Kelp forests, which mitigate climate change at 7 times the rate of trees, are disappearing due to warming oceans, pollution, and over-fishing.
This transportable raft projects underwater light to promote kelp growth. By extending the period of light availability, reproduction is increased to a level where regeneration can become self-sufficient. As well as saving one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, Recystis will benefit coastal communities by safeguarding fishing and marine habitats.
I am an industrial designer from the Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile and for my degree project I always had an environmental focus, which finally, together with an interdisciplinary team of experts, was able to carry out the project that I present today. The project started with the concept of sustainability, then, to help reduce CO2 emissions, the preservation of Kelp forests as a mitigating agent, to finally address its environmental benefits and its impact on coastal communities throughout Chile. Today I am doing classes at the UDD School of Design about sustainable design and environmental conditioning. moreLinkedIn Instagram
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