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  • #9091
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    I’m working on wave steading. Sea Steads that rest on wave power devices called a salters duck.

    schematic of duck and deck sea stead

    The ducks are on truck-like-axles. Free to rotate. The egg cross-section of the duck converts wave action into rotation that are easily handled by axles. Retarding that rotation converts the wave energy into power and creates a wave damped area behind the duck. Most of this energy would be used keeping the sea stead on station (assumes no anchoring but I think anchoring will be possible in deep water: 5 km).

    This allows a break wall that is also seatread and factory space.

    A ring of these would shelter the interior of the ring. Costs could be saved by making some ducks with minimal decks; open and empty decks. These would damp waves more effectively than most systems at only a small margin of extra cost. The axle bearings etc can be seawater lubricated if the right plastics are used. There is also a system of sea water hydraulics available that would be cheap if mass produced. I need a Lab!

    The above graphic image was done in Second Life.

    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #9062
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    I’ve writen something of floating farms that the new comers should see.

    http://vacoyecology.com/Bubble_ponds_fluke_boats.html

    Its not new but with geocities demize I decided to post it as new. Its on my new, very hard to edit, yahoo site.

    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #9061
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    Jesrad wrote:

    There’s also the idea of moving the agriculture to small floating buoys,…

    Jesrad the link above to my small floating buoys is dead. Here’s a replacement:

    http://vacoyecology.com/Bubble_ponds_fluke_boats.html

    Please amend the links so its easy to find. We don’t want to many cofused new comers.

    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #3784
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    Vincent can you do one that three spars rather than 4? Triangles are stronger than squares. Also if you cross brace diagonally between the top of one spar to the bottom of the next does it add stability or not?

    PS: I have a salters duck based sea stead design I’m working on but a duck is a shape your cheap pipes can’t do. The design is a flat platform sitting on two salters ducks like a steam roller. Two parallel axels like fred flintstones car. The deck would need to be relativily high.

    http://www.esru.strath.ac.uk/EandE/Web_sites/98-9/offshore/salter.gif

    I think the duck may be useful because its the one shape that alters its bouyancy as a wave passes.

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    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #3783
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    Quote from jesrad: “Individuals, who are not signatories to such treaties, should be able to claim ownership of the resources they lay hand on down there.”‘

    Actually the antarctic treaty forbids all claims of all kinds. It only allows scientific research. Antarticland has a snowballs chance in hell. However the antarctic treaty organisation my allow a touriat hotel or two. In theory anything taken or built down there should be packed up and shiped back when your finished with it. No ones worked out how to do that with any of the larger structures, the two nuclear reactors (ones lost) but some of the garbage comes back on the Australian ships and planes.

    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #3782
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    The simplest legal solution is to set up in the pacific doing a deal with a small island nation that faces sea-level rise. Offer them a few sea steads as a solution to their problem of flooding and erosion (a very bad case of rising damp) and buy rights to fly their flag beside your own ‘corporate’ flag. If sea steading works as a technology and an economic model people and governments will listen to our other ideas, assuming they are not completely insane. If sea steading fails theres an island near by to land the life-rafts on.

    Most pacific islands are relatively libertarian in their out look. If sea level is real, I’m convinced coral growth rates will keep up but thats another matter, we could be heralded as the Saviours of the pacific low islands.

    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organizations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #3492
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    Quote from Wayne: “When bad weather occurs, the owner has to decide whether to dump crops, deflate and store, or risk it riding out the storm.”

    There is a forth option if the floating farm is air tight; sink the thing down to a depth of ten meters. Most plants should survive few hours at 3 atmosphere’s and partual dark. Wave energy is significantly reduced at ten meters and damage would be minimual. A popup bouyant snorkel refloats the structure. This should work for most of my bubble ponds, some other medium and heavy industrial plant. i.e. reverse osmosis plants. With pressurised storm rooms and equipressure sealed living spaces it could work with an entire seastead. Equipressure means the pressure in the structure matches the sea water out side. 3 atm at 10 meters. Submersable sea steads may sound strange but the more I look at it the easyer it seems.

    The trick is to make it go down 10 meters and sit at that depth. A few surface, storm rugged bouys on 10 meter lines will do the job. Fill the inflatable floatation cells with water. Keep the jet skii sized snorkel ready to pop up an grab air if the thing is pulled deeper by sub surface currents. Sub surface currents are likely to be rare.

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    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #3490
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    A combine harvester is not a problem if your using floating farm plots for say Nupa Wild wheet a salt water crop . You simply make the crop floats about 3 – 5 meters wide and twice as long. Make the harvester a twin hull job a meter wider. Feed the farm through the harvester not the harvester over the crop. The rest is easy. Moore your crop floats together into a single large surface to reduce wave damage at the edges.

    I have a new float farm design for broad acea crops, using interlocking plastic pannels and unloading the membrane.

    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

    #3489
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    Thanks for flaging bubble farms Wayne:

    For everyone’s information I was involved with the original Oceania Project in a small way. I’m also in several space organisations. And I have a Degree in sustainable Development, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy,water and sewerage.

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