Before floating installations are installed to boost water restoration, plenty of questions need to be clarified: What kinds of permits are needed? What size and shape should the island have? Which materials should be used? Also, when choosing the optimal plant species, different aspects need to be considered: Is it primarily about nutrient removal or should other ecosystem services such as erosion protection, habitat suitability or aesthetics be taken into account? EUCC-D created the short summary brochure to guide interested end-users and support them in their decision-making. The digital version of the brochure is available here (in English); Schwimmende Pflanzeninseln (in German).
Full version of Guidelines and reports developed by project:
- Best Practice Guidelines for installation and maintenance of floating islands and nets
- Nutrient removal capacity of floating installations
- Assessment report on overall applicability and technical sustainability
- Technical guidelines for the implementation of living barriers technology and their commercialization