Meet Ido Sella: The Ecological Engineer Revolutionizing Coastal Infrastructure | Wave Makers

January 3, 2024

Welcome to the era of the smart sea wall!

In this final episode of Wave Makers ⁠Tamara Kahn⁠ announces her transition to fulltime with Seaworthy Collective where she directs the ⁠Startup Studio and Incubator program, applications now open!⁠ She also celebrates another innovator working at the intersection of technology, regeneration, and ocean conservation. Tune in to hear how ⁠Dr. Ido Sella⁠ and a fellow Marine biologist, Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel (1975-2021), asked the right questions and founded ⁠ECOncrete⁠. Ido shares about the happy accident that led them to start this company and the relationships they’ve built to enable scaling of their solution. Plus, listeners can get informed on real-world applications and success stories of the ECOncrete team shaping and conserving areas where our human built environment meets the sea.

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Tamara Kahn

Before diving into promoting the incredible innovations of the ocean and water industry, Tamara spent a decade ocean bound for weeks at a time, working with state-of-the-art geophysical sensors in some of the most challenging environments, the salty depths of the world’s oceans. She enjoyed managing projects with advanced technology and collaborating with a diverse workforce and clientele, but her international travels made her witness to some of the worst challenges facing humanity, from ocean pollution to water scarcity. She resolved to pivot her career into sustainability and ecological resilience. Since earning a Masters of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Tamara develops and facilitates programs that enable STEM students, researchers, policymakers, government officials and tech companies to form mutually beneficial partnerships, innovating and collaborating internationally towards sustainable solutions. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and contributes technical knowledge along with expertise in strategic collaboration and a zest for innovative thinking. Tamara is most happy near a body of water, relishes any chance to SCUBA and loves learning new languages and cultures.