Between rising sea tempatures, CO2 polution, and natural disasters, our planet's reefs are dying - and with them the people, and animals, who rely on them to live.
Tracking coral rooting and growth rates on natural composite 3D printed surfaces in our nursery against the open ocean site.
We rapidly grow coral fragments in our sea nursery which then get transplanted into reef installation areas.
We build artificial reefs which are used as permanent attachment points for our 3D-printed coral growing platforms.
We work with local governments to designate a reef project location and assign it an official protected status.
We are currently planning our next installation near the damaged reefs of Puerto Rico caused by the destruction of Hurricane Maria.
We are currently in the planning stages of the Ocean Forest Installation Project. The goal of this project is to create a 2,000 sq-ft artificial reef in the shallow waters off of Puerto Rico. Using our proprietary 3D printed, nutrient rich coral nursery platforms we can easily transfer growing staghorn corals from our nursery to the installation area.
From the start, we publicly share photos and GPS coordinates for every single reef project. And because are a 501c(3) organization our finances are publicly available.
275 million people depend directly on coral reefs for their livelihoods.
Corals are a refuge and food resource to 25% of the world's marine biodiversity.
Reefs offer coastal protection against storms, floods and erosion in more than 100 countries.
Corals generate $36 billion a year from the fishing and tourism industries.
Coral reefs are the source of some primary ingredients in pharmecueticals and medicine.