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Artificial reefs: a nature-based solution to restore marine life

Event organised by Offshore Engineering Society

06 March 2024
18:30 - 19:30 GMT
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Deep dive into the world of nature-based solutions and discover how companies like ARC Marine are restoring marine habitats whilst at the same time building large offshore infrastructure projects.  

ARC Marine has developed reef cubes® to be the most sustainable building material in our oceans. They are made of carbon negative concrete, plastic free, consist of 98% recycled materials and are certified safe for use in the marine environment.  

They meet the technical requirements of coastal developers enabling them to choose reef cubes® to protect their marine infrastructure, preventing the use of traditional toxic and high carbon alternatives. Reef cubes® are scientifically proven to boost biodiversity, restore our oceans and prevent millions of tons of greenhouse gases being produced as well as restoring damaged reef ecosystems whilst humans continue to build in the ocean to fight climate change.  

Reef cubes® are being developed to become the perfect substrate to restore marine life. Whether that be coral, kelp or oysters on the outer surface or lobsters, fish and eggs in the internal chambers. Reef cubes can be scaled in size from 15cm to 2000cm and 3D printing is used to formulate bespoke textures on the reef cubes® which follow scientific principles resulting in techniques described as nature inclusive design or biomimicry. This enables all species types to be catered for, at different life stages across the globe.

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Organised by

The Offshore Engineering Society

The Offshore Engineering Society

The OES acts to promote interest and scholarship in both the scientific and applied aspects of offshore engineering.


17:30 - 18:00

Tea, coffee and biscuits upon arrival

18:00 - 18:30

OES AGM (members only)

18:30 - 19:30



Harison Short

Harison Short

ARC Marine

Engineering Manager

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Harison Short

With experience in marine civil and coastal engineering and a passion for the ocean Harrison joined ARC Marine to develop artificial reefs across the globe with their unique and leading solutions. Steering the engineering and product development within ARC Marine towards practical and efficient solutions balanced with nature inclusive design.