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Coral Reef Restoration Engaging Local Stakeholders Using Novel Biomimicking IntelliReefs


Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, North Atlantic Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Sustainably feed the global population

In November 2018, IntelliReefs deployed three nanotechnology artificial reefs underwater near Philipsburg, Sint Maarten to restore coral reefs after Hurricane Irma (2017).

IntelliReefs mimic natural, healthy reefs and provide bioengineered habitat for faster growing and more resilient reefs. IntelliReefs are designed down to the nanoscale for site, species and function, allowing for immediate marine integration. IntelliReefs provide food and shelter for fish populations, attract wild corals, rapidly grow healthy coral reef communities, and enhance local biodiversity. Over the next decade, we will deploy additional IntelliReefs and further analyze the benefits and applications of IntelliReefs for fish, corals and local economies.

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade programme The Coral Reef Sentinels: A Mars Shot for Blue Planetary Health

Start Date: 01/11/2018
End Date: 31/12/2031

Melody Brenna, CEO & Co-Founder: