SOLUTIONS FOR LAKES,
ARTIFICIAL RESERVOIRS AND FRESHWATER HARBOURS

Our solutions allow very young fish
to grow up before joining the surrounding ecosystem and adults to spawn on an adapted substrate.
Thanks to the different solutions offered by Ecocean, the artificialized areas can become real refuges
and breeding grounds for many species.

urbanisation

Construction of ports,
artificialization of riverbanks,
urbanization

absence d habitat naturel

Variations of the water level,
absence of natural habitats,
and erosion of the banks

attente des citoyens

Public expectations
of more biodiversity, nature and
freshness islands in cities.

In order to allow certain uses, infrastructures or improvement are developed. They involve, in
particular, the modification of morphological characteristics and hydrology of continental aquatic
environments (lakes, irrigation basins, canals…), causing a high level of artificialization.

How to act?

Our solutions for the managers concerned about the aquatic environment

schémas eau douce
buiohut

LE BIOHUT

Biohut is an artificial habitat that allows to rehabilitate nursery and spawning areas that have been damaged by artificialization. The process helps the juvenile fish, allowing them to reach “refuge size” in order to contribute effectively to local population.

logo biohut

Vegetated raftsradeau végétalise

Vegetated rafts represent green and fresh islands in the heart of the cities or in port areas. The emerged area planted with terrestrial plants attracts a precious fauna (insects, birds…). The roots of these plants and the Biohut underneath increase spawning surfaces and provide nursery functions.

radeau végétalisé
nichoirs

Nesting rafts

The nesting rafts provide nesting surfaces to different species of birds, depending on the granulometry of the substrates used and the vegetation that is put in place. The Biohut installed underneath the rafts promote underwater biodiversity by providing an artificial habitat for the young animals present in the area.

buiohut

LE BIOHUT

Biohut is an artificial habitat that allows to rehabilitate nursery and spawning areas that have been damaged by artificialization. The process helps the juvenile fish, allowing them to reach “refuge size” in order to contribute effectively to local population.

logo biohut
radeau végétalisé

Vegetated raftsradeau végétalise

The nesting rafts provide nesting surfaces to different species of birds, depending on the granulometry of the substrates used and the vegetation that is put in place. The Biohut installed underneath the rafts promote underwater biodiversity by providing an artificial habitat for the young animals present in the area.

nichoirs

Nesting rafts

favorisent la nidification de différentes espèces d’oiseaux en fonction de la granulométrie des substrats utilisés et de la végétation que l’on met en place. Les Biohut® installés sous les radeaux favorisent la biodiversité subaquatique en offrant un habitat artificiel aux jeunes animaux présents sur la zone.

COMMUNICATE YOUR SCIENTIFIC RESULTS

Ecocean’s scientific team travels regularly to carry out ecological monitoring on the BIOHUT observation units installed under the structures. The results allow clients to promote their actions to
users and demonstrate their effectiveness.

To date, more than 45 species of fish and crustaceans have been identified as a result of our monitoring.

ENHANCE THE VALUE OF YOUR APPROACH

Raise public awareness of aquatic biodiversity through educational actions (panels, event days, photo exhibitions, videos, games etc.).

ENHANCE THE VALUE OF YOUR APPROACH

Raise public awareness of aquatic biodiversity through educational actions (panels, event days, photo exhibitions, videos, games etc.).

Our references

BIOHUT® EN EAU DOUCE

PORT DE L’ARSENAL (PARIS) /CARRÉ DE VIE (AVEYRON) /
PORT DE BALTIMORE (USA) / ROTTERDAM (PAYS-BAS) /
FLOATING FARM (PAYS-BAS) / RWS (PAYS-BAS)
Projet UROS (ALPES)

RADEAUX FLOTTANTS VÉGÉTALISÉS

CANAL SAINT-MARTIN (PARIS) / LAVELANET (ARIÈGE) /
LAC DE CHASTANG (CORRÈZE) / PONT DE CRIMÉE (PARIS)

RADEAUX FLOTTANTS NICHOIRS

BASSIN DE LA CITADELLE (LE HAVRE) / LIVERPOOL (ROYAUME-UNI)