Robots Enter the Race to Save Dying Coral Reefs
Biologists are working to quickly grow hardier specimens that can be propagated and transplanted by robotic arms.
Australian coral restoration tech company hoping to tap into biodiversity markets
An Australian company looking at a novel approach to restore coral populations has suggested future biodiversity markets could provide the scale needed to save the fast-eroding species where blue carbon markets so far have not.
Meet the WA scientist making a business out of restoring coral reefs
As a marine biologist, Taryn Foster never expected her career to lead her back home to her family’s masonry factory in Geraldton, 400 kilometres north of Perth, but that is exactly where she has been figuring out how robotics and automation can restore coral reefs.
Coral Maker incorporates tech with science to scale up the restoration rate and success of coral reefs.
Historically, coral reef restoration projects have been conducted on a small scale and are generally quite labor-intensive. Coral Maker technology aims to mitigate these operational limitations by using mass production techniques to automate coral propagation.
Three WA startups tackling global climate change challenge.
Coral Maker is adapting technologies from the manufacturing industry and automating repetitive steps in the process.
Coral Maker awarded 2021 Autodesk Excellence Award for ‘Making a Better World’.
Dying coral reefs are being saved by automation
A team of researchers is developing a solution using robotics and manufacturing techniques to help grow a million new corals each year.
These marine researchers want to use robots to help grow 1 million corals a year
The natural beauty of undersea corals seems far removed from the factory-like world of automated mass production. But an enterprising reef scientist is combining the two in an effort to regenerate the world’s reefs.
Coral Maker is Saving Coral Reefs With Additive and Traditional Manufacturing
When many people hear “coral reef,” they picture a rainbow array of creatures coexisting on the ocean floor, snorkeling on vacation, and perhaps even the ever-optimistic Finding Nemo.