“Love the Sea” is operated by the Earth Agenda Foundation, in cooperation with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, and SCG. We bring 3D Printing technology to develop a base material for artificial reefs as a breeding ground for coral reefs and marine lives since corals in the Thai seas still face a variety of problems, including littering into the sea, smuggling of coral for commerce, coral reef tourism, and coral bleaching, especially around the Gulf of Thailand where severe coral reef bleaching is found. The artificial reefs built by 3D Printing technology are similar in shape to natural coral reefs, strong and durable, and made from the marine life-friendly cement that makes them blend harmoniously with the nature.
The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, together with the faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, and SCG would like to invite those who are interested in marine and coastal resources conservation and restoration to contribute for the production and installation of the artificial reefs at Koh Sak, Chonburi to kick-start a sustainable replenishment of marine resources.
Advantages of a artificial reefs developed by 3D Printing technology:
- Beautiful natural coral shape-like, blending harmoniously with the nature
- Structurally sophisticated, habitable for living organisms
- Produced by environment and marine life-friendly cement
- Strong, stable, not sinking in the sand, and resistant to tidal forces
- Simply disassembled and relocated, installation and transportation cost-efficient
The artificial reefs “Innovareef” won the prize as 2020 National Innovation Awards for Product and Service Design, product design category.