ReefSystems – Living Breakwaters

Aquatic biomass are under pressure from anthropogenic stress. ReefSystems is a pioneering company that exploits innovative solutions to stimulate aquatic biodiversity. Their first venture is a modular building system named Modular Sealife System (MOSES). It functions as a prosthetic limb for nature; it can be used as an artificial reef for marine life to grow on and find nutrition and shelter in but simultaneously as a reinforcement of maritime structures. As ReefSystems is currently upscaling the production of MOSESs, they intend to have a broad implementation of the modules. For this, it is essential to identify their place in the market and potential future clients and competitors. Further critical steps are the identification of the ecological and functional value of MOSES and the translation into economic value. Even though MOSES is presumed to be beneficial for ecosystems and biodiversity, Reefsystems needs scientific evidence to validate this to make an impact. The Tesla team consists of Bouke, Kyah, and Ross. All of whom are bright and hard-working master’s students with backgrounds in biological sciences. Together we bring critical thinking, research skills and a basis for scientific integrity to complete the project presented by ReefSystems. We are very excited to be working with ReefSystmes and on a project that can make a splash in the field of marine biology.