Windfarm Mother Ships

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A new type of ship is boiling in the emerging market of Offshore Wind Farms: the Windfarm Mother Ship. This type of vessel is designed as a mother ship which would remain on station in offshore deep-water wind farms, providing a safe haven for catamaran workboats to carry engineers to service turbines.

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The Thiel Foundation pledges up to $1,000,000 to The Seasteading Institute!

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We’re excited to announce that the Thiel Foundation has renewed their financial support of The Seasteading Institute for 2011, pledging up to one million dollars in additional funding!

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The Seasteading Institute launches The Magellan Network

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To help us create a realistic and sustainable seasteading movement, The Seasteading Institute is proudly launching The Magellan Network. The Magellan Network is a network for individuals interested in active exploration and prototyping of business models related to novel legal environments on the ocean. It is an invitation-only group geared towards those who are best able to make progress towards this goal: investors, entrepreneurs, and accomplished business professionals.

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The Seasteading Institute – Winter 2011 Newsletter

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The Seasteading Institute Winter 2011 Newsletter

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Registration Open for Seasteading Conference 2012!

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Join us this May 31st to June 2nd for Seasteading Conference 2012 — a landmark event featuring the vanguards of the seasteading movement. Network with fellow entrepreneurs, ocean law experts, maritime professionals, industrial leaders, investors, and seasteading enthusiasts for two  Continue Reading »

Announcing the Sink or Swim contest winners!

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The Seasteading Institute has posted the winners to the 2010 Sink or Swim business plan contest, which you can access by clicking here. Our contestants gave us a glimpse at the future of business at sea, a glimpse which will move us closer to the day when these business plans become a reality. Continue reading

The Seasteading Institute Wishes to Thank Its Donors

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Now that The Seasteading Institute has reached its $250,000 match goal, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank the key donors who helped make it happen. The list of our top donors who have agreed to have their names displayed publicly can be accessed by clicking here. The page is also accessible at the bottom of our Memberships & Donations Page.

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Sink or Swim Winners Announced

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Offshore Accommodation Ships. Passenger Ships or Special Purpose Ships?

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This article, set to be published in the next issue of Offshore Support Journal, discusses the two possible codes under which an Offshore Accommodation Ship (or Flotel Ship) can be built: Passenger Ship or Special Purpose Ship.

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The Seasteading Institute Reaches Its $250,000 Match Goal

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Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the continued support of our members, The Seasteading Institute met its $250,000 match challenge goal for 2010! Many of you donated at the last minute to help push us toward the finish line, and we want to thank everyone who helped us. Continue reading