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White Paper: Achieving Biodiversity Uplift on Marine Infrastructure
This white paper discusses how ECOncrete technology can promote marine biodiversity as integral part of concrete-based coastal and marine i...

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We offer sessions with our experts for teams in all aspects of the
marine infrastructure space. We share the problems inherent in
traditional marine construction and present solutions that benefit
any project and the local marine environment.

Schedule a session to learn more about our
responsible marine construction solutions

    Webinars On Demand

    Watch any of our past webinars with industry experts discussing the topics we care most about: marine construction,
    coastal engineering, nature based design, offshore development, marine biodiversity, and more.
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    Webinar: Subsea Grids Supporting Marine Biodiversity

    Our Head of Biology, Yaeli Rosenburg, Ph.D., participated in a recent webinar hosted by the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)Â...
    Nov 23, 2023
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    Webinar: Marine Biodiversity and Offshore Wind Infrastructure

    A panel of European industry experts discussed the impact of offshore wind on the marine environment. Watch the full recordin...
    Mar 30, 2023
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    Webinar: Environmental Considerations for Offshore Wind Development

    In this webinar, a panel of industry experts shed light on the renewable energy development process and accompanying environm...
    Nov 03, 2022
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    Webinar: Challenges and Innovations in Coastal Protection

    In this webinar, the panel of experts in applied coastal engineering explored challenges and solutions in coastal protection ...
    Oct 18, 2022
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    ECOncrete Featured in NY Climate Week WEDG Webinar

    As part of Climate Week NYC, the Waterfront Alliance hosted a webinar highlighting projects that have shaped New York Harbor ...
    Sep 25, 2022
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    Webinar: Nature-Inclusive Design

    Three experts speak about landscape architecture projects designed to support and regenerate the surrounding environment. Wat...
    Jul 07, 2022
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    Webinar: Designing Resilient and Sustainable Marine Infrastructure

    High-Profile Experts Discuss Best Practices: Designing Resilient and Sustainable Coastal, Marine & Offshore Infrastructure. W...
    Mar 15, 2022

    Papers - Studies & Peer-Reviewed Articles

    Access our publications on the harmful ecological impacts of standard concrete and evaluations of our bio-enhancing
    technology on natural environments and structural performance.
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    White Paper: Achieving Biodiversity Uplift on Marine Infrastructure

    This white paper discusses how ECOncrete technology can promote marine biodiversity as integral part of concrete-based coast...
    Oct 03, 2023
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    Case Study: Red Electrica Ecological Sub-sea Cable Protection

    The sub-sea electrical interconnector cable between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, protected by ecological concrete technology,...
    Apr 24, 2023
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    Study Shows: Urbanization Impairs Biological Rhythms In Coral Holobionts

    A new study led by ECOncrete’s Head of Biology, Marine Biologist Dr. Yaeli Rosenberg and Prof. Oren Levy, recently made...
    Mar 14, 2022
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    Scientific Study: Positive Impact Of Ecological Articulated Concrete Block Mattresses

    A new peer-reviewed scientific paper proves the positive impact of ecologically engineered articulated concrete block mattres...
    Dec 14, 2021
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    Case Study: Reconciling Natural Habitats at Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Study Duration: 2013-2016 This case study is for landscape architects, engineers, and asset owners, who would like to underst...
    Jan 27, 2018

    Key Research Findings

    Click on each graphic for select results from our research and summaries of the studies they come from.

    Biodiversity on Concrete

    Nature Conservancy Technical Report

    Research & Development

    Explore ongoing projects with partners all over the world as we continue to find novel techniques to ecologically
    enhance marine construction, transforming how onshore and offshore infrastructure look and function.
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    Case Study: Red Electrica Ecological Sub-sea Cable Protection

    The sub-sea electrical interconnector cable between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, protected by ecological concrete technology,...
    Apr 24, 2023
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    Droplock Ecological Concrete Scour Protection Deployed

    Successful deployment of the novel Droplock Ecological Scour Protection is completed 12 miles off the shore of Long Island, N...
    Nov 01, 2022
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    First Ecologically Enhanced Tetrapods – An ETERMAR & ECOncrete Collaboration

    ETERMAR/ECOncrete’s first pilot project in Portugal pioneers ‘blue’ Tetrapods at Port of LeixĂ”es 40 tons ecologically ...
    Sep 13, 2022
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    Next-Generation Port Infrastructure: “Living Ports” In Vigo

    ECOncreteÂź has won the European Commission Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation funding program with a large-scale deployme...
    Jan 03, 2022

    Videos

    Watch to learn more about the company and particular projects.
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    Marine Biodiversity Developing on New Pier

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    Marine Biodiversity on Coastalock Installation

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    Coastalock Single Layer Concrete Units

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Have more questions? See the full FAQ page

    How does biology affect hydrodynamic stability? Do you have data?
    A rough defensive layer of marine life like oysters and tubeworms encrusts ECOncrete, helping to dissipate wave energy, buffer hydrodynamic forces, and adding stabilizing weight. For data on a specific solution, send us a message.
    Why wouldn’t I get the same ecological value by building with rock?
    Bluestone or quarry rock have dense and homogeneous surfaces—leading to less life, more invasive species, and lower biodiversity. ECOncrete mimics natural coastal features, offering native habitat, shelter, and breeding spaces.
    Are there cost savings when using ECOncrete?
    Living infrastructure lowers environmental mitigation penalties by providing habitat, carbon storage, greater biodiversity, and protection of native species. In one U.S. project, mitigation penalties were reduced by approximately 80%, or about $15 million.
    Is ECOncrete reinforced?
    Units using ECOncrete’s technologies can be either steel or fiber reinforced depending on project requirements. ECOncrete’s admixture has been proven to reduce chloride penetration, serving to protect steel reinforcement members.