Who We Are


Ben Silone

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 Doty


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.