A team at UHI Sheltand is using drone surveys to locate and survey known seagrass beds and identify whether seagrass habitat has been lost from where it was last recorded over 25 years ago. This project will increase knowledge about the status of known seagrass beds and address key questions for future restoration attempts about the status and reproductive potential of Shetland’s eelgrass beds.
UHI Shetland received £24,995.81 in the SMEEF 2023/24 grant round for this work. This was our first fully privately financed round made possible by donations from businesses interested in restoring and enhancing Scotland’s coasts and seas. Contributors are listed here, For more information about how to contribute to SMEEF contact firstname.lastname@example.org