A first of its kind project in India, ReefWatch seeks to launch a conservation program restoring and rehabilitating coral reefs in the Andamans. This program involves rescuing naturally broken coral fragments that would otherwise become smothered in sand and die. These are reattached to a robust substratum, such as a metal structure.Securing these fragments to an unmoving frame increases their survival rates. This in time will grow into an artificial coral reef.

The next step will be to add mineral accretion technology to the artificial structures. Based on the principle of electrolysis, a mild electric current generated through a solar source will be passed through the iron frameworks. This will ensure quicker accretion of calcium carbonate, which helps the reef grow 7 – 12 times faster than normal and leaves the coral with more of an energy budget that it can use to survive warmer temperature spells and coral disease.
For many millions of years, the ocean truly was a cradle of life, supporting millions of animals large and small in its fold. During the early parts of the Industrial Revolution, the ocean was a silent buffer – absorbing much of the carbon dioxide, pollutants and effluents human society was creating as by-products of progress. It has also, for years, supplied a growing demand for protein in most parts of the world. Unfortunately, large as she is, the ocean is not infinite, and nor are her resources or limits. Today we are very close to pushing those limits.
We who dwell on this planet need clean air, food, medicines for illnesses, a hospitable climate, recreation, inspiration and access to a source of inspiration and richness that is greater than ourselves or our own everyday lives. For these reasons, a healthy ocean is vital for human health.

We owe it to ourselves to nurture these resources for our own survival and that of our children and theirs.