CORAL RESTORATION PROJECT

From Passion to Life

SCUBA diving professionals driven by the passion to explore, educate, and protect the underwater world. With this shared passion for adventure, discovery, & protection the two individuals Rabih & Issam empower their movement towards the protection of Corals and marine life by commitment while dedicating their knowledge & media production experience to bring awareness to the audience.

The Purpose
Our mission is helping the world breathe by restoring Coral Reefs & bringing them back to life.

PROJECT COORDINATORS

Marie-Laure Boulot

Founder of Ocean Attitude

Rabih I. El-Habr

Marketing Director & Digital Media Coral Restoration Program

Issam C. Kanafani

Director of Operations
Coral Restoration Program

Project Information

Duration:

2 days

Group Size:

5

total dives:

2

Minimum Certification:

Open Water

Overview

Coral Restoration Program coordinates local coral nursery establishment, maintenance, outplant and monitor with its partners in the region. Assist with training local partners, developandimplement criteria for restoration, nursery site selection, harvesting corals from source populations, growing corals in nurseries, outplant corals to reefs and monitor thesuccessofrestoration. Our aim is to be a leader in the creation of educational materials to assist more recreational divers to become involved with scientific diving to help protect the reefs and its inhabitants. Provide opportunities to establish partnerships between scientists, marine resources, businesses, and coastal communities that depend on health reefs.

The Purpose

Build and create coral nursery structures. Locate appropriate sites for coral nurseries onshore & underwater. Train individuals to maintain coral nurseries. Traintooutplantcoralsgrowninnurseries. Marketcoralnurseriesforeducational, recreational, or scientific purposes. Educate divers to become Coral Rescue Divers. Provide divers with the foundation to become involved with coral restoration. Gather scientific data and research on coral restoration including genetics, growth,& temperature logging. Monitor out planted sites to check survivorship and reef health.

Project Structure

SCHOOLS AND CORAL EDUCATION

SHARKS & DEBRISPROJECT AWARE

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