We have completed the starting stage of the research project by identifying what ‘variables’ we can feed into a computer program to design a custom-made reef or seawall. We have separated the design variables into three categories: Macro (orientation of reef / seawall to sun; wave impact / tidal zone / etc.) Meso (defining inhabitants in each zone and their demands) & Micro (on a material level ie. mixing in oyster shells or paper partials into the material).
If you are keen to join in expanding this work please see the PhD advertised.