Glidecoat reaffirms it commitment to marine conservation, partnering with Dominican Republic based environmentalists to restore the nation’s damaged coral reefs.
Environmentalist, Bill Passmore, fell in love with the Dominican Republic eight years ago while on vacation. Longing for the small life, cool breeze and—of course—the ocean, the Canadian settled on the island after retirement. However, he would not stay in retirement for long.
An avid diver, Passmore immediately took to the waters off of his Sousa Bay home, exploring the underwater marine life with his handy aquatic camera. The images he captured were disturbing, marring his vision of paradise. What he saw was the destruction of the delicate coral reef and decided to do something about it.
And that is exactly what they did. Constructing coral domes out of rebar, concrete, sand and fiberglass resin the divers resolved to regenerate the nation’s coral reef, tower by tower.
Passmore said that Glidecoat’s, the Smart Surface Technology provider of Nano Coating, partnership has helped the group regenerate the Dominican Republic’s coral reefs.
Glidecoat managing director, Paul Westhorpe, said that this and projects like this, are a part of the company’s long-term goal of producing eco-friendly products that do not damage the environment. The organization is dedicated to supporting efforts to protect the world’s waterways.
While partnering with Glidecoat, Passmore also found an unexpected use for the company’s cutting-edge nano-coating products.