The NOVAGRASS research project will develop innovative techniques for large-scale restoration of eelgrass in coastal areas.

Eelgrass produces large quantities of seed, and while this offers the potential to restore large areas, it is currently not happening. The project aims to develop innovative techniques for mechanical harvesting of shoots, optimal storage, and planting under different environmental conditions. The project will produce guidelines for eelgrass restoration under different environmental and climatic conditions, and the consortium of universities and private companies will develop equipment and effective techniques for large-scale eelgrass restoration.

  • Harvest

  • Seeds

  • Storage

  • Sowing

Introduction to Novagrass
Project leader Associate Professor Erik Kristensen, University of Southern Denmark, presents NOVAGRASS

First harvest 2014.

Video regarding seeding and planting of eelgraas seeds and stress factors