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Erika Montague

Senior Advisor

Schmidt Marine Technology Partners

Erika Montague

Dr. Erika Montague is an oceanographer, explorer, and evangelist of technology for a healthier ocean. Holding a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, and previous engagement at MBARI’s science and engineering departments, her work aims to bridge the gap between diversified stakeholders to create more nimble and sustainable technology. With over 16 years of experience in collaborative multidisciplinary projects and development of in-water systems, Dr. Montague has conducted research and led expeditions from the surface to the deepest parts of our oceans, including serving as liaison between science and submersible teams for James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition. She currently works with foundations, corporations and startups to seek out promising technologies and emerging markets.