Building reefs to combat coastal erosion in harmony with nature

Our mission is to combat coastal erosion by working with nature to restore a sustainable balance to coastal environments and bring lasting protection to communities around the world.


The Problem

Over 51% of global coastlines are being eroded as climate change drives the formation of larger waves and more frequent storms. This threatens coastal infrastructure, marine ecosystems, and the livelihoods of 10% of the world's population.

The natural protection offered by coral reefs that, on average, reduce wave intensity by 97%, is disappearing fast, leaving a further 200 million people at risk of being exposed to intense weather.

What is needed is a means of expanding reef networks along previously unprotected shorelines, and repairing existing reefs.

Our Solution

We design digitised underwater structures that grow rock and mimic the behaviour of natural coral reefs.

These structures protect the coastline by interrupting waves well before they can reach the shore while also providing an ideal habitat for a wide range of marine life; becoming the heart of long-term living ecosystems.

Using cutting-edge software, we are able to model coastlines for our clients, combining optimised remote power management and monitoring to deliver predictable results. Read more...

Our Coverage
Our Technology

The Digital Living Reef

We design high-tech structures that dampen waves both by inducing turbulence and by causing them to break before they impact the shore.

Our digital system continually monitors the environment and provides a safe electrical current to the reef. This causes seawater minerals to crystallise into calcareous rock: the same rock found in natural reefs.

Within months, the entire structure transforms into a living reef that adapts and evolves with time. The reef can be powered using CCell’s wave energy extraction technology, wind, solar or grid power.


Reinventing coastal protection from the ground up

Through a relentless cycle of innovation, we are transforming coastal protection from the way we survey and model the natural environment, through to the design of ecological reefs and their installation.

Our system is easily integrated into natural marine environments; both in cold water and tropical environments. This makes CCell a genuinely affordable, sustainable solution that is built to last.

Coastal Model
Material Science

Cutting-edge electrochemical research enhances our ability to grow high strength rock as quickly as possible. This speeds up the sustainability impact of our structures, compared to other solutions.

Reef Structures

The core of our reef is formed from our patented design comprising lightweight modular units that can be stacked together. These are built using sustainable materials for a reduced carbon footprint.

Numerical Modelling

High-power computing drives our intricate numerical simulations that enable us to simulate the coastal environment and customise our design to our clients and their communities' requirements.

CCell Sense

Our CCell Sense technology oversees the monitoring and precise distribution of renewable energy that stimulates the natural rock to grow where it is needed at optimum porosity. A plug-n-play platform for a myriad of optional sensors.

Our Environmental Impact

mm/month of limestone rock


enhanced growth rate of calcareous organisms


reduction in CO2 emissions


less energy consumption overall


of marine life depends on reefs


renewable energy utilisation

Our Impact

CCell reefs protect the homes and livelihoods of coastal communities, offering them long-term security against erosion and severe events.


CCell reefs are the perfect backbone for coral or oysters to thrive upon and offer a haven for marine life, just like natural reefs.

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Through community engagement we support ocean and coastal conservation, including the establishment of marine protected zones.

Talk to Us
Dr Will Bateman
Dr Will Bateman


Sayali Sakharkar
Sayali Sakharkar

Marine Biologist

Sam Udelman
Sam Udelman

Operations Engineer

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