VONE RESEARCH INC
Target demographics: We specialize in coral reef repair and restoration and underwater archaeology off the southeast coast of Florida. Vone Research and our team of dedicated volunteers, has the unique ability and talent to be anywhere underwater they are needed. Our highly trained divers also work with many other nonprofit organizations to help fulfill their specific environmental needs.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We are defending and repairing our coral reef ecosystem which is being damaged at an alarming rate due to dredging projects, hurricanes, careless boat anchoring, overfishing and destructive fishing methods, pollution, coastal development, erosion, and siltation.
Geographic areas served: Mainly southeast Florida, but Vone Research will travel to other areas to assist other nonprofit environmental groups when additional manpower is needed.
• To increase public awareness of Florida’s maritime history and oceanic resources.
• To work in conjunction with governmental and other environmental agencies to provide research, conservation, preservation and education with respect to our oceanic, historical and archaeological resources.
• To use our donated power and sailboats to serve as a classroom for our students. We teach our students how to restore and maintain the boats donated to Vŏnē Research, giving them a great sense of accomplishment, as well as real world skills applicable in the maritime industry.
A unique partnership which was formed between Vone Research and The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of Florida has allowed us to streamline the permitting process for the Reef Restoration and Monitoring Program and now allows damaged reefs to be repaired.
Previously, when resources to repair a damaged reef were unavailable, the reef tracts were simply left to die. Before Vone Research’s involvement, there was no simple way, devoid of mountains of red-tape, for any group to repair a damaged reef.
Vŏnē Research has produced a number of educational videos. We are an independent monitor of oceanic construction. Our work has been seen on CNN, Inside Edition, and most local news stations. Our video, Dishonorable Discharge, was shown on a two-story screen within the Interior Building in Washington DC.
With our focus on the future, Vŏnē Research has partnered with a host of local colleges and high schools, as well as middle and elementary schools to bring practical hands-on marine conservation and education to our youth, who will become the leaders of tomorrow.
Vŏnē Research is dedicated to preserving our oceanic resources, the treasures beneath the waves by helping young stewards understand the importance and impact of their contribution.
Our unique ‘Touching-History’ program has been instrumental in bringing real-world experience to subjects such as History, Science, Math, and English. Students work with real artifacts; researching, preserving, and documenting portions of the past and bring subjects such as history and writing-skills alive.
Practically all of our donated power and sailboats serve as a classroom for our students. We teach our students how to restore and maintain the boats donated to Vŏnē Research, giving them a great sense of accomplishment, as well as real world skills applicable in the maritime industry.
Below is a list of some of our projects we were involved in:
• Beach Renourishment project along Broward County beaches
• Gil Blas shipwreck off of Hillsboro Beach
• Raising of a WW-II era training torpedo off the ocean floor near Pompano Beach
• Recovery of an anchor from the 19th century British steamship Copenhagen
• Garbage cleanup on a Pompano Beach reef
Vone Research has received Letters of Recognition for their efforts from the following groups:
• The Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research – Division of Historical Resources for our video on the shipwrecks Copenhagen and Half Moon
• Florida Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, for the establishment of Half Moon (Florida’s Seventh Underwater Archaeological Preserve located off-shore of Key Biscayne, Miami-Dade County Florida)
• The South Florida Reef Research Team, Inc. for keeping our governmental officials aware of the environmental damage done to our reefs from dredge contractors and because of this large areas of hard and soft coral reef have been restored
• National Week of the Ocean Community Marine Award for Corporation of the Year for Reef Preservation
• Carmen McGarry, Historian and Author of “The Magnificent Mile”, for our Touching History Program
Vone Research has appeared on the following news stations for their environmental efforts:
• Channel 6 News, Eco Watch Dredge Damage
• Channel 7 News, Reef Damage
• Inside Edition, Spinner Sharks
• Channel 6 News, Sea Turtle Awareness
• Channel 6 News, Garbage Cleanup on the Pompano Beach Reef
• Channel 7 News, Torpedo found near Pompano Beach
• Channel 6 News, Raising of the WW-II era training Torpedo
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