I am very excited to share The Seasteading Institute’s first legal research paper, Charting the Course: Toward a Seasteading Legal Strategy (one of a two paper series). The primary objective of these legal papers is to assist with the formation of a legal strategy that will be useful to seasteaders around the world. What does this mean from a practical standpoint? First and foremost seasteaders will want to understand international law as it relates to seasteading. The success of this paper—in conjunction with other, more targeted legal research papers—will be determined by the extent to which people can start up their seastead ventures armed with relevant legal information. I would like to extend my deep gratitude to all of the supporters of the institute who made this research possible, as well as to my co-author Max Borders for assisting with the writing of this text. I look forward to publishing the second paper in this series in the next few weeks and hope that everyone in the seasteading community finds the documents useful toward our common goal.