Bringing back biodiversity
in the North Sea

In the past 50 years, the biodiversity of the Belgian and Dutch North Sea has been negatively impacted by overfishing, pollution, habitat loss due to coastal development, and the warming climate. This has led to a decline in fish populations, changes in species composition, and degradation of vital habitats.

Facilitating the return of biodiversity in the North Sea is crucial for maintaining ecological balance, supporting fisheries, and enhancing the resilience of marine ecosystems against climate change.

Innovative solutions

Over the past years, many nature-inclusive designs and artificial reef structures to bring back biodiversity in the North Sea (at the Belgian and Dutch coastlines) have been lab tested and approved. The next challenge is to get these solutions implemented on a larger scale. 

This experimental pilot phase is in need of support, as regulations and initiatives are lagging behind. That’s why Go Ocean and its members want to facilitate and accelerate the implementation of the pilot projects. 

Both the delivered biodiversity enhancement and the associated ecosystem services will quantitatively be recorded to assess, analyze, illustrate, and disseminate the ecosystem values of the innovative solutions.

Nature-inclusive design in Belgium

Oyster reefs in the Netherlands

Need more information?

Would you literally invest in the building blocks of a healthier North Sea or do you prefer to finance droppable oyster structures?

We are looking for companies that want to be part of these crucial pilot projects in exchange for reporting via a personal impact dashboard. Leave your contact details and we will send you more information!