Addressing the challenges
Through the Køge Bay Marine Park project, WSP will help prepare a holistic and ecosystem-based solution that gives back to nature by enhancing the quality of the marine environment and ensuring a healthy ecosystem for its future. This goal will be accomplished by building stone reefs, concrete reefs, educational reefs, fish hotels, and biohuts. Additionally, biogenic reefs inhabited by blue mussels will increase microalgae filtration, thus ensuring clearer water and more abundant light for seaweed and other aquatic plants, including eelgrass.
The reefs will form part of the Køge Bay Marine Park project, which has received a grant of approximately DKK 10 million from the Velux Foundation. Funds received from the grant will be used to establish a total of seven stone reefs.
A powerful collaboration
Behind the stone reefs is the Køge Bugt Stenrev voluntary association, and the project is being carried out in collaboration with WSP Denmark, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua and DTU Sustain), the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen, Den Blå Planet, and the municipalities of Stevns, Køge, Greve, Solrød, and Ishøj.