[Coral-List] Biorock Bali Workshop Planned for November

JEFFREY J HOUDRET houdret1 at verizon.net
Fri Jul 29 10:45:01 EDT 2005

BiorockT Workshop Planned for November 

Cambridge, MA, June 10, 2005, Global Coral Reef Alliance, Sun & Sea e.V.,
and Yayasan Karang Lestari have announced the Third BiorockT Reef
Restoration Workshop at Taman Sari Resort, Pemuteran, Bali, November 21-28,

Workshop participants will experience hands-on training in the simple
techniques to design, construct, install, maintain, monitor, and repair
Biorock reef nurseries.

The BiorockT Process, or mineral accretion, is a revolutionary technology
that grows structures and marine ecosystems in seawater.  It provides a
cost-effective and sustainable method to accelerate coral growth and greatly
increase coral survival from environmental stress.  

Biorock methods can restore damaged coral reefs, allow highly productive
mariculture of corals, oysters, clams, lobsters, and fish, protect
shorelines, and provide building materials from sustainable energy.

The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Tom Goreau, President, Global Coral
Reef Alliance and Professor Wolf Hilbertz, President of Sun and Sea e.V., as
well as several Biorock project managers and staff.  

The workshop will take place at the site of the Karang Lestari Project, the
world's largest Biorock installation, in Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia. Karang
Lestari has won the 2005 Association of South East Asian Nations Tourism
Agencies Award for Excellence and the 2005 Pacific Asia Travel Association
Gold Award for best environmental effort, as well as many other Indonesian
and international awards.

For more information on the Biorock process and the workshop please see the
Global Coral Reef Alliance website:   http:// <http://www.globalcoral.org/>



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