- Energy generation from wave, tides, currents, and thermocline
- Aquaculture, with a focus on polyculture to mimic wild ocean habitats
- Sargassum collection to protect beaches
- Restoration of existing sea life, including coral reefs and wild fish populations
- Clean water through energy efficient desalination
- Saltwater mineral extraction technologies
- Hurricane and flood proof housing development
- Inexpensive floating structures to support these technologies, as well as provide useful above water area for research and tourism
- Materials that are non-corrosive and impermeable for these structures and other components in support of the above Arktide is also partnered with academic, non-profit, and for-profit organizations:
- University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez: materials and marine science departments primarily
- Carbon Removal XPRIZE team: competing for the $50m grand prize funded by Elon Musk to remove a gigaton of co2 from the atmosphere by 2026
- Cleantech Open incubator company: with mentorship from the Deep Blue Institute
- Tampa Bay Wave incubator company
- The Seasteading Institute
CEO / Co-Founder
Ben Silone has a personal mission to help our planet and its people. He grew up as a homeschooled student and this enabled him to pursue his educational interest in the world and its environment. His father was a contractor and Ben built his career around real estate and project management. His work brought him all over the world, including relief & development efforts in Iraq, anti-piracy systems in Africa, and fighting human trafficking.
Mike sees ocean development as a means to promote a sustainably abundant economy. The open ocean has the potential to supply sufficient energy, food, water, and industrial feedstocks for the entire planet while restoring the oceans to peak health. His background is in mechanical engineering from the aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer products industries.
His goal is to extend the cutting edge technology from these areas into the marine environment for permanent habitation and production.