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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has achieved a great deal in the past year, due in no small part to our ability to capitalize on the data and expertise we gathered on the Global Reef Expedition (GRE) — the largest coral reef research mission in history. We shared our findings from this landmark research mission with the international coral reef community, forged new collaborations, launched a new UN-endorsed project to protect coastal marine ecosystems, and continue our work to inspire and educate the next generation of ocean advocates and assess the health of coral reefs around the world.
Despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, we had a remarkable year in 2021. Not only did we complete the Global Reef Expedition — the largest coral reef survey and mapping research mission in history — we signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA, launched a new TV show on EarthX TV, and expanded the remote learning opportunities on our Education Portal.
By all accounts, 2020 was an extremely successful year for the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF). It was certainly a challenging year, but also a productive one, primarily because we were able to adapt to changes imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we were not able to travel to share our findings at international conferences or complete some of our Mangrove Education and Restoration programs, we published a record number of scientific reports from the Global Reef Expedition, and we were here to help teachers and students with the transition to remote learning.
In 2019, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation produced a number of successful peer-reviewed scientific publications, launched a new mangrove education program, and released our findings from the Global Reef Expedition mission to French Polynesia.
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation: Two decades of aquatic life exploration
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. For two decades, the Foundation has used its three-pronged approach of science, education, and outreach to create lasting conservation for. some of the world's most remote and vulnerable coral reef systems. Success in these three pillars of our work helped the Foundation become a global player in marine conservation.
Throughout 2017, the Foundation Staff completed the arduous task of cataloguing and quality-controlling the “big-data” we collected during the Global Reef Expedition field work component (2011-2015).
Having completed an intensive five years of field work for the Global Reef Expedition in 2015, it was time to roll up our sleeves for the challenging analytical work ahead