Over the last few months I have been steadily working on a feature about Biorock technology – a potential solution to the many problems faced by coral reefs around the world. The process is remarkably simple and, whilst still at an experimental stage, offers real hope for the rehabilitation of coral reefs, even in less than perfect conditions.
I first started photographing Biorock projects in 2009 here in Bali and in Lombok, but recently have been fortunate enough to meet and document the work of Thomas Goreau, founder of the Global Coral Reef Alliance and developer of Biorock technology. Thomas was recently in Pemuteran in NW Bali to install an experimental wave generator that will be used to power a Biorock structure – the first time this has been attempted in Indonesia. He also attended the 8th annual Biorock Training Workshop on Gili Trawangan, Lombok, where over 50 people were trained in Biorock construction techniques.
I am currently writing up a feature about Biorock which I will be sending out to magazines etc, but in the meantime I wanted to share a selection of images from both Bali and Lombok. If you would like to learn more about this technology, please visit the Global Coral Reef Alliance site. You can also browse my full gallery of Coral Reef Restoration projects.