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National Science Foundation

A statement from National Science Foundation:

The National Science Foundation (NSF), which is pleased to have provided major funding for Coral Reef Adventure, was created in 1950 as an independent U.S. government agency to promote and advance progress in engineering and science research and education in the United States. NSF invests more than $4.79 billion per year in 20,000 grants for research and education projects in engineering, science and technology.

Coral Reef Adventure was funded in part by the Informal Science Education Program at NSF. This particular program provides rich and stimulating opportunities outside formal school settings, where individuals of all ages, interests and backgrounds can increase their appreciation and understanding of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. For more information about National Science Foundation, visit www.nsf.gov


National Wildlife Federation

A long-standing advocate of the power of the IMAX® theatre film to entertain, educate and inspire, National Wildlife Federation has again come on board as a partner for Coral Reef Adventure. Following the success of a previous MFF-NWF alliance for the film Dolphins, Executive Producer Christopher Palmer feels a partnership for Coral Reef Adventure is a natural fit. “We have found a wonderful symbiosis with MacGillivray Freeman Films with the project. The conservation message is clear, the images are stunning and the education is impactful. They are essential components to NWF campaigns.” The National Wildlife Federation is the nation's largest conservation organization, uniting individuals from all walks of life to protect wildlife and wild places.


Lowell, Blake & Associates

Lowell, Blake & Associates, a Boston based investment advisory firm, maintains a long history of developing powerful partnerships that bridge the gap between private and charitable concerns. Experienced supporters of natural and wildlife documentary films, LBA is an involved partner that participates in the day-to-day process of filmmaking. As Lowell Blake's second effort with MacGillivray Freeman Films, Coral Reef Adventure has been particularly meaningful to the firm and has drawn the active participation of Executive Producer Charlton Reynders III. "We are so excited to work again with MacGillivray Freeman Films on such an important film. Our goal is to entertain and enlighten the public about these beautiful and precious environments while thrilling young minds to the adventure of science."
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Museum of Science, Boston

Discovery is at the heart of our mission. At the Museum of Science, Boston, we embrace the challenge to inspire questioning and exploration by students, parents and teachers. We do this by providing a fun, safe environment that introduces informal learning through engaging exhibits, Omni and Planetarium shows, live presentations, and classroom programs. Our mission is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society, to encourage curiosity, questioning and exploration, inform and educate, enhance a sense of personal achievement in learning, respect individual interests, backgrounds and abilities, and promote life-long learning and informed and active citizenship.

We are pleased to be a partner with MacGillivray Freeman Films for Coral Reef Adventure as we feel this film will serve as a conduit for our mission to reach out to children, families and adults around the world. Cherie Larson Rivers, Manager of Omni Theater Programs, stated, "We are delighted to support and exhibit Coral Reef Adventure. MacGillivray Freeman Films' dedication to the production of inspirational science large format films has been instrumental in the success of our giant screen theater."


Museum Film Network

The Museum Film Network is an international consortium of prestigious museums and science centers dedicated to supporting the production and distribution of large format films. Jeffrey Kirsch, Production Executive for the Museum Film Network stated, "We are proud to support MacGillivray Freeman's Coral Reef Adventure because this film will inform and inspire people to learn more about one of our planet's most beautiful and fragile creations. There may be no better way to do this than the entertaining and uniquely powerful cinematography this production team brings to our medium."
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Smithsonian Magazine

Every month, Smithsonian takes readers on a cultural journey around the world and across time, introducing fresh perspectives, new experiences and uncharted territory through engaging narrative and captivating images.

Driven by all things cultural, Smithsonian readers have an insatiable curiosity about the world that motivates them to do more, see more and experience more, making them 7.4 million of the most interesting people you’ll want to know.


SCUBAPRO/UWATEC (A Johnson Outdoors Company)

As a major worldwide dive gear manufacturer and supplier, SCUBAPRO makes the dive equipment that film talent Howard & Michele Hall use, which makes them a natural partner for the film. SCUBAPRO is an avid supporter of the dive industry, encouraging novices to try their hand at the sport. In addition, SCUBAPRO understands the value of protecting our world's natural resources so that they may be enjoyed for future generations. Joe Stella, President/General Manager of North America for SCUBAPRO, says, "It's a pleasure and extremely exciting to be involved in the Coral Reef Adventure IMAX® film. Working with MacGillivray Freeman Films and Howard and Michele Hall and Crew gives us the opportunity to be a part of educating the general public on the importance of the preservation of coral reefs around the world."



Quiksilver and Greg MacGillivray (MFF) have maintained a mutually respectful relationship over the years - both in and out of the water. Bob McKnight (CEO of Quiksilver) and the Quiksilver team followed Greg's successful career, not only because he is a fellow surfer, but also a revolutionary filmmaker. Greg is considered "surf family" which is important to the relationships that Quiksilver likes to build within the surf industry.

When an opportunity to be part of Coral Reef Adventure was presented, Quiksilver was immediately drawn to the relevance of the subject matter. The film is a perfect marketing tool and extension of a partnership that Quiksilver and Reef Check (a coral reef monitoring program) had developed in 1999, culminating in The Quiksilver Crossing which is featured in the film. The Quiksilver Crossing is an exploratory surf and environmental global voyage staged on a 72-foot vessel, the Indies Trader, which has served as a floating research station for Reef Check scientists for the last 4 years, enabling them to access previously unreachable reefs.

According to Randy Hild, Senior VP Marketing, Quiksilver, "The (Quiksilver) Crossing marries itself well with Greg’s (MacGillivray) vision of searching the globe for coral reefs. Raising awareness about the growing threats to our coral reef ecosystem is a shared goal for both Quiksilver, MFF, and of course, Reef Check. It could not be a better partnership - the images portrayed on the big IMAX screen are relevant to us all. Both MFF and Quiksilver are very passionate about the (coral reef) cause and we couldn't have asked for a better partner."
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Reef Check UCLA

Reef Check is an international non-profit organization based at the University of California's Institute of the Environment that brings communities together with government agencies and businesses to scientifically monitor, restore and maintain coral reef health. In 1997, Reef Check conducted the first-ever global survey of coral reef health that provided scientific confirmation that our reefs are in crisis due to over-fishing, illegal fishing, and pollution. Since then, Reef Check's fast-growing network has expanded to over 60 countries, and has played a major role in efforts to preserve and sustain reef ecosystems. In 2002, Reef Check published the 80-page report, "The Global Coral Reef Crisis - Trends and Solutions." The report documents five years of continuing decline of reef health but also some remarkable success stories of reef recovery. Supporting Reef Check by sponsoring or joining one of their teams is one way concerned individuals can get involved with reef conservation. For more information, visit www.reefcheck.com.



PADI, the Way the World Learns to Dive, certifies over 900,000 scuba divers each year through its 4300 dive centers and 100,000 professional members in 175 countries and territories. Anywhere there is water, there is PADI. Go to padi.com for everything you need to know about diving and learning to dive.

To continue your diving experience, join the PADI Diving Society, the diving enthusiast’s membership organization. Whether you’re a casual snorkeler or avid diver – beginner or pro – the PADI Diving Society is your passport to diving’s exciting lifestyle, with member-only events, savings on equipment, dive education and travel purchases, and a subscription to Sport Diver magazine (www.sportdiver.com), the official publication of the PADI Diving Society. Visit padi.com and join the PADI Diving Society today!

PADI's non-profit partner the Project AWARE Foundation, established by PADI, is the dive industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to conserving and preserving our aquatic resources. For more information, visit www.projectaware.org.



Sport Diver engages affluent diving enthusiasts with stellar photography and adventures set in the world's most intriguing diving destinations. The official Publication of the PADI Diving Society, Sport Diver's coverage of events, equipment, training and travel is second to none.



MacGillivray Freeman Films is pleased to be working with famed ocean explorer
Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society. Cousteau's efforts to protect ocean habitats can be seen in Coral Reef Adventure. The mission of Ocean Futures Society is to explore our global ocean, inspire and educate people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean's vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. To learn more about Cousteau and his organization's efforts on behalf of the world's oceans, click here www.oceanfutures.org.


Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world's oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 35,000 members and 60 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil.

Coral reefs are among the world's most unique and fragile ecosystems. Although they encompass only 1% of the planet's surface, coral reefs support over a quarter of all marine life. It is distressing then, to realize that in some areas coral reefs are being lost at a rate surpassing that of even the most threatened terrestrial rainforests. According to researchers, some estimates predict that we could see as much as a 70% loss of coral reef habitat over the next 40 years. The Surfrider Foundation is excited to be working with MacGillivray Freeman Films on Coral Reef Adventure. This project not only captures the compelling beauty and bio diversity of these reefs, but dramatically illustrates the need for their protection and preservation.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as a steward of U.S. marine resources and a co-chair of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, works with multiple public and private partners at local to state and international levels to reduce threats to U.S. coral reef ecosystems. From mapping and monitoring, to managing reef resources and removing harmful debris, NOAA is helping to implement the priority actions of the U.S. National Action Plan to Conserve Coral Reefs. NOAA, Reef Check, and MacGillivray Freeman Films have partnered to create an interactive coral reef exhibit promoting reef conservation that will travel to museums and science centers showing Coral Reef Adventure. For more information about NOAA's coral reef programs, visit www.coralreef.noaa.gov or www.coris.noaa.gov. For more information about the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, visit http://coralreef.gov/.


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The Ocean Channel

The Ocean Channel, Inc. is a new-media company engaged in the production and distribution of innovative ocean content for the Internet and cable TV audiences. Additionally, The Ocean Channel, Inc., through its web site, Ocean.com, provides Internet audiences with a OEportal to the sea where users from around the world can access a comprehensive, centralized, and immediate source of Ocean news, education, and entertainment. By utilizing the best of technology, science, and photography, The Ocean Channel seeks to engage the full power of the Internet to enhance the global fascination with the sea.

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