Well, we could always use them as the basis for an artificial atoll. Sink them in a ring, maybe fill them with sand dredged from the bottom, and let coral do it’s work. If we do it in a shallow area, with maybe 15m depth… we could then fill the center with dredged sand as well.
This is the biggest of all the problems. Where to find such area in international waters? I am not an oceanographer, but I bet that if somebody find one shallow area in international waters, beyond 200 nautical miles from any country, this person would be the luckiest person of the world.
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That’s from the wikipedia on it…
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Best places to go for are probably disputed areas of the ocean – shallow, but no-one’s going to bother you for quite a while, because they’ll all be fighting among themselves about who is allowed to bother you. By which point, the UN will recognise that you have a nation there, which will solve the dispute…
Besides, I’m not sure if EEZ’s are actually an obstacle. Jurisdiction doesn’t apply to artificial islands?