REEF LIFE FOUNDATION, Scientific Coral Reef Restoration

Coral reefs are an extremely powerful tool for coastal protection. Reefs reduce wave energy by 97%, greatly limiting the force of waves that could otherwise hit coastlines, causing erosion and flooding.

Marine and reef ecosystems worldwide are experiencing an increased frequency and intensity of disturbances because of anthropogenic and natural factors, including global warming, industrial spillage, contamination and hurricanes. There is an urgent need for innovative projects aimed at restoring degraded and damaged reefs to healthy condition. Such projects require the development of bio-compatible construction materials by =E2=80=9Cmimicking=E2=80=9D the structure and com= position of coral reefs, which can then be used for massive restoration projects required to improve the marine environment.

The team consists of advanced nano materials science, manufacturing systems experts, Clean Tech and Global Oceanic Innovators, reef and major infrastructure design, deployment and testing experts. Marine Biology, bio-compatibility, and pure business administration acumen to ensure that Reef Life systems, and entire product lines are capable every step of the way from design to deployment.

Ocean acidification, destructive fishing practices, and rising sea temperatures reduce the amount of viable substrate for coral polyps to grow. Climate change endangers, or has destroyed oceanic systems worth 24 trillion dollars: coral reefs alone, =E2=80=9CCoral reefs have a value of $= 9.9 trillion USD globally and are relied upon by at least 500 million people.= =E2=80=9D The Nature Conservancy. Reefs provide food, the air we breathe, coastal storm surge protection, and tourism.

*RLR:*

We provide new, highly stable oceanic substrates, whether repairing existing or building new reefs, perhaps in waters previously too cold for corals. Fiscally, the wave break potential of oceanic materials can support coastal stability, with the added improvements of fish and coral abundance.

*Impact:*

Increased fish, flora and fauna biodiversity, aquaculture success, mapping the spread of planted, more resistant corals as well as coral spawn attachment; coastal land loss relief with better wave breaks. Providing incredible oceanic dive experiences for tourism while increasing awareness of the reef by reducing stresses on the natural reef. Protective barrier to a fragile natural reef.


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