Edinburgh: Vertipools and Rockpools 

 Objectives:

-          Install vertipools at Cramond, Firth of Forth for both ecological enhancement and as a means of public engagement with the biodiversity of the site.

-           Work with local schools to explore intertidal wildlife in the same area and to sculpt small rockpools onto existing rock armour using high-performance, quick-setting concrete.

Collaborations:

Scottish Wildlife Trust | Glasgow University | Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | Concrete in the Classroom | Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh | NERC

 
 

Methods of Design and Installation 

Pre-cast and delivered to site, installation takes approximately 30 mins. The lower tide pool had a larger volume and a narrow lip, the upper pool the reverse.

 

Results

It is predicted that the pools will take a couple more months to sufficiently populate for monitoring purposes.  Bournemouth University PhD student Alice Hall will be continuing to assess the Vertipools at previous installation sites. 

 
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BBC Newsround 

The involvement and engagement events with local schools on the day of installation also attracted media attention. 

Catch the coverage here.