Friends of SeaWeaver
SeaWeaver has only been possible to develop with the support I've been fortunate to receive. I'm a designer, and as I stated in my design approach, even the best design is only 1/3 of a conservation solution. Below are some of the expert scientists, conservation practitioners and project pioneers who have helped me along the way.
A 2x2' woven mat was installed in the Seattle Aquarium's Birds and Shores enclosure, with eelgrass planted in between the woven fibers. Monitoring the growth around the weaves will let us know how the new plants are able to resist the forces of turbulent water. See SeaWeaver project page for more information
Special thanks to Erin Meyer & Julie Carpenter
woven eelgrass mat
installed in Birds and Shores enclosure August 2022
Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center
sponsor of SeaWeaver project
As an Innovation Fellow of the Ocean Nexus Center, I have access to a network of academic and industry experts from across maritime trades to gain insights, feedback and connections.
Special thanks to Yoshi Ota
New Heaven Reef Conservation Program
New Heaven Dive School & Reef Conservation maintains a mineral accretion electric reef system in Aow Leuk Harbor in Koh Tao, Thailand.
See SeaWeaver project page for more information
Special thanks to Kirsty Magson & Devrim Zahir
woven prototypes in mineral accretion system
Koh Tao, Thailand 2022
photo credit: Huw Penson 2022