Reef Support Foundation
Protecting our planet, reef by reef

About The Foundation

The Reef Support Foundation was started by members of Reef Support B.V., an award winning mission-driven company that works to protect ocean health by using innovation and digital tools to manage coastal areas and guide restoration work.

The Foundation is able to increase impact in the communities and ecosystems where we work, while benefiting from Reef Support's tools, technology and staff in order to implement charitable projects. At the Foundation, we focus on 3 activities: Citizen Science, Coral Labs, and Education.

Structurally, the Foundation is a registered stichting organization (the Netherlands), and donations to the Foundation will be processed only within and by the Foundation, which we will, in turn provide charitable tax receipts for all donations.

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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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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Citizen Scientists

experiencing the ocean and marine life first-hand

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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Global Projects

Around the world there are opportunities for research or recreational programs focuses on citizen science, community awareness, conservation and educational outreach programs to participate in. Reef Support has spent an extensive amount of time scouting across the globe, and have brought together the key impact opportunities for you to engage with.

Become A Reef Ranger

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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The Coral Lab

A GLOBAL RESTORATION MODEL

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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Coral Labs

Together with local communities, we build and run coral labs where we grow and monitor fragment growth, and organize field trips to teach about the importance of marine conservation and restoration, empowering local leadership with spreading awareness. Our partners also host regular field trips with school children while also collaborating with fishers on job training and marine stewardship.

We are always looking for volunteers who can travel and keep our labs and activities running. Contact us if this seems like a great opportunity to help out at one of our coral labs.

CORAL LAB IN LOMBOK

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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Coral Reef Adoption

Reef Support works with partners worldwide to restore dying reefs. Through our global restoration model, we are able to bring reefs back to life by growing climate change resilient corals and planting them into degraded reef sites.

We invite you to join us in protecting the world's coral reefs. By adopting coral fragments to be grown and out-planted into degraded reefs, you can help in the effort to preserve these endangered ecosystems for future generations.

Adopt A REEF

Education

where the future of our planet lies

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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Education and the Youth

Our youth will become the next stewards of the oceans. Our goal is to reach out and highlight the importance of coral reefs on our society from early on. The Foundation works with schools to provides interactive education modules aiming to inspire and enthuse primary-, middle- and highschoolers by allowing them to be in (almost) direct contact with the oceans. With this, we hope to enthuse children and teenagers for marine science and biologist engineering and to pursue a path in the STEM field.

Join us in elevating education and connect with us to organize an on-site/online activity.

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Hackathons

At Reef Support, our approach is bottom-up - by engaging the community first - through events like Hackathons and workshops. By educating a generation of people that share our mindset to develop solutions for the oceans, we are able to multiply impact and awareness.

We regularly host (and co-host) community events to engage students, organizations and the public to participate, collaborate and showcase diverse solutions that we as the Blue Community can provide. Examples of community engagements include beach cleanups, webinars, hackathons and open-AI challenges.

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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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