Seaboost is a French company with specialist expertise in restoring marine ecosystems, designing pro-active, pro-biodiversity coastal structures, and adapting coastal areas to the effects of climate change.
A significant part of our activity takes place specifically in port cities, where we develop and deploy solutions to revitalise aquatic ecosystems in the interface zones where the urban and natural environments meet. Nature is resilient, and can often be restored to its rightful place in our ports. As natural habits in shallow coastal waters are carved up and disappear, we urgently need to reconsider the role that man-made coastal installations can play in reclaiming marine biodiversity. This is the goal are staff work towards every day, providing their unique expertise in ecological engineering, built on over ten years of real, tangible projects in France and around the world (Caribbean, Middle East, South-East Asia, Polynesia, Indian Ocean).
Our complete, out-of-the-box solutions are designed to be applied to new developments or existing technical structures (quays, pontoons, dykes, outfall channels, ballast, moorings, etc.). Our role is to recreate natural or artificial habitats, and in doing so redevelop the ecological functions that are essential for coastal ecosystems to work properly. These restored ecosystems are then better able to provide some or all of the natural services that we rely on every day, and we are increasingly at the mercy of the effects of climate change.
Seaboost’s work is built around three key values:
• Custom-design: there is a specific solution to suit every project. To address the particular challenges posed by a given project in the most effective way possible, our team always looks for the optimal solutions, taking into account the unique environmental, technical, social, and economic features involved. We establish the research and industrial partnerships needed to offer the best local solution.
• Biomimicry: understanding and taking inspiration from nature. We still have much to learn and to describe when it comes to the way in which aquatic ecosystems function. A restoration solution can be made significantly more effective by drawing inspiration from empirical observations of natural environments.
• Upscaling: habitat restoration projects are only of use if they are sufficiently ambitious in scale as to generate genuine benefits for the environments concerned. Seaboost focuses its entire development on high-impact solutions, with projects that can be replicated on a larger scale.