• Emily Higgins

October 2021: IntelliReefs Endorsed for the UN Decade of Ocean Science

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

IntelliReefs has been officially endorsed for their coral restoration "Decade Action" project under the UN Decade of Ocean Science. This news follows the successful launch of the Canadian offices in Halifax, NS, an early Investment from Innovacorp, and the team's acceptance of an Ocean Startup Challenge (Growth Stream) award.


Published October 11, 2021

As the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration take off, IntelliReefs US and Canadian offices are ramping up to answer the global call for innovative ocean solutions. Earlier this year, IntelliReefs submitted a "Decade Action" for the Ocean Decade, detailing the expansion of their large research and coral reef restoration project in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten with the local Nature Foundation. The team received news this week that IntelliReefs' Decade Action has been officially endorsed by the UN in a letter from the Executive Secretary of IOC-UNESCO.

Caribbean IntelliReefs off the coast of Philipsburg, Sint Maarten are thriving after just over 2 years underwater. The tropical Oceanite artificial reefs are home to biodiverse coral communities that feed and house local fish.

This news follows on the heels of IntelliReefs' Canadian team accepting the Ocean Startup Challenge Award (Growth Stream) last week and an early investment from Innovacorp, a Nova Scotia-based investment firm, earlier in September 2021. IntelliReefs work in Canada will focus on the development and testing of a new Oceanite series for temperate water restoration of kelp forests, oyster beds, and near-shore fisheries, applying their co