The Mission and Vision:

Overall, the mission and vision of the Celebration Memorial Reef Project is to create a sustainable and dynamic underwater memorial that serves as a tribute to loved ones, while contributing to the restoration and preservation of the ocean ecosystems. Through the use of innovative design and superior materials, the project aims to bring a new level of significance and meaning to the concept of memorial reefs. The Celebration Reef Project design, more than any other,  has a habitat for all levels of the food chain.  It is a breeding area extraordinary as a memorial reef.

The Concept:

Overall, the world of Fish-Eat-Fish is a complex and interconnected system of marine life. Each level depends on the level below it for survival.  Understanding and protecting this ecosystem is crucial for the health of our oceans and the survival of numerous species.

Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. An estimated 25 percent of all marine life, including over 4,000 species of fish, are dependent on coral reefs for habitat at some point in their life cycle.

The Celebration Reef Projects design has a habitat for all levels of the food chain.  When you see it, it will be like swimming around a huge aquarium without glass.  It is the way the materials are situated as well as the variety of heights and holes throughout the project that ensures dramatic marine life development.

The Materials:

Limestone, concrete, and steel are the very best materials for an artificial reef.

  1. Durability: These materials are highly durable and can withstand harsh marine environments, such as strong currents, waves, and saltwater.
  2. Porosity: Limestone and concrete are porous materials, allowing for the growth of coral and other marine species, creating habitats, and supporting marine life.
  3. Stability: Steel is an extremely stable material that can resist the movement of water currents and provides a solid substrate for marine species to grow.
  4. Availability: These materials are widely available and cost-effective compared to other reef-building materials, making them an ideal option for creating large-scale artificial reefs.
  5. Environmental benefits: By creating artificial reefs from these materials, we can reduce the pressure on natural coral reefs, which are already under threat from climate change, pollution, and overfishing.

The design of the Celebration Reef has never been used in an underwater memorial. It is founded on the principles of sustainable reef ecology. It is a plan that will set a new standard for artificial reef projects.