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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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  • Infographic: How Seasteading Can Improve the World

    WE WERE STUNNED to receive this gorgeous and informative work of art! Mammoth Infographics created an elegant integration of prose and pictures – a perfect way to introduce your friends to the promise of seasteading. Check it out and share it widely!...

    November 19, 2014
  • Our First Podcast: Seasteading Today with Joe Quirk, Featuring Zachary Caceres

    Which is more difficult? Building a startup city on the sea? Or securing a deal for a startup city within the territory of a state you trust? I explore this topic in our inaugural episode of our new podcast series, Seasteading Today with Joe Quirk. ...

    October 31, 2014
  • The Power & Market Report interviews Randolph Hencken

    Albert K Lu is the managing director of WB Wealth Management and creator and host of The Power & Market Report.  He engaged Randolph Hencken, Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute, in a wide-ranging interview that illuminates much of the...

    October 26, 2014
  • Update: Wave Tank Test Scheduled for Floating City Project

    We've entered the next phase of the Floating City Project. A model of the design we produced with our colleagues at DeltaSync is currently being tested in a towing tank at the University of New Orleans, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineeri...

    October 17, 2014


  • 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
  • Call it an experiment in governance, call it a way to live under a new set of rules of your own creation, maybe even a way to start your life over. You may one day be setting up your own sovereign nation.

    Business Insider, November 2013
  • 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