The Global Reef Support Network is an informal coalition and platform for organizations, small businesses, researchers, and members of the public that are interested in any aspect of coral reef conservation or restoration to get involved and accelerate reef recovery. Our mission is to foster cross-activity (creation, deployment and monitoring) collaboration to towards a reef-positive society, and our focus lies on social outreach, educational awareness and impact.
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.
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.
New platform launches, hackathons, opportunities, free workshops and webinars.