We are working in conjunction with Wagner's using a Green concrete known as, Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) for ocean suitability.
Water4Use Reef Module is capable of creating a vortex using natural ocean current to shift cool water toward the surface.
A Natural Solution for Declining Coral Reefs
The 'capping structures' are steel frame pyramids.
To reduce freight costs, constructions of the frames would take place on-shore.
Our steel frame calcium structures are submerged in sea water. A safe, low voltage, electric current is applied which flows through the steel frame. The electric field causes minerals in seawater to precipitate and adhere to the steel frame.
The result is a composite of limestone and brucite (CaCO3) with a composition similar to that of natural coral reefs and tropical sand beaches. It’s the only reef restoration technique known that actively produces reef building materials including Calcium Carbonate (CaC03), a naturally occurring substrate that nearly all coral species prefer for settlement and growth.
The structures are collected from on-shore where they are locally constructed, and they are lowered onto the ocean floor from a barge using a small crane.
The Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) forms along the steel arms of the structures, providing a perfect framework environment for coral to grow on.
This system accelerates coral growth. Wider range of areas where coral would not grow naturally.
Our research vessel, BLACK GOLD (21MT Carbon Neutral Catamaran - Biodiesel Boat), will be used to carry out monitoring of the capped 'reefs'. It will act as a support vessel.
Monitoring will include capturing the following data: