Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Caribbean initial focus particularly southern region where reefs are destroyed and fish are disappearing. Estimated $20 Million will be spent on replacement and restoration in Caribbean next 5 years and $10 Billion to be spent on new Dive Reefs, Sea Walls in this region over the next 10 Years; in contact with new resort developers needing architectural dive reefs & sustainability. Other global requests: Tobago, Templar & Misool Island, (where blast fishing has decimated reefs) we created reef growth plates to hold struggling coral. Oyster and clam farms, fish habitat bases for defunct oil rigs as well as wind farms create double value for these installations, hooking to existing footings. New barge casting operations for reef site repairs.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Reefs provide: Sustenance and livelihood, over 20% of the protein for humanity. Shoreline protection for more than 100 countries defending against damage from storms and erosion.$4 Trillion in just tourism dollars and 15%+ of the GDP in 96 countries. Coral, marine plants and algae in the oceans absorb and store 93% of the world’s CO2. “Our Global Ocean is fundamental to sustaining life on Earth; it is a major carbon sink, it absorbs heat, producing half the oxygen we breathe. Shipping, fisheries and aquaculture, energy, biotechnology, mineral and biological extractions generate USD $3 - 6 Trillion Annually; pivotal for achieving UN Sustainable Ocean Development Goals through a strong, successful Blue Economy COP 22 translates mobilization into action: Innovative ocean development measures, supported by ambitious financing mechanisms with increased capacity development shows this impact.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Initial market strategies working through contacts, social media and conferences. We have over 1350 Global Scientists, Marine Biologists, Fisheries, Aquaculture centers & Divers requesting products and bids. Successful completion of Clean Tech Accelerator bringing global mentors/impact investors in February 2017 stage two: Palo Alto. We have requests for bids in 2 Caribbean locations, Philippines, Coral Triangle. We will be hiring representatives to meet with clients for licensing and consulting. Bid for reef assessment team accepted last week, and scaling manufacturing to 4 global locations.