Method

The Biorock® method evolved from the original Mineral Accretion Process invented, developed and patented by the late Professor Wolf Hilbertz and Dr. Thomas J. Goreau. The method stands alone in the sense that it is uniquely applicable to a multitude of marine applications including the construction and restoration of coral reef habitat, mariculture, erosion control, shoreline enrichment, wave barriers and other specialized functions.
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Professor Wolf Hilbertz Dr. Thomas Goreau
The concept of “mining” minerals naturally dissolved in seawater was originally realized by Hilbertz as a means of producing construction materials similar to concrete. Hilbertz soon realized that his invention had greater potential and could be applied over a broad range of marine applications.
Extensive research and experimentation by Hilbertz during the 1970's established the foundation for the modern form of the patented process now known as Mineral Accretion Technology.
Biorock, Hilbertz Biorock, Hilbertz, solar, seacrete, accretion
As Hilbertz continued the development of Mineral Accretion Technology he began incorporating it's use in the design and construction of various marine forms. During the early stages of implementation it was observed that the process was greatly increasing growth rates of marine organisms on and around forms influenced by the process. Thus sparked the collaborate efforts of Hilbertz and Goreau, and the birth of the Biorock method.
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Dr. Tom Goreau and Prof. Wolf Hilberts - Pemuteran, Bali - Indonesia
The team continued on a path of research and development that spanned over 3 decades but ended with Hilbertz' untimely death in 2007. Further development of the Biorock method continues through the leadership of Goreau as acting president of the Global Coral Reef Alliance and its large core of multinational volunteers.
Memorial, Wolf Hilbertz, Biorock, Bali, Pemuteran, Indonesia
Wolf Hilbertz memorial. Pemuteran, Bali - Indonesia
The Biorock method is now used in a multitude of marine applications including the construction and restoration of coral reef habitat, mariculture, erosion control, shoreline enrichment, wave barriers and other specialized uses.