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Marine Forestation of the Shallows for Seafood and CO2.

Structurally supported forestation beyond the intertidal opening 40 million HA to forestation, seafood and organic carbon production.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Marine Forestation Inc.

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

WeAct - Unpaluting Technologies for Planet Earth (UTPE)

Website of Legally Registered Entity

http://marineforestation.com

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 3-10 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Houston Texas

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

United States of America

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

The Barrier Shallows of the west and southwest Great Bahamas Bank 60 Acre Pimlico Island and up to 4,000 hectares of shallows adjacent.

What country is your selected Place located in?

The Bahamas

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

We have an ongoing real estate negotiation for the North Pimco Island with Sarah Chemaly - Estate Agent - Damianos Sotheby's International Realty, 75 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

An overview of potential shallows in the Bahamas Seas.

What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)

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What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?

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Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

The sources of organic carbon flowing into the oceans of the word have been declining. As rivers are dammed and shorelines are protected from erosion removing all vegetation  and the near surface are polluted with plastic hampering the organic carbon production. All life in the seas suffer and seafood production for human populations are threatened.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

We propose to structurally support marine forestation to produce organic carbon and reduce atmospheric CO2 in the process. This will provide food fuel and structural materials to supply the needs of the future. This project on the Great Bahamas Bank could be an inspiration to hundreds of nations with such shallows and provide the 40 million hectares of forestation needed to solve global warming in our lifetime.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

Many of these shallows are not now populated but will become home to millions of people as the supporting infrastructure is developed.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

The global potential if in access of 41 million hectares and 302 Gigatons of CO2 reduction.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Email

Attachments (1)

Shallows.pdf

This pdf contains the text of a large kml file that when imported in to Google Earth Pro will show 41 million Hectares of eligible shallows including the BarrierForest along with other shallows in the Bahamas. Also found here. The text file must be renamed with a kml extension and imported into google earth. https://oceanforestation.org/Shallows.txt I am happy to convert this to other formats on request. This is the same mapping data provided to Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Mitt Romney.

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Thank you so much for the Food Extension Initiative.

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