To assure you and ourselves of a good end result, all our products are supported by research. We use predictive computer models, carry out tests with different materials and installations and use knowledge gained from previous projects to optimise our products.
At Reefy, we are keen to have the lowest possible impact on the environment. This is why we use local, natural materials for our products and have our products manufactured locally. We offer various bio-based and/or biodegradable materials, depending on the application.
With Reefy, we believe it is important to make the biggest positive impact possible. Therefore, we work on simple solutions that are easy to implement and easily scalable so that a bigger impact could be made. With our solution, we address not only the consequence of climate change but also the cause.
The Reef Enhancing Breakwater (REB) is applicable in warm and temperate climates for coral reef restoration, oyster reef restoration and seagrass restoration.
Coral reefs cover only 0.01% of the ocean floor, but support over 25% of all marine life. The tranquil area behind this living breakwater allows for seagrass beds to develop.
In addition, seagrass is a vital weapon in our fight against climate change. Seagrasses can take up CO2 from the atmosphere 35 times faster than tropical rainforests.
Over the past 30 years we have lost over 50% of the worlds coral reefs. At the same time seagrass fields, that form a symbiotic relationship with reefs, are declining globally at a rate of 7% a year.
However, due to climate change and lack of awareness, we have lost 50% of coral and 85% of oyster reefs.
By combining our deep understanding of marine ecology and coastal engineering we can strategically restore reefs or seagrass beds to protect shorelines against waves. With our in-house modeling capacity and software, we can pinpoint where and what action we can take to restore the natural wave breaking function of reefs whilst boosting marine biodiversity. We combine innovative solutions with sustainable materials and a science based approach to reef restoration. In our reef restoration practices we take special care in genetic diversity, reef resilience, biodiversity, ecological connectivity and design for native species.
This here is the island of Gili Air in Indonesia. Gili Air has historically been protected by coral reefs and seagrass fields but are now seeing their island slowly being eaten away by the ocean. Tragically, this is happening all over the world due to the loss of natural protection, rising sea levels and increased storms.
We have created the first modular artificial reef that is stable enough to stop storm waves for coastal protection but also provides a complex habitat for marine life and a new foundation for corals to thrive.