Offshore cavernous boulder reefs in shallow waters have a high biodiversity. Boulder reefs in shallow waters have been intensely exploited mainly to construction of harbours and sea defences and is now a rare habitat type in Danish waters.

The BlueReef project budget is Euro 4.8 million (DKK 35 mio kr.) and has obtained crucial economical support from the EU LIFE Nature Fond.

The project was implemented between August 2006 and April 2013. Please find the final reports here .

The project was run by the Nature Agency in cooperation with the University of Aarhus and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark.