Our cellar, designed as an artificial reef, is now a natural laboratory where various marine biology studies are carried out, attracting interest from various universities and institutions.
We perform periodic monitoring to assess biodiversity and the possible effects of climate change in parallel to the beverage production under strict quality controls.
Years 2008-2009: Design of the winery to create a unique marine ecosystem that serves as a laboratory to study marine life and the effects of climate change, in addition to the cellar.
Year 2010: Installation of the first MEC to hold the winery and the underwater laboratory.
Year 2010-2012: Inventory and study of the colonizing species and their activities, and monitoring of environmental variables by the Crusoe Treasure biology team, led by Anna Riera (with registration number 1615) every six months, with photographs by Mr. Enrique Talledo.
Year 2012: Installation of 8 new MEC with new design optimized for the analysis of the marine fauna, with distinct roughness, cavities, and orientations.
Year 2012: First independent biologists dive to the cellar. The biologist Mr. Marc Terradas, assigned at that time to the CSIC, made several dives during the summer of this year and took samples which confirmed good development of the communities living there and confirmed the quality of the MEC and cellar’s design.
Year 2013: An agreement is signed between our company and the Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology, University of Alicante directed by Mr. Jose Luis Sanchez Lizazo, to conduct a comprehensive study of the marine biology developed in our warehouse. Crusoe Treasure bears all costs thereof.
Year 2013: Inventory and study of the colonizing species and their activities, and monitoring of environmental variables by the Crusoe Treasure biology team, led by Anna Riera (with registration number 1615) every six months, with photographs by Mr. Enrique Talledo.
Year 2013: Staff of the University of Alicante along with the underwater camera of Mr. Enrique Talledo performs biological sampling of the entire cellar, and a long-term monitoring protocol is established. Samples are collected and analyzed in the laboratory of the Universidad del País Vasco (EHU / UPV)
in the PIE building, facing the Crusoe Treasure’s winery, in the municipality of Plentzia and frozen for subsequent storage.