2. Coastal ecosystems are the areas where land and water come together. These distinct land forms provide habitat for highly biodiverse marine communities including a wide variety of plants and animals. Healthy coastal ecosystems provide services of environmental, economic, social, cultural and recreational value that are the foundation for human well-being.
These ecosystems are highly vulnerable to disturbances and they are in an alarmingly rapid decline largely due to the assault of human activity and negligence and global warming

7. To be able to health-guard the coastal ecosystems we have to act right now. We use GIS, Remote Sensing and Artificial intelligence (GIS-RS-AI) to help stakeholders involved in coastal ecosystem conservation make data-driven decisions to increase the effectiveness of their work and lower the costs. In particular, these technologies could be highly valuable to scaling up coral conservation and restoration efforts.
Our aim is to provide solutions that are relevant to the stakeholder needs, are easy to access, and offer actionable insights.

“Covering less than one percent of the ocean floor, reefs support an estimated twenty-five percent of all marine life, with over 4,000 species of fish alone. Reefs provide spawning, nursery, refuge and feeding areas for a large variety of organisms.”

International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)

12.2. “Coastal ecosystems provide us with an integral service – sequestering and storing “blue” carbon from the atmosphere and oceans and hence are an essential piece of the solution to global climate change.”

the BLUE CARBON initiative

12.3. “Climate change is damaging coral reefs and other key ecosystems. People are cutting too much wood from mangroves and clearing them for fish farms and other activities. Overfishing is threatening the stability of fish stocks, nutrient pollution is contributing to the creation of dead zones, and nearly 80 per cent of the world’s wastewater is discharged without treatment.”

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

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