i3Dc – Session S14
Artificial reefs through 3D printing. 3DPare: a case study
Prof. Elena Blanco-Fernández
Universidad de Cantabria
Abstract: The aim of this presentation is to present the European research project entitled ‘Artificial reef 3D printing for the Atlantic Area (3DPare)’. A total of 36 artificial reefs have been design, built, immersed and monitor in four European countries: France, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom, proofing the capability of this technology to attract marine life very quickly.
Short Bio: Elena Blanco is PhD Civil Engineer, and it’s the responsible of the research line in 3D printing in the Construction Technology Applied Research Group (GITECO) at Universidad de Cantabria.