Imagine a hi-tech digital solution that rapidly grows beautiful new coral reefs that mimic nature. Using seawater minerals and renewable power, to protect coasts from erosion, enhance the marine ecosystem and promote tourism.
Welcome to CCell...
More than 70% of the World's coastlines are being eroded, with climate change a major contributing factor.
Thankfully, Coral reefs already provide excellent natural protection for coastal regions. On average they reduce wave heights by 84%. Unfortunately the majority of these reefs have died and 90% are projected to be lost by 2040.
They need our help.
We design high-tech steel structures that mimic the wave attenuation properties of natural reefs, creating turbulence and causing waves to break before they impact the shore.
Our digital system continually monitors and adjusts for the environment, and with a safe current causes seawater minerals to crystalise into calcium carbonate rock. These minerals give strength to the structure, forming the same limestone found in natural reefs.
Our solution creates a living reef within a year. One which adapts and evolves with time, producing what would otherwise have taken hundreds of years to form.
The reefs can be powered using CCell’s patented wave energy technology, wind, solar or grid power.
Our reef creates a habitat for marine life, supporting the regeneration of fish stocks. The reduction of wave power has the added benefit of depositing sand on to beaches, which not only increases protection from storms but also enhances the aesthetics of the coastline.
The CCell solution incorporates eco-tourism opportunities. Features integrated into the reefs, such as sculptures and lighting, create an underwater attraction and interactive experience. This can help to support the local economy, engage the community and improve environmental education.