EXPLORATION • RESTORATION • EDUCATION
Photo Credit: Gary Hancock
The Aquatica Foundation has been established to promote and support three key Ocean initiatives:
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
International Projects Director
Co-Founder and Communication Director
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.
Partners and Supporting Organizations
The Aquatica Foundation has been established with a primary mission of promoting and supporting ocean exploration, restoration, and education. The Foundation’s focus will be international and establishing partnerships with a number of respected and committed ocean science organizations around the world, having an aligned ocean focus, will be essential. The nature of the partnerships reflects varied missions and interests, that range from marine archeology, to pure discovery, to advancing marine science, whether geological, biological, or societal in nature. Exploring and restoring the world’s endowment of ocean treasures, sharing findings with the scientific community, and engaging and educating the public, are commitments that will propel the Foundation into the future.
Plant a Million Corals
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.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
In 2019, the Aquatica Foundation is planning to venture to the British Virgin Islands to explore their stunning reefs. The main goal will be to conduct coral reef surveys, study sharks, and assess the health and well-being of the second largest barrier reef in the Caribbean, Horseshoe Reef.