EXPLORATION • RESTORATION • EDUCATION
The Aquatica Foundation has been established to promote and support three key Ocean imperatives:
90% of the world’s oceans are unexplored and without scientific baseline data. This presents a vast opportunity to grow the body of knowledge in this undiscovered realm.
Many of the world’s ocean-related ecosystems are degraded or are at the risk of collapse. Working to restore these critical environments is core to ensuring an enduring, viable ocean environment and planet.
70% of the Earth’s surface is the ocean. However, humankind’s understanding of its functions and structure represents the “tip-of-the-iceberg” at best. This knowledge needs to grow dramatically.
There is much to learn and communicate about the Ocean, and the Aquatica Foundation is preparing to play a significant role in growing the pace of humankind’s expanded knowledge of our blue planet’s unseen frontier.
The Aquatica Foundation Team
Dr. Robert Falls
Executive Director and Founder
Managing Director and Founder
The Aquatica Foundation is assembling a group of global leaders to provide insight and guidance as we plan where and how we will create positive impacts for our world’s ocean environment.
BLUE HOLE BELIZE 2018
November 27th – December 13th, 2018
The hugely successful and historic expedition to the Blue Hole of Belize reached millions around the globe and achieved great exploration and scientific objectives.
In 2020, the Aquatica Foundation will lead an Expedition to the azure waters of the South Pacific, where the remains of the World War II Japanese “Ghost Fleet” continue to fascinate explorers. A goal of this effort will be to observe and measure the potential effect that oil trapped in the sunken hulls may pose if it leaks into the marine environment.
Reef Life Restoration Partnership
The Aquatica Foundation is beginning an initiative to work closely with Reef Life Restoration to help facilitate their extraordinary “Plant A Million Corals” campaign. This partnership will leverage the passion and expertise of Reef Life Restoration with the capabilities and background of the Aquatica Foundation and Aquatica Submarines to help facilitate tremendous restoration while showcasing and surveying the targeted reef sites.