Scaling emerging technologies to address climate change as it's happening.
Armed with expertise in oceanography, ecology, technology and pop culture, we're creating new data sources and pipelines with transformative, low-cost sensor networks. Our current focus is developing software to evaluate and scale emerging technologies.
The best sensor is the one you're already wearing. We are in the early stages of constructing an app that transforms smartwatches into smart sensors. Learn more about this project here, and click here to get email updates.
Crowdsourcing the world's largest coastal data set. Building on our first app, we plan to release a second app that taps into the power of community. We're not sharing too many details publicly yet, but please contact us if you want to know more or help us build this tool.
We envision that these two apps will set the stage for partnerships that include co-developing new and experimental tools to meet the needs of science and society.
Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
Kim Martini, PhD
Fueled by a fascination with new technology and adventure, Kim has been throwing expensive s**t into the ocean for almost 20 years. She is an expert in oceanographic sensor and system design, having worked at the UW Applied Physics Lab, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA PMEL and Sea-Bird Scientific. Her current focus is expanding ocean observations through system design and data delivery, finding practical solutions to challenging problems. She has collaborated with academic, industry and government scientists globally, and is a regularly invited speaker with over a dozen interviews on major news media. Kim is a trusted source of scientific information for scientists and the public.
Kim received her PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Washington. She also holds a MS in Physics, a BS in Physics and a BA in Fine Art from SUNY Albany.
Chief Marketing Officer
Virginia Schutte, PhD
Science Media Specialist
Virginia is an award-winning storyteller, strategist, and trainer who is unstoppably and loudly enthusiastic about how science makes life better. She decided to save the world in elementary school after she read A ring of Endless Light, with a heroine who saves sick dolphins by talking to them with her mind. While a career in dolphin telepathy ultimately didn’t work out, Virginia channeled her love of the ocean into earning an Ecology PhD in 2014. Since then, she has worked to diversify how people interact with science digitally. Her expertise in storytelling experimentation spans platforms and includes outputs ranging from a science fashion campaign on Instagram to a WhatsApp group that caught Snoop Dogg's attention.
Virginia received her PhD in Ecology from the University of Georgia. She also holds a BS in Biology and was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.