2013
1. Methods for seed processing and storage tested
2. Initial evaluation and selection of restoration techniques
3. Effects of changes in CO2, salinity and temperature on eelgrass metabolism identified
4. Potential locations for eelgrass restoration identified based on multi-year model simulations
2014
1. Methods for seed processing and storage developed
2. Commercial eelgrass harvesting developed and tested
3. Techniques developed to suppress negative effects of environmental stress on seedling survival
4. Field experiments where stressors on eelgrass seed and seedlings are prevented
5. Combined temperature and oxygen effects on eelgrass metabolism and tissue survival identified
6. Improvement of the existing ecological model
2015
1. Eelgrass seed storage for commercial use developed and tested
2. Seed and/or seedling broadcasting techniques for commercial use developed and tested
3. Field experiments continued
4. Monitoring of eelgrass recovery status in test areas
5. Timing of seed germination and the influence of environmental parameters identified
2016
1. Seed and seedling processing design optimized and refined
2. Field experiments finalized
3. Monitoring of eelgrass recovery status in test areas
4. Impacts of increasing CO2 on eelgrass growth and depth penetration identified
5. Validation of the ecological model based on the obtained data completed
6. Predictions of the outcome from various eelgrass restoration techniques using multi-year simulations completed
2017
1 Eelgrass recovery supported by the selected techniques evaluated
2. Model simulation introduced into GIS and areal maps of potential eelgrass recovery generated
3. Monitoring of eelgrass patch development and associated ecosystem functioning completed
4. Technical guidelines/user manuals of the developed equipment completed
5. Costs and benefits of improved ecosystem services by restoration estimated
6. Socio-economic guidelines for the area specific costs and benefits of the applied full-scale restorations completed