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Oceanite is a complex matrix of minerals, held together by our proprietary nanobinder, developed specifically for diverse species growth and immediate integration within local ecosystems. We use Oceanite to construct our self-healing IntelliReefs modules.
IntelliReefs was endorsed in the first cohort by the United Nations Project #112 in the Decade of Ocean Science


coverage within 14 months


years of nanotechnology research


increase in biodiversity

Sint Maarten Phase 2 Coral Restoration

Bioengineering Restoration Solutions


IntelliReefs are currently the only restoration solution on the market that creates bio-enhancing substrates that mimic natural reef development and foster growth on a large scale over a very short amount of time. The race against climate change and reef degradation calls for a scalable, natural solution to ensure that limited resources are spent on solutions that will produce results and achieve global conservation imperatives for reefs.

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Through the lens of a SEM

"When a coral lands on this, it feels like home."

- Melody Saunders Brenna, CEO

What Makes Oceanite Unique?


We listened to nature in the design of our exclusive Oceanite mineral mixtures. Oceanite is formulated from 20 years of nano-materials expertise in collaboration with leading marine conservation laboratories to address the most pressing restoration needs in the ocean. 


Because marine habitats have location-specific requirements, we created Oceanite to be completely customizable

to promote coral, kelp, and fish species-specific growth.


Unlike many artificial reef alternatives, the pH of Oceanite mineral mixtures is customizable, which allows us to create ideal growth conditions for target species by fine-tuning and controlling substrate pH. Portland cement can burn animal tissues when they come into contact with it because it has a pH around 12. Oceanite mixtures can currently attain a pH as low as 8.1, corresponding directly to the surrounding ocean’s pH value.


The complex system of pores produced by our mixtures optimizes animal settlement by creating more surface

area per square inch for animals to live in. This enhances biodiversity and protects early growth stages of marine species.



Our mixtures and designs are engineered to optimize strength and durability and can withstand marine

storms and conditions for hundreds of years.

Learn More About Our IntelliReefs Designs

Explore the Success of Oceanite. 

Results Gallery

Within only 14 months of deployment, researchers found that the IntelliReefs structures in our Sint Maarten test sites were nearly 100% covered with a healthy, early stage coral community. The porous nature of Oceanite facilitates the settlement of animals on the surface of the structures and deep within the mineral matrix itself, mimicking a living reef substrate where animals burrow and live in crevices and beneath the surface of coral skeletons and natural rocks. IntelliReefs facilitate the settlement and growth of traditional coral reef species and are designed to deter "biofouling" and undesirable species that plague reefs worldwide.

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