We are one Blue Planet.
Supporting organizations globally in coral reef monitoring and management through technology and conservation programs.
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What we believe in

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Oceans and coral reefs are the backbone of a multitude of ecosystems and for human livelihood. We have already lost or severely damaged more than 50% of coral reefs worldwide.

Through technology and sustainable tourism, Reef Support empowers more people to discover the world of coral reefs, and take action to secure our ocean's future.

What we do at Reef Support

TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN CONSERVATIONSHIP

Beaches & Coastlines

Each year, billions of pounds of trash and other pollutants enter the ocean. Some of the debris ends up on our beaches, washed in with the waves and tides. Waste then sink, eaten by animals that mistake it for food or accumulate in ocean gyres. Despite the economic benefits of tourism, beach managers have grown increasingly resistant to continued resort development due to lack of clear predictive insights and planning strategies. We brings informative insights to better manage coastal and land-based pollution for healthier beaches and coastlines.

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Reef Rangers

This is your opportunity to be on the forefront of marine conservation. Through our global network of reef organizations, we offer eco-tourism and volunteering packages for individuals from 16 years of age, zero to advanced SCUBA levels, at the most beautiful coral reef sites around the world. Become a ceritified Reef Ranger and start to make your reef-impact today!

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AI for Reef Monitoring

At Reef Support, we develop intuitive and user-friendly software for reef monitoring and other marine applications. 91% of ocean species have yet to be classified. The beauty of our Coral AI is that with a little bit of guidance, almost anyone can take a picture, upload it and contribute to a reef conservation monitoring database.

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Protection from Space

80% of our ocean is unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored. It is nearly impossible to protect oceans effectively without knowing exactly the changing conditions and threats they face. The unprecedented detail of our maps and GIS-based software allows conservation scientists and practitioners, fishery managers, diving centers, local governments and educators to access a growing database of ocean data that will provide valuable information for decades to come.

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Coral Lab

Coral reefs are exceptionally valuable; they provide food, livelihoods and economic opportunity to more than half a billion people in over 100 countries; they are also teeming with life, hosting a quarter of all known marine species. Nearly 200 million people depend on coral reefs to protect them from storm surges and waves. Increased acidification, pollution, fishing and other forms of coastal activities all impact our fuure of our coral reefs.

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Reef.io, an  award  winning innovation

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Partners and Sponsors

With a growing amount of attention given to the importance of saving our Coral Reefs,  connecting organizations that can make change at a large enough scale is what we do.
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News

Would you like to know what we're CURRENTLY working on? Check out our STORIES below!

Our Latest Updates

The 1st Reef Ranger: Amba

Meeting in the Netherlands and seeing her determination to take part as a volunteer, Reef Support and IBF decided that Amba would become the "first reef ranger", where she would travel to Lombok for 2 months to develop reef monitoring techniques and to set the groundwork for a continued reef ranger program into the future.

Coral Lab Developments: Part II

The 4 Reef Students are making great progress: signing their first contract, breaking first ground on the lab, gaining their Open Water PADI certificate, and having their first restoration dive! Click to read more on the story, where we thank the sponsors and tell you how to get more involved, by T-shirts, or by citizen science.

Kickstart of the Coral Lab and Reef Regeneration: Part I

Motivated by a shared goal, 4 Reef Students of TU Delft are closely working together, in the context of their ongoing studies, with Reef Support and an inspiring non-governmental organisation, the Indonesia Biru Foundation (IBF) to kickstart the decade of ocean regeneration with a community-driven coral lab!

Reef Support goes to Cape Town to host a AI Hackathon with Ocean Hub Africa

Reef Support was invited to take place in the Ocean Innovation Africa event in Cape Town, as an exhibitor and challenge owner. Together with OceanHub Africa, the hosts of the event, we presented one of the challenges part of the Ocean Hackathon ®.

Coral AI: A Reef Support x FruitPunch AI Hackathon

Reef Support has decided to collaborate with FruitPunch AI to set up a 2 month (Oct - Dec 2021) Hackathon, inviting data scientists to analyze underwater photographs to infer the health and growth of coral reefs.

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A Reef Lecture to the French school of the Hague

On the 1st of June, Reef Support had the incredible opportunity to present the factors contributing to the demise of coral reefs around the world at Lycée Français Vincent Van Gogh. This also marks the start of Reef Students.

Contribution to the UN Ocean Decade

In September 2021, Reef Support’s vision for strong international coordination and community building of an ocean prediction capacity for the future has led to a science programme submitted to the UN Decade of Ocean Science.

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Partnership with Indonesia Biru Foundation

At the start of 2021, we have had the opportunity to begin an incredible journey and partnership with the Coral Restoration NGO, Indonesia Biru Foundation (IBF), based on the island of Lombok, Indonesia.

Hackathon with YES!Delft Students

On the 23rd of April, students of TU Delft were invited to participate in the 2021 Hackathon organised by YES!Delft Students and work on a case of Reef Support. Read more to find out about the winning teams and ideas!

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