A refuge for eels!

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Yesterday we took the floating islands out of the water in order to harvest the plant. And what a surprise: More than eight eels were hiding inside the small islands made out of natural reed stems! They seem to love … Continued

First excursion to floating wetlands

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What wonderful and creative ideas come up when you mix people with different research backgrounds! Scientists from the IOW, the University of Rostock, BUND and EUCC-D discussed how floating wetland design could be ameliorated regarding sustainability and durability or which … Continued

Water quality monitoring

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Soon the first floating wetlands will be installed in the Curonian lagoon, Szczecin lagoon and Darss-Zingst Bodden Chain!  One of the pilot islands will help to reduce nutrients in the brackish aquaculture ponds for sturgeons at the Federal State Institute … Continued

Cattail mowing in coastal wetlands

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The Greifswald Mire Centre demonstrated yesterday how mowing of cattail (Typha) in coastal wetlands is conducted. Typha can be used as a sustainable construction material and has excellent insulation properties. More information on paludiculure, the productive use of wet peatlands, … Continued