Aim: To understand, monitor and characterise the colonisation processes, environmental variables and site selection criteria of biofouling organisms on artificial structures.

Objectives:To collect baseline data regarding artificial reefs and structures and document the colonoisation process in order to gain an understanding of the variables that should be studied selected when choising an artificial reef site. To study the larval dispersion process in order to assess site selection criteria.

Collaborators: Cyprus Institute (Nicosia), Fisheries Research Institute (Kavala, Greece), AP Marine (Nicosia). Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (Nicosia),