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WE WANT A WORLD WHERE THE REEF NO LONGER NEEDS US
how we save the reef
We restore the most damaged reef areas around the world by empowering local communities and teaming up with local and global experts and scientists.
We believe that simple action goes a long way when repeated by the many. We raise awareness that sparks a passion in our following by sharing restoration stories and promoting the beauty of the ocean and coral reef ecosystems.
We are ready to push the boundaries of ocean conservation by using emerging technologies to protect, restore and spread the word about our ocean. We believe in the power of innovation to create immersive experiences and better connect people with the ocean.
What We Do
We create hope for coral reefs by using several restoration techniques which either make coral reefs more resistant to global warming or give a new life to broken pieces of coral. Our restoration team maps damaged areas to be restored, collects super coral fragments and places them onto coral nurseries until they're mature enough to be transplanted back onto the reef. We apply rigorous monitoring protocols to maximize the survival rate of the corals we transplant.
If we want to save the world’s coral reefs, we need to think bigger. We are constantly improving our methods and collaborating with experts, scientists, and engineers to create a scalable model that will allow us to set up Coral Gardeners branches around the world.
We define Super Corals as corals that have survived a bleaching event in the wild and should hypothetically spawn.
Our restoration team is growing Super Corals' species in order to build stronger reefs, while ensuring the genetic diversity of the reef.
We map and analyze damaged areas, then we collect either loose coral fragments or trim up to 10% of a Super Coral donor found in the wild.
We insert the fragments into a rope or on a coral tree, or we cement them onto cookies that are placed on a nursery table.
After 12 to 18 months, we take sampled pieces of mature corals and plant them back onto the degraded reef.
We monitor the growth, size, health and fitness of the corals in the nurseries and in the transplanted areas.
We document the degraded areas before and after the transplantation to measure the survival rate and other key success indicators like the fish density over time.
We compare the degraded areas of the reef next to the restored ones to measure our impact over time and adapt our restoration strategy.
What We Do
We believe awareness is key to build a better future for our ocean. We are telling the story of the reef worldwide through conferences, school lectures, ecotour and social media.
We want everyone on this planet to know what a coral is and how important it is. We want you to be a part of this global movement.
meet the public
We believe education is essential to protect our oceans. We regularly meet the younger generation by organizing conferences and school interventions.
We use the power of social networks to communicate our message around the globe through inspirational content.
The influence of our ambassadors is effective in increasing the visibility of the cause and promoting our values on a larger scale.
What We Do
We are working with machine learning engineers to develop the most advanced artificial intelligence for the reef. Combined to tools such as smart sensors, we will be able to collect data and observe the coral nurseries in real-time, and to share it with you!
We believe in the power of technology and creativity to push the boundaries of ocean conversation, and create a bridge between our restoration effort and our community. The idea is to democratize coral reef restoration by making everyone's impact visible and enjoyable to experience.
BECOME THE LARGEST AND MOST ADVANCED CORAL REEF RESTORATION PROGRAM IN THE WORLD
PLANT 1 MILLION CORALS AROUND THE WORLD
REACH 1 BILLION PEOPLE THROUGH OUR AWARENESS PROGRAMS AND STORIES
EXPAND CORAL GARDENERS INTERNATIONALLY
Founder and CEO
Head of Strategy & Innovation