Europe’s First Multipurpose Reef

Date: 8/2/2010

El Segundo, California-based Amalgamate Solutions and Research Ltd (ASR) has completed Europe’s first multipurpose reef on the Boscombe shoreline, outside the city of Bournemouth in southern England. ASR was enlisted to help Bournemouth improve its surfing conditions in order to increase tourism, but ASR said the new reef will provide a much more substantial benefit to the beachside community. The multipurpose reef acts as a protective barrier to the coastline to help decrease sand erosion on beaches and creates a new marine habitat. Reefs decrease the rate of erosion on beaches by dissipating wave energy before it has a chance to hit the beach. visit

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