ExPERimental approaches towards Future Sustainable Use of North Sea Artificial HarD SubstratEs

PERSUADE

In Progress: January 2018 - April 2020

PERSUADE will investigate how the introduction of offshore windfarms, through the associated changes in biodiversity (colonisation by fouling fauna, changes in benthic communities) will affect the nitrogen cycling at the local scale. Furthermore, we will investigate how these changes interact with the effects of climate change and/or the combination with aquaculture