My first time to World Ocean Day was a beautiful day; with friendly encounters, lots of information and interaction.
Our dream is to realize a CoralGarden that is both intended as a new reef to create more life in the sea, as well as a nice place for divers.
In the Ocean Floor Engineering Lab, during the Border Sessions, (inter) national experts discuss three questions: How can 3-D printing be used when making artificial reefs? How would a portable coral laboratory be developed, with which coral can be cultivated on the basis of sexual reproduction? How economically justified can oyster beds be laid in the North Sea?
In short it means that the personal data we have obtained from you, for instance to send you a newsletter, can only be used for the goal you have given them to us. And that is right up our alley!
To run a foundation successfully is quite a challenge. It takes a lot of work and that is why it is great that there are people who would like to support us.
You can not restore coral reefs on your own, the ocean is much to larger. Every help is welcome and that why it is heart-warming if someone offers to support CoralGardening. And sometimes you are also overwhelmed by the generosity of the sponsor.
Milieudefensie (Dutch NGO) sued Shell. They believe that Shell does too little to combat climate change.
On March 29, it was a day full of eco activities on Koh Tao: EcoDay. We are used to giving workshops for children, but this time it is different. They played different games to learn more about ocean life. The adults were not allowed to play and were given various lectures about the ocean. In the afternoon there were several clean-ups and building the artificial reef.
Once a year the Koh Tao community comes together to celebrate Save Koh Tao festival. This year CoralGardening was present with a booth and workshops for young and not so young ocean lovers.
Duikvaker 2018 was a great success for young and slightly less young. For both diving and active holiday enthusiasts. Apart from all the latest gadgets in diving, there were also other activities and even a world record breaking attempt.