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Buckminster Fuller 2017 Catalyst Program & Reef Life Science Collaboration

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Reef Life Invited Buckminster Fuller Catalyst Program 2017

Reef Life Restoration in TOP of Global Sustainability System Entrants.

The Buckminster Fuller Institute to Reef Life Restoration Foundation 28th July 2017

“The Challenge Review Committee agreed that your proposal stood out as making an important contribution to the growing field of whole systems design, and we are therefore thrilled to invite Reef Life into our Catalyst Program. An offer of inclusion in this program is extended to only the top 17% of Challenge applicants that went through two rounds of intense vetting by our Review Committee this year. In a pool of over 460 submittals from over 100 countries, this is a very significant achievement. Congratulations!”

With deep appreciation, The Buckminster Fuller Challenge Program Team

@buckyfuller Creative Revolution

“Reef Life Restoration is proud to announce the first placements of this new oceanic nano material matrix in projects around the world,” according to Melody Brenna. With this revolutionary technology, man can now make amends for the unrelenting destruction he has caused to our planet’s most important ecosystem … our oceans.

“In a few months, this technology will be reversing decline and growing new corals and new aquacultures so that fishing, underwater exploration and even underwater mining can be minimalized or even completely countered,” Ms. Brenna states. ”Our goal is to provide this world-changing technology to public, private, and other organizations to assist them in countering the destruction of one of the earth’s most precious resources.” Ms. Brenna goes on to state that there is expected to be over $1 Trillion dollars spent in the next decade to improve aquaculture around the world. The new Patent with 59 Claims is based upon 10 nano admixtures which create hundreds, if not thousands of growth and strength compounds for oceanic infrastructure.

Melody Saunders Brenna and Dr. Konstantin Sobolev have been pioneers in producing new types of advanced cement and masonry matrices for commercial applications for over three decades. Dr. Sobolev is an internationally recognized expert in nano-particle energy and technology as it applies to mixtures and infrastructure scale applications.

The Reef Life Buckminster Fuller Challenge Submission highlights two of our youngest designers of Oceanic Innovation Systems, my son Guyon Brenna, who has been creating oceanic infrastructure since age 16 and Andy Kuhlken, 15 who began designing Mooring Stations to prevent boat anchors from damaging delicate reefs and seagrass, which fish depend upon to prosper. Andy in front, Guyon in Hawaii at the IUCN Conference

#OurOcean Conference Malta Reef Life Where Reef Life Presented with Global Ocean Leaders.

The two young designers won a presentation at the OUR Ocean

Conference in Malta as a result of the Catalyst program inclusion.


Buckminster Fuller Catalyst Program benefits are listed below and can also be viewed on our website: Catalyst Program benefits: • As a Catalyst Program member, your work is automatically being considered by the following partner programs: dMASS Innovations for Sustainability; the Katerva Awards; Technology Exchange Lab; the Unreasonable Institute; and Echoing Green Fellowship Programs. Additional opportunities to present work at events organized by BFI. In the past, this has included Greenbuild, Architecting the Future symposia, Black Mountain College International Conference, Cooper Union and the Institute of Sustainable Design lectures, and other international symposia on Buckminster Fuller, sustainable culture events, design conferences and social entrepreneurship gatherings.

All major press coverage of your Reef Life project in the context of the Fuller Challenge will be shared through our social media channels. Inquiries from the press about your project will be forwarded to you directly. Please feel free to write to with news of your work.

Thank you for sharing your work with us, and your inspiring commitment to answering Buckminster Fuller’s Challenge to: "make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

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