Intrllireefs Smart Substrates for Super CoralsIntrllireefs Smart Substrates for Super Corals

Reef Life's IntelliReefs division brings advanced ocean innovations as the United Nations declared a Decade of Ocean Science "The Science We Need for the Oceans We Want" https://www.oceandecade.org/

The Oceanite Reef Mineral Substrates have performed beautifully, creating a fish feeding, coral growing, sponge breathing reefscape, on a plain sand ocean bottom, where there was no prior reef activity, increasing the bio-diversity of marine creatures exponentially, in a short time period.

Video of IntelliReefs Deployment https://vimeo.com/325568580

Oceanite mimics the complex composition and structure of natural coral reefs. Novel formulations of Oceanite were developed by Reef Life Restoration which includes high-grade limestone, aragonite, and several pozzolanic mineral components along with organic binders and nano composites. Oceanite enables the precise control of pH values, surface chemistry, and textures required for optimum spawn attraction, the rapid growth of coral embryos, and micro-fragmentation growth. Next phase efforts will focus on the incorporation of value-added features to Oceanite such as hydrophobic, photocatalytic; antibacterial and anti-inflammatory functions. The coral disease remediation and prevention is our highest priority today.

Coral reefs have location-specific environmental requirements, which Oceanite units will serve, customized to withstand environmental changes and to promote the re-growth of coral tissue in areas that have undergone bleaching and other events leading to reef death. The properties of contemporary "reef" substrates (e.g. traditional concrete, rubber tires, steel, and 3D-printed concrete structures) cannot accommodate the physiological needs of diverse marine organisms, while engineered Oceanite substrates of Intellireefs are able to be tuned to precise parameters to promote reef restoration on multiple levels. https://www.reeflifefoundation.org/intellireefs

Phase two has established proof-of-concept for these new materials and to lay the groundwork for investigatory methods and testing protocols in a field of application where no such methods and protocols currently exist. By pushing the frontier of both the Oceanite technology and bio-compatibility evaluation procedures, this science would significantly reduce technical risks to the evolutionary development and incremental improvements in the future of global reef restoration. Given the threats to coral reefs, and the significant economic impact they have throughout the world, developing the Intellireef technology to repair coral reefs, to bring dead reefs back to life, and even expand the reefs into new locations, represents the potential for a dramatic impact within the marine restoration sector. Phase three mobilization of moveable reefs in preparation for water temperatures rising in coral colonies. Entire Intellireefs can be established where corals thrive today and moved to locations whose prior temperatures were too cold for corals in preparation for migration.

Link below is from the Original IntelliReefs Deployment in 3 locations in the Caribbean with IntelliReefs, developed by the Reef Life Restoration, were deployed at three sites: The Bridge, the Manowar Shoal Marine Protected Area and just off the landing of the Pelican Peak Zipline in Point Blanche, currently under construction by Sea to Sky Ventures. Along with Reef Life Restoration, Plant a Million Coral has significant support from Sea to Sky Ventures, the Pelican Peak developers, as well as international support from SeaLegacy, an ocean conservation organisation founded by National Geographic Photographers Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen. SeaLegacy is a distinguished group of world-renowned photographers and filmmakers with a combined audience of more than 6.3 million people.

https://www.reefliferestoration.com/single-post/2018/11/08/How-to-Build-an-IntelliReef-Caribbean-Style

With Gratitude for the Incredible site photographs and reef monitoring by Melanie Meijer zu Schlochtern, MSc Projects and Research Officer Nature Foundation St. Maarten

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Another massive shout out to Geoff Bell, of Pelican Peak who funded the original launch! Check out the Coolest ZIP Line in the Caribbean: https://pelicanpeaksxm.com/

For additional information including site and species specific growth parameters: melody@reeflifefoundation.org

To become involved in next phase deployments: or Adopt A Coral:

https://www.reeflifefoundation.org/

https://naturefoundationsxm.org/2018/11/06/caribbean-wide-plant-a-million-coral-initiative-launched-on-sint-maarten/

https://www.reeflifefoundation.org/collections

https://www.intellireefs.com/

https://naturefoundationsxm.org/

https://www.sealegacy.org/

http://seatoskyventures.com/uncategorized/reef-life-restoration-project/

https://www.sxm-talks.com/721news/minister-johnson-commends-nature-foundation-on-countrys-participation-in-plant-a-million-coral-initiative-2/

http://pelicanpeaksxm.com/the-plant-a-million-coral-campaign/

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EarthX  30 Under 30 Guyon Brenna Reef LifeEarthX  30 Under 30 Guyon Brenna Reef Life

The winners of 30 Under 30: The Green Generation, highlight Next Gen leaders, paving new ways forward on environmental issues. Awarded at Earth X 2019 https://www.acc.eco/30under30/winners

Organizations recognized include 4Ocean, The Nature Conservancy, Reef Life Foundation and National Geographic, alongside many others who are making a difference in their fields, for example: Andrew Cooper & Alex Schulze: 4Ocean join Guyon Brenna: Co-Founder of Reef Life Restoration Nanoscience along with Emily Hazelwood & Amber Jackson-Sparks: Blue Latitudes with Ruby Rivera: The Nature Conservancy and Derek Baker: Freight Farms, Bertie Gregory & Alyssa Adler: National Geographic.

Guyon Brenna, Reef Life's Co Founder, was chosen for his global recognition in Ocean Infrastructure Design. Guyon is a Buckminster Fuller Catalyst 2017 inclusion having presented in Malta, Wind Farm Aquaculture Bases to exotic ART DIVE Reefs .

Sea Legacy Joined Reef Life Restoration to Build the first IntelliReefs from Reef Life Restoration Nanoscience

@sealegacy and @intellireefs@sealegacy and @intellireefs

VIDEO of the Sea Legacy Reef Life IntelliReefs

2018 Video Reef Life #earthx#earthx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uwv7SXyr3Q&t=76s

United Nations VIDEO Reef Life

and Global SDG Oceans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjaWbh_NHuw

Guyon Brenna

Free Dive St. Maartens

Complete list of Honorees: Green Generation EarthX 30 Under 30

Andrew Cooper 4Ocean Alex Schulze 4Ocean Scott Coenen WICEF Cody McLaughlin NJ Outdoor Alliance Daniel Andrews Captains for Clean Water Cyrus Baird Safari Club International Kyle Meyaard-Schaap Young Evangelicals for Climate Action Guyon Brenna Reef Life Restoration & Foundation Ruby Rivera The Nature Conservancy Erica Bjelland RREAL Emily Hazelwood Blue Latitudes Amber Jackson-Sparks Blue Latitudes Alex Fitzsimmons Department of Energy Amber Mariano FL State Representative Walid Halty Dvinci Energy Gamal Albinsaid Indonesia Medika Stafford Sheehan The Air Company Xiangkun Elvis Cao Cornell University Sarah Ryan Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Sam Teicher Coral Vita Maher Damak Infinite Cooling Samir Lakhan iEcoSoap Bank Alyssa Adler National Geographic Katie Hogge Ocean Conservancy Bertie Gregory National Geographic Evan Lutz Hungry Harvest Michael Selden Finless Foods Brian Wyrwas Finless Foods Derek Baker Freight Farms Spencer Nelson ClearPath

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Dive Art Meets CoralDive Art Meets Coral

"Science Enhances Art as the Resort and Coastal Dive Sculpture

Supports the 4 Coral Restoration Systems"

Reef Life Restoration's art casting experts have designed this Turtle Village as an artistic scuba dive sculpture, however the science creates healthy bio-diverse, fish and coral communities.

We call this an IntelliReef, "Smart Substrates For Super Corals"

The mineral layers, which differ on each surface attract coral spawn, and provide the perfect spaces and habitat elements for baby corals to grow and thrive. Rough limestone, aragonite surfaces grow healthy "reeflings", for out-planting of farmed corals. The domed areas on the turtle backs are for microfragmented coral "bombies" which hold fused corals, quickly creating an entire colony of diversity to attract multiple fish, sponges, and other oceanic creatures to live and thrive within a safe environment.

Reef Life Restoration a company with proprietary, patent-pending IP and manufacturing processes developed over 16 years, has pioneered the research and development of IntelliReefs – intuitive coral regenerative substrates with a bio-inspired

design and architecture.

contact our scientists/design teams: LINK

Reef Life Caribbean IntelliReefs Installation VIMEO

An estimated 840 million people around the world who live with the risk of coastal flooding NEED a safer, intact coastal reef or wave break system, both of which can be created with Reef Life Restoration advanced Marine Mineral Masonry. For these coastal communities, natural systems like coral reefs, beaches and wetlands provide the first line of defense against storms.

In fact, a healthy coral reef can reduce up to 97 percent of a wave’s energy before it hits the shore. Flooding from storms causes significant economic damage. As coastal populations grow and sea levels rise, the risks to coastal communities will increase. Scientific evidence shows that many coastal habitats, including mangroves, coral reefs and salt marshes help protect coastlines by absorbing wave energy and reducing flooding and erosion, the Turtle Village and other Dive Reef/Wave Breaks perform this function with the additional elements of Advanced Coral Restoration.

Increased coral settlement on IntelliReefsIncreased coral settlement on IntelliReefs

https://oceanconference.un.org/commitments/?id=15440

#SDG14 Reef Life Global Science program

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-08066-0

“indicates the upper-ocean warming, a consequence of anthropogenic global warming,

is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger, coastal wave break protection has a deeper benefit as erosion and property damages are reduced significantly."

More Information on Reef Life ART Casting Operations:LINK

https://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/new-study-reveals-health-of-coral-reefs-critical-to-caribbeans-future.html

In the Caribbean, an area of the world that’s more dependent on tourism than any other region across the globe, coral reef-adjacent tourism generates a staggering $7.9 billion annually.

That translates into about 23 percent of all tourism spending in the region and is equivalent to more than 10 percent of the Caribbean’s gross domestic product, according to a new report from JetBlue created in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, an organization focused on conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Concerningly, however, coral reef health is diminishing from impacts such as pollution and climate change.

“Scientific evidence shows that living corals in the Caribbean have declined over 60 percent in just the last three decades alone,” stated Dr. Luis Solórzano, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean, as part of the new report, entitled “Estimating Reef-Adjacent Tourism Value in the Caribbean.”

Created with the support of Microsoft and the World Travel & Tourism Council, the newly issued study focuses on the connection between natural resources and tourism. The innovative study used machine learning and artificial intelligence to quantify the significant value that reefs contribute to the Caribbean economy through reef-adjacent activities such as sailing, diving and snorkeling. contact our scientists/design teams: LINK

Reef Life Caribbean IntelliReefs Installation VIMEO

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