Peel Ports Group Marine Environmental Award Winner

Peel Ports Group Marine Environmental Award Winner

We are delighted to have installed Biomatrix Floating Ecosystems at Glasgow Science Centre and even more delighted that the project was awarded Peel Ports’ first-ever Group Marine Environmental Award! The Award recognises extraordinary efforts to protect and enhance marine environments across Peel Ports marine jurisdictional areas. Our Operations Manager, Ellen, attended the award ceremony in Glasgow last week.



“The Floating Wetland project focuses on innovative engineering solutions to enhance and restore local biodiversity in a disused dock area. The project has also provided a huge benefit to the local community, offering visitors an opportunity to engage with the islands and their local environment to promote wellbeing.  Studying the biodiversity on the islands also offers educational opportunities to captivate and inspire the next generation of scientists.”

– Lisa Reilly
Assistant Group Harbour Master (Environment)

“This project allowed us to continue to enhance our outdoor spaces, taking the science engagement on offer inside Glasgow Science Centre outdoors, engaging the wider community with workshops throughout the development of the project, and improving biodiversity and visual amenity in this historically industrial area of Glasgow.

– Jenny Galbraith
Exhibition & Projects Manager at Glasgow Science Centre

“The Glasgow Floating Wetland project is an outstanding example of bringing natural features back into our cities – places where we often have the lowest habitat for marine birds, mammals, and fish, and where people can most readily go to experience nature..”
– Larissa Naylor
Professor of Geomorphology and Environmental Geography, University of Glasgow

The Floating Wetlands project was made possible thanks to funding secured from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund, which is facilitated by the Scottish Marine Environmental Enhancement Fund (SMEEF) and managed by NatureScot.