About Ocean Connection: Restoring Coral Reefs
The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center is working with the Marine Foundation to bring together marine science and art installations to restore coral reefs. The project will deploy "c-garden" restoration utilizing state-of-the-art, 3D printing technology and organic materials to help grow new coral.
The Ocean Connection Program will develop innovative underwater sculptures that will act as “guardians” of the new coral reef systems near the west coast region of Curacao.
The interactive sculptures combine innovative coral gardening, artificial reef, fish habitation and coral stabilization, to create stunning installations while restoring damaged marine ecosystems.
The program will create a youth education program with the local community while facilitating eco-tourism in the region and sustainable sources of income for the local communities.