What We Do
Our organization develops the technology necessary to install and run user-friendly coral restoration labs. Using a shipping container as a starting point, these off-grid, solar-powered, and portable labs are accessible to communities with few resources.
We ship these labs in 20-ft containers to low-resource communities that depend on reef fishing for their daily sustenance. After installing the labs, we train their local talent and provide them with remote technical support, including periodic checks on their progress .
With these local labs, the local community, lead by local scientists, can rebuild the near shore reefs that were lost to unenlightened mining practices. Growing at an accelerated rate, these corals will bring back the marine ecosystem that can will feed them. In a couple of years, this functioning reef will provide the food security that they are lacking today.
Where You Can Find Us
We are located at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park in Kailua-Kona, HI. This facility is administered by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA).
With your support, we can restore the oceans one polyp at a time. You can join the “Friends of the Reef” by making a donation, volunteering, or participating in our citizen science dives. Be a Coral Rescue Hero—your contribution will address the most urgent need.