The team developed three spherical sculptural forms to be installed in the intertidal zone that are designed to improve the resilience of coastal habitats to the impact of global climate change.


Building on previous research on constructed reefs, the Rhode Island team of scientists and artists developed three prototypical forms with a steel structure and concrete tiles that encourage bivalve settlement. The forms can be deployed individually or in aggregations, creating a new model
for coastal edges that contribute to the restoration of critical ecological services. Unlike other constructed reefs that are large and require a crane or barge to install, these forms are modular and can be constructed and installed by community groups.


Steel Framework