Design for the ocean
Coastal ecosystems are among the most biodiverse on our planet, and also among the most impacted by climate change and industrialization
Most coastal projects attempt to only avoid harming local ecosystems while pursuing their main purposes
My design mission is to revitalize native biodiversities by reshaping practices from across aquaculture industries into physical designs optimized toward the long-term support of the foundational and keystone species of natural local ecosystems
Conservation in practice is interdisciplinary.
I identify 3 fundamental areas in which of conservation solution must be robust in order to make an impact at scale:
Approach informed by research, evidence-based methods
tools and materials,
product and process in tandem
inspires participation, localization & long-term ownership
Strategies based in poor understand of ecological science can do more harm than good. Solutions requiring expensive equipment or specialized training limit the scale of impact. Actions which alienate or disempower the local community create opponents from likely allies. S
Understanding, strengthening, and interweaving these elements is what drives my design.
Check out the SeaWeaver Project to see this in action.