In these areas and for many other restoration initiatives around the world, speed of recovery is paramount. Implementing restoration and revitalization programs that promote fast development of healthy coral communities is a necessary component of fast-tracking the ongoing preservation of reef systems.
Even the healthiest reefs that exist today have felt the effects of climate change and other anthropogenic stressors and will need to be strengthened as quickly as possible to withstand the increasing frequency of storms, rising ocean temperatures and sea levels, and continued acidification.
IntelliReefs are made from Oceanite, which is a proprietary mineral mixture that has specific bio-compatibility and bio-mimicry attributes that can be tailored for required chemical composition and pH. IntelliReefs scientists work on diverse mineral and nanoparticle compounds compatible for coral growth within our marine cell matrices. This allows for targeting of species, function, and site specific conservation goals by engineering the desired micro- and macro-structures using colour, porosity, and mineral mixtures. Oceanite is also designed for durability and strength, and is the only sustainable marine substrate on the market that can withstand harsh oceanic conditions for hundreds of years.