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Boskalis
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New Research: Ecological effects sand extraction

Sand extraction in the North Sea threatens marine life and the marine food chain, careful depth selection needed for ecological conservation

The Coastal Zone

Take a look and see what all lives on the bottom of the North Sea.

In the future, you will find videos from OR ELSE here.

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Research into sand extraction without harming nature in the North Sea

Link: Research into sand extraction without harming nature in the North Sea (h2owaternetwerk.nl)

Terra et Aqua
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OR ELSE mentioned in article Terra et Aqua

SAND AS A RESOURCE: BEST PRACTICES TO CONDUCT RESPONSIBLE DREDGING PROJECTS On 5 September 2023, IADC published a paper by […]

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OR ELSE – first plenary meeting on 12th of October 2023

The presentations of the work packages provided a profound insight into the research work. Throughout the day, much information about […]

Volkskrant artikel
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Sand extraction threatens wildlife: with the sand, all soil life is also drained away

Link: UN alarmed at growing demand for sand from sea: nature in North Sea to be disrupted for years (volkskrant.nl)

bodemleven
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How does soil life develop in an abandoned sand extraction pit?

Sand extraction in the North Sea at greater depths has long-term negative ecological effects on soil life

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Sand from the sea

La MER Foundation and Rijkswaterstaat investigate ecological consequences of North Sea sand extraction and share results

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Because of sea level rise, we need more and more sand from the North Sea to protect our coast, and housing construction also requires a lot of sand. OR ELSE aims to ecologically optimize sand extraction in the North Sea so that the marine ecosystem remains healthy and continues to provide us with food. Want to read more about our research? Click here.