Reef Worlds & MOSF
MOSF and Reef Worlds share a common goal of providing tourism-based projects that respect and embrace the local culture, environment and economic welfare of an area. Together, our organizations will provide market driven solutions that provide both economic and ecological benefits to coastal communities. MOSF and Reef Worlds will initially focus on key destinations in the Caribbean.
Over the last 50 years, 80% of Caribbean corals have been lost due mainly coastal development and pollution. They now are also threatened by invasive species, global warming and the early effects of ocean acidification — unfortunately, it’s the perfect storm. Reef Worlds designs and builds underwater habitat tourism sites where sand beds and denuded environments currently exist.
Reef Worlds structures use eco-friendly materials and are designed to be a haven for marine life. Their marine integration technology utilizes local rock and ancient coral beds often found inland to build their structures on site. With the individual design focus on marine life, each structure provides marine life with a way to interact or use these dynamic reefs in a manner that is most natural.
Their design teams fuse art, marine science, and technology to enhance visitors’ underwater experience. They have incorporated 5,000 years of human design: elements of Mayan, South East Asian and ancient civilizations – including the oceans own organic designs together to create custom, iconic reef structures and Lost Civilizations underwater.
MOSF and Reef Worlds will work with tourism operators and local communities to identify coastal areas and resort operations that would benefit from the development of dynamic reefs. Both organizations will engage with coastal communities, at a grassroots level, to establish solutions that are locally managed, environmentally and economically sustainable, and culturally relevant.
In addition to dynamic reef projects with Reef Worlds, MOSF is developing other sustainable geotourism programs in coastal communities around the world. These programs include, but are not limited to:
- Marine conservation workshops & day camps
- Sea turtle programs (focusing on nesting, rescue, rehabilitation and release)
- Mangrove conservation and rehabilitation
- Coral propagation & reef restoration
- Whale & dolphin watching
- Beach & reef cleanup
- Marine protected areas
- Marine life replenishment programs
- Citizen science opportunities