Saving Coral Reefs with Science
The result of breakthroughs in science and nanotechnology, these engineered reef structures mimic established coral to build
an oceanic infrastructure that improves resistance to
climate stressors and diseases.
The World Wildlife Fund estimates that a quarter of the world's reefs are damaged beyond repair and that another 70% are under serious threat.
Introduce IntelliReefs into dying or at-risk reefs as a means of increasing fish aggregation, coral spawn settlement and species biodiversity; fostering the exponential growth of coral reef systems.
Thriving reef systems demand a diverse set of habitat requirements, and the physical properties of regular cement substrates cannot accommodate these marine organism needs. Oceanite is a complex matrix of minerals, developed specifically for diverse coral growth and immediate integration with local eco-systems. It is composed of proprietary marine mineral matrices that include high-grade limestone, aragonite, and diverse pozzolanic (calcium binding) components at nano-scale. Next phase improvements include antimicrobial disease resistance activated by photocatalytic activity (sunlight)!
IntelliReefs are bio-inspired marine structures made with Oceanite. They are formulated from twenty years of nano-materials expertise guided by leading coral laboratories.
IntelliReef units assemble and grow intuitively, enabling year-to-year, block-by-block coral species expansion. Each can be outfitted with a specific, novel growth formulation.
Exposed aggregates on IntelliReefs include small pockets where biodiverse coral larvae can attach, be protected and grow. Our substrates are engineered for centuries of durability.
IntelliReefs foster the growth and development of Reeflings, coral offspring who are better able to survive extreme weather, changes in water chemistry, improve fish aggregation and species biodiversity.
How can Intellireefs help?
Real Estate Protection
IntelliReefs protect coastlines against higher storm surge intensity. Healthy reefs reduce 97% of wave energy!
IntelliReefs double as a safe boat mooring system to
keep anchors off corals
IntelliReefs mooring stations can generate min. $50-$150 per boat, and double as oyster, fish and coral habitats!
Scuba divers can plant Reeflings and assess IntelliReef coral growth.
Mexico states tourism dollars number five in entire economy!
Fish & Other Marine Foods
Billions of people need to eat fish daily, keeping reefs healthy provides necessary protein meals
SeaLegacy will synthesize high impact visual media for promotion of pilot deployments and tell the story of coral regeneration worldwide
"The most exciting part is to know that we can now design the state of the ART and coral research: artificial reef wave break:
combining science & coral restoration into a living breakwater"
How to get involved
With your donations we can:
Plant coral on IntelliReefs "Substrates for Super Corals"
Design and deploy IntelliReefs globally where reefs are degraded or dying, or where new reefs are needed
Design and build underwater ART dive parks that regenerate coral habitat and stimulate local economies & education
Reef Life Restoration RND teams to guide ocean friendly maritime development and planning
Funding for future "Reef Planning and Design Manual" that our Coral Research and Marine Biology teams are creating.