#OceanAction15440
Reef Life Restoration Regenerative Ocean Growth Habitats
by Reef Life Foundation (Philanthropic organization)
What if the current ocean death spiral could rebound in order to feed & employ the billions of people who depend upon it? Coral reefs, marine plants and the fish they support are dying at an alarming rate. Scientists estimate that in 20 years these susceptible species will disappear, accelerating today’s global crisis into an unimaginable scenario in which shortages of food, medicine, jobs and clean oxygen continue to increase, lowering monetary growth, protein sources, income and community stability.

Reef Life nanotechnologies assist bonding of oceanic creatures, coral polyps, plants, medicines & minerals to our diverse substrates, bringing site & species specific fast growth characteristics. Infrastructure-scale reef complexes engineered for entire coastal regions & aquaculture, mariculture fish habitats.

Reef & Fish Growth Habitats Surrounding Boat Mooring Stations Keeping Anchors OFF Reef & Seagrass. The windfarm bases, clipped to existing windfarms and defunct oceanic oil rigs can be utilized to grow what is required in that region, or coastal island community.
14.2
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Adaptation to more acidic ocean conditions
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
14.4
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Science-based fisheries management plans
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from sustainable aquaculture/mariculture
  • Economic benefits from marine biotechnology
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Data access and sharing
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
14.b
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Transfer of fishing technology
May 2018
Aquaculture Growth Habitats for Base of Windfarms and Defunct Oil Rigs
September 2017
Reef & Fish Growth Habitats Surrounding Boat Mooring Stations Keeping Anchors OFF Reef & Seagrass
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Reef & Fish Growth Habitats Surrounding Boat Mooring Stations Keeping Anchors OFF Reef & Seagrass
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Basic information
Time-frame: May 2017 - May 2020
Partners
Reef Life Restoration Oceanic Nano Materials Laboratory (scientific community)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Ocean fishing and farming communities globally
Contact information
Melody Brenna, Foundation Director, melody@reeflifefoundation.org,
Other SDGs
United Nations