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The Seasteading Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), working to enable seasteading communities - floating cities - which will allow the next generation of pioneers to test new ideas for government. The most successful can then inspire change in governments around the world.

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  • PODCAST: Marketplace Segment on Seasteading and Blueseed

    Does Silicon Valley exhibit the qualities of an island? An outpost with its own rules? Or, insular and cut off from society? The popular radio show Marketplace recently covered this theme in a six minute segment connecting the vision of seasteading wi...

    February 13, 2014
  • VIDEO: Introducing the Eight Great Moral Imperatives Series

    Dear Friend of The Seasteading Institute, What's the point of building floating islands? It seemed strange to me when I first heard about it.  Once I learned to take a wide global and historical view, I discovered that floating communities have the p...

    January 12, 2014
  • German Television Segment on Seasteading: 'Galileo' Explores The Promise of a New Frontier

    We have translated and subtitled a fast-paced, entertaining TV segment, put together by the German news show "Galileo," and featuring an interview with Randolph Hencken (View on YouTube). We think our supporters will find the piece enlightening, both i...

    January 10, 2014
  • DeltaSync's Final Concept Report Released

    In case you missed our December newsletter, don't miss the recently released DeltaSync concept report [download here] – a central component of the first phase of the Floating City Project. You can also find their calculations on the main page for the...

    December 30, 2013


  • Led by pioneering individuals, these societies could become a blueprint for a new way of life – one that is more equitable, tolerant and entrepreneurial.

    Financial Times, March 30, 2012
  • Could the secret to a better life lie here at sea? In a few years, you may be able to live in a small city on the ocean.

    NBC Bay Area, November 11, 2011
  • The seasteading movement is producing some novel ideas for ocean-based businesses that could act as stepping stones towards their ultimate goal.

    The Economist, December 3, 2011