Running Tide develops cutting-edge diagnostics and interventions to restore ocean health

The ocean is vital to life on Earth. But ocean health is in alarming and accelerating decline. We have the responsibility — and ability — to act.


For holistic ocean restoration, we must fully understand the causes of ocean health decline and the impacts of interventions. Running Tide develops and builds hardware, software, sensors, water sampling protocols, and data systems. These enable us to turn ocean data into actionable insights, in turn maximizing positive impact, minimizing negative perturbations, and ensuring that our interventions are effective and long lasting.

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Running Tide's ocean health interventions restore ecosystems and enhance coastal resiliency. We focus on coastal and open ocean restoration interventions, utilizing technology and data to amplify natural processes.
These range from restorative aquaculture, macroalgae enhancement, wild shellfish bed restocking, placement of substrates, and more. All interventions are monitored and the impact quantified.

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Carbon Removal

Our integrated multi-pathway carbon removal system transfers excess carbon from the fast cycle in the upper ocean and safely moves it to long-term storage in the slow carbon cycle, while simultaneously combatting ocean acidification and warming.

Sustainable Shellfish

Shellfish — including our oysters, surf clams, and scallops — work as ecosystem engineers that improve water quality and clarity. A single oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of seawater daily. Our state-of-the-art shellfish production technology enables Running Tide to deploy ecosystem restoration and species restocking solutions at scale.

Nature-inclusive Infrastructure

Our restoration solutions provide excellent options for ecosystem mitigation and nature-inclusive design. Shellfish, macroalgae, and ocean alkalinity enhancement can be deployed on site to restore ecosystem health, protect structural integrity, and minimize the impact of sonic pollution on existing marine life. Use cases include offshore wind, dredging projects, and other critical ocean infrastructure.

Biodiversity and costal resiliency

Thriving shellfish and kelp populations provide both food and shelter for a variety of species that each play a vital role in protecting and restoring marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Macroalgae and shellfish beds defend coastlines from storms and sea-level rise by dissipating wave energy, and buffer against increases in ocean acidification.

nitrogen and phosphorus abatement

Nitrogen and phosphorus absorption by coastal macroalgae reduces eutrophication and harmful algae blooms, promoting healthier coastal ecosystems.

If you’d like to hear more about our ocean health diagnostics and interventions, or propose a project, reach out and we’ll contact you.

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