About us

Who We Are

We are a holding enterprise (Diatom Consultancy and Diatom Blue Tech) made up of marine scientists and independent entrepreneurs with extensive experience in bringing marine science into the core of the businesses and its decision-making processes.

We are experts in measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) impacts on marine biodiversity (e.g. to demonstrate net positive impact or positive biodiversity outcomes).

Diatom Blue Tech and Diatom Consultancy are led by Alexandre Campos (Founder and Managing Director) who works with his two core partners: Rodrigo Campos (Marine Data and Statistic Modelling Partner) and Mauro Rebelo (Environmental DNA Partner).

The core team assembles other experts in line with each project's needs. Diatom's extended team counts oceanographers, marine remote sensing and GIS specialists, marine bio-acoustics experts, software developers and coastal marine resource management professionals, amongst others.

What we do

We are like-minded people. You can describe us as:

As entrepreneurs we have an optimistic interpretation of adverse events and we see problems as potential opportunities, becoming highly resilient, resourceful, and solution-oriented even within highly uncertain, resource-constrained environments; We believe in our ability to succeed and influence their own outcomes, empowering ourselves to take ownership of our lives.

We integrate the social (e.g. local communities)  and various internal and external stakeholders perspectives in everything we do.

We are passionate about solving complex problems, to bringing simplicity to businesses processes and clarity to stakeholders. We have a humanistic outlook, being other-focused and understanding that one creates value by looking to solve problems for others.

We are out of the box thinkers; we like to look at things with different perspectives; we value creativity, and we are tuned to new environmental technologies.

Scientific thinking is what drives our work. We are not driven by ideologies. We think independently in a search of a perspective that is close as possible to the reality. We change our perspective as we learn.

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Our core team

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Alexandre Campos
Marine Biodiversity and Business Integration
Founder & Managing Director at Diatom

Alexandre holds a B.A. in marine biology, PG in marine biology, MS in Environmental Geochemistry and PhD level studies on Environmental Geochemistry and Energy and Environmental Planning in the marine environment.

Alexandre is an expert on marine biodiversity and business integration with +20 years experience on managing environmental / biodiversity and social risks and impacts for government and corporations

Rodrigo Campos
Marine Data, Statistics and Modelling Partner at HSDATA

Rodrigo is an oceanographer with master in Fisheries Engineering, PhD student in Environmental Science and Technology and an expert in statistics, modelling, risk and quantitative approaches.

Rodrigo has more than 20 years of experience in fisheries data, fishery community training for sampling, use of structured data and information in decision-making processes for natural resources management support.

Mauro Rebelo
Environmental DNA Partner

Mauro is PhD in biophysics and genetics, entrepreneur and Professor of the IBCCF - UFRJ and an expert on eDNA (Bio Bureau).

Mauro it is an innovator leader and a pioneer in Environmental DNA in Brazil where he has developed the eDNA projects to access marine invasive species.

A picture of Alexandre Campas
A picture of Alexandre Campas
A picture of Alexandre Campas

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