COASTAL Recovery


The sand around the grounded vessel, FIRAT, is an example of the type of accretion Joseph Farrell encountered throughout 35 years of salvage and wreck removals.

While faced with this issue, he began to wonder – what if we could actively manage sand in order to maintain shorelines? From this, an idea was born: to create a module that mimics the sand accretion around a stranded vessel, yet is underwater and unseen.

The result of the modules was demonstrated through numerical modeling and wave tank studies. For more than three decades, Resolve Marine has managed projects involving partly emergent breakwaters and alternative shore protection mechanisms, created artificial reefs from both ships and modules, propagated coral nurseries, removed ships grounded on coral reefs, and monitored quantified and remediated marine life impacted through casualties and maritime commerce.

In addition to the beach modules, mobile labs are set up for students to monitor wind, waves, and currents realtime . They will then take this information and use it in coastal models to determine changes in the coastline and the rate of erosion and accrual.

Location Nantucket, MA U.S.A.
Partners Egan Maritime Institute
Impact - Prevent and reverse coastal erosion
- Save roads and homes
- Educate students using portable labs

Past Initiatives:

Clean Drinking Water For Grand Bahama
Miami Dolphins Humanitarian Work
Grand Celebration Relief Cruise
Forklift Provision and Training For Grand Bahamas

We’re always working on new programs and initiatives to further our mission. Do you have a special cause you’d like us to help you accomplish? Contact us!

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At Mission Resolve Foundation, we’re committed to doing what's right and inspiring others to join us in our efforts to restore the ocean. We believe that small actions can have a big impact, and we invite you to be a part of our mission. Thank you for visiting our website, follow us on our social media channels to see what we're up to and help support our cause.  Don't hesitate to reach out via the contact section if you have any questions or would like to get involved.