the air. This makes the perfect time to plant our tussocks into the sediment boxes outside. The RESIST gardening team prepared the boxes … Continue reading
A hard-boiled group of RESIST team members went out to the marshes this month to collect salt marsh sods that will build the foundation for the salt marsh patches we will expose to hydrodynamic forces in the flume. Frost does … Continue reading
Yes, we are planning another amazing experiment, to see how strong and stable tidal flat sediments and marsh vegetation really are… watch this space!!
Check out the beautiful documentary on ‘natural coastal protection’ produced by the German/French TV Channel ‘Arte’ and screened last Saturday 21st November. Well worth a look even if you do not understand the languages!: French: http://youtu.be/fh1Bh3MxmKg German: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YuATQGzjxI
… with an appropriately decorated mortar board – even the mice get a space on it! Congratulations! Well deserved! And a big ‘thank you’ – Without Franziska, the marsh would never have made it to the flume!
The University of Cambridge covered our story last week on its main news page… Check it out on here…: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/salt-marsh-plants-key-to-reducing-coastal-erosion-and-flooding