We are students of the sea, seeking to understand how the ocean can be used to build a zero-carbon future. We study how the ocean’s natural rhythms can decarbonize the planet, restore habitats, and help people live healthier lives.
Born on the coast of Maine, the Running Tide team has experienced first hand the steady degradation of coastal ecosystems and working waterfronts. Stories of abundant ecosystems and the thriving communities that depend on them have evaporated in a single generation. We see rising water temperatures, an accelerating loss of oyster, seagrass and kelp habitat, loss of fish stocks and declining water quality. These problems won't solve themselves.
At Running Tide, we are putting forth our greatest efforts to restore the most precious and important ecosystems in the world. We are fueled by the desire to pass a world of abundance and climate stability to our children.
years of fishing experience
unique fields of study
years government roles
CEO & Founder - Marty is our fearless leader whether it's in the office, in the boardroom, or out on the water.
Director of Ocean Science - Marguax uses her dual Ph.D. in Oceanography and Mechanical Engineering to develop drift models and machine vision algorithms for our kelp projects.
Kelp Technician and Leasing Specialist - Olivia wears many important hats, like overseeing our kelp hatchery and securing new lease sites.
Hatchery Lead - Karl is our shellfish hatchery guru with over 20 years of experience running shellfish hatcheries in the region.
Director of Software - Phil oversees the development of our in-house software, machine vision, and vessel automation.
Maritime Team Lead - Matt oversees on-the-water operations by keeping boats working and oysters growing. He's at home on the water, and in the engine room.
Senior Mechanical Engineer - Nate develops, designs and builds our automated shellfish growing systems. He is continually iterating better ways to grow low-carbon protein in the ocean.
Lead Fabricator - Josh is our head machinist, operating our water jet cutter and press brake. Josh is part of the team that cuts, bends, and assembles of our plastic-free platforms.
At our core, we are innovators driven to do “more good” rather than “less bad” in the world.