Our mission is to unite Science, Art and Community to scale coral reef restoration around the world.
We have lost 50% of our coral reefs in the last 30 years and are estimated to lose 90% by 2050.
50-70% of our oxygen comes from marine organisms. Coral reefs support 25% of all marine life.
They provide 1 billion people food and work opportunity.
They absorb 97% of wave and storm energy. Without them, our coasts may erode and there are estimated to be 200 million displaced people.
Up until now, ocean based restoration is most practiced around the world. Most projects are small scale, low funded and vulnerable to ocean warming and acidification. The latest breakthroughs in science are land based farms that can apply advanced techniques of assisted evolution and microfragmentation to increase coral resilience, growth rate and biodiversity. Land based farms also serve as seedbanks to protect against future warmings, acidity and hurricanes.
Our mission is to bring land-based coral farms to restoration groups to scale their current efforts. Utilizing art and community centers, we aim to accelerate local conservation efforts, direct tourism towards ecological tourism, and raise funds to sustain the local labs.
Our first project will be in Koh Tao, Thailand, one of the most popular dive education sites in Asia, in 2020.