At first BESE-elements® present a temporary structure and protection for organisms. After a certain time, when sufficient adult organisms built up a structure on their own BESE-elements® break down and the organisms establish and enlarge their natural structure.
Currently BESE-elements® are used to stimulate the recovery of natural mussels beds and oyster reefs in Europe, USA and Australia. Other pilot projects include the restoration of salt marsh vegetation, sea grass, mangroves, submerged aquatic vegetation, reed beds, coral reefs and water purification. Since the structure is modular a variety of shapes can be customised based on the ecosystem needs and adjusted depending on the outcome of the pilot projects.