The People behind the Sea(nes)
We’re a group of creative thinkers and conservationists who have built upon a vision to save our reefs.
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Reef Support is based in the Netherlands but with team members situated in different parts of the world including Singapore (Crystle) and Saba (Marijn), part of the Dutch Carribean, as a field marine biologist and and a marine park officer respectively. Like Crystle and Marijn, every team member of Reef Support wears many different hats - and we draw a lot of positivity from one another.

Our mission is to take practical action and support the growth of the blue economy with robust and cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence and satellite imaging. Our proprietary software Reef.io is part of a reef manager's toolkit to streamline MPA monitoring operations and environmental impact assessments. Our tools also extend to coastal businesses that rely on healthy reef systems: aquaculture and fisheries, beach (resorts), and tourism. We also support conservation projects around the world and advocate for participatoryparticipatory science with programs like Reef Students.


Our vision is to support 75% of our world's reefs by 2025 through technology and partnerships.
Our focus lies on people and planet.

Reef Students

Reef Students is a chapter within Reef Support B.V. that aims to provide educational value by engaging the scientific community and society at-large.

For more information, please  contact us.

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wHO WE ARE

Our Founders

Our Development Team

Our Marine Team

Our Advisors

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wHO WE REPRESENT

Supported By

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Aerospace Engineering Start-up Voucher & Coaching Program
With the Start-up Voucher & Coaching Program, the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft aims at bridging the gap between alumni graduation and pre-incubation. Reef Support was selected to be part of the 2021 Program and recieved funding and mentorship.
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Copernicus Accelerator Program - European Space Agency
The Copernicus Accelerator offers 50 of Europe’s boldest (earth observation) start-ups a unique 12-month tailor-made coaching program. It provides a challenging, inspiring and inclusive setting for us to take our idea to the next level.
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ClimateLaunchpad - Climate-KIC and TU Delft Innovation and Impact Centre
ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition in conjunction with an accelerated (virtual) bootcamp. During the bootcamp in May 2021 the team validated key customer-facing concepts.
The Netherlands AI Coalition
The Netherlands AI Coalition is convinced that active collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders is essential to stimulate and connect initiatives in Artificial Intelligence.
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FAST Fund - TU Delft
The FAST (Funding Ambitious Students TU Delft) fund is made possible by financial contributions from alumni/donors of the university, Reef Support received the Ambitious Idea grant.
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Our rECOGNITION

Awards

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Aerospace Engineering
Start-up Voucher 2021
Copernicus Prize Overall Winner 2020
Copernicus Masters
Overall Winner 2020
Copernicus Prize The Netherlands 2020
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The Netherlands Winner 2020