Ocean Conservation Charity, The Aquatica Foundation Joins GoChain’s Validator Network
The Aquatica Foundation leads Historic & Scientific Expeditions in tandem with NGOs like Sir Richard Branson’s Ocean Unite.
GoChain is proud to announce The Aquatica Foundation, an emerging ocean conservation charity launched by Aquatica Submarines is now a signing node on the GoChain mainnet. Aquatica Submarines is an emerging and innovative company in the manned submersible technology space. Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, they design and manufacture safe, robust and versatile manned submersibles for use in scientific, commercial and recreational endeavors.
The Aquatica Foundation
The Aquatica vision is more than just making awesome submarines, they also share GoChain’s passion for sustainability and environmental education and change. The Aquatica Foundation has been established to promote and support three key Ocean imperatives:
90% of the world’s oceans are unexplored and without scientific baseline data. This present a vast opportunity to grow the body of knowledge in this undiscovered realm.
Many of the world’s ocean-related ecosystems are degraded or are at the risk of collapse. Working to restore these critical environments is core to ensuring an enduring, viable ocean environment and planet.
70% of the Earth’s surface is the ocean. However, humankind’s understanding of its functions and structure represents the “tip-of-the-iceberg” at best. This knowledge needs to grow dramatically.
The Aquatica Foundation recently partnered with ocean conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs); the Belize Audubon Society, responsible for managing the recent Blue Hole Expedition in concert with the Government of Belize and Sir Richard Branson’s Ocean Unite, whose goal is to place the ocean at the forefront of political consciousness.
About Aquatica Submarines
Aquatica’s submarines are designed from the ground up with an eye for detail and a philosophy of functional elegance. Their stingray line of submersibles offer comfort and stability while maintaining robust and versatile characteristics. They are ideally suited for a wide variety of applications. This has provided abundant opportunities to enhance safety and improve mobility, operation, and user friendliness; while vastly reducing overall cost. You can find more details on Aquatica’s production, concept and custom submarines here.
BLUE HOLE BELIZE — A HISTORIC EXPEDITION
In concert with the Government of Belize, Sir Richard Branson’s Ocean Unite, the Aquatica Foundation lead a historic expedition. Led by passionate ocean advocates that combined high-tech exploration, educational awareness and conservation 40 miles offshore from Belize city in Lighthouse Reef.
Discovery Inc conducted a live broadcast of the expedition which was televised globally from on Sunday, December 2nd through the Discovery Channel. Below you can see Sir Richard Branson’s announcement alongside Aquatica Submarines.
Our CEO Jason Dekker was given the privilege to attend this historic journey in December of 2018:
“I was extremely impressed with the way Aquatica operates their business, the experience and professionalism of the team, and the reputation they’ve made in the oceanic conservation space. The opportunity for GoChain to help make a positive impact on mapping oceanic data via blockchain is just one of the multitude of ways we are exploring working together.”
— Jason Dekker, GoChain CEO
“The Aquatica Foundation is excited to partner with GoChain and publicly support the cause of a greener, energy efficient, and scalable blockchain.”
— Jerry Reid, Business Development & Co-Founder at The Aquatica Foundation
About Aquatica Foundation
The Aquatica Foundation has been established to promote and support three key Ocean imperatives: Exploration, Restoration and Education. There is much to learn and communicate about the Ocean, and the Aquatica Foundation is preparing to play a significant role in growing the pace of humankind’s expanded knowledge of our blue planet’s unseen frontier.
About Aquatica Submarines
Aquatica Submarines is a Canadian Company established to provide complete design, manufacturing, sales and support, of the various Submersible models in the lineup. This includes sensors, components, manipulators, and other subsea technology. A primary goal of Aquatica is to lower the costs involved with Manned Submersibles while maintaining functionality and some of the highest standards for safety. The models offered by Aquatica, are designed to be extremely versatile with multiple uses in mind; commercial, ocean science, tourism, media, even personal recreation. Custom vessels also available.
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