Marconi stands for Maritime Concepts In view. Under this project name several parties work since a couple of years to enforce the relation between Delfzijl and the Ems and to improve the quality of the mainland and the Ems estuary itself. The development of salt marshes is part of the Marconi-project.
This development is unique in the the Netherlands. Since centuries, we stimulate the formation of salt marshes with brushwood groynes. However, in Marconi we first have to bring sediment to the correct height, under the correct slope and with appropriate protection against erosion before salt marsh vegetation can develop. This pilot project of Marconi Delfzijl is a learning by doing project on salt marsh development.